iMac 27-inch 2021 Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) All-in-One Desktop

Apple iMac 27-Inch Introduction

The company’s biggest hardware-related news right now is a new Apple iMac 27-Inch. Yes, this is equivalent to the latest Apple iMac 27-Inch and its predecessor. This does not mean that there is no significant change. An iMac has always been a must-have product for Apple and continues to be popular with customers as an “all-in-one” Unibid design and professional strength. Apple’s iMac is available with an ultra-thin all-in-one desktop computer, 21.5- and an Apple iMac 27-Inch array of build-to-order upgrades.

The 26-inch model was updated on August 4, 2020, with a new 10th-generation Intel processor, a true-tone display, $500 nano-textured glass options, and more. The 21.5-inch model switched from a 1TB hard drive to the 256GB SSD base storage option on the same day but was last updated in March 2019. Learn more iMac 21.5

About this item

  • Apple iMac 27-Inch (diagonal) 5120-by-2880 Retina 5K display
  • Stunning 5-mm-thin design
  • 6-Core 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
  • Radeon Pro 570x, 575x, or 580x Graphics processor
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • 802.11AC Wi-Fi
  • Magic mouse 2
  • Magic keyboard
  • macOS, inspired by pros but designed for everyone, with dark mode, Stacks, easier screenshots, new built-in apps, and more

Apple iMac 27-inch

Navigate through MacOS with Apple iMac 27-Inch Retina 5K display with iMac complete with Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 – provides a comfortable typing experience with a rechargeable battery. For housewives, there is also a new 1080p FaceTime HD webcam and studio-quality microphone, which greatly enhances video calls, which is now an essential part of working from home.

We were looking forward to a new iMac in 2020, and Apple has delivered, especially when the new all-in-one is now coming fast with the latest tenth-generation Intel Comet Lake processor – state-of-the-art state drive (SSD) across the board, powerful AMD Radion Pro graphics card and bag Rodham.

On the other hand, the speed of the Thunderbolt 3 interface (these include iMac two) means you can connect SDD and RED storage very quickly, for example, no need to open the case and no need to add more drives later. But you can’t do that. You can plug in two 6K external monitors.

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Apple iMac 27-Inch Price and Availability

Apple has started selling Apple iMac 27-Inch (2020) at the moment of Apple’s announcement, which means you can now order through Apple by physically following the Apple Store and Apple approved resellers. The biggest hardware news from the company right now is a new Apple iMac 27-Inch. It even keeps the same starting prices as before, with base models at $1,799, $1,999, and $2,299. (the UK and Australian prices start at £1,799 or AU$2,799.)

The top-end preconfigured model costs $2,299 and has a 3.8GHz 8-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. On the mid-tier model ($1,999), you can upgrade the processor to a 3.6GHz 10-core 10th-generation Intel Core i9, and increase the hard drive size to 2TB. The top-end model gives you the option of a more powerful GPU (Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory) as well as up to 4TB of storage.

The mid-range model comes with a 3.3GHz six-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor (with a Turbo Boost of 4.8GHz), 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage, and a Radeon Pro 5300 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory for $1,999/£1,999/AU$3,099.

Apple iMac 27-inch

Apple iMac 27-Inch Tech Space

Apple iMac 27-Inch Display

Retina 5K display

27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display
5120‑by‑2880 resolution with support for one billion colors
500 nits brightness
The wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
Configurable with nano-texture glass

Apple iMac 27-Inch Processor

3.1GHz

3.1GHz 6‑core 10th-generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz

3.3GHz

3.3GHz 6‑core 10th-generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz

Configurable to 3.6GHz 10-core 10th-generation Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz

3.8GHz

3.8GHz 8‑core 10th-generation Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz

Configurable to 3.6GHz 10-core 10th-generation Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz

Price

$1799 $1999 $2299

Apple iMac 27-Inch Memory

8GB (two 4GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible

Configurable to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB

8GB (two 4GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible

Configurable to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB

8GB (two 4GB) of 2666MHz DDR4 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible

Configurable to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB

Apple iMac 27-Inch Storage

256GB SSD 512GB SSD

Configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD

512GB SSD

Configurable to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB SSD

Apple iMac 27-Inch Graphics

5300 Radeon Pro with 4GB of GDDR6 memory 4GB of GDDR6 memory with Radeon Pro 5300 Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

Configurable to Radeon Pro 5700 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory

Configurable to Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory

Video Support and Camera

1080p FaceTime HD camera

  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
  • One 6016-by-3384 (6K) external display at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
  • Two 6016-by-3384 (6K) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors (requires Radeon Pro 5700 or Radeon Pro 5700 XT), or
  • One 5120‑by‑2880 (5K) external display at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
  • Two 3840-by-2160 (4K UHD) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
  • Two 4096‑by‑2304 (4K) external displays at 60Hz with support for millions of colors
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Apple iMac 27-Inch Audio

Stereo speakers

Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming

3.5 mm headphone jack

Support for “Hey Siri”

Connections and Expansion

3.5 mm headphone jack

SDXC card slot (UHS-II)

Four USB-A ports

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
  • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)

10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Configurable to 10Gb Ethernet with support for 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet

Kensington lock slot

Input

  • Magic Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse 2
  • Configurable with Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Configurable with Magic Trackpad 2

Wireless

Wi-Fi

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Size and Weight

Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm)

Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm)

Stand depth: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Weight: 19.7 pounds (8.92 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)

Apple iMac 27-inch

Apple iMac 27-Inch Operating System

macOS

macOS is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. macOS Big Sur introduces a bold new design and major updates to apps — taking macOS to a new level of power and beauty.

