Apple has announced a new lineup of iMacs at its special media event in San Jose today. The new iMac is remarkably thin at just 5 mm thin around the edges, which is 80 percent thinner than the previous generation. The all-in-one desktop computer looks absolutely gorgeous and features a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel and 2,560 x 1,440 pixel display on the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models respectively. So, no, the iMac did not receive Retina displays. The entry-level model, starting at $1,299, features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, expandable storage up to 3 TB, an SD card slot reader and more. Moreover, there is no optical drive on the iMac.
There is also a $1,499 21.5-inch model iMac available with improved specs and 27-inch models ranging between $1,799 and $1,999. Along with the new iMac is a new technology that Apple has introduced called Fusion Drive. This technology combines a 128 GB solid-state flash drive with 1 TB or 3 TB of regular hard drive space. The core of OS X and the applications are automatically stored on the flash drive portion, while Mountain Lion determines which apps you use the most and stores them on the hard drive. The 21.5-inch iMac will ship in November, while the 27-inch model will ship in December. These new iMacs are absolutely fantastic, and look stunning. Will you be purchasing one of these new iMacs?