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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Build-to-Order Pricing for New iMac Models Revealed




Following Apple's announcement today that the new iMac models will go on sale this Friday, November 30 with immediate availability of 21.5-inch models and December availability of 27-inch models, Apple reseller Expercom has posted full configuration and pricing information for each of the models. While Apple has detailed the available customization options since last month, the company had not previously listed pricing information for the various options.

- Base 21.5-inch model: Only one internal customization is available on the $1299 base model, with a $200 charge to upgrade RAM from 8 GB to 16 GB. The RAM is not officially user-upgradable, so those interested in 16 GB of RAM may be interested in considering this option.

- High-end 21.5-inch model: In addition to the same RAM upgrade option available on the low-end model, the high-end model starting at $1499 also offers options for a processor bump from 2.9 GHz Core i5 to 3.1 GHz Core i7 ($200) and to upgrade the base 1 TB hard drive to a Fusion Drive ($250) that incorporates solid-state storage for faster performance.

- Base 27-inch model: The $1799 base model includes a 2.9 GHz Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M graphics, with a number of RAM upgrade options ranging up to $600 for 32 GB of Apple-installed RAM, although Expercom offers its own RAM options for considerably lower pricing and users can upgrade the RAM on the 27-inch models at a later date. A number of storage options are also available, with the base 1 TB hard drive upgradeable to 3 TB for $150. Each of those hard drives can also be upgraded to Fusion Drives for an additional $250 premium, and Apple also offers a 768 GB all-flash drive as a $1300 upgrade.

- High-end 27-inch model: The $1999 model bumps the default processor to a 3.2 GHz Core i5 and the graphics to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1 GB of GDDR5, which can be upgraded to a 3.4 GHz Core i7 ($200) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2 GB of GDDR5 ($150). Storage and RAM upgrades are the same as on the base 27-inch model.

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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Finally, prices.

Now just give me iTunes 11 and I'll be happy.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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200 for the RAM.. give me a break
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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So I assume the high end 21.5" is also $200 to upgrade the RAM as well?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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I guess pricing isn't listed, but all the options are listed here:

http://www.apple.com/imac/specs/
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:57 PM   #6
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really glad I decided to get the 13" MBP for $946 on Black Friday and not keept waiting for these.....
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
And maybe the ability to change it as needed. Apple is getting retarded. I just bought 16GB SO-DIMM of same memory for under 100.00 for Macbook. So weak Apple. The hard drive speed thing is about moving users into more expensive models. There is no reason to offer 5400RPM drives (I get the fusion SSD/HDD option but even then I want 7200 in storage. Slow enough already). iMac's don't run on batteries. And the heat is a minimal difference.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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I hoped for a cheaper fusion-upgrade. I know it is the same price as the Mini, but as it is an upgrade from 7.200 and not 5.600 it could be cheaper.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:11 PM   #10
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
Not sure why you are mad. This has been the case with all iMac's since 2009. With the reduction in size, did you really think they were going to add MORE memory slots to the 21" iMac?!?!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
16 megs is a bit low, My Quadra 840AV has more than that !!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:30 PM   #12
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
What do you need more then 16 Gbs of ram for?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
I believe we ALL need more than 16 MEGS of RAM....

(tho' my first computer had 64 KB! and DOS was limited to 640 KB for quite awhile in early PC's)
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:36 PM   #14
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
The first Mac I bought had more than "more than 16 megs of RAM"...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:52 PM   #15
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
The last time that my Mac had 16 megs of RAM was back in the 1990s.

Or did you mean to say, "16 gigs of RAM?"
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Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM
16 megabytes might not get you there. Actually, I'm quite sure of it. I'm also sure that someone else has mentioned this before me.
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$200 for the RAM.. give me a break
It comes with a jar of Vaseline.
The adapter to open the jar is $29.99.
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200 for the RAM.. give me a break
Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar!

I'm planning to buy a maxed out 27" model. But I'm leaving the ram as low as possible. There's no way I'm paying the Apple prices for RAM.
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Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar!

I'm planning to buy a maxed out 27" model. But I'm leaving the ram as low as possible. There's no way I'm paying the Apple prices for RAM.
At least the RAM in the 27" model is user upgradable - as all RAM should be.
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It has a nice apple logo on it

Idk - apple tax?
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Finally, prices.

Now just give me iTunes 11 and I'll be happy.
Yea, I almost forgot about iTunes 11. I'm stoked for it. Well, 4 more days to find out.

Wait till Friday and then be prepared for the "Coming in December" banner
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i really want to know if we can get into this thing before i purchase.
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i really want to know if we can get into this thing before i purchase.
No they TIG weld the aluminum case shut after assemby is finished.
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No they TIG weld the aluminum case shut after assemby is finished.
So RAM is not user upgradable on any model?
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