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Apple's 24-inch M1 iMac now available to order: Pay US$1,299 for the base variant with 7-core GPU or go for broke and shell out over US$3,100 for the fully loaded model

The 2021 Apple iMac has split opinion in regard to design due to its large chin and white bezels. (Image source: Apple)
The 2021 Apple iMac has split opinion in regard to design due to its large chin and white bezels. (Image source: Apple)
Apple has now officially made its new 2021 24-inch iMac computers with M1 Apple Silicon available to order. There are plenty of configurations for shoppers to choose from, with prices ranging from US$1,299 for the entry-level iMac to US$3,127.98 for the model with all the hardware and software it can handle.
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The not unattractive 2021 24-inch Apple iMac is now available to order, with fans being able to select from a range of options that even includes M1 Apple Silicon variations. For US$1,299, shoppers can snag a new iMac with the M1 chip that features a 7-core GPU, which is accompanied by 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and a Magic Mouse peripheral. Color options for the base model are limited to blue, green, pink, and silver. Apple has stated that this device should ship within 2-3 weeks and shipping is free. Trade-in options are also available, as is the opportunity to flex an Apple Card for monthly payments, should you be in possession of one.

Apple already detailed the price points for base models when the M1 iMac was launched not long ago: US$1,499 gets you the 24-inch all-in-one with the 8-core GPU M1 chip and 256 GB storage while US$1,699 is required for the 512 GB SSD. These latter two models also differ from the US$1,299 iMac by offering Gigabit Ethernet, Touch ID for the Magic Keyboard, and the addition of 2x USB 3 ports (all M1 iMacs get at least 2x Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports). There are also the additional color options of yellow, orange, and purple for these 8-core GPU SKUs.

Fans willing to cough up US$3,127.98 can get the fully loaded 2021 24-inch Apple iMac. Along with the feted 8-core GPU variant of the M1 processor, this particular model comes with 16 GB memory, a beefy 2 TB SSD, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, plus Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro as pre-installed software. This variant takes 5-6 weeks to ship, by which time with a bit of luck Apple may have finally revealed the secrets of the widely expected M1X processor, which could eventually find its way inside a larger Pro variant of the 2021 iMac.

Amazon is also taking pre-orders for the 2021 Apple iMac - shipping June 1

Cheapest 2021 iMac with 7-core GPU. (Image source: Apple)
Cheapest 2021 iMac with 7-core GPU. (Image source: Apple)
Most expensive M1 iMac with 8-core GPU. (Image source: Apple)
Most expensive M1 iMac with 8-core GPU. (Image source: Apple)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-05- 1 (Update: 2021-05- 1)