Apple 21.5" iMac (Mid 2017)

Apple 21.5" iMac (Mid 2017)

Apple 21.5" iMac (Mid 2017)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 1TB Hard Drive
  • 21.5 " 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
  • Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • UHS-II SDXC Card Reader
  • Thunderbolt 3 | USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Magic Keyboard & Magic Mouse 2 Included
  • macOS
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CPU: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core

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GPU | Display: Intel Iris Plus 640 | 1920 x 1080

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Apple iMac 21.5" Mid 2017 Overview

  • 1Description

The mid 2017 Apple 21.5" iMac measures at just 5mm at its edges, and its widescreen display features LED backlighting for vibrant and accurate support for millions of colors. With in-plane switching (IPS) technology, the iMac has a wide viewing angle. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, supported by integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640.

The iMac's processor has been upgraded and now houses a 7th-gen Kaby Lake 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core processor that can be overclocked up to 3.6 GHz, as well as 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM. Visuals are powered by the integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 chipset, and for storage, there is a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive.

Outfitted with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n for speedy hook-ups to your home network, this iMac is also configured with Bluetooth 4.2, as well as a UHS-II SDXC card slot, two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and a FaceTime HD camera. It also has a Kensington lock slot for added security.

Apple's 21.5" iMac (Mid 2017) operates using 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and includes an Apple Magic Keyboard, an Apple Magic Mouse 2, a Lightning to USB cable, and a power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year warranty, which can be extended using AppleCare.

This Mac comes preloaded with macOS. Updates can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store. Please check Apple's website for upgrade eligibility.

General Features

21.5" IPS Display
Whether your iMac is in your studio, living room, or kitchen, the display is the focal point. With a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, you'll be able to playback Full HD 1080p content natively. The IPS panel allows for wider viewing angles so more people can enjoy the display without having to crowd around it. With integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, the iMac delivers Full HD visual effects and 3D graphics, as well as the ability to edit 360° video and create 3D VR content.
7th-Gen Kaby Lake Dual-Core Intel Core Performance
The iMac houses a 7th-Gen Kaby Lake Intel Core i5 Dual-Core processor that can reach a stock speed of 2.3 GHz. It can also be overclocked up to 3.6 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 7th-gen Kaby Lake Intel processor uses low voltage for better energy efficiency while still providing fast performance needed to run processor-intensive applications such as Logic Pro or Final Cut Pro. Combined with 8GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 onboard RAM, the iMac allows you to multitask quickly and efficiently.
External Displays
The iMac simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and either one 5120 x 2880 (5K) external display at 60 Hz with support for 1 billion colors, two 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) external displays at 60 Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or two 4096 x 2304 (4K) external displays at 60 Hz with support for millions of colors.
Thin Design
The iMac maintains its 5mm profile, which is up to 40% less volume than the 2011 iMac. Its display panel is 1.4mm thin.
802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
With three-stream 802.11ac technology, you're instantly connected to all your favorite content. Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Gigabit Ethernet
For a more reliable network connection, take advantage of wired Gigabit Ethernet technology.
Thunderbolt 3
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports come standard on all iMac models, each delivering up data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s external drives and cameras, plus twice the bandwidth for video and display connectivity. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2. Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA output is also supported using adapters (sold separately).
USB 3.0
With USB 3.0, you can transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every iMac comes with four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera.
FaceTime HD Camera
A built-in FaceTime HD camera allows users to use apps such as FaceTime and Skype for video calls.
UPC: 190198084903
In the Box
Apple 21.5" iMac (Mid 2017)
  • Magic Keyboard bafdayvqbwrsatfdtwwa
  • Magic Mouse 2 (Silver)
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Apple iMac 21.5" Mid 2017 Specs

    Operating System macOS
    Performance
    CPU 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.6 GHz
    Memory Type 2133 MHz DDR4
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel Iris Plus 640
    Display
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 21.5"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen None
    Finish Glossy
    Refresh Rate 60 Hz
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Storage and Expansion
    Total Installed Capacity 1 TB
    Hard Disk Storage 1 x 1 TB 2.5" SATA (5400 rpm)
    Expansion Slots None
    Optical Drive None
    I/O
    Ports 4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    USB Type-C Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
    Built-In Speakers 2
    Built-In Microphones 1
    Media Card Slots 1 x SDXC
    Communications
    Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth 4.2
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p
    General
    Security Kensington Lock Slot
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions 20.8 x 17.7 x 6.9" / 52.8 x 45 x 17.5 cm
    Weight 12.5 lb / 5.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 21.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 21.5 x 9.0"

