Apple has introduced its updated iMac all-in-one desktop computers to use Intel's latest generation processors with up to eight cores plus AMD’s latest Pro graphics, and its iMac Pro to be equipped with more memory and a faster GPU. Since Apple upgrades its iMac product line every couple of years or so, the company has every right to claim that its top-of-the-range AIO PCs are now up to twice faster than their predecessors.

The new 21.5-inch and 27-inch Apple iMac AIO desktops come in the same sleek chassis as their predecessors and use the same 4K and 5K display panels featuring the P3 color gamut and 500 nits brightness. The systems are offered with Intel’s latest Core processors paired with up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, SSD storage or a hybrid Fusion Drive storage (comprising of NAND flash used for caching and a mechanical HDDs), and a discrete AMD Radeon Pro GPU. Optionally, customers can equip their new iMacs with Intel’s eight-core Core i9 as well as AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB GPU.

Since the new Apple iMac AIO desktops inherit quite a lot from their ancestors, they feature the same set of I/O capabilities, including a 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter, a GbE port, two Thunderbolt 3 connectors, four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, an SDXC card reader, a 3.5-mm audio jack, built-in speakers, and a webcam.

Apple iMac 2019 Brief Specifications
  21.5" 27"
Display 21.5" with 4096 × 2304 resolution
500 cd/m² brightness
DCI-P3 support
27" with 5120 × 2880 resolution
500 cd/m² brightness
DCI-P3 support
CPU Default Core i3
4C/4T
3.6 GHz
Core i5
6C/6T
3.0-4.1 GHz
Core i5
6C/6T
3.1-4.3GHz
Core i5
6C/6T
3.7-4.6 GHz
Optional Core i7
6C/12T
3.2 - 4.6 GHz
- Core i9
8C/16T
3.6 - 5.0 GHz
PCH ?
Graphics Default Radeon Pro 555X Radeon Pro 560X Radeon Pro 570X Radeon Pro 575X Radeon Pro 580X
Optional - Radeon Pro Vega 20 - Radeon Pro Vega 48
Memory Default 8 GB DDR4-2666
Optional 16 - 32 GB 16 - 64 GB
Storage Default 1 TB HDD 1 TB Fusion 2 TB Fusion
Optional 1TB Fusion

256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
1 TB SSD
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
1TB SSD
2TB Fusion

256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
1 TB SSD
 
2TB Fusion
3TB Fusion

256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
1TB SSD
 

3TB Fusion

512 GB SSD
1TB SSD
2TB SSD

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.2
Ethernet 1 GbE
Display Outputs 2 × Thunderbolt 3
Audio Stereo speakers
Integrated microphones
1 × audio out
USB/Thunderbolt 2 × Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
4 × USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A (10 Gbps)
Other I/O FHD webcam
SDXC card reader
Dimensions Width 52.8 cm | 20.8" 65 cm | 25.6"
Height 45 cm | 17.7" 51.6 cm | 20.3"
Depth 17.5 cm | 6.9" 20.3 cm | 8"
PSU ?
OS Apple MacOS Mojave

Apple’s latest 21.5-inch iMac with Intel’s quad-core Core i3 “Coffee Lake” processor and AMD’s Radeon Pro 555X 2 GB graphics adapter will start at $1,299. Meanwhile, a more advanced 21.5-inch iMac with Intel’s six-core Core i5 chip and AMD’s Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB graphics will start at $1,499.

Apple’s 27-inch iMacs with Intel’s six-core Core i5 CPUs will cost from $1,799 to $2,299 depending on the configuration. Once upgraded to Intel’s eight-core Core i9, AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega 48 8 GB, and 16 GB RAM, the price of the system will increase to $3,349.

Also updated is the iMac Pro, which uses Intel's Xeon-W line of processors. The biggest jump in this line of products is the DRAM capacity, with Apple now offering a 256 GB DDR4 option. In order to get this option, users will have to pay an extra +$5200 above the cost of the default 32 GB configuration, which a number of users have voiced is a lot of money, considering the equivalent 4x64 GB memory layout can be purchased for around $2500. Also offered is an upgrade to the Radeon Pro Vega 64X, although details on what this card has (aside from 64 compute units) has not been disclosed at this point. Based on the '12 TF Single Precision' metric on the Apple Store, it appears that the frequency has increased by 9% over the '11 TF Single Precision' Radeon Pro Vega 64 model. The price difference between the two is $150.

A fully kitted out iMac Pro now stands at $15700, with an 18-core Xeon-W, Vega 64X, 256GB of DDR4 ECC memory, and a 4TB SSD. The base model is $4999, and comes with an 8-core Xeon-W, Vega 56, 32 GB of DDR4 ECC memory, and a 1TB SSD.

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Source: Apple

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  • skavi - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - link

    Does anyone else feel it's time this design should be updated? It's been the same for the last 7 years, and has appeared a tad outdated to me ever since the Surface Studio came out 3 years ago. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - link

    It’s just me, but I think it looks fine. People moan about bezels, but unless you have a second display (and Apple doesn’t offer one), to me, the bezels help keep the focus on the screen. I guess they could do more with it, but I love how solid, clean, and quiet my 2017 5K is. Reply
  • Samus - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    Sadly, those bezels would be ideal for a touch display, which Apple seems amendment doing for their PC lineup. They simply need an OSX retrofit to support UI functions like zoom and rotation, drag and drop, and slide bars. The touchbar on the Macbook Pro was just an insult because that stupid sensor cost way more than a full on multitouch digitizer. Reply
  • 808Hilo - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    "Top of the line" 8 core with tiny 27' monitor, a lousy graphicscard, minimal ps, 32GB and 1gb SSD and some Apple morsels is 4800 plus tax and gets you medium 2017 performance level.

    I got a a custom Ryzen1800x, 32GB, 1tb Samsung SSD, 3tb HD, 1080 and a 32 proof monitor in a 240 Air for way way less...and with a real OS. Rather than appliance looks...mine looks like a tiny 1980 Cray :-)

    You are right - visually and computationally outdated.
    Reply
  • close - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    When was the last time an OEM build was cheaper than a home build at the same lever? Or lemme guess, it's the first time you do it and feel like you're on to something new? Reply
  • close - Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - link

    And of course we're ignoring the form factor here. Forget about building an AIO yourself. Reply
  • 808Hilo - Sunday, March 24, 2019 - link

    Yes, Apple boy. PC is PC. A better PC is just that. AIO is a formfactor. Reply
  • 808Hilo - Sunday, March 24, 2019 - link

    CLOSE

    Snidy comment. Good job.
    Reply
  • 808Hilo - Sunday, March 24, 2019 - link

    Snidy, snidy Reply
  • zogus - Friday, March 22, 2019 - link

    And your 32 inch monitor has how many pixels again? Reply

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