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iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) - Technical Specifications

 

Display

  • 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • 1920-by-1080 resolution with support for millions of colors

Processor

  • 2.7GHz
    2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
  • 2.9GHz
    2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
    Configurable to 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz).

Memory

  • 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
    Configurable to 16GB.

Storage

  • 2.7GHz
    1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • 2.9GHz
    1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
    Configurable to 1TB Fusion Drive.

Graphics

  • 2.7GHz
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
  • 2.9GHz
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

Video Support and Camera

  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display
  • Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes

Audio

  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
    • Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Connections and Expansion

  • SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Two Thunderbolt ports
  • Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Input

  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
    Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Magic Mouse
    Smooth, seamless Multi-Touch surface with support for simple gestures (scrolling and swiping). Click and double-click anywhere. Ambidextrous construction accommodates left- and right-handed users.
  • Magic Trackpad
    Glass Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch and expand, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, rotate, screen zoom, scroll, click and drag, click drag and lock, secondary click A and B.

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi
    802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;2 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Size and Weight

  • Height: 17.7 inches (45.0 cm)
  • Width: 20.8 inches (52.8 cm)
  • Stand depth: 6.9 inches (17.5 cm)
  • Weight: 12.5 pounds (5.68 kg)3

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

Limited Warranty and Service

Your iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple- authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.

In the Box

  • iMac
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Power cord

Included Software

  • OS X Mountain Lion:
    The world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Learn more
  • Mac App Store
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • Messages
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Time Machine
  • FaceTime
  • Photo Booth
  • Game Center
  • iTunes
  • iLife: iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

Configure to Order

  • 21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz
    • Magic Trackpad
    • 16GB memory upgrade (two 8GB)
  • 21.5-inch iMac 2.9GHz
    • Magic Trackpad
    • 16GB memory upgrade (two 8GB)
    • 1TB Fusion Drive
    • 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz) with 8MB L3 cache

iMac and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

iMac is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free4
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosures
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold5

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.

Recycling
Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.

Accessories

Mac Software

Displays and Graphics

AirPort and Wireless

Other Accessories


  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Wireless Internet access requires a wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply.
  3. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  4. PVC-free AC power cord available in all regions except South Korea.
  5. iMac achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.
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