Apple globally launched its latest M1 iMac a few months ago and the beautiful piece of tech is now available in the Nepali market. The re-designed 2021 iMac, which Apple claims to have built ground up, offers an Apple Silicon chip, seven vibrant colour options, and a slimmer display than ever.
Let’s start with the beautiful and bright colours these iMacs flaunt. The new paint job is basically a retro throwback to those original iMacs that came out in the 90s; it was represented as a rather approachable new computer during that time. Meanwhile, the newest and the most popular model by Apple, now with these bold colours represents a friendly and accessible computer design. This time around, Apple has designed the iMac in a way that it can pull off any location–be it a living room, study room, or just outdoors. The design is essentially focused to make it look like it would belong to any location and not appear as a piece of tech but a rather friendly piece of tech.
Making this happen is a couple of things and the first thing is that it is crazy thin. Apple has designed the new iMac display with just 11.5 mm thickness that is thinner than an Apple watch or even a Macbook Pro. The stunningly razor-thin display has made the headphone jack shift to the sides rather than the backside; a typical jack would be 14 mm long and it is still longer than its display. The iMac weighs 4.48 kg and the lightweight features help users to carry their iMac anywhere they want without any trouble. And, not to mention, the colour scheme will suit any location or decor of the house or outdoor.
Depending upon the choice, some might find iMac’s aesthetics alluring as some might contradict the fact as well; it basically narrows down to one’s perception. It might be mostly because of its massive chin, which is mostly there to accumulate most of the innards for the monitor as it is really thin. Apple has got rid of the logo on the chin that was featured before. Furthermore, the squared-off 24-inch screen is much closer to the edges than the old iMac design and enclosed by white bezels. The iMac flaunts a dual-tone theme where the chin and the stand have one colour and the back of the screen has another. And, the display has a reflective and glossy finish and no matte version is offered in this device.
Apple has done a great job with the accessories offered with the iMac as it comes with matching colour accents and it looks fascinating. The trackpad, mouse, magic keyboard, cables, everything is coloured-matched. It is worth noting that the keyboard has a Touch ID button for logging in. The power adapter, which also comes in matching colours, plugs in magnetically on the back of the iMac through a tilt-adjustable stand; however, it is not height adjustable but just pivoting. The beefy external power brick does the job to keep clean from wires; it has magnetic pins into the back and an ethernet port only for higher-end models.
Next, let’s talk about the innards of the iMac. It is the first iMac to use an M1 chip whereas the Apple Silicon chip has been used in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini earlier. Apple says the M1 chip integrates the processor, graphics, memory, and more onto a single chip–leading the entire computer to fit into a small space. The 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with P3 wide colour gamut and 500 nits of brightness should work incredibly for any task–be it editing photos, working on presentations, or watching your favourite shows and movies. The 1080p FaceTime HD camera with M1 ISP is there with improved quality for a better experience during professional or family video call. For audio, the iMac has a downwards firing, high-fidelity six-speaker system (force-cancelling woofers) with Dolby Atmos support loud enough to fill up a room.
Apple offers the latest iMac in two variants, one with 7-core GPU and another comes with 8-core GPU. Memory is stacked with an option of 8 or 16GB RAM whereas the storage is up to 2TB. The base variant limits to two ports that is a thunderbolt and a USB 4 while the top variant gets extra two USB 3 ports as well. The top variant of the iMac is available in seven colour options: Blue, Green, Pink, Silver, Yellow, Orange, and Purple but the options for the base variant limits to Blue, Green, Pink, and Silver.
|Dimension||21.5 x 18.1 x 5.8 inch|
|Display||24-inch 4.5K Retina display, wide colour (P3)|
|Resolution||4480 x 2520 pixels, 218 PPI|
|Chip||Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU, 7/8-core GPU, 16-core |
|Memory||8/16GB unified RAM, 256GB to 2TB SSD storage|
|Camera||1080p FaceTime HD camera with M1 ISP|
|Audio||High-fidelity six-speaker system, Spatial audio |
|I/O ports||2 USB 4/Thunderbolt, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 3.5mm |
headphone jack, 2 USB 3 (optional)
|Connection||Wi-Fi 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Input||Magic Keyboard (with/out Touch ID), Magic Mouse|
2021 Apple M1 iMac price in Nepal
The price of 2021 Apple M1 iMac in Nepal is Rs 2,05,000 for the 7-core GPU variant with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD. The 8-core GPU variant with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD costs Rs 2,35,000 and 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD is priced at Rs 2,65,000.
|2021 Apple M1 iMac||Price in Nepal|
|7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD||Rs 2,05,000|
|8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD||Rs 2,35,000|
|8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD||Rs 2,65,000|
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