Apple Inc has recently rolled out the first redesign of its flagship desktop iMac computer in almost a decade, showcasing its latest machine with in-house designed chips instead of those made by Intel Corp. It amazingly features a 24″ 4.5K Retina display, runs on the latest Apple M1 chip, and also comes in 7 striking new colors.
Other than that, the new iMacs are far thinner than their predecessors and have slimmer edges. They also have a 1080p camera, better speakers, and improved microphones for video conferencing. By shifting the iMac to its own processors, the company has now replaced Intel chips for its own designs in most of the Mac line. Apple plans to launch higher-end MacBook Pros with its own chips later this year and well as a smaller Mac Pro desktop computer.
The base model that features the M1 chip with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU is priced at RM5,599 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version. If move up to the higher-spec version that has an 8-core GPU, it is going for RM6,449 for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and RM7,249 for 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. Do note that the lower-spec iMac is only offered in Blue, Green, Pink, and Silver, while the higher-spec version gets the full array of colors which include Yellow, Orange, and Purple.
The new machines also include an upgraded power adapter that can magnetically attach to the back of the iMac and four USB-C ports. The company is also offering three new keyboard options for the new iMacs which are a standard color-matched one, a keyboard with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and another with a fingerprint scanner and a number pad. The company is also offering new mouses and trackpads that are color-matched to the iMacs.
Apple has not revealed its local availability details for Malaysia just yet. Just like the iPad Pro 2021, it will be available for pre-order in first wave countries including the US, Singapore, and Australia from April 30 and it will go on sale during the second half of May 2021.