There was some early speculation that Apple was going to unveil a more affordable iMac computer during WWDC 2014, though the company ultimately did not. Today, however, it finally announced a new cheaper iMac that will set you back $1,099. Apple didn’t simply drop the price on an existing model, this is a completely brand new computer with different components that may help cater the iMac system to consumers who found the other models too expensive.
The $1,099 iMac sports a 21.5-inch display with a 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, Intel HD 5000 graphics, a FaceTime HD camera, two ThunderBolt ports and more. It also ships with an Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse in the box, and is pre-loaded with OS X Mavericks.
The new iMac is a tempting buy at just $1,099, though for $200 more you’ll get a more powerful 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, better graphics and twice the hard drive space. Hit up the source to compare the various models of the iMac family now, and we’ve included the full specs below.
Apple - 21.5-inch iMac (Mid-2014)
|Display Size||21.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (102 ppi)|
|Display Type||LED-backlit display with IPS technology|
|Operating System||OS X Mavericks (at launch)|
|Height||17.7 inches (44.96 cm)|
|Width||20.8 inches (52.83 cm)|
|Depth||6.9 inches (17.53 cm)|
|Weight||12.5 lbs (5.67 kg)|