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24-inch iMac with M1 processor tech specs

During Apple’s Spring Loaded event, the company unveiled a colorful new iMac.

That new desktop machine is built around the M1 processor, and features remarkably colorful outer shells. Below, you’ll find a quick breakdown of the technical specifications for Apple’s newest iMac.

Let’s take a look at what makes the new iMac tick.

Tech specs for the new 24-inch iMac

Price

  • $1,299
  • $1,499 (256GB SSD)
  • $1,699 (512GB SSD)

Colors

  • $1,299
    • Blue, Green, Pink, Silver
  • $1,499 and $1,699
    • Blue, Green, Pink, Silver, Yellow, Orange, or Purple

Chip

  • $1,299
    • 8-core CPU; 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
    • 7-core GPU
    • 16-core Neural Engine
  • $1,499 and $1,699
    • 8-core CPU; 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
    • 8-core GPU
    • 16-core Neural Engine

Storage

  • $1,299
    • 256GB SSD (configurable to 512GB or 1TB)
  • $1,499 and $1,699
    • 256GB or 512GB SSD (configurable to 1TB or 2TB)

Memory

  • 8GB unified memory (configurable to 16GB unified memory)

Display

  • 24-inch display
  • 4480 x 2520 resolution
  • 218 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Supports 1 billion colors
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Camera

  • 1080p HD FaceTime camera with M1 signal processor

Video support

  • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Audio

  • High-fidelity six-speaker system with force-cancelling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing video with Dolby Atmos
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • Support for “Hey Siri”

Connections and expansions

  • $1,299
    • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports that support DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s), USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s), USB 3.1 (up to 10Gb/s), Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA  using adapters
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
    • Configurable with Gigabit Ethernet
  • $1,499 and $1,699
    • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports that support DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s), USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s), USB 3.1 (up to 10Gb/s), Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA  using adapters
    • Two additional USB 3 ports (up to 10Gb/s)
    • 3.5mm headphone jack
    • Configurable with Gigabit Ethernet

Input

  • $1,299
    • Magic Keyboard
    • Magic Mouse
    • Configurable with: Magic Keyboard with Touch ID; Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad; and Magic Trackpad
  • $1,499 and $1,699
    • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
    • Magic Mouse
    • Configurable with: Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad; Magic Trackpad

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • Bluetooth 5.0

Size and weight

  • 21.5 inches (54.7 cm) x 18.1 inches (46.1 cm) x 5.8 inches (14.7 cm)
  • Weight:
    • $1,299: 9.83 pounds (4.46 kg)
    • $1,499 and $1,699: 9.88 pounds (4.48 kg)

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100–240V AC
  • Frequency:50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Operating temperature:50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 16,400 feet (5000 meters)

In the box

  • $1,299
    • 24-inch iMac
    • Magic Keyboard
    • Magic Mouse
    • 143W power adapter
    • 2 meter power cord
    • USB-C to Lightning cable
  • $1,499 and $1,699
    • 24-inch iMac
    • Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
    • Magic Mouse
    • 143W power adapter
    • 2 meter power cord
    • USB-C to Lightning cable

Operating System

  • macOS

Accessibility

  • Voice Control
  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Reduce Motion
  • Increase Contrast
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Closed Captions
  • Switch Control
  • Text to Speech

Built-in apps

  • App Store
  • Books
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My
  • GarageBand
  • Home
  • iMovie
  • Keynote
  • Mail
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Music
  • Notes
  • News
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Time Machine
  • TV
  • Voice Memos

So, quite a bit to go on there! Are you planning on picking up one of Apple’s new colorful iMac models?

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