Apple Introduces $899 Education Configuration for 17-Inch iMac

Jul 05, 2006, 01:00 ET from Apple Computer, Inc.

    NECC, SAN DIEGO, July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today
 introduced a new $899 configuration of the 17-inch iMac(R) designed
 specifically for education customers featuring a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
 processor, a built-in iSight(TM) video camera and iLife(R) '06, the next
 generation of Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle
 applications. The 17-inch iMac for education is available immediately and
 will replace the eMac(R), Apple's last CRT based computer, providing
 students and teachers everything they need to learn and create in today's
 digital classroom, all in the ultra-efficient iMac design.
     The ultimate in design simplicity, the iMac is ideal for the space
 saving needs of both the classroom and the dorm room with the entire
 computer built right into a two-inch thin display. The iMac design has
 continuously improved generation after generation, resulting in increased
 material efficiency, decreased packaging mass and volume, and decreased
 energy consumption -- all of which lead to a smaller environmental
     Featuring a 17-inch widescreen LCD display, the iMac for education
 includes a Combo drive for burning CDs and reading DVDs, 512MB of 667 MHz
 DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable up to 2GB and hard drive storage capacity up
 to 160GB. Every iMac also includes a built-in iSight video camera for video
 conferencing out-of-the-box using Apple's award-winning iChat AV, or
 recording a video podcast or iMovie(R) using iLife '06. Providing the
 latest in high-performance connectivity options, the 17-inch iMac for
 education includes built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for
 high-speed networking, built-in AirPort(R) Extreme 802.11g WiFi for up to
 54 Mbps fast wireless networking*, a total of five USB ports (three USB
 2.0) and two FireWire(R) 400 ports.
     Designed with today's digital classroom in mind, every iMac comes with
 iLife '06, the next generation of Apple's award-winning suite of digital
 lifestyle applications featuring iPhoto(R), iMovie HD, iDVD(R),
 GarageBand(TM) and iWeb(TM), a new iLife application that makes it
 super-easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs and Podcasts and
 publish them on .Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a
 single click. Every iMac also comes with the latest release of the world's
 most advanced operating system, Mac OS(R) X version 10.4.6 "Tiger"
 including Safari(TM), Mail, iCal(R), iChat AV, Front Row and Photo Booth,
 running natively on the Intel-based desktop.
     Pricing & Availability
     The 17-inch iMac for education is available immediately for education
 customers through the Apple Store for Education
 ( or by calling an Apple education sales
 representative at 800-800-APPL. The eMac will no longer be in production
 and is available for purchase while supplies last through the Apple Store
 for Education ( or by calling an Apple
 education sales representative at 800-800-APPL. Apple will showcase the
 17-inch iMac and its complete line of products and solutions for education
 at the National Educational Computing Conference in San Diego, California
 from July 5-7, 2006. For details, please visit
     The 17-inch 1.83 GHz iMac, for a suggested education price of $899
 (US), includes:
     -- 17-inch widescreen LCD display;
     -- 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor;
     -- 512MB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable to 2GB;
     -- 24x Combo drive;
     -- Intel GMA 950 graphics;
     -- built-in iSight video camera;
     -- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking;
     -- 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
     -- mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold
     -- built-in stereo speakers and microphone; and
     -- Mighty Mouse and Apple Keyboard.
     Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM,
 160GB Serial ATA hard drive, iWork(TM) '06 (pre-installed), Apple Remote
 and Apple USB Modem.
     *AirPort Extreme uses the IEEE 802.11g wireless standard. Actual speed
 will vary based on range from the base station, environmental conditions
 and other factors.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
 Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
 Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with
 its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system,
 and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the
 digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes
 online music store.
     NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iMac, iSight,
 iLife, eMac,iMovie, AirPort, FireWire, iPhoto, iDVD, GarageBand, iWeb,
 Safari, iCal and iWork are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product
 names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
     NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple's PR website
 (, or call Apple's Media Helpline at (408) 974-2042.

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