We already know that the recently updated MacBook Pros are getting in on some Sandy Bridge processor action, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the newer Intel chips are going to be planted into the largely notebook-based iMacs too.
The other useful tidbit, which is also hardly unexpected, is that the new iMac all-in-ones will also be rocking that new Thunderbolt port (which we had previously known as Intel Light Peak). Aside from that, the new iMac should look aesthetically identical to the current version. They might have some different panel sizes, though.
What does this mean? If you’re not bent on Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt, you could stand to enjoy some decent savings when the new versions reportedly hit Apple Stores toward the end of April and beginning of May.