New Delhi, 18 June-2014: Apple has launched a cheaper iMac, aimed at boosting sales as tablets eat up the market share. The new model has a slower processor, lesser storage space and lower-end graphics, but is $200 cheaper than the current iMacs.
The new iMac has a 21.5-inch Full HD screen with dual-core 1.4GHz Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard disk and Intel HD Graphics 5000 as standard configuration, priced at $1099. Buyers can also choose 1TB SATA, 1TB Fusion Drive or 256SSD storage options, which raise the price up to $1349. Connectivity options of the new iMac include 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports and Bluetooth 4.0 and SDXC card slot. This new model has been positioned as the new base model for the iMac lineup and will sell alongside the iMacs that were launched last year. Apple will start shipping orders for the new iMac from today itself, with delivery time of 24 hours. In April this year, Apple refreshed the Macbook Air line with a faster processor, but cut prices by Rs 2,000.
(Input Source: TOI Tech)