The review of Apple M1 iMac: a mobile home computer

The new iMac is indeed more attractive than previous generations.

Its weight is less than 4.5kg, the cable is simple, and the moving position at home will not cause a lot of burden.

The slim and colorful design also allows it to be integrated into every corner of the home, whether it is a desk in the study or a countertop in the kitchen.

This can be done largely thanks to the M1 chip developed by Apple itself.

The high efficiency brought by its mobile architecture allows the new MacBook Air to output considerable performance without a fan.


Putting it on the iMac means that there is no need to thicken the body for heat dissipation. The thickness of the main part of this desktop is only 11.5mm, which is only about 4mm thicker than the iPhone 12 mobile phone.

And its front and back surfaces are flat, not curved like in the past.

The colorful body of the new iMac also makes it a bit less technologically icy, visually more affinity, and children may also be attracted by it.

In fact, many colorful and round iMacs in the past were designed based on similar original intentions. It is this difference that makes it easy to stand out from a large number of dull “clone IBM” computers in the 1990s.

In other words, the silver-gray aluminum case looks really cool, but Apple’s frequent changes to iPhone colors over the years also prove that consumers have different needs for colors.


The Apple M1 processor also seems to make the iMac more sensitive as a whole. It can wake up almost immediately in sleep mode, and it takes only 23 seconds to download to the desktop in the case of a cold boot.

This is a speed that was not available on Intel iMac machines in the past.

Of course, the use is actually the same as the M1 version of the MacBook series. Playing Apple Arcade games is very smooth. After all, the content transplanted from the iPhone/iPad will not stump the iMac.

As for the cooling fan, there is still a bit of noise, but at least it doesn’t look like a gust of wind.

In addition to the new lightweight design and powerful configuration, the 23.5-inch 4.5K Retina Display of the new iMac is actually a key point.

It supports DCI-P3 full color gamut, can display one billion colors, and with a brightness of up to 500 nits, it is already more than the screen of many gaming notebooks, and it can be used for various purposes.

There is a strong sense of three-dimensionality when watching photos, and it is wonderful when playing colorful videos.

However, the iMac screen has such a performance but does not support HDR display, which is a bit surprising.