New Apple iMac Desktops to Hit Indian Stores on November 30

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By Rohit KVN | November 29, 2012 3:34 PM EST

Apple's iPad mini made its debut in India a few ago; now it's iMac's turn to enter the Indian market.

The Apple website states that iMacs will be available in 2 sizes: one is 21.5-inches (diagonal) and other model is 27-inches. The smaller of the two iMacs is expected to be shipped in November end, while the other model will be delivered in December.  

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac will be released with 2.7 GHz and 2.9 GHz speed variants and the 27-inch model will be released with 2.9 GHz and 3.2 GHz speed.

Key specifications of the iMac desktops include:

Models

21.5-inch iMac

27-inch iMac

Display

LED-backlit display with IPS

Technology(1920x1080)

LED-backlit display with IPS

Technology(2560x1440)

OS

OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion

Processors

two variants: 2.7 GHz and 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor

two variants: 2.9 GHz and 3.2GHz

quad-core Intel Core i5 processor

Graphics

one variants has NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M

and another with GT 650M graphics processor , and both have 512MB of GDDR5

memory

One variant has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics processor

with 512MB of GDDR5 memory and another has GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory

Monitor Dimensions

45.0x52.8x17.5 cm

51.6x65.0x20.3 cm

Weight

5.68 kg

9.54 Kg

System Memory

8GB(two 4GB) of 1600MHz

DDR3 memory

8GB(two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3

Memory, and four user-accessible

SO-DIMM slots

Storage Capacity

1TB (5400-rpm)

1TB (7200-rpm)

Camera

FaceTime HD camera (2560X1600 pixels) on external display

FaceTime HD camera

(2560X1600 pixels) on external display

Ports

SDXC card, four USB 3.0 ports etc.

SDXC card, four USB 3.0 ports etc.

 Expected price

Two variants are priced

Rs. 85,900/- and Rs. 99,900/-

Two variants are priced

Rs. 122, 900/- and Rs. 134,900/-

The whole package includes iMac monitor, wireless keyboard, magic mouse (magic is just a product name) and a power lead.

The iMac PCs prices include taxes, but actual prices will vary with local tax policies.

On comparing iMac prices with Samsung's new ATIV smart PCs in the Indian market, iMac seems expensive. Thrift buyers might think twice before buying Apple's iMac PCs, but Apple fans won't mind paying huge money for a high quality Apple product. 

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