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The late 2012 iMac refreshes the design of its predecessors, removing the disc drive to help create an all-in-one with a display that's only .2-inches thick. It's the first device from Apple to feature a Fusion Drive, a combination of an SSD and an HDD that functions to the user as a single storage drive.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 30, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,799.00


  • Width: 25.6 inches
  • Height : 20.3 inches
  • Depth: 8 inches
  • Weight: 21 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black


  • Operating system: Mac OS X


  • Screen size (diagonal): 27 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • PPI: 108.79

Display (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i5
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.9 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.6 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.9 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Base Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Base discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 660M
  • Dedicated VRAM: 512 MB

GPU (base)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GTX 680MX
  • Dedicated VRAM: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 32 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Slots: 4


  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base storage type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB
  • Max. config HDD: 3 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 768 GB
  • Max config hybrid: 3 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Memory card support: SD


  • Speakers: 2


  • Video resolution: 720p


  • USB 3.0: 4
  • Thunderbolt: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0


Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Wireless Keyboard

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