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Apple iMac price drop. Starting from £899.00 @ Apple
Apple iMac price drop. Starting from £899.00 @ Apple

Apple iMac price drop. Starting from £899.00 @ Apple

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Apple has updated it's range of iMacs for 2014, reducing prices across the range and also introducing a new low-cost model.

You can now get an iMac for £899, where previously the entry-level iMac cost £1,149.

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I don't think they've updated their "range" of iMacs. They've only introduced the lower cost iMac whereas the rest are still outdated.

They probably won't update them until Intel release Broadwell, ie not until WWDC 15.

ZeeshoWeesho

They've only introduced the lower cost iMac whereas the rest are still … They've only introduced the lower cost iMac whereas the rest are still outdated.



It's pretty weak. Same cpu as an MBA.

But lots of users don't need the power. The success of the ipad proves this

The ipad is a completely different beast to a desktop machine.

No price drop really, just a new model which lacks power. Voted cold.

Not really a deal tbh.

Very poor set of specs should of been discounted even more. Not worth it in my eyes.

27" is good value - I'll have to check out the price on the Edu store. When I looked a year ago, I struggled to put together a comparable Windows PC - of the same specs, including OS and software - for the same money. And I still wouldn't have had the lovely form factor and compact design. I went with a windows machine anyway, as I had parts I could reuse which saved me money, but if I was doing it from scratch I'd have struggled. I want one for the Screen primarily, but the tidy compact design is a winner too. My Windows machine is in a beast case, and cables everywhere.

Orbdemon

The ipad is a completely different beast to a desktop machine.


Well that's obvious. I was not suggesting that an ipad is a substitute for an iMac. I was simply illustrating that many users simply do not need the power of the higher end macs.

stuart07970

Well that's obvious. I was not suggesting that an ipad is a substitute … Well that's obvious. I was not suggesting that an ipad is a substitute for an iMac. I was simply illustrating that many users simply do not need the power of the higher end macs.



Many users don't require the "power" of a low-end PC. Affected high-enders will never be happy, whatever make of computer, OS and CPU/GUP they are using.

Even though it's only a 1.4 i5, if it's the same as the MBA processor then it's benchmark scores 6012 according to mactracker. This is more than capable for the average user. My iMac from 2007, yes 7yrs old is used everyday for Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. It's a 2.4ghz dual core and still runs everything fine. Now the benchmark for mine is 3199, making the new 1.4 ghz iMac considerably more powerful than what I use everyday.

The benchmark figures are what you should be bothered about. Not the size of the processor. The new i processors can do some amazing things from a small package.

Simes123

27" is good value - I'll have to check out the price on the Edu store. … 27" is good value - I'll have to check out the price on the Edu store. When I looked a year ago, I struggled to put together a comparable Windows PC - of the same specs, including OS and software - for the same money. And I still wouldn't have had the lovely form factor and compact design. I went with a windows machine anyway, as I had parts I could reuse which saved me money, but if I was doing it from scratch I'd have struggled. I want one for the Screen primarily, but the tidy compact design is a winner too. My Windows machine is in a beast case, and cables everywhere.


I spec'd up a dell all in one on their website.. basically the same spec with a touch screen for 1K cheaper.. this deal sucks.. death to macs (at that price for that spec anyway)

Simes123

27" is good value - I'll have to check out the price on the Edu store. … 27" is good value - I'll have to check out the price on the Edu store. When I looked a year ago, I struggled to put together a comparable Windows PC - of the same specs, including OS and software - for the same money. And I still wouldn't have had the lovely form factor and compact design. I went with a windows machine anyway, as I had parts I could reuse which saved me money, but if I was doing it from scratch I'd have struggled. I want one for the Screen primarily, but the tidy compact design is a winner too. My Windows machine is in a beast case, and cables everywhere.

27" offers very good value if you strip it down and look at what's inside. The screen is the same as what's in the Thunderbolt Display which costs £700 iirc. Even the 21 inch iMacs have the same screen, albeit smaller. And if you've ever used one it's hard to go back to anything else as the image quality is amazing-very important for image and video editing. I have a dell 24" screen (£300) hooked up to my iMac for more editing space. It's night and day compared to the iMac, colours are off by a long shot and useless for colour correction on images and video. So barely gets used.

Skywalker07

27" offers very good value if you strip it down and look at what's … 27" offers very good value if you strip it down and look at what's inside. The screen is the same as what's in the Thunderbolt Display which costs £700 iirc. Even the 21 inch iMacs have the same screen, albeit smaller. And if you've ever used one it's hard to go back to anything else as the image quality is amazing-very important for image and video editing. I have a dell 24" screen (£300) hooked up to my iMac for more editing space. It's night and day compared to the iMac, colours are off by a long shot and useless for colour correction on images and video. So barely gets used.



dell.com/uk/…aio
Also new iMacs due out soon.. rumours they will be "retina"
Edited by: "stuart18987" 18th Jun 2014

stuart18987

I spec'd up a dell all in one on their website.. basically the same spec … I spec'd up a dell all in one on their website.. basically the same spec with a touch screen for 1K cheaper.. this deal sucks.. death to macs (at that price for that spec anyway)



Really? To include comparable productivity software? Grateful for a link.

stuart18987

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-27-2720-aio/pd?oc=cdx7208&model_id=xps-27-2720-aio Also new iMacs due out soon.. rumours they will be "retina"



Doesn't seem 1000 cheaper. .
Edited by: "Simes123" 19th Jun 2014

Sorry I apologise..

iMac = £2,109.00 (i7, 16GB Ram, 1GB Fusion Drive, GTX 775m, Quad HD screen) Could upgrade the HDD too +£150
Dell All In One = £1,579.00 (i7, 16GB Ram, 2GB Fusion Drive, GTX 750m, Quad HD touch-screen)

So £500 now they have been dropped £250.. re. comparable productivity software... you really comparing software availability between mac and windows?

Also.. this is just all in ones.. you could build a pc tower with fancy quad hd screens for cheaper and it would blow both these out of the water!


Edited by: "stuart18987" 19th Jun 2014

Yawn - it's sad to see these threads go this way. People buy a mac for many reasons, but they stay for the operating system. Period !

So speccing up a windows alternative isn't a very useful comparison
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