Apple has launched an entry-level iMac for people in the education sector. The new model has a 21.5 inch display, with some watered down specs. The entry level model features a 3.1GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive and an AMD Radeon HD 6750 GPU.
Pricing starts at $999 on Apples Education Store.
Apple has issued a small recall involving the Hard Disk Drive, featured in the iMac 1tb Seagate Hard drives, sold between May 2011 and July 2011. Apparently only a small number of Hard Disk Drive’s are affected. The primary issue of this recall is that a number of hard drives are failing under certain conditions but Apple is sending emails to affected users who provided a correct email address at time of purchase. Other users can follow the “Source” link at the bottom of the article and may enter their serial number on the device to determine if their device is affected! Hopefully this did not impact a majority of our readers. This is an inconvenience indeed but Apple is reassuring that they will take care of you. Make sure all your data is backed up before you make that Genius Bar appointment and the hard drive is replaced!!!
The official recall note from Apple reads:
“Apple has determined that a very small number of Seagate 1TB hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions. These systems were sold between May 2011 and July 2011.
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected hard drives free of charge.
Apple is contacting affected iMac owners who provided a valid email address during the product registration process to let them know about this program. If you have not been contacted, but think you have a 1TB Seagate hard drive, you can enter your serial number below to see if it’s part of this program.”