Yesterday Apple released their promised new low cost and entry level iMac desktop computer. For residents of the UK the cost of this iMac is £899, this is the cheapest iMac Apple has released for many years. Apple has recently made a habit out of cutting prices on many of their entry level products such as the MacBook Air. My assumption on this is that Apple is trying to open up its range of Mac computers to more people.
Unfortunately Apple’s release of the new entry level iMac is not good news for everyone. The new iMac features a 1.4GHz i5 processor as found in Apple’s current line up of MacBook Airs, although this processor is deemed very capable in Apple’s MacBook Air it is reasonably disappointing that a ULV mobile base chip has been used in a desktop computer. The good news however is that the low cost iMac comes with a default 8GB of RAM as standard, it has however been recently determined that this is not upgradeable via BTO order nor after purchase as it is soldered onto the motherboard.