Apple's New 21.5-inch iMac is $200 Cheaper

Apple's iMacs have always been expensive machines. While that's still true today, you can now get one for a little less than before. Apple has introduced the cheapest iMac in today's lineup, is a 21.5-inch model with ultrabook class hardware inside. The system comes filled with a low-voltage dual-core Intel Core i5 processor running at 1.4 GHz and boosting up to 2.7 GHz. On-die we've got Intel HD Graphics 5000 and 8 GB of DDR3-1600 memory. Storage comes by way of a 500 GB SATA hard drive, though this can be upgraded to a 1 TB drive for $50, or to a 1 TB Fusion drive or a 256 GB SSD for $250.

Included, of course, is also an Apple Magic mouse along with an Apple wireless keyboard, so while the system will still cost you a pretty penny, at least you know it won't cost you anything more than the price tag.

Interested? The system is available directly through Apple immediately with a starting price tag of $1099 -- $200 less than before, and still a couple hundred too expensive, especially for an entry-level desktop.

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  • dstarr3
    Well, Macs are generally well-built, and it can be argued that the price premium is a result of the software suite that comes with Mac.

    Still wouldn't touch one with a ten-foot pole, though.
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  • squirrelboy
    Upgrading from a 500GB to a 1TB HDD costs just as much as buying an extra 1TB HDD...
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  • hitman40
    Quote:
    Upgrading from a 500GB to a 1TB HDD costs just as much as buying an extra 1TB HDD...

    Welcome to the world of pre-built computers online that people who aren't tech smart call "building their own computer"
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  • dstarr3
    Well, Macs are generally well-built, and it can be argued that the price premium is a result of the software suite that comes with Mac.

    Still wouldn't touch one with a ten-foot pole, though.
    12
  • Skylarz
    Well guys, it is a 4k res screen lol
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
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    Well guys, it is a 4k res screen lol
    Nope, same 1920*1080 display as before.
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