iMacs with side-by-side Retina display

Apple launches the long-awaited 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, updates the rest of the line

Confirming a rumor from last week, Apple has just released the long-awaited 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display, as well as updating the rest of the line taking the 5K Retina display to all 27-inch iMacs.

iMacs with side-by-side Retina display

The new iMacs come with improved screens with a wider range of color and image quality, with updated processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports (with transfer rates of up to 20Gbps), new storage options (1TB Fusion Drive with memory more affordable 24GB flash, as well as 2TB or even 3TB options with 128GB flash, or flash-only versions of up to 1TB up to 2.5x faster) and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with three streams (reaching 1.3Gbps).

The screen of the new 21.5 ″ iMac has a resolution of 4096 × 2304, totaling 9.4 million pixels – that is, 4.5x more than the previous one. The Retina 5K screen of the 27 ″ iMac reaches 14.7 million pixels.

New iMac with front Retina display

The 21.5 ″ iMac now comes with fifth generation Intel Core processors (Broadwell) and Intel Iris Pro graphics, while the 27 ″ is equipped with the sixth generation Intel Core (Skylake) and dedicated AMD Radeon graphics with computing power up to 3.7 teraflops.

The new iMacs are also equipped with the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, which we detail in a separate article on accessories.

Pricing and availability

All new models are now available for purchase in the United States, with deliveries starting this Thursday (October 15). 21.5 ″ iMacs start at $ 1,099, with Retina versions starting at $ 1,499. 27 ″ iMacs start at $ 1,799.

The new iMacs have also painted on the Brazilian website, but for now they are not available for purchase. Here, the 21.5 ″ models will start at R $ 10,599 with the Retina versions starting at R $ 14,299; 27 ″ prices start at R $ 16,999.


On its American website, there is now inside the iMac page one dedicated to the evolution of Apple’s all-in-one computer. From 1998 to now, it now has 14 million more pixels, 62,000x faster graphics, 366x higher processing power, 1,000x more RAM and 750x more storage. ?