Apple iMac 27-Inch Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iMac. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.

Features include:

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

Apple iMac 27-Inch Built-in Apps

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

In the Box

  • iMac with Retina 5K display
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse 2
  • Power cord
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Polishing cloth

Apple iMac 27-Inch In the Box

Apple iMac 27-Inch Design

After all, if you can dream it up for everyone, you can do it on iMac. It’s beautifully designed, incredibly intuitive, and packed with powerful tools that let you take any idea to the next level. And the new Apple iMac 27-Inch model enhances the experience in every way, including faster processors and graphics, expanded memory and storage, enhanced audio and video capabilities, and even more stunning Retina 5K displays. It’s the desktop that does it all – better and faster than ever.

At first glance, this Apple iMac looks like last year looking 27 inches. As we mentioned earlier the new Apple iMac 27-Inch design is quite unchanged from previous models without going into SSD storage. Otherwise, the look and dimensions of the new iMac are the same as the previous models and even the most enthusiastic Apple fan will probably admit that the device is a bit lighter as it is a bit fresher.

The only other significant difference in design is that the Retina 5K display now comes with nano-textured glass – but it’s a sleek addition. With a display as great as the iMac, it would be nice if Apple could show it more with a bezel as small as possible. Apple hasn’t changed the iMac’s design since 2012 after introducing a slim unibody design with a razor-thin 5mm display, aluminum stand, and aluminum border at the bottom of the machine.

Apple iMac 27-inch

Design

For example, the bezels around the screen look particularly old nowadays, while rival all-in-one PCs use more slim bezels that make them look modern and keep the overall size down. The Apple ‘Magic Keyboard’ is wireless and very slim, but it has a very nice short, light, and positive key travel.

The included “Magic Mouse” is known for splitting opinions but it is a masterpiece of minimal design. Also, like last year, we need to mention that the new iMac has a charging port under the Magic Mouse 2. This is an annoying choice because it means you can’t use the mouse while charging it. Simply removing the port will solve this. All I / O ports sit behind the display and Apple iMac has a lot to offer in the Apple iMac 27-Inch case.

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There are 4 USB ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports which we also know as USB-C, an SD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. If you need a faster network connection, you can upgrade this 1 Gbps port to a 10 Gbps Ethernet port. Thunderbolt ports support data speeds of up to 40 GB and external displays (up to 6K) and USB 3.1 ports can go up to 10 Gbps at data transfer speeds.

Apple iMac 27-inch

Apple iMac 27-Inch Display

Pulls you in. Everything looks better on a retina display with a billion colors and 500 brightness. Photos and graphics jump from the screen. The writing is very sharp. And for the first time, the Apple iMac 27-Inch has True Tone technology and a nano-textured glass option to reduce glare for a more natural viewing experience. A minimal glimpse is the most detailed. First seen on the Pro Display XDR, the 26-inch iMac’s nano-textured glass option is a game-changer for the workplace with sunlight, direct light, or modified lighting conditions.

Unlike ordinary matte display coatings, the nano-texture is bound to the glass at the nanometer level. For jaw-drop image quality, it reduces glare when preserving contrast. Take your creative ideas from Apple to Retina 5K display with Apple iMac 27-Inch. With a screen resolution of 5K (5120 x 2880), this iMac provides one billion colors and 500 nights of brightness. Featuring a wider P3 color gamut on the Retina 5K display, it provides a larger color space that transfers from standard white LEDs to red-green phosphor LEDs that represent red, green, and blue more evenly.

And with more available colors the images will appear more vivid and reveal more details with more balance and precision. The Apple iMac 27-Inch display has been further enhanced by True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience. True Tone has been added to Apple’s Macs for several years now, but this is the first time it has been included in the iMac display.Apple

Display

Also found on iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks, True Tone adjusts the color temperature of the screen depending on the ambient light. Most of the time, the True Tone makes the display even more yellow because most of the room light tends towards light warm shades but it has a subtle effect that can be disabled if desired. The feature matches both color and texture to match the lighting of the room, giving a more paper-like viewing experience that will also cut into the Istrain.

The biggest change to the Apple iMac 27-Inch (2020) is actually an anis-nano-textured glass. This material also scatters light “at the nanometer level” to eliminate reflection and glare use even in direct sunlight. The iMac model that was sent to us actually came with nano-textures and we were impressed with the results. For those who have had to deal with screen glare, the nano-texture option will be worth the $500 investment.

