Apple is one of the most powerful brands globally that never fails to amaze the audience including Nepal’s general public. In 2021, the brand has just introduced the new iMac with a redesigned profile and a breakthrough M1 chip. In Nepal, the iMac 2021 is expected in the price range of Rs. 1,90,000-2,18,000. Let’s look at the general specification of the new device.
Display and appearance:
The mac features 24-inch display with 4.5K retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of Brightness and an over a billion’s colors delivering a brilliant view. Despite the slim profile and smaller bezels around the display of the new model, the chin is still there but without the Apple label like those of previous iMac models.
Apple unveiled the M1 chip last year with its latest Macbook Air 2020, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini. Now in this year, it continues to transition it’s Mac lineup to Apple Silicon including the iMac.
The 24-inch device consists of an 8-core CPU and either 7-core or an 8-core GPU. It comes with either 8GB of unified memory or 16GB of unified memory with the variations of storage options- 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB.
The iMac supports a 1080p Facetime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system. This is without a second thought the best camera and audio ever in the history of mac.
Intense workloads like editing 4K videos and tasking with huge-sized images can be done with ease in the device. This was possible due to the combined power and performance of M1 and macOS Big Sur. The day-to-day tasks are also going to be incredibly fast with very high speed.
The new iMac includes a True Tone display technology under the hood. It features seven different colors – green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. The colors were chosen to match the user’s personal style. The colors are in bold texture at the back and become lighter as it paves towards the front.
Connectivity and Accessories of iMac 2021:
The new iMac 2021 configures two Thunderbolt ports, two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, and ethernet connectivity on the power brick.
Along with the iMac, the company has announced a magic keyboard with Touch ID. This would be the first time Apple has authenticated Touch ID through an external keyboard. The color of the magic keyboard matches the iMac and will work on any M1 Mac accordingly. However, the keyboard will not be sold separately.
iMac 2021 Price in Nepal & Availability:
The 24-inch iMac was up for pre-order on April 30. However, the first order arrived after May 21 only. The pricing categories according to the two GPU variants. The iMac 2021 price in Nepal according to the expectation is:
- Rs.1,90,000 or $1,299 an 8-core CPU + 7-core GPU + 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two thunderbolt ports, a magic keyboard without a touch ID and a magic mouse.
Colors available in the variant: Green, Pink, Blue and Silver.
- Rs. 2,18,000 or $1,499 for an 8-core CPU + 7-core GPU + 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 ports, a magic keyboard with Touch ID, a magic mouse and ethernet connectivity.
This variant is upgradable up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage inside. All colors are available for this variant.
The iMac is serving as a stand-in for the 21.5-inch iMac. 27-inch iMac powered by Intel Processors is still sold by Apple. But, it is rumored that a new version of 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon processor will soon launch at the end of the year 2021.