The new 24 ″ iMac with an M1 chip

The new iMac was presented at yesterday's Apple event. The rumors about its colorful design were confirmed. However, the design is completely new. One of the reasons for this is that the new Apple iMac has the M1 chip. This takes up less space and less cooling than the previous hardware. In this article you can read what the new desktop computer from Cupertino looks like, in which versions it is sold and what it costs. 

The Apple iMac (early 2021) with a 24-inch screen diagonal is available in seven fresh colors. Here you can find the technical data and prices of the desktop computer from Cupertino.

The Apple iMac (early 2021) with a 24-inch screen diagonal is available in seven fresh colors. Here you can find the technical data and prices of the desktop computer from Cupertino.

Apple 24 ″ iMac with M1 Chip - Technical Specifications

Here you will find the most important technical details from the iMac data sheet. This is offered in different versions, which differ mainly in the M1 chip version and the size of the SSD memory. Therefore, some of the following points are formulated a little more comprehensively. Because depending on the GPU cores (7 or 8 pieces), the equipment and even the scope of delivery looks a little different.

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: iMac (early 2021)
  • Device type: desktop computer
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 46,1 cm x 54,7 cm x 14,7 cm
  • Weight: depending on the equipment 4,46 kg or 4,48 kg
  • Screen: Retina display with 4,5K resolution and P3 color space
  • Screen diagonal: 24 inches (59,62 cm)
  • Screen resolution: 4.480 x 2.520 pixels @ 218 ppi
  • System on Chip: M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU and 12-core neural engine OR M1-chip with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU and 12-core neural engine
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB
  • Storage options (7-core GPU): 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB
  • Storage options (8-core GPU): 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB
  • Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD camera 
  • Camera computing: image optimization thanks to the M1 image signal processor
  • Audio equipment: 3 microphones and 6 loudspeakers, a jack connection for headphones
  • Wireless connection: 802.11ax WLAN 6 (compatible with IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 5.0
  • Physical interfaces (7-core GPU): 2 x Thunderbolt / USB4 ports 
  • Physical interfaces (8-core GPU): 2 x Thunderbolt / USB4 ports + 2 x USB-C USB 3 ports
  • Ethernet: The Ethernet connection can be implemented via an adapter on the Thunderbolt port or via the power supply unit
  • Colors: blue, green, rose, silver, yellow, orange, purple
  • Scope of delivery (7-core GPU): iMac, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, 143W power supply, 2m power cable with magnetic connector, USB-C to Lightning cable
  • Scope of delivery (8-core GPU): iMac, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, 143W power supply, 2m power cable with magnet connector, USB-C to Lightning cable
Editing and cutting videos, post-processing photos, creating 3D art, playing video games, watching films, working in the home office - this and much more is possible with the new 24 "iMac with M1 chip.

Editing and cutting videos, post-processing photos, creating 3D art, playing video games, watching films, working in the home office - this and much more is possible with the new 24 ″ iMac with M1 chip.

Apple 24 ″ iMac (2021) prices

The new iMac won't be available for pre-order until April 30th. It will only be available in the Apple Store and delivered in the second half of May. That's why I can't see any differentiated prices today (as of April 21, 2021). So how more memory, more RAM, etc. affect the price, I can not yet show you. However, there is already this breakdown:

  • iMac with 7-core GPU in the M1, 256 GB memory and 8 GB RAM: € 1.449
  • iMac with 8-core GPU in the M1, 256 GB memory and 8 GB RAM: € 1.669
  • iMac with 8-core GPU in the M1, 512 GB memory and 8 GB RAM: € 1.899
The new 24 "iMac with M1 chip cannot yet be configured in the Apple online shop. The three basic configurations are already listed including the price.

The new 24 ″ iMac with M1 chip cannot yet be configured in the Apple online shop. The three basic configurations are already listed including the price.

The new M1-iMac in introduction videos

Following yesterday's keynote, Apple which you can follow with this link, published several videos about the new products. In the following I have embedded you “Introducing the new iMac” and “Say hello to the new iMac”. These two short videos give an impression of the new Apple desktop computer in moving images:

More information and your opinion

You can find even more information, numerous photos of the use of the new iMac, technical information and some application examples in the Official press release from Apple's newsroom. There you can find out, for example, that the power of the new iMac is sufficient to edit up to five 4K videos at the same time and to watch the corresponding project smoothly. What do you think about it? Do you like the new computer from Cupertino? And do you think it is good value for money? Feel free to leave a comment :)

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