New iMac is $200 Cheaper than Previous Low-End
Apple Insider reveals where corners have been cut…
For $200 savings, users will downgrade from a faster quad-core chip to a dual-core CPU. RAM stays the same, but hard drive space is cut in half from 1-terabyte on the $1,299 model. Graphics are also downgraded from Intel’s Iris Pro integrated solution to Intel HD Graphics 5000.
The official Apple press release calls it “entry level.”
Featuring a stunning ultra-thin design, brilliant display, Core i5 processors and the world’s most advanced operating system, the new iMac is the perfect entry-level Mac® desktop.