Reasons to buy the £899 iMac

Here are five reasons to buy the low-cost iMac, but be sure to read our five reasons why it might not actually be the best Mac for your needs.

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Time to move to the Mac

Now that everyone has an iPhone and uses a Mac at home, perhaps it's time to equip your staff with Macs.

Looking for a desktop? The entry-level iMac will be perfect, if it will be used for standard office work rather than editing the next Hollywood blockbuster it will be plenty good enough.

You can also read our five reasons why the iMac might not be the best Mac for your needs

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Now that everyone has an iPhone and uses a Mac at home, perhaps it's time to equip your staff with Macs.

Looking for a desktop? The entry-level iMac will be perfect, if it will be used for standard office work rather than editing the next Hollywood blockbuster it will be plenty good enough.

You can also read our five reasons why the iMac might not be the best Mac for your needs

 

Fusion Drive bonus

If you still think it might not be powerful enough, add a Fusion Drive for £200.

Then, for just £50 more than the next machine up, you will have a faster machine thanks to the flash storage. Read: why you should add a Fusion Drive to the new iMac.

Note: A new iMac may be set to launch this summer. Read about the 2015 iMac release date here.

 

More RAM than MacBook Air

The budget iMac offers 8GB RAM, which is more than you get in the MacBook Air, which ships with a measly 4GB. 

 

Good looks

If you have never owned a Mac before this is a great desktop Mac that will transform your computing experience.

The whole computer is built into the incredibly thin display so there is no tower to stick on or under your desk, and it looks gorgeous.

 

iMac screen

If you'd been put off iMacs in the past because you had heard they had reflective screens this is no longer the case.

The screens on recent generations of iMacs are less reflective but images on the display are still striking, with vivid colours - perfect for perusing your holiday photos, watching films and streaming TV.

However, a high-res Retina display for the iMac may be on the way. Read more here: Retina iMac release date

Now read our five reasons why the iMac might not be the best Mac for your needs

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