With the 21.5-inch iMac, Apple brings down starting price for the all-in-one desktop line to $1099.
Apple has introduced a new entry-level model of its iMac computer with price starting at Rs. 79,900. The iMac features a 21.5-inch full HD display display, 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 2.7 GHz.
The new iMac features Intel HD 5000 graphics, 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. All iMac models include next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, xand two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports. The computers come preloaded with iLife and iWork tools.
The $1299 version features 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB L3 cache, while the $1499 variant features 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache. Both the iMacs come with 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory and 1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive. You can check out more details about the new iMac series here.
The iMac update follows Apple's recent Worldwide Developers Conference where the company showed off a new version of OS X – OS X Yosemite. Scheduled to be released later this year, Yosemite comes with several new cloud-based features and streamlines MacBook or iMac with iPhone or iPad with the mobile iOS 8 software. Read our coverage on the OS X Yosemite here. Also check out iOS 8: 13 important features
Apple recently introduced refreshed MacBook Air laptops with 4th Gen Intel Haswell processors. The new range comes loaded with the new processors, flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, up to 12 hours of battery life and Apple’s iLife and iWork apps. Apple claims that the new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors work in combination with OS X Mavericks to give the 13-inch MacBook Air up to 12 hours of battery life and the 11-inch MacBook Air up to 9 hours of battery life. iTunes movie playback times increase to 12 hours on the 13-inch notebook and 9 hours on the 11-inch notebook.
Here's Apple press release:
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.