After the MacBook Air got a price cut earlier this year, it is now time for the iMac. Apple has today launched a new stripped down iMac priced at Rs 79,900, which is Rs 13,000 less than the previous iMac base model.
To price it aggressively, Apple has toned down the performance on the base model by offering a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. The previous base model featured a 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, which is still available and is now a mid-range model instead. The processor still does include Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz. Apple has also reduced the onboard storage to 500GB and opted for a an Intel HD 5000 GPU in place of Intel Iris Pro GPU.
Other than these changes, Apple has kept the rest of the things same, so you still get a 21.5-inch display, Intel HD 5000 graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports.
Apple’s press release follows below:
Apple Introduces New Entry Level 21.5-inch iMac
World’s Leading All-In-One Desktop Now Starts at INR 79,900
CUPERTINO, California—June 18, 2014—Apple today introduced a new 21.5-inch iMac starting at just INR 79,900 making the world’s leading all-in-one desktop even more affordable. Featuring a stunning ultra-thin design, brilliant display, Core i5 processors and the world’s most advanced operating system, the new iMac is the perfect entry-level Mac desktop.
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.
iLife and iWork come free with every new Mac. iLife lets you edit your favourite videos with iMovie, create new music or learn to play piano or guitar with GarageBand, and organise, edit and share your best shots with iPhoto. iWork productivity apps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, make it easy to create, edit and share stunning documents, spreadsheets and presentations. iWork for iCloud beta lets you create your document on iPad, edit it on your Mac and collaborate with friends, even if they’re on a PC.
Every Mac comes with OS X, the world’s most advanced operating system, designed for ease of use while taking full advantage of the powerful technologies built into every Mac. Earlier this month, Apple announced OS X Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing new continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid than ever. The final version of OS X Yosemite will be available for free from the Mac App Store this fall.
Pricing & Availability
The new 21.5-inch iMac is available today through select Apple Authorised Resellers. Starting at INR 79,900 (INR 75,950.57 ex VAT), the new iMac features a 1.4 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. Configure-to-order options include a 1TB hard drive, a 1TB Fusion Drive, and up to 256GB flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/imac.
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