$1000 for a dual core with no GPU is affordable?!?!?!?!!!
From a pure specs viewpoint this isn't exactly good, sure its aesthetics and all in one and whatnot but yeah.. No.
It's like buying a Corvette with a Malibu engine to grocery shop in.
Dropping the price makes this affordable? For who!? $200 never made or broke anyone. And at $200 less it feels like you are getting a machine with $500 in parts and upgrades missing. Anyone looking for a cheap iMac should not consider the new model it is a total waste just save for another month if you have to and spend $200 more!
I'd disagree that $200 is not a big deal. That's a lot of scratch for a lot of folks.
That said, totally agree that it seems expensive for these comparatively weak specs.
Seth; what happened to your account??
And I didn't mean $200 is nothing, it is even for me, but when you are looking to spend $1000, =/- another $200 at that point isn't that big of deal. Basically if you NEED to save $200 that bad you might as well save $400 and buy a windows PC that is way more powerful than this. But saving $200 yet losing $400 in parts and it is still $1k doesn't sound like something someone on a tight budget should be purchasing, and if you aren't on a budget you shouldn't be considering this new crap model any way. I just don't see what market dropping $200 opens up for apple.
I just built my friend a PC the other day with a Core i5 4670k, 8GB of Ram, 1TB HDD and a 750Ti for like $800. Apple is smoking crack if they think a dual core i5 clocked at 1.4GHz , 8GB of Ram, 500GB HDD and intel integrated graphics is worth $1100.