Apple has officially released a new lineup of the 24 -inch iMac computers with a number of improved specifications and features.
One of the major updates that it brings is in the performance aspect, the new 24-inch iMac now supports the ARM-based Apple M1 chip rather than the 10th generation Intel like the older 2020 iMac.
One of the most noticeable features of this release is the fact that the 24-inch iMac now comes in colors. Users can choose up to seven color options of Blue, Green, Pink, Silver, Yellow, Orange, dan Purple.
The iMac 24-inch doesn’t only come with a wide variety of colors to choose from, there are also three variants of the M1-chips users can select from in terms of hardware.
All three variants carry the same number of 8 CPU cores As for RAM and storage, there are 8/256 GB and 8/512 GB RAM variants.
To get the best performance possible, this latest 24 -inch iMac can also be upgraded with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of SSD storage media.
The M1 chip embedded in the 24-inch iMac is also claimed to have a faster CPU and GPU performance when running heavy-duty applications such as Photoshop.
Apple also mentions that the new M1 chip is 50% faster and has better graphics than the old 21.5 -inch iMac.
When it comes to the design, the 24-inch iMac is thinner by design thanks to its 11.5mm screen thickness. The screen also has a new resolution of 4.5K with Retina Display, which supports a brightness level of up to 500 nits.
The 24-inch iMac also supports True Tone technology that adjusts its screen automatically to the level of the lightning in the room it’s used in.
Apple also embedded a Neural Engine processor to improve image quality, reduce noise, and produce better exposure and white balance in the new iMac.
Other features include a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, three microphones, Hey Siri digital assistant, WiFi 6, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, six speakers from Dolby Atmos, and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports.
Price & Availability
As of right now, the price of the 24-inch iMac varies depending on the variants and specifications such as the following: iMac M1 with 7 GPU Core and 8GB/256GB RAM is priced at $1,299.
The iMac with 8 GPU core and the same RAM and storage retails at $1499. While the iMac M1 with 8 GPU core and 8GB/512GB is priced at $1,699.
You can get the 24-inch iMac from Apple’s official website or any authorized Apple store nearby.