Apple has added a new version of its 21.5in iMac to its portfolio of desktop devices, with its price point of £899 a cost that could well appeal to both small and large businesses.
The new 21.5in device has a slower 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor than existing models, which boast 2.7GHz and 2.9GHz processors, and also has a smaller 500GB hard drive, rather than the 1TB found on the 2.9GHz model.
The new model's processor also comes with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 built-in, again below the existing models in the range, which have either Intel Iris Pro Graphics or NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 1GB video memory.
While the components may be below those of the more powerful models, the price of £899 including VAT could well appeal, as it makes the device £150 cheaper than the 2.4GHz version and £300 cheaper than the 2.9GHz. The device is available now and will ship within 1-3 days.
The release of the new device comes after Apple had taken its store website offline for a few hours this morning in order to update it with details of the new iMac.
The availablity of the new device means it won't come with the new Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite out of the box, but will be able to update to the new software later this year, like other Macs already in the market.
The update is the latest refresh of Apple's laptop and desktop devices after two new MacBooks were unveiled earlier this year. These also had minimal changes but notable price cuts.
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