The stunning all-in-one iMac features a beautiful 21.5- widescreen display. Fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core processors and superfast NVIDIA graphics make it the most powerful iMac yet. And it comes standard with 8GB memory, a 1TB hard drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports. All in an impossibly thin enclosure that’s only 5 mm at the edge.
Featuring a beautiful 21.5-inch widescreen display and an impossibly thin enclosure that’s only 5 mm at the edge, the stunning all-in-one iMac has been updated with a fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core processor — making it the most powerful iMac yet. And it comes standard with 8 GB of memory, a 1 TB hard drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports. The iMac also now supports next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The 21.5-inch iMac is just 5mm thin at its edge and features a bright display with 75 percent less reflection (view larger).
This version of the 21.5-inch iMac (model ME086LL/A) features a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor as well as Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics, which delivers discrete graphics-level performance (see full specifications below). It also comes with OS X Mountain Lion and the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
Fourth-Generation Intel Core Processor
Since OS X is designed to take advantage of each core, the fourth-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor (based on the latest Haswell architecture) captures every bit of performance from the processor. When you need more power for a processor-intensive application like Aperture or Final Cut Pro, Turbo Boost 2.0 automatically increases the speed of the active cores. And by shifting core frequency in small increments, Turbo Boost allows the processor to manage performance without sacrificing efficiency.
Keep your desk clutter free with Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse (view larger).
This model is powered by a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz. It’s complemented by Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics, which delivers a built-in, eye-popping visual experience — no extra graphics card required.
802.11ac: The New Definition of Fast
The iMac now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station — including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule — wireless performance is up to three times faster than with the previous generation. And your Wi-Fi range improves as well.
Nothing will distract you from what you’re viewing on the iMac’s 21.5-inch display thanks to the innovative display design that reduces reflection by 75 percent while maintaining brilliant color and contrast. Additionally, in-plane switching (IPS) technology gives you a bright picture with excellent color from nearly any angle while the LED backlighting offers instant-on, uniform brightness.
Thunderbolt and USB 3
Delivering an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions, the ultrafast and ultraflexible Thunderbolt port allows you to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. You can also daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.
The iMac also comes with four USB 3 ports, enabling you to connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2. And you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.
You’ll be able to cut the cord with the included Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse, both of which connect to the iMac using Bluetooth wireless technology. Additionally, the Magic Mouse features a seamless Multi-Touch surface that enables you to use the same intuitive gestures used on the MacBook trackpad to easily scroll through long documents or swipe to move forward or backward through a collection of web pages or photos.
And with the FaceTime HD camera placed above the display in the iMac’s thin aluminum and glass design, you’ll be able to make video calls in HD 720p resolution to friends and family on another iMac or MacBook. Additionally, you’ll be able to connect to those using a FaceTime-enabled iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse is unlike any other mouse you’ve ever used. The entire mouse is the button, so you can click anywhere. And it can be configured as either a single- or two-button mouse.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
The sleek aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard lets you type in front of your computer, on your lap, or anywhere within range. It’s also incredibly thin and streamlined, so it sits on your desk surrounded by nothing but glorious space.
Display 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 1920-by-1080 resolution with support for millions of colors Processor 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz) with 6 MB shared L3 cache Storage 1 TB (5400 RPM) hard drive Memory 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory (two 4 GB; maximum of 16 GB) Graphics Intel Iris Pro internal graphics processor Video Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters Audio Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack); support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone Connections Two Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) Four USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps; compatible with USB 2) SDXC card slot Gigabit Ethernet port Kensington lock slot Communications 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n compatible); Bluetooth 4.0 Camera FaceTime HD camera Size and Weight 20.8 x 17.7 x 6.9 inches; 12.5 pounds
At the heart of every iMac–and every Mac–is OS X Mountain Lion, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Since the software built into every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. Power Nap even takes advantage of the Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.
OS X Mountain Lion Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, and more
iLife helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song–including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.
Apple iLife suite iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
What’s in the Box
21.5-inch iMac (model ME086LL/A), Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Magic Mouse, printed and electronic documentation
Limited Warranty And Service
The iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.
AppleCare Protection Plan
Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage–including both parts and labor–for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.
Optional Accessories and Related Products
Apple USB SuperDrive
Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your iMac with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.
Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. Choose from 2 TB and 3 TB models.
Apple Magic Trackpad
Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer, and it supports a full set of gestures. Click, scroll, swipe, and rotate to control what’s onscreen. Use it along with your mouse or as an alternative to one.
AirPort Extreme Base Station
The easy-to-use AirPort Extreme Base Station with next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi is the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or office.1 It offers simultaneous dual-band support and delivers high-performance Wi-Fi for Mac computers, PCs, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.