Every year Apple jazzes up its big-screened desktop in hopes of wowing customers again with the gadgetâ€™s elegant design and efficiency. The tech giantâ€™s new iMac, which will hit stores on Friday, Nov. 30, is its thinnest desktop ever.
The new iMac is nearly paper-thin compared to its predecessor, boasting 40% less volume and measuring only 5mm, or 0.2 inches, thick at its top edge. Other highlights include: 75% less reflection off the front of the glass than the previous iMac to allow for less glare; the colors on the screen appear more vivid; multiple quad-core processor options; up to 16GB of RAM; a new Apple Fusion Drive; and that Nvidia Geforce GT 640M graphics improve the computerâ€™s power, speed and storage.
iMacâ€™s slimmest and most advanced computer yet is â€śpowerful enough for a design studio, production house, or science lab. And beautiful enough for any room in your home,â€ť according to Apple.
The desktop may be so beautiful you might temporarily neglect your other Apple devices. (Weâ€™d understand!) The widescreen computer will be sold in 21.5-inch models with a 1,920-by-1,080 pixel resolution display and retailing for $1299. The 27-inch models will ship out in December and start at $1799.Â Also look out for the new iTunes 11 to release today.