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All eyes were focused on the iPad Mini at Apple's October 23 event today, but the Cupertino giant unveiled more than one appealing device. Among the debutants was a brand new iMac, with a slimmer and sexier design than ever.
Apple has been known for being perhaps the most aesthetically-pleasing electronics manufacturer on the planet. There's a reason the iPhone and iPad have caught on, and the new iMac seems to continue the trend. BloombergBusinessWeek even stated that "Apple's Slim iMac Far Outshines the New iPad Mini."
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The most striking feature about the new iMac isn't its specs (is it ever with Apple products?) but rather the way it looks. The new iMac is so thin that the screen almost disappears when you look at it from the side. It's the anorexic supermodel of all-in-one desktops.
The iMac comes in a range in 21.5-inch and 27-inch models. The 21.5-inch iMac has a 1920X1080 resolution, while the 27-inch iMac has a 2560X1440 resolution. Each screen size has two models, but all come with 8GB of RAM and a 1-terabyte hard drive, with the 27-inch model getting a 7200 RPM hard drive instead of a 5400 RPM hard drive like the 21.5-inch models.
For $1299, you can pick up a 21.5-inch new iMac with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor. For $1499, you get a 21.5-inch model with a 2.9GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor. Shell out $1799, and you receive a 27-inch iMac with a 2.9GHz quad-core processor, and for $1999, Apple will give you a 27-inch iMac with a 3.2GHz quad-core processor.
All of the new iMacs will come with the latest Apple desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion.
Keep in mind, you can still upgrade the stock specs to add some bells and whistles to your iMac, meaning this is going to be one powerful, and good-looking desktop. You will be able to purchase the 21.5-inch iMac in November, while the 27-inch iMac is slated for a December release.