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Apple launches lower spec inexpensive iMac for schools

A new iMac model has arrived from Apple, packing a little less power than home owners are used to, but priced at under £1000 to cater for schools, colleges and students.

By dropping from a 2.5GHz quad-core processor found in the current entry-level iMac to a 3.1GHz dual-core chip with lower storage capacity, Apple hope to skim off some of the cost and produce a sub-£1000 iMac for educational institutes and students.

In other comparisons the new 21.5” iMac will include: 2GB of RAM – a 2GB step-down from the next model up, 250GB of hard drive storage – also half-size of the entry level 2011 iMac. The graphics processor, however, remains the same – an AMD Radeon HD 6750M but with twice the previous dedicated memory (512MB, not 256MB).

Previous iMac models have ranged from £1000 and above but these tech cuts will bring the prices below that line, which Apple hopes will equal a greater appeal for large volume buyers such as schools. The new iMac is available now from the Apple Store costing only £939.60 ($999.99).

Interestingly, Apple’s latest connection port Thunderbolt is missing from this new model of iMac, as is Bluetooth connectivity.

It was recently revealed that Californian co. Apple are richer than the United State government! Read the Gadget Helpline article – here.

LG have launched the V300 23″ all-in-one desktop PC and it bears a very close resemblance to an iMac! Take a look for yourself – here.

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