Apple to release new iMacs Friday

Apple’s new iMacs with their 5mm displays go on sale this Friday with a starting price of $1299, depending on configuration

The new machines include faster processor, low-reflection display and the new Fusion Drive tech which marries a SSD with a spindle drive. The model being released Friday comes with a 21.5-inch iMac 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 $1,299 (US); the beefed up model comes 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). These models are available Friday November 30th.

Later in December a 27 inch model will be added to the ranks sporting a the 27-inch iMac  with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with “Turbo Boost” speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M $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). You can preorder these models Friday but it wont be shipping until sometime next month.

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.