    Apple iMac 21.5" Mid 2017 Reviews

    21.5" iMac (Mid 2017) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's an iMac...What's Not to Like? Our old iMac finally failed, and it was time for a replacement. The new iMac is the same size, but with more power, more storage, and more connectivity options. Setup was easy. Turn it on, plug in the back up drive, and everything happens. The only glitch was that the wireless keyboard and mouse wouldn't connect when first starting it. I used the old wired keyboard and mouse to get the computer started, and once setup was completed I turned on Bluetooth, and the new wireless peripherals worked. Love my iMac. I also loved the price buying through B&H. The delivery was free and it arrived exactly on schedule.
    Date published: 2017-09-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not powerful enough for Adobe Premiere I was warned by a colleague but didn't want to spend the money for a more powerful processor, reasoning that I wasn't going to be doing a lot of graphics or other demanding tasks when editing on Premiere . . . but it is very sluggish with this software. Need to re-boot every few hours, when it gets super slow. I'm getting by with it but would strongly recommend buying the more expensive iMac with more processing power for any kind of editing. Also, the mouse seems unresponsive a lot of the time. I charge it (with the terribly designed special cable/port -- you can't use the mouse while it is charging) but it isn't as responsive as my old mouse, which I use instead.
    Date published: 2018-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2017 21.5 inch Imac I replaced my aging 2009 iMac with this 2.3 iMac. I wouldn't have replaced my old one as it was running fine, but no longer supported by Apple and programs I used would not run on it anymore, so I had to buy one. I don't think it is a whole lot faster, as I had put in 8 gb of ram into matching this one. Maybe the higher end retina models or ones with fusion drives would be faster, but for my needs this one is fine. The display though is awesome compared to my old one. And B&H had the best price, even better than Apple refurbished with no sales tax and free shipping. It arrived fast and just as I expected. Brand new. Couldn't be happier.
    Date published: 2018-09-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 31 day later bought apple imac 31days screen is not working. they want me to bring to them to get it fixed. they will not pick or on site fix it . i live in Nebraska near store is 200 miles . very sick company stay away
    Date published: 2017-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearly a winner in my book I needed to replace my 2008 Mac Desk Pro. After looking over my options, the new Mac Desk Pro models were just a little to costly for my use, the Imacs seemed to fill the bill. I though about the 27" one, but it would not fit into my spot. I was worried about the small screen size of the 21.5" and my aging eyes, but it's worked out well. Highly recommend this model.
    Date published: 2017-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple 21.5" iMac It's been nine years since purchasing my last iMac. There have been so many changes including OS and security updates, peripheral upgrades and audio/visual enhancements. The computer is definitely lighter in weight due to the absence of an internal optical drive. I look forward to learning about the new software and upgrading to the latest graphic design applications on the market. This model is not the one with retina display as I do not need it for gaming or extreme design precision. I believe that for every computer upgrade (even at the base model), its technology has got to be more superior than the model I previously owned. Choosing a Mac is the best decision you'll ever make as an aspiring designer.
    Date published: 2018-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy setup with Time Machine and iCloud Even iMacs get old. Our old and currently my wife's 11 year old iMac was terminal, but she couldn't stand the idea of CHANGE. Finally she allowed me to get her a new base level iMac. Shopping was easy via the internet with B&H having the best price (with no tax and free shipping). It arrived on time and setup was very easy thanks to having used Time Machine and iCloud. My wife is pleasantly surprised with its similarity to the old iMac. She did insist in keeping the old keyboard and 3rd party wireless mouse. No problems with the setup. Now I have a spare keyboard and mouse. Things are working out well except my old iPad is having problems. Her newer iPad is doing well. We are happy Apple users since 1982. Thank you Apple and B&H.
    Date published: 2018-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from G - good enough for me. Everything you need.? Nothing you don't.? Good price for an iMac if you don't need the extras and don't want to buy used.? B&H shipped promptly and it arrived in perfect condition.
    Date published: 2017-12-18
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    Is there a payment plan
    Asked by: Elda G.
    We do not offer a payment plan, however we do accept PayPal Credit, and this is offered as a payment method when you check out.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Does product arrive in discrete packaging?

    Does product arrive in discrete packaging?
    Asked by: Toya
    Yes, we do not just ship this in just the Apple box. It is shipped in a larger "brown" box.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-02-21

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    Is this new?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This is a brand new, unopened product. All products purchased at B&H are brand new in the original factory box including packaging, all factory included accessories and factory warranty, unless otherwise stated to be USED, Refurbished or Demo.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-11-23

    question

    The warranty is not included in the final price? I Need to buy the Apple care to get the warranty?
    Asked by: Guillermo R.
    All Apple computers come with 90 days of telephone support as well a 1 year warranty for manufacturer defects. If you purchase Applecare+ on the computer, it extends the warranty and phone support to 3 years and also adds 2 incidents of accidental damage coverage as well (with deductible).
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-12-16

    question

    Is this brand new or refurbished?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This is a brand new, unopened product. All products purchased at B&H are brand new in the original factory box including packaging, all factory included accessories and factory warranty, unless otherwise stated to be USED, Refurbished or Demo.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2019-04-07

    question

    Can this computer connect to the internet wirelessly?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes..it comes with wifi and bluetooth
    Answered by: Rajeshkanna N.
    Date published: 2018-11-25

    question

    is the Mid 2017 faster than the older versions of the 21.5?
    Asked by: Ralph H.
    This is my first Apple iMac so I can't really answer your question, but I think it is pretty fast.
    Answered by: DIANE T.
    Date published: 2018-11-29

    Can I burn CD’s with this or is that a printer ...

    Can I burn CD’s with this or is that a printer question?
    Asked by: Raymond
    No there is no on board disc drive. I use an external disc drive to burn CDs.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-01-20
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