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The redesigned iMac with the M1 chip is available in three different base configurations that users can upgrade with Build-to-Order options for their specific needs. The new 24-inch iMac starts at $1,299, but it can reach $2,628 through Build-to-Order options.

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There are three standard configuration 24-inch iMac models available from Apple:

  • $1,299 - Apple M1 chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, and Magic Keyboard.
  • $1,499 - Apple M1 chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and two USB 3 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID.
  • $1,699 - Apple M1 chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and two USB 3 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID.

Build to Order Options

Entry-level 24-inch iMac with 256GB of storage:

  • 16GB RAM - +$200
  • 512GB SSD - +$200
  • 1TB SSD - +$400
  • Gigabit Ethernet - +$30

Mid-level 24-inch iMac with 256GB of storage:

  • 16GB RAM - +$200
  • 512GB SSD - +$200
  • 1TB SSD - +$400
  • 2TB SSD - +$800

High-end 24-inch iMac with 512GB of storage:

  • 16GB RAM - +$200
  • 1TB SSD - +$200
  • 2TB SSD - +$600

Color-Matched Accessory Options

All M1 iMac configurations come with a color-matched Magic Mouse as standard, but users can opt to upgrade to the Magic Trackpad, or purchase both the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad together.

  • Magic Trackpad - +$50
  • Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad - +$129

Apple also notes that it is possible to upgrade from the standard Magic Keyboard with the entry-level iMac to the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for an additional $50. All base configurations will also offer the option of upgrading to the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad from the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for an additional $30.

The M1 iMac will be available to pre-order on Friday, April 30, and will begin arriving to customers in the second half of May.

Article Link: M1 iMac Configurations and Pricing Breakdown
 
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Mydel

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I know its very personal but I find new iMacs ugly like hell. I mean back is grat but front is horrendous. I don't get the idea behind the design. It is a desktop. Who cares ig its 11 mm or 22mm thick. Why the chin...And I would think that the 8GB RAM is on the low side in all of the models. Why the more expensive versions don't have 16GB is a mystery to me. Im also not convinced when it comes to power brick. Its just increasing the overall cable clutter
 
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warpdrive

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Yeah, considering you can buy a 512GB SSD for $100 these days, $200 for the upgrade from 256-512 really hurts.

Also, if you want to avoid swap files (too many writes for the SSD), 16GB is a must. The top end model should have offered that by default.

At least they ditched the spinning drive finally.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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Hmmm, $2,099 for 24”, M1, 16GB RAM & 1TB SSD, vs $2,399 for 27”, intel 8 core, rebrandeon 5300 (4GB VRAM), 16GB RAM (upgradable) & 1TB SSD. That’s going to be a tough choice for some people.

This obviously doesn’t take into account other factors, like fan noise levels, color choices, and WiFi6 in the M1 models. Was just comparing the relative price difference between M1 & intel models with roughly the same core specs.
 
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mazz0

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Wait, are they saying the cheapest model doesn't include Ethernet at all, or just not Gigabit Ethernet?
 
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4look4rd

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This iMac makes no sense.

4.5k on a 24” screen is wasteful, and that’s the bulk of cost of the machine. You’re essentially paying for a $600 Mac mini integrated into a $900 24” LCD display.

they missed the chance of giving the iMac an entry level price point of $999 with still a good display. You just don’t need these many pixels in such a tiny display.
 
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Spock

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I think the better value is a Mac mini with your choice of displays or even a MacBook Air. I was really hoping this would have been more around the $1099 price point, this is essentially a permanently docked iPad Pro. And the external power brick is not going to be popular in education.
 
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