Apple is on a mission. After phones and tablets, the American company also wants to equip Macs entirely with self-designed processors, so that they are not dependent on AMD or Intel. At the end of last year, Apple took the first steps through MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini Equip with its own M1 processor; Now it’s the first iMac’s turn. Is the M1 chip guaranteed to make every Mac a party?
There is no arguing about taste
We’re reviewing the 24-inch iMac, as the successor to the 21.5-inch iMac as of 2020. Incidentally, the new iMac isn’t much bigger than this model; Especially the tighter edges around the screen make it possible to install a larger panel. Somewhat controversially, those edges are no longer black, but white. According to Apple, that pairs well with the seven fun colors that the new iMac is available in: blue, green, red, silver, yellow, orange and purple, which led to a lot of discussion at least in the comments. Apple is likely to offer corporate gray or black for its large 27-inch iMac, expected later this year.
Apple often shows in its marketing materials the side view of the new iMac. The focus is then immediately directed to how thin the new All-In-One is; Without the leg, the device is only 11.5mm thick, which is thinner than the first iPad. So the first impression looks like an iPad on the leg, but of course the iMac runs on macOS. Thanks to the Arm-based M1 chip, you can also run Apple-certified iOS apps and app developers on this Mac. In this sense, that first impression is very close.
Before we dive into the iMac 24 “2021, let’s first take a look at the prices. They’re higher than the previous generation. The model with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD cost 1299 euros last year. The RAM and storage itself now costs no less than 1449 euros, where you also get a limited number of connections, for the version with two extra USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet and Touch ID, you will pay 1669 euros. You lost at least 1899 With additional memory and storage upgrades, you can make it even crazier: for 16GB of RAM and a 2TB ssd, Apple charges over €2,800.