Tuesday, November 27th 2012

Apple iMac Available on November 30th

Apple today announced the all-new iMac will be available on Friday, November 30. Featuring a stunning design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, faster processors and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive, the new iMac is the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made. The 21.5-inch iMac will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The 27-inch iMac will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December.


Redesigned from the inside out, the new iMac packs high performance technology into an aluminum and glass enclosure that measures just 5 mm thin at its edge and features a reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent. The new iMac includes 8 GB of 1600 MHz memory, a 1 TB hard drive, third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7, and the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors that deliver up to 60 percent faster performance. Fusion Drive is an innovative new storage option that gives customers the performance of flash and the capacity of a hard drive by combining 128 GB of flash with a standard hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance.

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 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US). The 27-inch iMac is available 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 (US); and with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX for a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US).
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64 Comments on Apple iMac Available on November 30th

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: brandonwh64
I guess what easy is saying is that apple is like wine and PC's are like beer. Rich people prefer wines elegant looks and high class curves when the middle class people love a good beer over the wine but knowing sometimes a good beer would do the job better than the wine.
lol no because i know rich people who prefer beer, the super micro brew $40/litre kind, and really dislike wine. i also know the "normal" people who like wine but they prefer it from a box :roll:
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#2
Fourstaff
by: Depth
Nah, I don't like Apple. My friend had an iPod and it was full of bad music.
That would be your friend's problem, not Apple's :)

by: repman244
HP Z1. Good build, UPGRADEABLE,...
Sometimes its pretty hard to upgrade 200+ computers scattered around a building. Getting it right in the first time, and then replace it completely when the time is up saves precious time (its not too difficult to lose over a million dollars with a 1hr downtime in a 200 worker company). Sure, if you are managing about 50-100 pc alone its just about manageable upgrading and building every single one of them, but when your duties include managing the network, servers, website, etc. suddenly it doesn't make any sense to save a couple of hundred by building rigs yourself.

Also, most commoners (non TPU people) seem to feel a bit more excited seeing shiny new Apples rather than boring HPs, boosting worker productivity is always a bonus.
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#3
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Easy Rhino
lol no because i know rich people who prefer beer, the super micro brew $40/litre kind, and really dislike wine. i also know the "normal" people who like wine but they prefer it from a box :roll:
It was the thought that counts... :/
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#4
repman244
by: Fourstaff
Sometimes its pretty hard to upgrade 200 computers scattered around a building. Getting it right in the first time, and then replace it completely when the time is up saves precious time (its not too difficult to lose over a million dollars with a 1hr downtime in a 200 worker company). Sure, if you are managing about 50-100 pc alone its just about manageable upgrading and building every single one of them, but when your duties include managing the network, servers, website, etc. suddenly it doesn't make any sense to save a couple of hundred by building rigs yourself.

Also, most commoners (non TPU people) seem to feel a bit more excited seeing shiny new Apples rather than boring HPs, boosting worker productivity is always a bonus.
I agree but it's always a good option, and it also allows quick repairs to be made.

I can't see Apple giving better productivity in this case (consumer hardware vs workstation class hardware), perhaps I gave a wrong example of an alternative.
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#5
XL-R8R
by: Easy Rhino
apple products are underpriced
Can I have what you're smoking, Sir??


You're either stupidly rich, insane, or immensely high..... I can't decide. :wtf: :pimp:




Apple charge top coin for what amounts basically to a really powerful tablet with a stand... its not new, glorious or anything else along those lines... its just in a white cover.

And while it may be 5mm at its edge, it isn't 5mm anywhere else :laugh: :toast:



And for the record, I even own a fair selection of Apple products.
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#6
Fourstaff
by: repman244
I agree but it's always a good option, and it also allows quick repairs to be made.

I can't see Apple giving better productivity in this case (consumer hardware vs workstation class hardware), perhaps I gave a wrong example of an alternative.
Quick repairs is always good, but the IT departments I know usually just call in someone else to fix it, while they provide a backup computer to the affected party. Somehow all the IT depts I know are always severely understaffed :roll:

Of course you want to give workstation class hardware to those who need them, but for most of the rest shiny new Apple stuff usually gets them happy (and hopefully work harder). I know I worked harder after they replaced the i7 860s with 3770's lol
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#7
Wile E
Power User
by: lemonadesoda
The iMac comes with this 2560 x 1440 pixel.

Now that is pushing the consumer envelope.

It doesnt need the fastest CPU. That is for "PC enthusiasts". But it brings high resolution desktop to the consumer.

