Apple Leaks new 17" iMac

Tallest Skil

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That never actually left. They never stopped selling it to the education market.

In that... they made an entirely different version than any that they sold in the past just FOR the education market. It has an Intel GMA950 in it.
 

NT1440

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That never actually left. They never stopped selling it to the education market.

In that... they made an entirely different version than any that they sold in the past just FOR the education market. It has an Intel GMA950 in it.
Was that in any of the 17" models before? If so maybe they are just clearing stock?
 

Sun Baked

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Been there done looked at that a long time ago when it stayed when the aluminum iMacs came out.

Check when the Nvidia chipsets came out and the...



was still there.
 

rpaloalto

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I cant find it.:(
I even tried different school districts. From my wife's district. $1,149.00 for the 20-inch. Is the only one we can see.
Is it only available to actual schools, For school use. Or can staff purchase it for personal use.
 

kymac

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its still the white plastic model.. heres a quote from the product page..

Select your iMac
Image
With a dual-core performance and a range of features, this is the most affordable iMac geared for the digital classroom.

* 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 1GB memory
* 160GB hard drive1
* 24x Combo drive
* Intel GMA 950 graphics

Ships: 3-5 business days
Free Shipping
$899.00

Apple MPN : MA710LL/B
 

Veri

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I got one at the UK refurb store in September 2007 for about the price of a new Mac Mini of nearly equivalent spec. Anyone tried fitting more than 2GB, i.e. does it do like the older Mac Minis and still take advantage of dual channel but only report 3GB?
 

gkarris

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I haven't found this said "link" either, though the text is there.

This is likely available only directly to institutions in volume purchases. Users can get one only if their institution decides to sell them to students/faculty themselves...

Not "new" - they've always had it available...
 

Nabby

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I cant find it.:(
I even tried different school districts. From my wife's district. $1,149.00 for the 20-inch. Is the only one we can see.
Is it only available to actual schools, For school use. Or can staff purchase it for personal use.
I went in as an employee of a K-12 school district, getting a quote to give to my purchasing department and it is available there. It isn't with the rest of the iMacs. It is one of the square "ads" in the middle of the page for me.
When I tried employee purchasing for myself, I don't see it.

Nabby
 

Mike in Kansas

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Unless you REALLY want a 17", I don't know why you'd buy that. You can get a 20"/2.4GHz in the refurb store for $849 and it comes with an independent GPU, Superdrive, faster processor, larger hard drive, upgradable to 4GB RAM and probably faster FSB; I bet the 17" has an 800MH FSB while the refurb has a 1067MHz FSB. It's clearly designed for schools on a budget who want Macs but can't afford $1000 per machine.
 

DHagan4755

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Jul 18, 2002
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The problem with this machine is that it's been out way too long and is not worth the price considering... I mean look at the specs. Right now it's a FAIL for education, esp. in this economy. If they are going to continue selling it, it should be $599.
 

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Old Muley

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Interesting. The district I work at switched from exclusively Macs to exclusively windows XP about 4 years ago on one factor- price. Apparently they figured that removing all the Macs and replacing them with the cheapest Dells they could find was a good move. Never mind the fact that something like 15% failed right out of the box or that they had to hire additional IT staff and actually PAY staff to attend trainings on how to use the machines. In my opinion, and the opinion of many others, the "experiment" with windows has been an unmitigated failure.

Sadly, when a Dell Optiplex can be had for less than $300 there's now way a $899 iMac can compete.

Ultimately in my district it's all about what's cheap, not what's good.
 

minik

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Jun 25, 2007
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17-inch non-glossy display.:rolleyes:

I think a combo drive is okay as students/instructors tend to use USB thumb drives than burning DVDs.

Looks like a previous generation Mac mini with a screen.
 

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SirJ

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I think kabanaru is on to something here. I was just on engadget a few minutes ago and there was a story about this, and then five minutes later it was gone.

hmmmm......
 

crisss1205

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Oct 7, 2008
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Go to This site

and then click on Create Quote and select a school.
It will take you to what looks like the standard Apple Online store. Just click on iMac and chick on the 17-inch iMac.
 

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nick9191

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Feb 17, 2008
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Any word on the specs?

Needs at least a 2ghz Core 2 and the 9400M to be worth $899. Or they could easily sell the last gen 20" for $899.
 
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