Apple on Monday launched a lower-end iMac for educational institutions and added it into their Online Store quietly. The new models are labeled on the website as “Education only” and is not available for individuals to purchase. This lower end iMac appeared on Apple’s Higher Educational online store and has since been updated with Tech Specs.
- 3.1GHz Intel Core i3 Dual-Core
- 21.5-inch LCD
- AMD Radeon HD 6750 with 256MB
- 2GB RAM
- 250GB Hard Drive
- Mac OS X Lion
The iMac does not carry some of the higher end features such as Thunderbolt technology but has the older mini Display port. Most educational institutions use iMacs in libraries and classrooms with older technology so this lower end iMac is the perfect way for Apple to advertise their computers and software.
Apple has offered Macs to educational institutions in the past and usually negotiated contracts with schools for a very low price. This new offer for the iMac is great for educational institutions looking to upgrade for a lower price. However, Apple has not announced any package orders for institutions for this new lower end iMac.