Apple 24" iMac with M1 Chip (Mid 2021, Silver)

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Apple 24" iMac with M1 Chip (Mid 2021, Silver)
Key Features
  • Apple M1 8-Core CPU
  • 16GB Unified RAM | 1TB SSD
  • 24" 4480 x 2520 Retina Display
  • 8-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine
Experience the power and performance of the Apple M1 Chip with the Silver Apple 24" iMac. The Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Tackle your projects with the fast 8-Core CPU and take on graphics-intensive apps and games with the 8-Core GPU. Accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. Combined with RAM and SSD, you'll be able to take full advantage of macOS as well as other Apple apps. The iMac isn't just more powerful, it also features a complete redesign. Measuring just 11.5 mm thin, the Apple iMac has a striking side profile as well as a compact design.
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Apple iMac 24" 4.5K Display Mid 2021 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Apple M1 Chip
  • 3Redesign
  • 424" 4.5K Retina Display
  • 5True Tone Technology
  • 6Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
  • 7Thunderbolt 3 with USB4 Support
  • 8Full HD 1080p FaceTime HD Camera
  • 9Six-Speaker System with Dolby Atmos Support

Experience the power and performance of the Apple M1 Chip with the Silver Apple 24" iMac. The Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Tackle your projects with the fast 8-Core CPU and take on graphics-intensive apps and games with the 8-Core GPU. Accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. Combined with RAM and SSD, you'll be able to take full advantage of macOS as well as other Apple apps. The iMac isn't just more powerful, it also features a complete redesign. Measuring just 11.5 mm thin, the Apple iMac has a striking side profile as well as a compact design.

With a 4.5K (4480 x 2520) screen resolution, this iMac provides over one billion colors and 500 nits of brightness. The Retina 4.5K display also features the wide P3 color gamut, which provides a larger color space that more equally represent red, green, and blue. And with more available colors, the images will appear more vivid and reveal greater detail, with more balance and precision. The display is further enhanced by True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience.

Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and use compatible wireless peripherals and accessories with Bluetooth 5.0. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports provide USB 4 support and can even connect to a single Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution. There are two additional USB Type-C ports. Apple also included a Full HD 1080p FaceTime HD camera with Apple's latest camera ISP in the M1 chip, enabling sharper images and more details in shadows and highlights in video calls. The studio-quality three-mic array provide high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming for clear recordings and calls. The iMac also features a high-fidelity six-speaker system with force-canceling woofers. Providing wide stereo sound, the iMac also supports spatial audio when playing videos with Dolby Atmos.

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.

Apple M1 Chip
Packed with 16 billion transistors, the Apple M1 integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Built with 5nm process technology, the Apple M1 delivers the performance you need without sacrificing power efficiency. The Apple M1 features four high-performance cores, each designed to run a single task, which allows for multithreaded workloads. There are also four efficiency cores to handle lighter workloads, using only a tenth of the power while still delivering fast performance.
Redesign
The iMac features a redesign with a more compact footprint and a much slicker side profile, measuring just 11.5mm thin.
24" 4.5K Retina Display
The iMac features a 24" Retina Display with 500 nits of brightness. The Retina Display features a 4480 x 2520 resolution at 218 pixels per inch (ppi). It also supports the P3 wide color gamut, which features 25% more colors than the commonly used sRGB gamut, for even more vibrant greens and reds. The display is calibrated at the factory for accurate gamma, white point, and primary colors. The screen features an anti-reflective coating to reduce light glare.
True Tone Technology
With True Tone technology, the display and Touch Bar deliver a more natural viewing experience for design and editing workflows, as well as everyday tasks like browsing the web and writing email.
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
The color-matched Magic Keyboard features keys for Spotlight, Dictation, Do Not Disturb, and emoji. A Touch ID sensor has been integrated into the Magic Keyboard, so you can quickly log into your account. You can also use it with Apple Pay to securely purchase things over the web.
Thunderbolt 3 with USB4 Support
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also supports USB4, allowing you to connect to more peripherals, including the Apple Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution.
Full HD 1080p FaceTime HD Camera
The iMac now features a Full HD 1080p FaceTime HD camera, allowing you to host video chats in high quality and provides optimal performance even in low light. The iMac takes advantage of the image signal processor in the M1 chip and the Neural Engine, enhancing camera image quality with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto exposure and white balance. No more grainy video chats for you, you'll be able to connect with friends and family in a high quality FaceTime call. The studio-quality three-mic array also provides clear calls and voice recordings, thanks to its noise reduction and directional beamforming.
Six-Speaker System with Dolby Atmos Support
The iMac has two pairs of force-cancelling woofers placed side by side for an impressive bass response, while reducing unintended vibrations. Each pair is balanced with a high-performance tweeter. The result is a six-speaker sound system that produces a sound stage with strong, articulate bass and clear mids and highs. All of these speaker innovations, coupled with advanced algorithms, enable iMac to support spatial audio when playing video with Dolby Atmos.

