I bought my first Macbook Pro earlier this year, and I have to say I am very pleased with it. I had gone through about 5 PC’s over almost as many years and decided it was time to make a big change. Don’t get me wrong, I’d always wanted a Mac before, but the price was always too steep for my liking. (And my MacBook price was still a little steep, but I bought it with the hope that I wouldn’t have to buy another one for at least a few years).

Indeed, Apple is not known for selling “cheap” products, especially when it comes to their lineup of desktop computers and laptops. There is some recent good news, though, for anyone who’s been looking into purchasing an iMac and waiting for the prices to get a bit lower. Apple announced last week that they would now be offering a new 21.5 inch iMac with a price tag of $1,099. And while that’s still a tad expensive, it’s cheaper than the $1,299 it would’ve cost to buy just days before.

Apple Releases Cheaper iMac

As far as features go, here’s a snippet from their initial press release, courtesy of Apple’s website:

“The new 21.5-inch iMac features a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 2.7 GHz, Intel HD 5000 graphics, 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. All iMac models include next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports for excellent expandability and support for high-performance peripherals.”

This new offering can obviously be bought online from Apple, from one of the physical Apple stores, or through authorized sellers.

What do you think? Obviously, it’s an entry-level iMac, so it’s not going to have all of the bells and whistles of some of the higher-end models, but it looks good for the average user. Your thoughts?

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SOURCE: Techspot