Mar 062013

Apple quietly launched a new ultra-thin iMac for educational institutions, this educational version iMac is sold only to educational institutions, ordinary users can’t purchase it by Apple’s educational discount plans. The iMac has started to accept reservations, the shipping date is 5-7 working days. The configuration is even lower compared to the current entry-level 21.5-inch iMac, of course, the price is also $200 less, and this ME699LL/A model ultra-thin iMac configuration is as follows:

- 3.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 processor
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 4GB (2 * 2GB) memory
- 500GB hard drive
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics card

Compared with the current 21.5-inch entry-configuration, the new low-end education model processor changes from the quad-core to dual-core, reduce memory from 8GB to 4GB, hard drive capacity is also reduced by half, and it’s with no discrete graphics.

Also it needs to be noted that this educational institution dedicated iMac can only be purchased by educational institutions, students or individual teacher can not purchase, which is different from the Apple’s educational discount program.

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