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Lower-cost iMac destined for SA

If you’ve felt that the iMac’s baseline R21 999+  price was too high, you’re in luck… to a degree. Apple unveiled a new 21-inch iMac last week that lowers the cost of entry to a more palatable R14 999 as Core Group confirmed today. As you’d expect, though, there are a few catches involved in saving that much cash. To start with, you’re getting the same low-voltage, 1.4GHz Core i5 processor that you find in the MacBook Air — this isn’t a powerhouse by any stretch.

You’ll also have to make do with a 500GB hard disk. The move isn’t going to please those who were hoping for a full refresh of the iMac line, but that may not happen until Intel launches desktop-class Broadwell processors. This system will mostly be appealing to schools and anyone else who wants a complete Apple desktop for the lowest price possible. Still at R15k, this is a bargain, me thinks!

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.