Build-to-Order Pricing for New iMac Models Revealed

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Build-to-Order Pricing for New iMac Models Revealed
  2. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Finally, prices.

    Now just give me iTunes 11 and I'll be happy.
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
  4. elvetio macrumors member

    May 29, 2012
  5. zin macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I can't help but think that if they invested less into making it thinner, or even kept the previous thinness (it's a desktop :rolleyes:), then they may have been able to offer much more powerful hardware, such as at least 7,200RPM HDDs or more powerful graphics for baseline models.

    But, thin wins with Apple.
  6. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    So I assume the high end 21.5" is also $200 to upgrade the RAM as well?
  7. portishead macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
  8. grassfeeder macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    really glad I decided to get the 13" MBP for $946 on Black Friday and not keept waiting for these.....
  9. nrose101 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2011
    Delray Beach, FL
    Looks likes I will be getting the 27" since I need more than 16 megs of RAM :mad:
  10. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    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 :mad:
  11. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2009
    i really want to know if we can get into this thing before i purchase.
  12. Macboy Pro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2011
    Yep, unfortunately Apple is a one trick pony at this point. They need to get back to innovation and put away the scalpel.
  13. dpace32 macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2008
    boooo.... fusion should be standard across the board!
  14. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Why did they make it thinner? You're not goin to notice the thin-ness when you're in front of it are ya?
  15. adildacoolset macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Haters can post all their rage comments about how this thing doesn't have an optical drive or the 21" model has no user upgradeable RAM, or that its too thin.

    They can complain all they want, but this thing is sweet.
  16. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    iTunes 11 :confused: November is almost coming to a end.
  17. captjon macrumors member

    May 3, 2012
    Those prices don't look too bad. I hope they transfer to the UK store at the same levels.
  18. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    Go find an iTunes 11 thread to whine in. I realise you didn't notice, but this thread is about iMacs.
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    That would be nice for sure.

    I can't believe that we've come to the point where a high end iMac model is as much as my MacPro was in 2008. Ah well, such is life.
  20. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    $400 on the high end to go from a 1tb to a 3tb fusion.

    That fusion drive is about $100 more than I hoped! Hopefully will come down in the next year or two.

    Would be crazy if they let you get a 3tb + 768gb flash!
  21. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    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.
  22. muff macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2010
    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.
  23. drumrobot macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2009
    $600 :eek: ? That's not just ridiculous. That's absolutely LUDICROUS.

    You can get 32 GB from Newegg for prices as low as ~$160.

    This is just utterly ridiculous (or ludicrous. Either one works.). Charging $300 would not be unexpected, and I wouldn't be surprised at $400, but SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS? They should be ashamed of such a blatant ripoff, and this is coming from a big Apple fan.
  24. TennisandMusic

    Aug 26, 2008
    600 dollars for 32gb of ram in the 27" is just plain evil. Why? Because anyone that pays it doesn't know any better, and Apple is perfectly willing to exploit those people. I just bought 32gb of ram for 150 dollars...
  25. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    pretty soon they are going to weld these shut and rig them with explosives so users can't tamper with them.

    Then they can REALLY jack up ram prices.

    I'm surprised that they would have any vents as the users might get inside this way.

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