Why are PC OEMs lagging here? And still forcing 1080 down our throats. We do not want yesteryear resolutions. We want tomorrows resolutions, today.
Exactly what I keep saying. It's the screens that keep me interested in iMacs. It's the main part I stare at for hours on end, it's the part I want to look the best.

by: FordGT90Concept
Huh? Apple only has two models of laptops and three of desktops. Look at any modest PC manufacturer and you'll find at least double that. Then for a comparison of computers that ship with Mac OS X, you need to compare to the entire arsenal of computers that ship with Windows: five compared to hundreds.

What's the last standard Apple introduced that had wide market acceptance? I'd say Firewire (IEEE1394) but that doesn't exactly qualify for "wide." I would say Ultrabook but it's Intel that made that possible, not Apple. Hmm...



Because the largest volume of PCs that sell are those $600 and less. When it really comes down to it, most people are unwilling to shell out $1000+ for a pretty screen they'll gawk at for a minute and then get straight to internet browsing.

And...because of the above, those high resolution monitors become a luxary item instead of the norm so they slap their highest markups on them.
You just made his point for him. If PC vendors upped the resolution, the prices on these screens would come down, causing them to be adopted as standard. Until then, we get to pay the premiums for them.

by: radrok
This iMac just uses the classic 2560x1440 CinemaDisplay panel and afaik it's not new and for that price you could build a desktop and pair it with a 27 inch Dell or one of those korean monitors.

2560x1400/2560x1600 resolutions have been around for a good amount of time, heck let's say for too much, I've been on 2560x1600 for years.

What manufacturers need to do is to decrease prices on high resolution panels, shift high res onto smaller panels and increase resolution for 27-30 inch panels.
But not in all-in-ones. You can't directly compare a tower to an all-in-one. The people that buy AIO computers are specifically looking for that formfactor. In this case, the formfactor itself is a feature.

by: newtekie1
Much wider and bulkier? The only reason the 23" version is wider is because it has a bigger screen than the 21" iMac, an even still it is only 2 inches wider, and it is only 1 inch deeper.

If you compare the 27" HP to the 27" iMac, they have identical widths, the HP is about 1/2" shorter and 1/3" deeper. Not a space savings worth writing home about, certainly not one worth paying over $800 more for.
The 27" HP is 1080p. Definitely an $800 improvement, considering quality 2560x1440 displays generally run in that range anyway.

While I wouldn't go as far as Rhino and say they are underpriced, they certainly are not overpriced.
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#8
chinmi
8 Gb Ram ??? 1 Tb HDD ?? i5 3470 ?? wow that's awesome.... and plus the 675mx gpu gonna be way faster then my 670 desktop version because it has 5 more points in number then the 670 desktop... this is by far the best and the cheapest totally used for productivity and office awesomeness computer system.... ups i mean mac system.... :toast:



ps: lots of sarcasm on this post :D
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#9
Depth
by: Fourstaff
That would be your friend's problem, not Apple's :)
;) My sense of humour always gets a few extra layers of Depth during a migraine

To be fair I would probably have had gotten an iPod if I didn't have to use iTunes, but after Apple started suing everyone for everything (my S3 is a ripoff of the iPhone? How?) I've been avoiding Apple like the plague. They want a 100% market share by force. I will not contribute.
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#11
Fourstaff
by: laszlo
not bad but who need all in one pc can choose & customize from these:

http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-one-27-2710-aio-t/pd

and many other manufacturers offer the option to customize even at lower price tag...
Can't customise that one to match Mac's offering, so you can treat it as a product targeting a different pricepoint.
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#12
1nf3rn0x
by: Easy Rhino
show me a desktop PC with those specs/dimensions and that kind of build quality.



not a single pc desktop manufacturer can come close to pushing those specs in a body like that. apple products are underpriced and that has been pushing down the price of pc desktops as well since they cannot compete.



let's see a pc manufacturer push those specs in a case like that anytime soon...
My 700$ laptop manages to fit similar specs into a 15.6inch case whilst remaining under an inch thick and weighing less than 2kg. Point invalid?
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#13
Fourstaff
by: 1nf3rn0x
My 700$ laptop manages to fit similar specs into a 15.6inch case whilst remaining under an inch thick and weighing less than 2kg. Point invalid?
Your laptop doesn't come with IPS 1440p screen, but I think we are getting out of topic.
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#14
repman244
by: Fourstaff
Of course you want to give workstation class hardware to those who need them, but for most of the rest shiny new Apple stuff usually gets them happy (and hopefully work harder).
I somehow doubt a company would splash that much cash (especially these days) just for a nicer design (and even if workers do work "harder" it's usually just for a short time).
Hardware upgrade is one thing but using wast amounts of money on design alone won't turn profits.
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