Apple, Offering Discounted iMac Models for Schools
Apple launches its iMac products priced at $999 for education sectors.
Recently, Apple has quietly released a new version of iMac for educational institutions, targeting colleges and universities. The device, which is a slimmed-down 21.5″ model, will be available for a retail price of $999 — discounted from the original pricing of $1199.
Although the product’s price seems to be very economical, the education-only iMac still includes some features that will surely grab the institutions’ attention. The model will be sporting a 3.1Ghz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 2GB RAM and a 250GB hard disk. It will also run on the latest Mac OS X Lion operating system.
However, its lowered price gave the device some drawbacks too. Apple will not offer the Bluetooth and the revolutionary Thunderbolt port in this model. Furthermore, institutions must buy at least ten or more of the neutered iMacs in order to be qualified in this offer.
According to The Washington Post, Apple is heavily focusing on offering the iMac products in education markets compared to other sectors. This is because the company receives much higher investments from schools and colleges. “This continues Apple’s tradition of offering discontinued and cut-rate Macs to education-only customers,” Anandtech’s Andrew Cunningham said.
Meanwhile, schools can still purchase the $899 education-only 20-inch iMac, which Apple introduced way back in 2009.View Article Source »