It looks like those new skinny iMacs will be arriving in time for Christmas after all: Apple has just announced that the newest version of its popular desktop computer will go on sale this Friday.
The new iMacs were announced in September and boasts a 5mm thin profile in either 21.5-inch or 27-inch models. Apple says the latter won’t be available until December, but the smaller of the two will be available to buy from Apple’s online store, retail stores and resellers on Friday.
The base 21.5-inch model comes with a 2.7GHz quad-core processor, 1920×1080 resolution display, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive for $1429. The 27-inch iMac starts at $1999 and comes with a 2.9GHz quad-core processor, 2560×1440 resolution display, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive.
The Fusion Drive we’ve all heard so much about comes at an additional cost, and you can make your own configurations by bumping up the RAM, hard drive capacity and processor. The 27-inch model also comes with a flash storage option. They all come with four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports and Mountain Lion.