New, cheaper iMac for education
by Giles Turnbull
Apple has released a new, lower-spec version of the 17inch iMac, on sale to students and teachers via its education store.
The machine includes the standard 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor and 512MB RAM (two 256MB sticks. The specs that are reduced are a lower-capacity hard disk (80GB), a Combo rather than Superdrive, and shared video graphics instead of a dedicated ATI Radeon card. All yours for $899.
Do you know how much a pioneer dvd-r 111d is? About £25, that's retail, I bought one last week.
Surely cutting down from a dvd writer to a cd writer doesn't save that much.
Also, no Apple Remote or Bluetooth, although WiFi Extreme, iSight, iLife 06, and Front Row are included. Quite a nice package for schools at a marvelous price.