Apple has quietly rolled out a new “education only” low-end iMac for $999 on their Higher Educational online store this morning. The computer, which cannot be purchased by individuals, sports a 3.1GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 250GB hard drive, 2GB RAM, and a 256MB AMD Radeon HD 6750 graphics card.
Interestingly enough, this new model does not contain a Thunderbolt port, but instead a mini Display port. The next best iMac model would be the $1,149 student-priced Core i5 iMac, which has 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a 512MB graphics card. That same computer is available to the general public for $1,199.