Apple knows how important it is to deliver quality education to the next generation of minds in the country, starting with the first batch of Apple IIs being sent to libraries located all over the nation, and ever since then, there has been contributions made to the educational sector – although time and its entrophying quality has caused that to result in a bunch of aged machines whose time is nearly up. Well, what can Apple do about the situation? They might just come up with a plan that will not hit schools’ pockets hard by paving the way for an upgrade on the cheap – we’re talking about sub-$1,000 cheap for an iMac which might just see action this coming August 16th – but it will sacrifice some processor speed and RAM, of course. This education sector iMac will be a lesser version of the actual entry-level iMac that stands at $1,200, and will be made available primarily to educational clients only.
We do know from 9to5 that this more affordable version of the iMac will come with a 3.1GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and an AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor that sports 256 MB of dedicated memory so that you can always take a little bit of time off after a long, hard day busting your brains to your calculus problems.