Apple just launched a new addition to the iMac -- the new iMac packs a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache, 500GB (7200 rpm) hard drive storage space, and the AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory.
This entry level 21.5-inch iMac is priced at $1,199 has much less horsepower than the current iMac line with a sub-$1000 price tag. For reference, Apple's last education-geared iMac was priced at $899. A similar more RAM, worse graphics refurbished model is currently priced at $929.
Here're the complete details for the package:
High-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors.
Processor and Memory
Powered by a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor and DDR3 memory.
3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache
Configurable to 8GB, only at the Apple Online Store.
250GB hard drive.1
250GB (7200 rpm) hard drive
Advanced AMD Radeon HD discrete graphics.
AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory
Video Support and Camera
Built-in FaceTime HD camera.
Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone, and headphone minijack.
Connections and Expansion
SuperDrive, SDXC card slot, audio in, audio out, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Mini DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet.
Apple Wired Keyboard and Mouse.
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad features an elegant, ultrathin anodized aluminum enclosure; low-profile keys; and two USB 2.0 ports.
The Apple Mouse features the amazing Scroll Ball that lets you move anywhere inside a document, literally without lifting a finger. And with touch-sensitive technology concealed under the seamless top shell, you can choose either the versatility of a four-button mouse or the simplicity of a single-button beauty.
Latest Wi-Fi technology.
802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Size and Weight
An all-in-one design for a small footprint.
Electrical and Operating Requirements
Limited Warranty and Service
Your iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer's purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.
Environmental Status Report
iMac is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:
Apple and the Global Environment
Learn more about Apple's dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. The Apple Product Environmental Specification details the environmental attributes of our products.
Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.
In the Box
OS X Lion
Includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.
Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
Purchase from the Apple Online Store to upgrade memory.