Apple releases new iMac


Apple has released a brand new iMac model on Wednesday.

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The new iMac is an entry-level machine that brings the price of a low-tier version of the all-in-one desktop computer to $1,099. This is $200 less than the previous lower-priced model.

The latest entry into the family has a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, an Intel HD Graphics 5000 card and a 500GB hard drive. Custom configuration options allow consumers to increase the hard drive up to a 1TB HDD or Fusion drive, or add in a 256GB SSD drive. The $1,299 model includes a quad-core Intel processor, a 1TB HDD and Intel Iris Pro graphics. The more expensive model also includes the option to upgrade the machine to 16GB of RAM rather than the basic eight.

The new iMac model is a basic as basic gets for the company, but it should do just enough for those looking for a machine to do light work on. If you are interested in doing some high-performance work, then you may want to just consider going for a higher priced model to make sure you get the best bang for your buck.

Mike’s Musings: It’s good for Apple to release a cheaper version of its flagship desktop machine. That being said, it will be interesting to see just how well, or poorly, this machine sells, knowing that you can get a much better machine for just $200 more. Then again, maybe that is Apple’s plan all along.