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New iMacs to hit the Apple store 30 November

If you've been hankering for some extra-slim iMac action, the 21.5-inch model will be available from 30 November.

If you've been hankering for some extra-slim iMac action, the 21.5-inch model will be available from 30 November.

There's still a bulky bit behind the back; the screen is just more tapered now. (Credit: Apple)

If you're hanging out for the 27-inch model, you'll still have to wait for some unspecified date in December.

The newest models, apart from cutting a good chunk from the rear, have displays that are less reflective, and can be configured with Apple's Fusion Drive technology, which marries an SSD to a traditional hard disk to bridge that awkward speed/capacity divide.

If you're needing to blow some dinero on an all-in-one desktop, the base configurations are below. At the time of writing, though, Apple's not even allowing pre-orders — it's looking like you'll have to wait until Friday.

  21.5 27
CPU 2.7GHz quad-core Core i5 2.9GHz quad-core Core i5 2.9GHz quad-core Core i5 3.2GHz quad-core Core i5
GPU GeForce GT 640M GeForce GT 650M GeForce GTX 660M GeForce GTX 675MX
RAM 8GB 8GB (four user-accessible SO-DIMM slots)
Storage 1TB 5400rpm 1TB 5400rpm (configurable with Fusion Drive) 1TB 7200rpm (configurable with Fusion Drive)
Price AU$1429 AU$1698 AU$1999 AU$2199