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Apple's New iMac To Arrive November 30

AMD Llano F1 To Disappear After Q1 2013

Nintendo Wii Mini Announced Exclusively For Canada

Apple's New iMac To Arrive November 30

Apple said this morning that its new 21.5-inch iMac will be available at that time through its online and retail stores and via some Apple resellers. The 27-inch iMac, meanwhile, will be available for order through the Apple Online Store and will begin shipping in December.

The new computer is the thinnest desktop Apple has made to date: a 5 millimeter edge, 80 percent thinner than the previous generation. It is 8 pounds lighter as well.

The 2012 edition of the iMac desktops come with 8GB of memory, a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors, and the new Fusion Drive, which blends a 128GB Flash memory drive with a standard hard drive that is either 1TB or 3TB in size. The ODD will be sold separately.

The 21.5-inch model starts at $1,299, and the 27-inch model starts at $1,799.

Source: CNET News

AMD Llano F1 To Disappear After Q1 2013

It will probably take longer than just a single quarter, but AMD is officially finishing off with the FM1 platform.

Since it now has Trinity based on the new FM2 socket, the plan is to sell out the remaining Llano FM1 products and continue with Trinity FM2 from Q4 2012, until Richland comes in late Q2 2013.

AMD in Q3 2012 had A8 3870K, AMD A8 3850, Athlon II X4 651K and 641, A6 3500 and A4 3400 and 3300. This list gets significantly shorter as AMD cuts three CPUs from it, leaving the A6 3670K, Athlon II X4 641 as well as A4 3400 and 3300 in the Llano FM1 space.

As of Q1 2013 AMD won't offer Llano chips to the channel and it will completely transition to Trinity FM2, a lineup that will include a mixture of A10, A8, A6, A4 as well as Athlon X4 processors. The current plan is that such lineup stays until Richland comes in 2013, probably in late Q2 2013, which means volume shipments in Q3 2013, but only if AMD can stick to the original schedule.

Source: Fudzilla

Nintendo Wii Mini Announced Exclusively For Canada

Nintendo's new Wii Mini has been made official. The new console, prematurely leaked in the past weeks, is Canada-only – at least initially – where it will be sold at CA$99.99 from December 7.

This is a compact refresh to the original Wii with a few drawbacks – such as no internet connectivity – to keep the price down. Nintendo has trimmed out all online functionality among other things.

In addition to no online playback – or, indeed, streaming media services like Netflix – there'll be no GameCube backward compatibility in the new Wii Mini. The bundle will include black and red Wii Mini console and a matching red Wii Remote Plus and nunchuck, together with a sensor bar, power adapter, and composite cable. HDTV component cable will be sold separately. Also Nintendo claims there's compatibility with "most" of the existing Wii accessories.

Nintendo says the Wii Mini will work with over 1,400 disc-based Wii games, and that no further information about broader availability outside of Canada is available. As Nintendo has recently mentioned, development on Wii games has stopped and they would be focusing their efforts on the Wii U, so the redesigned and cheap previous-generation console is likely to attract gamers who don’t mind playing current and older games.

Source: Engadget, Ubergizmo

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