Apple launches sub-$1,000 iMac for education

By on August 8, 2011 at 7:46 AM.

Apple launches sub-$1,000 iMac for education

Apple has quietly launched a new entry-level iMac that targets education. The new model features a 21.5-inch display like the current base iMac, but the specs are dialed down in order to push pricing to a slightly more attainable starting point. Highlights include a 3.1GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive and an AMD Radeon HD 6750 GPU. Pricing starts at $999, 11% higher than the last iMac aimed at the education market, and the new model is available immediately to education customers on Apple’s website.

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New MacBook Airs, Mac minis, Apple Thunderbolt Display revealed as Apple Store goes down

By on July 20, 2011 at 6:15 AM.

New MacBook Airs, Mac minis, Apple Thunderbolt Display revealed as Apple Store goes down

The Apple Store is down, though it looks like 9to5Mac has spoiled the surprise. According to the Apple blog, here are the leaked specifications for the new Apple products launching this week:

  • Mac mini Base model: 2.3GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM, and 500GB of storage
  • Mac mini: 2.5GHz CPU with 4GB of RAM, and, 500GB of storage
  • Mac mini server: 2.0GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and two 500GB hard drives
  • MacBook Air 11″: Base model: 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage
  • MacBook Air 11″: 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage
  • MacBook Air 11″: Built to order model: 1.8GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage
  • MacBook Air 13″: Base model: 1.7GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage
  • MacBook Air 13″: 1.7GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage
  • MacBook Air 13″: Built to order: 1.8GHz CPU, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage

The Mac minis are reported to run new Intel Sand Bridge chips, while the MacBook Airs run Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors. Launching alongside the new MacBook Airs and Mac minis are a new Apple display, though the only difference seems to be the name, rebranded as the Apple Thunderbolt Display, and the ability to have a VESA-compatible mount for them. We’ll see in only a couple hours, and these new models could go on sale as early as today. More →

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