A surprisingly quiet release by Apple Inc.
Just recently, the super tech giant, Apple Inc. has quietly launched a new low-end version of the iMac. This keeps educational institutions to save over $200 from the regular model.
Apple Inc. seems to release the newer version to avoid all fanfare of its low-end iMac. The company clarified though that this new gadget is only for educational institutions. It costs at $1,099, saving up to $200 from the price of the regular version of iMac.
It is still not confirmed though when Apple has launched the new low-end iMac for educational institution consumers. However, according to MacRumors, the company seems to have released the product just recently. The new version has replaced the $999 iMac. This iMac for educational institutions was released last year.
This new product features a 21.5-inch screen. Its hardware has a 3.3 GHz Core i3 processor, 4GB or memory, and 500GB of storage. The user can do upgrades for $270 each — one is for custom configuration RAM and the other is storage upgrades.
This new iMac for educational instiutions can only be ordered and purchased directly by the institution itself on the Apple store. Furthermore, no students or teachers can buy this product for personal use.
On Tuesday, AT&t has already released the prices for its Windows Phone 8 devices. The three new phones are wished to appeal to different crowds of customers.
Although a blue or yellow-colored version with half memory will be available for a price of $99.99, to be identified as an exclusive product, the Windows Phone 8X from HTC will cost $199.99 with a 2-year contract. Both of the versions will be available in the market by Thanksgiving as reported. This can be combined with a wireless charging case, but it’s only optional.
Meanwhile, the Verizon Wireless version has a wireless charging already built-in on the device.
The Nokia 920 is priced at $99.99 along with a contract and the Lumia 820 is priced at $49.99. These two models will be available in the market by the end of this week, but pre-orders start on Wednesday.
Another exclusive is that Lumia 920 will be coming in with a wireless charging pad for free, considered as a limited promotion for the device.
Moreover, AT&T will be having the biggest line-up of Windows Phone 8 smartphones to be sold. It officially was released the previous week as part of Microsoft’s major step towards selling next-generation OS on multiple platforms.
Thursday, Lenovo unveils the details of its new tablet, the IdeaPad A1 Android tablet, with its very surprising price in the market – $199 only! Gets the attention in the crowded market right?
Right after HP lets the price go down of its WebOS TouchPad Tablet to $99, consumer went crazy in having one and getting a feel of it, which means a very strong market for cheaper tablets. Apple which sells its iPad with a minimum price of $499, other tablet makers enjoys the opportunity to conquer in the lower end – sad to say no one has been better than Apple’s iPad.
According to a Forrester Research analyst, the Amazon tablet could become the number two on the market by 2011 by with its $300 tab.
With this, Lenovo’s actions to sell the IdeaPad A1 for $199 is a great timing. The two features that this tablet boasts and makes it standout amongst the rest is its 1024 x 600 pixel resolution which is very sharp and the screen is capacitive touch. Other cheaper tablets have resistive screens which is not that responsive than a capacitive screen.
Check out the Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1 specs:
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software
- Single-core 1-GHz Cortex A8 processor
- 3-megapixel camera on the back
- 3-megapixel camera on the front
- GPS receiver
- 2GB of internal storage
- MicroSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of extra memory
- Measures 0.47 inches thick and weighs 0.88 pounds
IdeaPad A1 will be in the market in the mid-September and it will come in different colors – white, black, blue, and pink.