Apple’s event unveiled the latest iMac 2021 which is powered by the M1 processor.
The popular desktop takes cue from the design of the iPhone 12 with sharp 90 degree edges, hence making it look neat and professional.
The highlights of the iMac 2021
It is also thinner at just only 11.5mm and weighs just under 5kg.
It also comes with a 24‑inch 4.5K Retina display and a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics and six-speaker sound system.
The keyboard also has TouchID, which technically means you can login to the iMac with your fingerprint now.
On top of that, for the first time ever, the Apple decided that the iMac will come in seven different colours.
Other specifications of this computer are:
- Processor: Apple M1 Chip
- RAM: 8GB (can upgrade to 16GB)
- Storage: 256GB (Can upgrade to SSD up to 2TB)
- Display: 24-inch Retina display
- Size: 54.7cm X 14.7cm
- Weight: 4.46 – 4.48kg
- Ports: Thunderbolt ports & 3.5mm phone jack
- Operating system: MacOS
Price an availability
Dates to order the iMac 2021 in Malaysia have not been revealed, but I do expect some delays with computers now facing component supply issues.
The US, Singapore and Australia will be able to pre-order the iMac from 30th April and sales will start in the 2nd half of May 2021.
Regardless, the base model that features the M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU is priced at RM5,599 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version.
Higher-spec versions that will of course increase the price and Apple will also include ability to customize your iMac in the near future as well.
If you think the new iMac is a bit too pricey, the older versions are still available, likely at discounted prices in both Shopee and Lazada.