Avoiding all fanfare, Apple appears to have quietly unveiled a new version of its low-end iMac. This machine is for educational institutions only, which can snap it up for $1,099 saving $200 over the regular model.
The new iMac is 21.5-inches and its hardware includes a 3.3 GHz Core i3 processor, 500GB of storage, and 4GB of memory. Custom configuration RAM and storage upgrades are available for around $270 each. The hardware for low-end consumer iMacs gives about double the RAM and hard drive capacity as this educational institution version.
Unlike other educational discounts offered by Apple, this iMac and other products offered on the education institution Apple store can only be ordered directly by a school. Students and educators can't individually buy these products for their own use.