Even the base-level Apple iMac 27-Inch comes with a nice 5K screen and enough power for most photo-editing needs, but if you want to work in a multi-layer Photoshop combination, you’ll want more RAM or better 4K. A graphics card for video editing, or a fast processor for 3D rendering … and much more.Apple iMac 27-inch

Apple iMac 27-Inch Processor and Memory

iMac and powerful processors go together. The Apple iMac 27-Inch model provides up to 10-core Intel Core i9 processors for handling heavy tasks, such as layering dozens of audio tracks for heavy work and compiling test codes. It can be configured with up to 128GB of memory to double the speed of the most complex Pro workflow, which is double the capacity of the previous generation.

Apple sent us one of the most powerful configurations the Apple iMac 27-Inch (2020) comes in, with a nano-texture screen, a 3.6HZ 10-core 10th generation Intel Core i9 processor (with 5GHz turbo boost), 32GB RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro 5700XT GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory and 1TB of SSD storage. Needless to say, you can open as many tabs in Chrome and not have to worry about performance hits. In our time with the new Apple iMac 27-Inch, we saw that the Max Catalina boots and moves faster. Switching to SSDs for internal storage and uninterrupted processor evolution makes this iMac faster than ever.

The Lightroom, Capture One, and DXO Photo Lab all run faster than the old 21.5-inch iMac, though you’re not going to change any steps here. The speed depends on the software as well as the hardware and whether it can use the multi-core processor and GPU acceleration properly. The creativity of many more esoteric processors and graphics card options works with 3D render, advanced audio mixing, and other non-photographic functions. Everything is faster than before because the interiors are now faster through the chain. Performance makes a difference like most of my workflows.Apple iMac 27-inch

Apple iMac 27-Inch Graphics

IMac’s graphics make everything worth seeing. The Apple iMac 27-Inch model brings the AMD Radion Pro 5300 graphics card with 4GBDDR6 VRM for graphics-intensive workflows such as editing UHD video or developing a lifelike game environment. The new IMAX has AMD radiation up to 5000 GB and 16 GB VRM. The Radian Pro 5300 is a standard alternative to the entry-level and mid-tier models, while the high-end model has a Radian Pro 5500 XT that can be upgraded to the Radian Pro 5700 XT.

On the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark (1080p, Very High settings), the iMac averaged 52.3 fps, edging past the Surface Studio 2’s score of 51 fps. On the Civilization IV benchmark, the iMac averaged 46.3 fps at 2560 x 1440, also a more than the respectable score. The high-end Apple iMac 27-Inch (2020) is seen as a great investment. For amateurs and semi-professionals, Apple is positioning iMac as a desktop, and our tests seem to support it so far.

The base model comes with a Radian Pro 500-Series GPU which is a significant improvement over the previous generation base GPU. Upgrade to the iMac Pro’s Vega 56 Distance Scream Radian Pro 5700XT and you’ll have a powerful graphics machine without having to jump into the more expensive iMac Pro.

Apple iMac 27-inch

Apple iMac 27-Inch Storage

All-Flash SSD storage is now bringing standard, high power and power speeds to all iMac models. For quick access to all your photo and video libraries, huge files, and Pro applications, the Apple iMac 27-Inch can now store 3.4 GB / s of protection and write speeds with SSD storage up to 8TB. The Apple iMac 27-Inch ship comes with 256 or 512GB SSD but can be upgraded with 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8DB SSD storage. The lower-end iMac cannot be upgraded, while the middle layer can be upgraded with 1TB or 2TB storage. The high-end model can only be customized with 4TB or 8TB SSD.

The Apple iMac 27-Inch flash storage is respected by the logic board and cannot be moved, but for 4TB and 8TB configurations, a flash storage expansion board is attached to a connector on the logic board. The 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB configurations have no expansion boards and connectors, and no logic boards on the logic board to support mechanical HDD. Using the Blackmagic Disk Speed ​​synthetic benchmark, iMac’s 1TB SSD has achieved average write speeds of 2757 Mbps and 2467 Mbps.Apple iMac 27-inch

Camera, Speakers, and Mics

Mics, camera, action. From crystal clear video calls and voice recordings to music and movies that fill the room, iMac is an all-star for communications and content. The Apple iMac 27-Inch now features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera and a studio-quality three-mic array. And the T2 chip acts in concert with the speakers to enable variable EQ and enhanced bass response, so all your content can have a big, balanced high-fidelity sound.

Apple iMac 27-Inch T2 Security Chip

The Apple T2 Security Chip comes to the Apple iMac 27-Inch, with a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. The T2 chip also enables powerful features like the 1080p FaceTime HD camera, face detection, enhanced speaker bass response, and “Hey Siri” — and makes transcoding HEVC video up to twice as fast as the previous generation.Apple imac

Connectivity

Every iMac features two superfast Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and four USB-A ports, giving you plenty of high-performance options for connecting external drives, cameras, displays, and more. All iMac models come with a 1Gb Ethernet port, and now you can configure the Apple iMac 27-Inch with 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times the throughput of the previous generation. Ultrafast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are standard on every iMac, and the Apple iMac 27-Inch model features Bluetooth 5.0, so you’re instantly connected to your favorite content and wireless devices.

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