Apple Introduces $899 (£639) Education iMac

Apple today announced that they would start selling a 17" version of the popular iMac to educational institutes and students, signalling the death of the eMac. The education iMac pack less punch than its bigger brother with built in graphics, but at 400USD cheaper I'm sure enthusiasts won't hold it against Apple.

The iMac will feature a combo drive for burning CDs and reading DVDs, as well as 512 DDR2 memory. Apple's built in camera will feature in the iMac as well as the popular iLife suite. While Brits can be expected to pay £150 more than our American neighbours the price will obviously be welcomed among the education sector.

Distinguishing itself from the current 17" iMac this version has the integrated graphics, the lack of a DVD burner, no bluetooth or Apple Remote.

View: Apple Press Release

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