The iMac 2021 is finally officially unveiled at Apple’s spring conference. The new iMac is equipped with the M1 chip for the first time. The body and screen are lighter and thinner. The most eye-catching feature is that it provides 7 colorful and bright colors, making the iMac instantly more colorful and vibrant.
As for the other highlights of iMac? This article sorts out the 10 must-see highlights of iMac 2021, and quickly takes everyone to understand.
1. Seven new colors
The new iMac 2021 offers seven super gorgeous new colors, including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver.
Bright colors are more personal and full of vitality. Unlike in the past, only silver is available. It is quite obvious that Apple will mainly promote the 24-inch iMac to young people, especially female users who will shout super beauty when they see it.
But pay attention to yellow and orange, which are unique colors only on 8-core GPUs.
2. The body is thinner and simpler
The iMac 2021 design changes the previous side design. The original curved back is directly flattered, almost 50% thinner, and the thickness is only 11.5 mm, which also makes the iMac body obviously thinner.
At present, the world can achieve such a thin and light All in One computer, and the use of low-carbon aluminum casing, there should be only iMac!
3. New magnetic braided power cord, balanced stand
This time the iMac also uses a new magnetic braided power connector, which will automatically be attached as long as it is leaned on, eliminating the need for every effort to plug and unplug the iMac power plug.
The wire part is also matched with the same color 2m braided cable, which makes the overall design more concise.
In addition, when propping up the entire screen host, it mainly relies on the latest “balanced stand”, which is still very stable and can adjust the appropriate tilt angle by itself.
In the stand, it is mainly based on Pro Display XDR, which can present a super simple and stable design.
Strictly speaking, the new iMac is a combination of two product design elements, iPad and Pro Display.
4. 4.5K Retina display: better picture quality, stronger anti-reflection
IMac 2021 has been upgraded from 21 inches to 24 inches, and is mounted on a new 4.5K Retina display. The body size is slightly larger than 21.5 inches. The main reason is to reduce the thickness of the frame to bring greater visual experience.
The picture quality is up to 11.3 million pixels, 4480 x 2520 resolution, 500 nits brightness, P3 wide color gamut, 1 billion colors, original color display technology, and the picture will automatically adjust the color temperature according to ambient light changes.
At the same time, the industry-leading anti-reflective coating is used to reduce reflections, which is very suitable for editing pictures, games, watching dramas, watching movies and making presentations.
5. The first iMac is equipped with M1 design, the body size is reduced by 50%
In the past, the Intel iMac required a very large motherboard to satisfy the CPU, GPU processor, memory and other components. It also needed to distribute all the components to various places on the motherboard.
However, since the 2021 iMac is equipped with Apple’s self-developed M1 chip, the motherboard volume has been reduced by more than 50%, mainly due to the M1’s SoC architecture, which allows the CPU, GPU and memory to be fully integrated.
Finally, iMac only needs a small rectangular motherboard, and the heat dissipation guide group is also reduced a lot.
The 2021 iMac equipped with the M1 chip has been redesigned to dissipate heat with only two small fans. The noise of the fan is less than 10 decibels, and the sound of the fan is almost inaudible to human ears.
Comparing the old and new iMac with each other, it can be found that all iMac parts can be reduced by 50%, all parts are also tucked into the thick chin at the bottom of the iMac, and the body weight is 1kg lighter than the 5.5kg of the 21.5-inch iMac ( 4.48kg).
At the same time, the 8-core CPU of the M1 is the fastest CPU core in the energy-saving chip, and the 8-core GPU provides the fastest integrated graphics performance on a personal computer.
Compared with the standard 21.5-inch iMac, the new iMac 2021 has improved CPU performance by 85%, GPU performance by 2 times, and discrete graphics card by 1.5 times. You can use Final Cut Pro to edit five 4K videos or one 8K video at the same time. .
In addition, when using apps with a 16-core neural network engine on the M1 chip, the speed of machine learning can be increased by up to 3 times.
6. The front lens is clearer
The new iMac 2021 uses a 1080p FaceTime HD camera for the first time, which can be paired with the image signal processor and neural engine in the M1 chip to enhance the image quality of the front video lens.
It also has better noise reduction under low light sources, greater dynamic range, and improved auto exposure and white balance.