Apple iMac 21.5". Display diagonal: 54.6 cm (21.5"), Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, HD type: Full HD. Processor frequency: 2.7 GHz, Processor family: Intel Core i5, Processor cache: 6 MB. Internal memory: 4 GB, Internal memory type: DDR3-SDRAM, Memory clock speed: 1333 MHz. Total storage capacity: 1000 GB, Storage media: HDD, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Discrete graphics adapter model: AMD Radeon HD 6770M, Discrete graphics adapter memory: 512 GB, Discrete graphics memory type: GDDR5
Big, beautiful displays.
21.5- and 27-inch displays.
Today’s iMac has come a long way from the first 15-inch iMac. Take one look and you’ll see just how far. A 21.5- or 27-inch display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what’s onscreen. FaceTime HD video calls, websites, photos — everything looks stunning on the widescreen 16:9 iMac display.
The more pixels a display has, the more light those pixels need to achieve the best picture possible. And that’s exactly what the LED backlighting in iMac does: it pushes light through each pixel with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn’t take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin — even with all the high-performance components inside.
The 21.5-inch iMac features 1920x1080 HD resolution. Apple engineers could simply have stretched that resolution up and out for the 27-inch iMac. Instead, they took the display well beyond HD with 2560x1440 resolution. That’s 78 per cent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac display.
Evolution of iMac.
It was a great idea then, and it’s a great idea now. The all-in-one design of the first flat-panel iMac cleaned up the desktop. It put everything you need — display, processor, graphics card, hard drive, optical drive, memory and more — inside one simple enclosure. Today, iMac is the gold standard for an all-in-one desktop computer.
While you’ll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won’t find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminium surface. And there’s only one lead: the power lead.
Cool, quiet components.
The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultra-quiet, so you hardly know it’s on.
A tidier desktop.
iMac comes with a wireless keyboard and either a Magic Mouse or a Magic Trackpad — your choice. With Magic Mouse, you get a mouse unlike any other. Its smooth, seamless design lets you control everything with simple gestures. But if you’re all gestures all the time, then opt for Magic Trackpad. Its touch-friendly all-glass surface gives you plenty of room to scroll, swipe, pinch and rotate to your fingers’ content. When you purchase your new iMac from the Apple Online Store, you have the option to replace the included Magic Mouse with the Magic Trackpad at no extra cost.
LED backlighting. One bright idea.
Full brightness with no waiting. That’s the advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also lets you finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.
More pixels. Better picture.
The 21.5-inch iMac features 1920x1080 resolution. The 27-inch iMac boasts even greater resolution of 2560x1440. That’s a whopping 78 per cent more pixels than the 21.5-inch model. And more pixels mean images look crisp and true to life. A 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colours and blacker blacks. All in a 16:9 aspect ratio — the same as an HDTV.
Stunning from every angle.
The iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent colour — even if you’re viewing the display from the side.
Next-generation quad-core Intel processors.
Powered by quad-core processors, the new iMac is our fastest yet — up to 80 per cent faster than the previous generation. Every model in the lineup comes as standard with the latest Intel Core i5 quad-core processor. You even have the option to configure the 21.5- or 27-inch iMac with the Intel Core i7, the fastest quad-core processor available. But why stop there? Add up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and an ultra-fast 256GB solid-state drive,2 and you have an all-in-one that can handle just about anything.
All-new advanced AMD Radeon HD graphics.
With advanced AMD Radeon HD graphics processors across the line, iMac performs even better than before — up to three times better, in fact.3 So you see more frames per second in 3D games, and you can edit HD home videos with more speed and responsiveness than you ever thought possible.
The fastest, most versatile I/O in a desktop.
Ultra-fast and ultra-flexible, the Thunderbolt port features two 10-Gbps data channels for data transfer that’s up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. And it offers unprecedented expansion capabilities for a new generation of high-performance peripherals. The new 27-inch iMac gives you not just one but two Thunderbolt ports. So in an instant, iMac can go from a family computer to a filmmaker’s dream machine.
The new FaceTime HD camera.
The better to see you with.
Get more of your friends in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The new FaceTime HD camera lets you make FaceTime video calls in 720p resolution. The picture is so clear, it will look and feel almost like you’re in the same room. Make HD calls from one new iMac to another or to a new MacBook Pro. You can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or the latest iPod touch.
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad. Multi-Touch by choice.
Now you can choose the perfect cable-free setup. When you buy your new iMac from the Apple Online Store, you have the option to swap Magic Mouse for Magic Trackpad at no extra cost. With Magic Mouse, you can perform simple gestures across its smooth, seamless top shell. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two and click and double-click anywhere. For full gesture support, opt for Magic Trackpad. Made with a touch-friendly all-glass surface, Magic Trackpad is the largest Multi-Touch trackpad made by Apple. So there’s plenty of room for scrolling, swiping, pinching, rotating and then some.
The new Thunderbolt port lets you daisy-chain as many as six devices, plus an additional display. So with just one port, you can create the ultimate do-anything desktop. If you choose the new 27-inch iMac, a second Thunderbolt port lets you expand even more. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, you can plug any Mini DisplayPort display straight into the Thunderbolt port.
USB and FireWire
Bring on your iPad, iPod, digital camera, mobile phone and external hard drive — there’s no shortage of ports on iMac. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The latest 802.11n wireless technology in iMac makes it effortless to connect to a Wi-Fi network.5 iMac automatically finds available networks and lets you join them with a click. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can use your favourite wireless accessories straight out of the box.
Transfer photos and videos to your iMac as fast as you take them. The built-in SDXC card slot supports SD and SDHC cards with capacities up to 2TB. Just insert your camera’s memory card and import your photos to iPhoto.