Yesterday, Apple introduced the world to its new iMac Pro, this new iMac overflows in power as we have seen in the keynote of the WWDC17. However, next to it we also saw an update of the rest of iMac , that is, the 21.5 inches and the 27 inches. We will see the technical characteristics of each one in order to put them in context.
Comparison, specifications and price of the new iMac
|21.5-INCH IMAC||27 INCH IMAC||IMAC PRO|
|SCREEN||Retina 4K screen backlit by LED 21.5 inches (diagonally)||5K Retina display backlit by 27-inch LED (diagonally)||5K Retina display backlit by LED 27 inches (diagonally), 500 nits brightness and 14.7 million pixels|
|CAPACITY||1 TB hard drive at 5,400 rpm, 1 TB Fusion Drive or up to 1 TB2 SSD||Fusion Drive of 1, 2 or 3 TB or SSD up to 2 TB2||1 TB SSD expandable up to 4 TB Data transfer at 3 GB / s|
|PROCESSOR||Intel Core i5 quad-core processor at 3 or 3.4 GHz, or Intel Core i7 quad-core at 3.6 GHz Turbo Boost up to 4.2 GHz||Intel Core i5 quad-core processor at 3.4, 3.5 or 3.8 GHz, or Intel Core i7 quad-core at 4.2 GHz Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz||Xeon processor with 8, 10 or 18 cores Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz Cache up to 42 MB|
|MEMORY||8, 16 or 32 GB of memory||8, 16, 32 or 64 GB of memory||32, 64 or 128 GB of memory|
|CONNECTIONS||Four USB 3 ports, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C), Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot||Four USB 3 ports, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C), Gigabit Ethernet, SDXC card slot||Ethernet NBASE-T compatible with Ethernet at 1 Gb, 2.5 Gb, 5 Gb and 10 Gb via RJ-45 connector Four ports Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Four USB ports 3 SDXC card slot compatible with UHS-II|
|WIRELESS NETWORKS||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology|
|GRAPHICS||Radeon Pro 555 with 2 GB of VRAM or Radeon Pro 560 with 4 GB of VRAM||Radeon Pro 570 with 4 GB of VRAM, Radeon Pro 575 with 4 GB of VRAM or Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB of VRAM||Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor with 8 GB of HBM2 memory|
|PRICE||From 1,499.00 euros||From 2,099.00 euros||From 5,000 euros|
The great absent: Mac Pro
If there is an absence in terms of desktops is concerned, that of course is the Mac Pro. Apple has promised that next year we will see an update, and has also given us a breakthrough in this keynote with the iMac Pro. is true that it is a beast in all aspects, the iMac Pro is still not enough for those professionals who demand a Mac Pro to Apple.
Another that has not received an update but that resents dying is the Mac mini , Apple has not updated for years and it seems that this will continue to be. Currently it is a good alternative for those who want to enter the world of macOS with a cheap device and already have enough peripherals.