As rumoured last week, Cupertino, Calif.-based company-Apple updated its iMac array of all-in-one computers on Wednesday with cheaper 21.5 inch iMac, starting at $1099-$200 less than its predecessors that is still available for sale.
The newly added entry-level iMac features a 21-inch screen and a 1.4 GHz Core i5 processor, which represents a significant drop on performance over the previous base model of iMac, which included a processor clocked at 2.7 GHz. The low-cost iMac also features 8GB of memory and a 500 GB hard drive. Customers have the option to include a 1TB hard drive, a 1TB fusion drive, or 256GB of flash storage.
The iMac update follows Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, which didn’t include any hardware announcements, unlike the previous year when a new MacBook Air was revealed with Intel’s Haswell processor. Last year’s WWDC also saw the coming of the radically redesigned Mac Pro, which still reminds us of Darth Vader’s bin.
At this year’s WWDC, Apple did show off new desktop software, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Set for release this autumn, Yosemite adds new cloud-focused features and also brings your MacBook or iMac closer together with your iPhone or iPad by connecting with the mobile iOS 8 software. You’ll even be able to take calls on your computer.
Apple’s online store was closed a bit on Wednesday morning for the California based technology giant to update its listings.
Apple’s new entry-level iMac will be ideal to schools and to those who prefer a complete Apple desktop for the lowest price possible.