Apple today also announced the new Apple iMac 2021, that is powered by the company’s latest Apple M1 Chip. It features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display, comes in 7 bright colours, and will be available in Malaysia soon, and we already have the official pricing.
Apple iMac 2021
As mentioned above, the Apple iMac 2021 has a 24-inch Retina display, that has a 4.5K resolution. It features a thin chassis and stand, and comes available in seven colours – Blue, Green, Pink, Silver, Yellow, Orange, and Purple. The colours’ availability are dependent on which variant you’re getting. The first four colours stated above are available on the lower-spec iMac (7-core GPU), while the latter three colours will be on the higher spec (8-core GPU) iMac.
The powerful 8-core CPU in M1 features the fastest CPU core in low-power silicon. And the 8-core GPU features the fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer. When combined with its high efficiency, unified memory architecture, and the 16-core Apple Neural Engine, the new iMac delivers powerful performance when compared to standard models of the 21.5-inch iMac, including:
- Up to 85 percent faster CPU performance, so users can export their favorite video project in iMovie faster than ever, easily work with massive 100-megapixel photos in Lightroom, and compile new apps in Xcode in a fraction of the time.
- Up to 2x faster GPU performance for certain apps like Affinity Photo and Photoshop, and up to 50 percent faster than the most powerful discrete graphics in the fastest 21.5-inch iMac, allowing users to render edits in real time or add complex filters to their photos in a snap.
- The ability to edit up to five streams of 4K footage, or one stream of 8K footage, without dropping a frame in Final Cut Pro.
- Up to 3x faster machine learning in apps that leverage the 16-core Neural Engine in M1.
Another difference between the lower spec and higher spec Apple iMac 2021 is the difference in I/O ports offered. The base model has just two Thunderbolt USB 4 ports, while the higher spec variant gets two additional USB 3.0 ports.
Powered by Apple’s M1 chip, customers can customize their iMacs with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage (with extra cost incurred). Packaged with each iMac is a 143W power adapter that has a power cable with a magnetic connector. In the box, customers will also find a USB Type-C to lightning cable, the new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Magic Mouse. The keyboard and mouse will of course come in matching colours with the iMac of your preference.
The new iMac also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system — the best camera and audio ever in a Mac. Also, Touch ID comes to iMac for the first time, making it easier than ever to securely log in, make purchases with Apple Pay, or switch user profiles with the touch of a finger.
Pricing And Availability
As for pricing , Apple has only listed the new Apple iMac 2021 with its official pricing, but no availability date as of yet. But what we do know is that it will be up for pre-order in first wave countries which includes the US, Singapore, and Australia from the 30th of April. First sales will launch on the 2nd half of May 2021.
The base model of the Apple iMac 2021 has an M1 chip with an 8-core CPU, and a 7-core GPU with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, priced at RM5,599. As for the higher end variants, they will be coming with an additional two USB 3.0 ports as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port. Also powered by the M1 chip, the 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU wioth 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be priced at RM6,449, while the 8GB RAM and 512GB storage variant will be sold for RM7,429.