There’s a new computer in town, except Apple is refusing it to call that. Dubbed as the iMac 2021, the new desktop-class machine touts a new design, seven colors, and the most powerful chip yet from Apple, the M1 SoC. While we expect the iMac 2021 to become available as early as May 2021, at least we have the price in the Philippines, which starts at ₱73,990. You can see the breakdown of other models below:
- ₱73,990 – 256GB Storage, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/UBS 4 ports
- ₱85,990 – 256GB Storage, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/UBS 4 ports, two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
- ₱97,990 – 512GB Storage, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/UBS 4 ports, two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Starting with the all-new design, the latest iMac now comes in a squared and thin build that looks like an enlarged iPad Pro mounted on a metallic tilting stand. You can get it in blue, green, pink, silver, yellow, orange, and purple colors, making it one of the most diverse desktop machines right now. The new colors do not stop there. The new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad also matches the new iMac.
While the iMac 2021 still has noticeable bezels and a huge chin on the front, Apple made it so to fit the smallest logic board on an iMac, including the ultra-quiet fans, as well as the six-speaker sound system with Dolby Atmos. With this kind of orientation and the combination of Big Sur, Apple boasts that the new iMac performs up to 85 percent faster in CPU than the standard 21.5″ iMac in apps like Xcode and Affinity Photo, while running very cool. They even claim that you can edit five 4K video streams or one 8K video without a single frame drop. But for that 24″ display, you’re looking at a 4.5K Retina display with True Tone.
Lastly, there’s a 2M cord that connects the iMac to a wall outlet through a small power adapter, but that adapter supports a Gigabit Ethernet for a wired connection.