NEW ARRIVAL: Apple MacBook 12-inch, now in stock at both stores…and it’s a beauty.

12-inch Apple MacBook now in stock at Connecting PointJust a hair over a half-inch thick (at its thickest point). Just a smidge over two pounds.

It can only be the all-new Apple MacBook. With its groundbreaking new ultra-slim design, razor-sharp Retina display and innovative USB-C multi-purpose port, the new MacBook is unlike any other notebook. It’s the lightest, most compact Mac notebook ever. It even comes in three different colors: Silver, Space Gray (shown) and Gold. And we’ve just gotten them in stock,* at both Connecting Point locations.

You really have to see, touch, and lift this stunning new design to appreciate it. So come down and check out the latest from Apple, at the place that knows Apple best: Connecting Point Computer Centers…For four decades, your local, independent experts.

*Not every model and color is in stock, and supplies are still constrained. Shop early for best selection.

No waiting for the new iMac at Connecting Point: in stock NOW!

Apple iMac 21.5in and 27 inch models

All four iMac models are in stock at Connecting Point.

Since their introduction last fall, Apple’s stunning, ultra-slim iMac family has been in extremely short supply. Right now, if you wanted to order a 21.5-inch iMac from the Apple’s online store, you’d see this:

21.5-inch iMac availability from Apple Store

Even worse, if you wanted a sleek new 27-inch iMac, here’s how long you’d have to wait:

27-inch iMac availability from Apple Store

Miraculously, if you came into either of Connecting Point’s store locations for one of the new iMacs, you’d walk out the door with one right now. As in, immediately.

We’ve got plentiful stock of all four main models, ready for a good home. (Or office.) The product is identical, the price is the same. And the service and support you get from Connecting Point is not only excellent, it’s also free…and for life. So give in to that very human need for instant gratification: Get a new iMac, instantly, from your local Apple Specialist, Connecting Point Computer Centers.

UPDATE 02.20.13 | 12:30 PM: Well, that happened fast. Our Bend store now has only the $1299.99 model 21.5-inch iMac and the $1799.99 27-inch iMac in stock. We are expecting shipments of the other two models to be arriving shortly.

UPDATE 03.03.13 | 12:55 PM: Looks like Apple’s online store is finally catching up with iMac demand. Both sizes appear to be shipping within one to three days. But if we may again point out the obvious: the price is the same, the tech support is for life – and you can have it right here, right now by getting your new iMac from the friendly folks at Connecting Point.

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Apple Holiday Gift Guide now available for download

Screen Shot 2012-12-01 at 4.01.04 PMYou’ve got a list. We’ve got the perfect gift.

This full-color, multi-page guide is available in PDF form for immediate download. Browse descriptions, photos, and prices for Macs, iPads, iPods, accessories and more.

Nexus 7 tablet arrives in Medford

ASUS‘ critically lauded seven-inch tablet is available for sale, right now, at our Medford store. This rare beauty, the world’s first Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet, boasts a quad-core processor, advanced multimedia capabilities, 9.5 hours battery life, and a spectacular 7-inch (diagonal), 1280 x 800-pixel IPS screen, covered by Corning FitGlass for improved color clarity and scratch resistance. And with a 178-degree wide-viewing angle, you won’t have to squint to see what’s going on.

“Nearly flawless; buy it now. [9 out of 10]” — Wired

The Nexus 7 32GB model sells for $249.99. For complete details and specifications, click here.

iPad minis begin trickling in…

iPad mini: The full-blown iPad that fits in one hand.

We once thought them to be a mythical creature, akin to the unicorn or the jackalope, but we’re now True Believers: the iPad mini is real.

And we even have some available for sale. Specifically, our Medford store has the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB Wi-Fi models (only in black, and you may recall the LTE – AKA 4G – models won’t begin shipping until later this month).

Our Bend store has, at the time of this post, eight of the 32GB Wi-Fi models on hand — four in white, and four in black.

The iPad mini has been wildly popular and crazy-difficult to keep in stock. If you have holiday gifting plans built around one, you might want to act now. These are not going to be around for long.

UPDATE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12: Our Bend location is down to two 32GB Wi-Fi models (both white). But our Medford location has all Wi-Fi models and colors in stock, with the exception of 16GB white.

Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.