Finally, the all new redesigned iMac goes on sale this Friday, November 30th. Check out Apple's press release with spec and prices after the jump.
iMac Available on November 30
CUPERTINO, California―November 27, 2012―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.
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During this morning's iPad mini event, Apple unveiled the brand new, redesigned iMac. The new model is super-thin, just 5mm thin at the edges, constructed using something called "friction stir welding" to fuse together the aluminum pieces. The display is laminated to the glass, similar to what you find on iOS devices. You get the same screen sizes, with the iMac coming in at 21.5-inch 1080p and 27-inch 2,560 x 1,400 models. Apple also announced a new Apple Fusion drive option, which is basically a hybrid drive that OS X manages for you. The OS and apps live on the flash storage portion, and all your documents and other apps get loaded onto the HDD portion. As you use and launch them, things get moved to the faster SSD portion on the fly.
The 21.5-inch model will ship in November for $1,299 with a 2.7GHz Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and with a 1TB hard drive. The 27-inch model starts at $1,799 for a 2.9GHz Core i5, and that one won't ship until December.
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In this episode we bring you an unboxing of the Apple iMac 27-inch 2011 model. The latest iMac offers a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and ships with 4 GB RAM by default. This model also packs two Thunderbolt ports, the new high speed I/O port from Intel, and is therefore the first iMac that allows you to connect two external displays. It supports up to 32 GB of RAM (8 GB in each of the four RAM slots.) You can pick one up now at Amazon.
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The HP TouchSmart 520-1070 ($1,399.99 direct, or $1329 on Amazon) is the high-end entry in HP's current TouchSmart line of touch-enabled all-in-one desktop PCs. Equipped with powerful components, like a quad-core processor and 2TB hard drive, it's also packed to the gills with entertainment options, offering a big 1080p display, Beats Audio, a Blu-ray drive, TV-tuner, and a remote control. An HDMI-in port is just icing on the cake, extending the life of this desktop even further for use as a monitor.
Design and Features
The 520-1070 has a glossy black plastic chassis, but it's more than just a monolithic 23-inch screen. Two vertical arms hold the touch screen aloft from the silvery plastic base, with a single immense hinge to adjust the angle. But while the hinge is housed in the base, the components are housed behind the widescreen display, which provides 1,920-by-1,080 resolution as well as a large multitouch surface. Thankfully, HP took the time to get this hinge right, and you'll find that despite your touching and tapping, the 520-1070 stays firm though it all, without the wobble that mars the experience on competitors, like the Samsung Series 7 (DP700A38-01) or Asus ET2410-06. It also has a decent range of motion, sitting at a vertical 90-degree angle that can be adjusted all the way back to a comfortable 60-degrees.
We can definitely appreciate a well-built all-in-one, and Lenovo is known for their rugged build quality. That's why we're recommending their touchscreen M90Z in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide - well, that, and we found an absolutely amazing deal on it on Amazon (51% off!) Even better? We're gonna be giving away one of these bad boys right here, right now. Details on that below, but first, let's talk about the M90z. For the price, you're getting a 23-inch LCD display that rocks an Intel Core i5 650 processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel GMA HD graphics, DVD burner, SD card reader, webcam, and multiple USB ports.
So, how do you win this thing? We've got three ways for you to enter:
Head on over to the Gear Live Facebook page and Like us. Then leave a comment on our wall. You can do this once per day until the contest ends, and each comment will count as an entry!
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Today’s Deal of the Day brings you the just-released HP TouchSmart 310 all-in-one multi-touch PC at a 25% discount, and with a free 640GB hard drive upgrade. The TouchSmart 310 rocks a 20-inch 1080p LED-backlit multi-touch display, AMD Athlon II 2.8GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11n WiFi, optional TV tuner, and wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s all running Windows 7, and you get it all for under $675 with the HP promo code, which is a $225 discount.
Today’s Deal of the Day brings you the newly-released HP Omni 100z all-in-one PC at a 27% discount, which is pretty great. The Omni 100z sports a 20-inch 1080p LED-backlit display, six USB ports, webcam, mic, AMD Athlon II 2.6GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. It’s all running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and you get it all for under $475 with the HP promo code.
The HP TouchSmart 600-1055 is an attempt at bringing together computing and entertainment in a way that hasn’t really been done before. Incorporating the 64-bit flavor of Windows 7 Home Premium with a 1080p high definition display, HDTV playback, and integrated Blu-ray player, you begin to see the potential and possibilities that you have at your fingertips with the TouchSmart 600. Oh, right, and it also has a multi-touch capable LCD touch display, and a bunch of apps optimized for touch interaction. So, does it live up to the challenge of meeting your every need as your entertainment hub? Join us after the break as we find out. Oh, and we are giving one of these bad boys away as well. Here are the details on how you can win the HP TouchSmart 600!
Packard Bell seems to be prepared for the Windows 7 touchscreen era with two new all-in-one PCs, the oneTwo L and the oneTwo M. Each of them have up to 8GB worth of RAM, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, webcam, as well as Packard Bell’s TouchGadgets.
The oneTwo L has a 23-inch (1600 x 900) display, E-SATA, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 graphics, plus an optional Blu-ray drive and DVB TV tuner. It will be available on October 22 for 999 Euros ($1,452.)
As for the oneTwo M, it has a 20-inch (1920 x 1080) display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD series 4500, and Intel Core 2 Duo T6600. It will also be available on October 22 for 599 Euros ($872.)
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TPV Technology, known for their monitors, is developing an inexpensive all-in-one desktop PC. Called “nettops,” they will sell for about $400.00 to $600.00, according to the company’s chairman and CEO Jason Hsuan. They may even retail for about $300.00 after time. Working with smaller PC makers, the devices have 20-inch screens and should become available sometime this year. We certainly applaud any company that encourages others to come up with a fully functioning product at a price that the average Joe or Jane can afford.
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