Will Apple’s Low-Cost iMac Backfire?

Apple is known for its iconic designs -- and its high price tags. But the Mac-maker just rolled out a new 21.5-inch model with a price tag that could turn heads of PC diehards.

Apple is offering an iMac for $1,099 in an apparent move to draw consumers looking for a more affordable option in its Mac line up. Even with the lower pricing on an entry-level, all-in-one desktop the company is not skimping on the quality that helped make the Mac an icon.

The New 21.5-inch iMac has an ultra-thin display, a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with speeds up to 2.7 GHz and an Intel HD 5000 graphics. The machine also comes equipped with 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. All iMac models include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports that makes expandability and support for high-performance peripherals possible.

Response to PC Decline?

Although this is a significant move on the pricing front, itEUs not AppleEUs first in recent months. In April, the company updated its MacBook Air with faster processors and lower prices. You can now get a MacBook Air for $899.

That machine comes with fourth generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors that provide the 13-inch laptop with up to 12 hours of battery life and the 11-inch model up to 9 hours of battery life. iLife and iWork come free with all new Macs, whether all-in-ones or laptops.

Could this be a new, more affordable Apple in a post-Steve Jobs era? Now that the companyEUs founder has passed on, is Apple turning over a new pricing leaf to sway PC users to its corner in the face of the industryEUs declining sales?

Quarter after quarter, the forecast seems to grow worse. Now, market research firm IDC is predicting shipments will...

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Will Apple’s Low-Cost iMac Backfire?

Apple is known for its iconic designs -- and its high price tags. But the Mac-maker just rolled out a new 21.5-inch model with a price tag that could turn heads of PC diehards.

Apple is offering an iMac for $1,099 in an apparent move to draw consumers looking for a more affordable option in its Mac line up. Even with the lower pricing on an entry-level, all-in-one desktop the company is not skimping on the quality that helped make the Mac an icon.

The New 21.5-inch iMac has an ultra-thin display, a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with speeds up to 2.7 GHz and an Intel HD 5000 graphics. The machine also comes equipped with 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. All iMac models include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports that makes expandability and support for high-performance peripherals possible.

Response to PC Decline?

Although this is a significant move on the pricing front, itEUs not AppleEUs first in recent months. In April, the company updated its MacBook Air with faster processors and lower prices. You can now get a MacBook Air for $899.

That machine comes with fourth generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors that provide the 13-inch laptop with up to 12 hours of battery life and the 11-inch model up to 9 hours of battery life. iLife and iWork come free with all new Macs, whether all-in-ones or laptops.

Could this be a new, more affordable Apple in a post-Steve Jobs era? Now that the companyEUs founder has passed on, is Apple turning over a new pricing leaf to sway PC users to its corner in the face of the industryEUs declining sales?

Quarter after quarter, the forecast seems to grow worse. Now, market research firm IDC is predicting shipments will...

Comments are closed.