Everyone who saw it, fell in love with it. At least until their glances strayed to its price tag. Yup, we are talking about Apple’s 27-inch, 5K retina iMac, which although beautiful, is quite expensive. However, Apple is bringing out a smaller, 4k retina device that is much less expensive, in the upcoming months.
Sourced from the latest beta of OS X El Capitan, it seems like Apple is bringing a new 21.5-inch iMac with a retina display into play, soon. The device is expected to pack a a 4K resolution and tallied with the 21.5 inch size, makes up an out-of-the-world 4096 x 2304 display, which more than doubles the existing 21.5-inch iMac display resolutions of 1920 x 1080.
The boosted resolution means that user can watch 4K videos on the device, without having to scale it down first.
Sure, its a downgrade as compared to the 27-inch 5K iMac, which featured and even better display and other specs, but lets not forget to take the relative prices into account. While the 5K iMac was announced at a hefty price of $2,499 ( plus more for custom add-ons) the yet to come 4K version is slated to be priced much more moderately — perhaps, a tad more expensive than the normal 21.5-inch sibling, which currently sells at $1,099.
According to Consomac, Apple may also be working on a new, 27-inch iMac that it could launch in the future as a successor to the current 5K series.
With it’s 3.5 GHz quad core processor and 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, Apple’s 27-inch 5K iMac, is undoubtedly, one of the most powerful desktop computers out there and features a state-of-the art display into the bargain.
However, it’s one of the most expensive as well. With it’s yet-to-come 21.5-inch, 4K device, Apple is probably looking to provide consumers with something nearly as powerful yet way more affordable. The new iMac will also help plug the gap in Apple’s ensemble of retina display devices, which make you pick between a 15-inch MacBook Pro or a 27-inch iMac as of now.