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Full Build-to-Order Pricing for 2012 iMac Models Revealed

by Brandon Russell | November 28, 2012November 28, 2012 11:00 am PDT

27-inch iMac 2012 - square

Following news that Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac would go on sale Friday, Nov. 30, reseller website Expercom has posted full configuration info for the 27-inch models, along with pricing for each. Specific customization options has been public knowledge for awhile now, though Apple has kept exact cost for build-to-order iMac arrangements under wraps.

There are two categories for each iMac sizes: Base and high-end. For the 21.5-inch model, only internal customization is available, with a $200 charge to upgrade RAM from 8GB to 16GB, MacRumors said. In the high-end iteration, users have the option to upgrade the processor (2.9GHz Core i5 to 3.1GHz Core i7 for $200) and the 1TB hard drive to a Fusion Drive for $250.

In the base 27-inch model, which starts at $1,799, with the option to upgrade RAM up to 32GB ($600), hard drive (up to 3TB for $150), Fusion Drive ($250) or an all-flash 768GB drive for a whopping $1300. Lastly, for the $1,999 27-inch iMac, users can upgrade the processor to 3.4GHz Core i7 ($200) and graphics to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB of GDDR5 ($150), while the storage and RAM upgrade options are identical to that of the base 27-inch model.

Pretty hefty pricing involved, with some especially high premiums attached to upgrading the RAM. The 27-inch models aren’t slated to go on sale until December, so you have a bit more time to save up if you’re looking to purchase the high-end model.

[via MacRumors]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...