Die-hard Mac fans have a lot to look forward on November 30, with Apple releasing its ultra thin iMac desktop, in extremely limited supplies.
The Cupertino giant has finally announced that the new iMac will go on sale online this Friday, November 30. The iMac will come in two variants – 27 inch LED IPS display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and 21.5 inch LED IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution both with a full lamination design with 75% reduced reflection. Reportedly, the 21.5-inch model will see immediate availability through multiple distribution channels, while the 27-inch model will begin shipping in December.
“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, ” said Apple in an official press statement.
Announced back in October, the new desktops will be priced from $1,299 for the smaller model and from $1,799 for the larger version, with a choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors. As far as India pricing is concerned, at the time of launch, it was reported that the base 21.5 inch iMac priced at Rs 85,900 will start shipping in November and the base 27 inch model for Rs 99,990 will arrive in December.
The new iMac features third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7 accompanied with faster NVIDIA GeForce processor, 8GB of 1600MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive.
Apple has also announced a brand new form of storage for the iMac dubbed as Fusion Drive, which fuses a 128GB SSD hard drive along with a 1TB or 3TB HDD to increase the speed and efficiency of the iMac’s hard drive. Moreover, the device has a micro SD card slot, four USB 3 ports and two Thunderbolt ports.