New iMacs Available November 30

Apple's über-thin new 21.5-inch iMac will finally hit store shelves this Friday, November 30. Apple introduced the new iMac on October 23 with the promise of a November ship date, and while the 21.5-inch model makes that by the skin of its teeth, the 27-inch model won't be available until December.

Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac will be available this FridayApple's new 21.5-inch iMac will be available this Friday

The new iMac models are substantially thinner than previous versions -- so much so that Apple dropped the computer's built-in SuperDrive. As of now, the only Macs Apple sells with an optical drive are the Mac Pro and non-retina MacBook Pro.

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with an 2.7 GHz or 2.9 GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB RAM upgradable to 16GB, a 1TB 5400 RPM hard drive, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 640M or 650M graphics processor with 512MB RAM, built-in FaceTime camera and microphone, stereo speakers, three USB 3 ports, dual Thunderbolt ports, Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth support, and an Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse.

Apple is selling the 2.7 GHz 21.5-inch iMac for US$1,299 and the 2.9 GHz model for $1,499.