Apple has finally launched its 21.5 inch iMac with 4K retina. This comes after the 27 inch iMac was given a 5K boost! With faster RAM, a faster processor and better graphics, Apple have packed a lot into the smaller iMac. It’s a far cry from the 1080p display, with the new 4K the screen is sharper and more vibrant.
The fact that Apple is using a new display technology which states that it can show 25% more colours displayed on the screen, for example more reds, yellows and greens. This will be fantastic for those of you who will be streaming on Netflix, and rumour has it that this vibrant new colour tech will be coming to the 27 inch iMac 5K.
The inside spec of the 21.5 inch iMac will also be getting a refresh, as it will be incorporating the Intel Broadwell processors, even though this processor isn’t exactly the newest, it only came out of Intel’s factories in June! The cheapest iMac comes with a 1.6GHz dual core i5 whilst the new 4K version comes with a 3.1GHz quad core i5. With the processor upgrades, the higher end iMac models will have Iris Pro graphics, which is great for throwing around the 4K extra pixels.
The RAM has been upgraded from 8GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 to 8GB of 1867GHz LPDD3, which can be upgraded to 16GB, throw Thunderbolt 2 and a larger storage option and hurrah it’s fantastic! Apple has changed all the key features on the inside, but the iMac’s external features have stayed the same. It still is a slim and stylish build, but the extra external parts that have had a little makeover are that of its keyboard, mouse and trackpad.
With the keyboard and mouse coming with the iMac automatically when purchased, you can choose for a much more expensive new trackpad. Similarly to its larger sister the 27 inch iMac with 5K was only available for the more expensive models, well it’s the same story with the 21.5 inch iMac, again available for the more higher end models. Starting at $1,499 while 1080p models come in at $1,099. A big jump in price but for what you receive it’s most definitely worth it!