There had been strong rumors about Apple bringing a new lineup of iMacs this week. Apple had not bothered with an update for iMacs for almost two years now, so this move was seen long time coming. Most of us had anticipated that Apple would move its iMac lineup to include the Haswell processors, but that has not materialised, at least yet. Instead, Apple has made the iMac more affordable than ever.
The new iMacs are $200 cheaper than the previous base models and cost $1,099. However, this cost cutting comes at the expense of specifications being lowered. The new iMac would be the first iMac to be powered by a 1.4 GHz Dual Core Intel i5 processor. The screen remains the same 21.5 inch one as that on the $1,299 model. Other than that, the newer iMacs will have 8 GB of memory and 500 GB of HDD. This model of Mac is already on sale in the US and if you order it from the Apple website, they will be shipped in 24 hours.
Apple had recently already dropped the prices of the base Macbook Air by $100, clearly indicating that it has plans to make Mac computers more affordable than ever. This is only good news for the customers. And with Retina Macbook Air and Retina iMacs reportedly launching towards the end of the year, there will be options aplenty if you are looking for an upgrade from an older Mac.
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