Earlier this morning, Apple released a version of its popular iMac computer geared towards students. The new computer has a 21.5″ screen and carries a last-generation 3.1 GHz i3 dual-core processor, 2 GB of 1333 MHz RAM, and a 250 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. The computer itself costs $999, making this the first iMac specifically made for education since 2006, when one was introduced at $899.
This iteration of the iMac is obviously far less powerful than is available today, but carries a $200 discount, making it a viable option for some students. Perhaps the most enticing aspect of the new computer is it’s 1920 x 1080 resolution, making things like photo and movie editing classes far superior to the experience you’d get on a laptop.
You can check out the full specifications sheet for the new iMac here.
If you were a student, would you explore this option, or do you prefer the portability of a laptop while in college? Let us know in the comments below!