Last month we picked up a post from an often reliable Chinese forum source who claimed that Apple is working on a 12-inch Retina MacBook Air. The notebook is reportedly going to be ultra slim partly because it won’t have a fan, and is expected to have a high resolution display apart from a buttonless trackpad. This has been reiterated once again, and now we’re also hearing about the possibility of a low cost iMac.

The predictions come from famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reiterates most of what we heard about 12-inch Retina MacBook Air last month. Kuo was actually the first to predict a 12-inch MacBook Air late last year. It is said to “redefine notebook user experience.” Its unclear what would become of the existing models, which haven’t been refreshed with Retina displays so far.

Not much is known about the low cost iMac for now. Kuo just says that its coming later this year, and that it will help Apple compete with the likes of HP and Lenovo particularly in markets across Asia. Technical specifications aren’t available at this point in time, and it is also not known what cuts Apple might make to keep the cost down.

Both HP and Lenovo released a new crop of All-in-One desktop PCs this year, the new models were first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas back in January.

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