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Apple offers discounted iMacs for schools

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Apple quietly introduced a new 21.5-inch iMac specifically for educational institutions on Monday.

The computer, first noticed by MacRumors, costs $999 — about $200 less than the models available to the general public.

Lowering the price seems to have come at the expense of some bells and whistles. The education-only iMac does not, for instance, come with Apple’s new Thunderbolt port. For an extra $150, schools can purchase the publicly available version.

Apple also still appears to be offering the $899 education-only 20-inch iMac that it released in 2009.

As The Washington Post points out, Apple has always targeted the education sector, and its success with the iMac in schools is part of the reason why its sales are above the industry average.

Continue reading on Mashable

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