Apple released their new iMac for educational institutions the first of their iMac desktop devices to be sold for under $1000
While the new iMac for educational institutions are slightly cheaper than other Apple iMac models, the technology offered is also downgraded.
The education-only iMac features a 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 processor, 2GB (one 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM and 250GB hard drive space.
Instead of 512MB the graphic memory was also cut in half with the education-only device offering the same AMD Radeon HD 6750M but with only 256MB.
The educational version of the iMac is also missing bluetooth support and the company’s new Thunderbolt port, although at this time very few devices actually support Thunderbolt which makes that option a less important selling point.