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Apple's New Super Thin iMacs Officially on Sale Today

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As promised!

Earlier this week, Apple announced that the iMacs it announced alongside the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad 4 would go on sale on November 30. Just in case you haven't looked at the calendar in a while, tomorrow is December 1, which makes today Friday, November 30. If you're holding out for the 27-inch model, you'll be waiting into December, as Apple still hasn't announced a formal ship date for that version. You can order one today, anyway, it just won't ship in the next few days.

 

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz, Nvidia GeForce GT 640M and 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. Alternatively, you can upgrade to a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. Pricing for the 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,299. Bumping the processor and graphics card will put the price up to $1,499. Apple says shipments for the 21.5-inch will go out in 1-3 days.

As mentioned previously, Apple still hasn't offered a solid release date for the 27-inch model. At least, they've offered nothing more specific than 'December.' However, the website now says orders for the 27-inch model will ship in 3-4 weeks, so you should get your computer by New Years if you're ordering today.

Just to refresh your memory, the 27-inch comes with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M for a suggested retail price of $1,799. You can also bump the specs in this one, pushing it to a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX. This will push the price to just a hair shy of $2000.

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    masterofevil22 , November 30, 2012 5:06 PM
    They look gangster and Apple isn't price raping people as bad as usual....kudos
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    eternalkp , November 30, 2012 5:09 PM
    what is apple obsession with thinness?
    weak internal mobile components in these are acceptable?
    it's 2012 and OSX doesn't support it? what are you going to do with all of their "retina" laptops and desktop? watching 1080p trailers over and over again?
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    eternalkp , November 30, 2012 5:09 PM
    *doesn't support bluray
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    coolcash , November 30, 2012 5:37 PM
    Supports bluray if you buy a bluray drive and software. No different than a Windows PC.
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    j2j663 , November 30, 2012 5:45 PM
    Can you put that blueray drive into your iMac? Didn't think so.
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    lamorpa , November 30, 2012 6:04 PM
    Right about where I expected them. Cost twice as much as they should. Seriously.
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    sliem , November 30, 2012 6:11 PM
    @coolcash: Lol, buy external bluray player and duct tape to it... right.

    intel core i5 desktop ... max $700
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    Anonymous , November 30, 2012 6:17 PM
    Those look spectacular.
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    ultameca , November 30, 2012 6:20 PM
    @eternalkp Most windows based PCs are made of plastic and your complaining the aluminum and glass is too thin.. Seriously?

    @j2j663.. You really still use blue-ray in 2012... In a month it's going to be 2013.. Most of us use hard disks now.. It's not 1995 anymore! I don't even put a DVD/blue-ray Drive in my windows PC why would you?, windows 8 boots off of a flash drive.

    @Lampora... Prove it!

    You are telling me I can get an all in one computer with a 27in IPS made with a casing of metal & glass not plastic, with an i5/i7 on board and a mobile graphics chip almost as fast as the desktop 680 or even the 670 if you get the built in version.

    @coolcash You can get an external.. No need to tape it.
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    lamorpa , November 30, 2012 6:42 PM
    ultamecaYou are telling me I can get an all in one computer with a 27in IPS made with a casing of metal & glass not plastic, with an i5/i7 on board and a mobile graphics chip almost as fast as the desktop 680 or even the 670 if you get the built in version.

    A Core i5/2.7GHz/GeForce GT 640M/8GB can be had for about $400, $100 for OS, and 21.5" IPS LCD for $150. The fancy case and Apple logo cost another $649 = $1299. Did you think that would be hard?
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    distortion , November 30, 2012 7:10 PM
    i7-3770k, Gigabyte ga-z77x-ud5h, EVGA GTX 680, Antec P280 case, 180gb Intel 330 SSD, 32gb cl10 Gskill pc1866 RAM, Seasonic M12II 620W power supply. All for $1321 and it runs OS X with the most minimal of efforts. No thanks, Apple.
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    Vladislaus , November 30, 2012 7:24 PM
    ultamecaj2j663.. You really still use blue-ray in 2012...
    I do so I can watch movies. There's still basically no alternative for blu-ray in terms of quality.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 30, 2012 7:59 PM
    ultameca@j2j663.. You really still use blue-ray in 2012... In a month it's going to be 2013.. Most of us use hard disks now.. It's not 1995 anymore! I don't even put a DVD/blue-ray Drive in my windows PC why would you?, windows 8 boots off of a flash drive.


    How ignorant can you get? People use Blu-ray because internet streaming still doesn't achieve the same picture quality. Plus with how strict the bandwidth caps are in the U.S. we won't really move to the streaming "future" some people keep bragging about anytime soon.
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    goodegg , November 30, 2012 9:58 PM
    $649 to put all the cheap guts into a slick, beautiful case. That's not so bad. LOTS of people pay an extra $20,000 to put all the guts of a Camry into a BMW. If you don't want to pay that extra, do your best to make your computer look as nice as it performs. if you don't care what your computer looks like, why do you care why others do? If you were never going to buy an Apple product, ever, why are you even reading this story, much less commenting on it. People are weird.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 30, 2012 10:41 PM
    sliem@coolcash: Lol, buy external bluray player and duct tape to it... right.intel core i5 desktop ... max $700

    zomg but it's gonna work with my iPad, iPhone, iTouch, iPad mini, iForgotTheNamesofOtherAppleDevicesIHave, iWillBuyIt!

    Yep that's the logic of Apple fanboys. I'll stick to the $700 Desktop PC and won't miss the iPhone. Thanks.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 30, 2012 10:42 PM
    Don't particularly care for Bluray support, anyway. I predict it's going away soon with online streaming.
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    reprotected , November 30, 2012 11:39 PM
    Tom's Hardware, where bragging about your $700 computer and Galaxy S3 while insulting Apple is considered cool.
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    dudenucom , December 1, 2012 1:15 AM
    I make good bank.... can spend it too... don't care about penny pinching like the PC fanboys
    The logic is sound of overpriced...but next time you see someone sitting with a Mac, just know..... that make a hell lot more money than you PC dude.....
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    aracheb , December 1, 2012 1:47 AM
    dudenucomI make good bank.... can spend it too... don't care about penny pinching like the PC fanboysThe logic is sound of overpriced...but next time you see someone sitting with a Mac, just know..... that make a hell lot more money than you PC dude.....

    I most likely make way better bank than you, but anyway I buy a computer for it productivity and to use it! if i want an ornament for my home or to carry around I'll probably go to home decoration store or interior designer and to a clothing store!!!
    If i see somebody with a mac sitting in a coffee shop or pub What i normally think is that they have serious issues with self-esteem or probably make a lot less than must people and need to bust his image in public
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    Anonymous , December 1, 2012 2:41 AM
    how about the pricing on the 27 inch model. For 2500 you can get a very good machine considering you are getting a $1000 monitor. they are overpriced by a factor of 3 on the flash storage, which is a shame. You PC fans also need to remember that you do not need an antivirus on the mac and your performance is significantly faster.
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