Apple iMac 24" 4.5K Display Mid 2021 Specs

Operating SystemmacOS
Model YearMid 2021
Performance
ProcessorApple M1
CPU Performance Quad-Core
Efficiency Quad-Core
Graphics TypeIntegrated
GPUApple (8-Core)
Memory TypeEmbedded DRAM
Total Installed Memory16 GB
Memory Configuration16 GB (Onboard)
Display
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Size23.5"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution4480 x 2520
TouchscreenNo
FinishGlossy with Antireflective Coating
Maximum Brightness500 cd/m2
Color Gamut100% DCI-P3
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity1 TB
Solid State Storage1 x 1 TB Proprietary Apple NVMe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
USB Type-C2 x Thunderbolt 3 / USB4
2 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers6
Built-In Microphones3
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth5.0
NFCNo
WebcamUser-Facing: 1080p
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardNotebook Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
Pointing DeviceWireless Mouse
General
SecurityFingerprint Reader
Power Supply143 W with Barrel/Proprietary
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity5 to 90%
Dimensions21.5 x 18.1 x 5.8" / 546.1 x 459.7 x 147.3 mm
Weight9.88 lb / 4.48 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight27.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27.1 x 23.6 x 6.7"

Apple iMac 24" 4.5K Display Mid 2021 Reviews

Perfact

By Mei
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

Fast transaction and delivery. Perfect product

The perfect desktop Mac

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-31

This iMac 24-inch replaced a late-2014 iMac 27-inch that we bought from B&H almost exactly seven years ago. My wife used that one to create digital art, and it was just time to get a faster machine to keep up with the software advances. The 24-inch screen has not been much of a sacrifice versus the 27-inch. One benefit is that the smaller screen requires less eye movement side to side, which significantly reduces eye fatigue. The pixel density is about the same as the larger 5k screen. No PC offers this quality of screen except Apple. The M1 is much, much faster with Corel Painter than the older machine (as one would expect). The sound system is very good. The only complaint is that Apple makes the worst keyboards. The Magic keyboard that comes with this iMac feels flimsy and junky. Instead, we plugged in a 9-year-old USB Apple keyboard, and it is much, much better. I would say that, if you buy an iMac, prepare to buy an aftermarket keyboard for about $100.

One of the best out there.

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-20

Great computer. Super fast. Nice interface. Nice design. Love it, and I'm a laptop person.

Love my new iMac

By Shuli
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-18

Used this for a few weeks so far and very happy. Great design, fast speed, positive feedback when used in virtual environments (especially as it replaced a 2015 iMac that was cumbersome and trouble-ridden). No complaints so far!

New iMac 21 up and running..

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-15

Received it very timely and it was very will packaged. I replaced my older, 2013 Mac, sent the old one to a good friend in the same box my new one came in (after some alterations in the box..) Now I am busy learning how much I didn't have in the older machine. This new Mac really kicks it on the photo editing work I do, I am seriously impressed. There is a lot I need to learn to handle the machine but so far, my editing has improved time wise by 80% at least. This new M1 chip really is a screamer.. As usual, when I need electronics, I turn to B&H. The prices are fair and the service is unmatched..

Great speed, too much storage

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

This is my first MACBook. It is expensive and can not be upgraded after purchase - two big bummers. But it works flawlessly and has all the speed I was hoping for. I use it to create giant panoramas in Photoshop, starting with as many as 15 exposures. What took as much as 15 minutes to process now takes a few seconds. I have a lot of PSB files, gigantic. They save in less than a minute rather than 20. At home, I operate it clam shell style. I had no problem hooking the MACBook up to larger, calibrated screens, though I had to buy a boatload of converters. One way I could have saved money would have been to have purchased a much smaller solid state drive; maybe one TB. No solid state drive is big enough to hold all my photos. So, purchasing a conventional, inexpensive peripheral drive was necessary anyway. A harddrive that is configured for both PCs and MACS turned out to be the best way to go; though now I have about 3TB of unused solid state drive on the MACBook, a waste of money.

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By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

This machine is awesome. I was hesitant to purchase a computer with 16gb of ram but it's really fast and is a game changing piece of IT equipment.

Great computer Great price

By Harold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

I am very pleased with my new computer. My purchase was smooth, and delivery was fast.

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