Apple's ultrathin iMac available November 30

Apple will ship its extraordinarily thin 21.5-inch iMac on Nov. 30, with the 27-inch model following in December.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

Apple announced this morning that its new, lithe iMac will be available on Friday, November 30.

If you're unfamiliar, you're not alone: the all-in-one desktop computer was announced at the same time as the company's new iPad mini and revamped iPad, and as such was overlooked a bit. Aside from the latest Intel processors, the model is much thinner in appearance (5 millimeters at its thinnest), eight pounds (3.6 kilograms) lighter and carries less reflected glare than its predecessor.

So, the details: the 21.5-inch model will be available in stores, online and at authorized dealers on Nov. 30. The 27-inch model can be ordered soon (Apple didn't say) and will ship in December.

Specifications if you're interested:

  • Memory: 8GB, 1600 MHz
  • Storage: 1TB with 128GB of flash ("Fusion Drive")
  • CPU: Third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 (can be upgraded to Core i7) -- 2.7GHz or 2.9Ghz Core i5 for the smaller model; 2.9 or 3.2 GHz Core i5 for the larger.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce (GT640M, GT650M for the smaller; GTX 660M or GTX 675MX for the larger)
  • Pricing (U.S.): $1,299; $1,499; $1,799; $1,999
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