Apple iMac (21.5-inch, late 2012)

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: $1,299.00

What You Need To Know

  • Glare on the display has been reduced 75 percent from its predecessor

Verge Review

As soon as it was unveiled on stage in October, I started looking forward to getting the new iMac in for review. See, my main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I mostly love. But sometimes I want a bigger screen for watching movies, or more processing power when I'm dealing with photos or video, or a half-decent GPU when I feel like playing games. The new iMac promised all that, in a newly slim package that would fit nicely on my desk. Then there's the Mac mini, which has occupied a...

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Basic Specs

Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 21.5 inches
CPU brand Intel
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Base discrete GPU model GeForce GT 640M
Base RAM size 8 GB
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Wi-Fi Yes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Width 20.8 inches
Height 17.7 inches
Depth 6.9 inches
Weight 12.5 pounds
Color Silver / Black
Software
Operating system Mac OS X
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 21.5 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology IPS LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1920 px
Resolution (Y) 1080 px
PPI 102.46
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i5
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.2 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.9 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.6 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Base discrete GPU model GeForce GT 640M
Dedicated VRAM 512 MB
GPU (max)
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model GeForce GT 650M
Dedicated VRAM 512 MB
Memory
Base RAM size 8 GB
Max. config RAM 16 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Slots 2
Storage
Options HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
Base storage type HDD (5400RPM)
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Max. config HDD 3 TB
Max. config SSD 128 GB
Max config hybrid 3200 GB
Card reader Yes
Memory card support SD
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Ports
USB 3.0 4
Thunderbolt 2
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
3.5mm headphone 1
Connectivity
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
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Wireless Keyboard
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