Apple promised us its new 21.5-inch iMac would go on sale in November, and it has just about met that deadline. You can now order the Cupertino company’s sexy new all-in-one via its online store, with shipping in 1-3 business days. The 27-inch model is also available to order, but that one will take 2-3 weeks to ship.
Both machines sport an all-new design that’s just 5mm thick around the edges, and a beautiful new display that’s been re-engineered to reduce reflection by 75%. Like Apple’s new Retina MacBook Pros, the iMac’s display combines the LCD panel with the protective cover glass, making it significantly thinner than its predecessors.
The new iMacs also boast Intel’s third-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and they can be upgraded to include Apple’s new Fusion Drive, which combines a traditional hard disk drive with solid-state storage to provide you with up to four times the performance of a traditional drive alone.
The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,299 and includes a 2.7GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512MB GPU. For $1,499, you can get the 21.5-inch model with a 2.9GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512MB GPU.
Prices for the 27-inch iMac start at $1,799. For that you get a 2.9GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512MB GPU. For $1,999, you can get the 27-inch model with a 3.2GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB GPU.
Which model will you be going for?