iMac (21.5-inch, 2017) - Technical Specifications

Display

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

Processor

  • 2.3GHz
    2.3GHz dual‑core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz)

Memory

  • 2.3GHz
    8GB of 2133MHz DDR4 memory
    Configurable to 16GB

Storage1

  • 1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
    Configurable to 1TB Fusion Drive or 256GB SSD

Graphics

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640

Video Support and Camera

  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors (21.5-inch) or 1 billion colors (21.5-inch 4K) and:
    • One 5120‑by‑2880 (5K) external display at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
    • Two 3840-by-2160 (4K UHD) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
    • Two 4096‑by‑2304 (4K) external displays at 60Hz with support for millions of colors
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Audio

  • Stereo speakers
  • Microphone
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone

Connections and Expansion

  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
    • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Kensington lock slot

Input

  • Magic Keyboard
    Magic Keyboard comes standard with your iMac. It’s wireless and rechargeable (so you won’t be replacing batteries), with an ultracompact, edge-to-edge design that wastes no surface space. It has a stable scissor mechanism, optimized key travel, and a low profile that provide control and comfort. And it pairs immediately with your iMac right out of the box.
  • Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
    You get all the functionality of Magic Keyboard, with an extended layout that makes it even easier to work and play. The new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad includes document navigation controls — page up, page down, home, and end — and full-size arrow keys that are perfect for navigating pro apps, moving through spreadsheets, and playing games.
  • Magic Mouse 2
    Magic Mouse 2 comes standard with your iMac. The design of Magic Mouse 2 lets it glide smoothly across your desk. And since it supports Multi-Touch, you can use simple gestures on its surface to do things such as swipe between web pages and scroll through documents.
  • Magic Trackpad 2
    If you prefer using a trackpad, Magic Trackpad 2 gives you the full range of Multi-Touch gestures and introduces Force Touch to the desktop. Sensors underneath the trackpad surface detect subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply, bringing more functionality to your fingertips and enabling a deeper connection to your content. This design, along with a low profile, makes it extremely comfortable to use.

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi
    802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 4.2 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 (5.66 kg)2

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
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet

In the Box

  • 21.5‑inch iMac
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse 2
  • Power cord
  • Lightning to USB Cable

Operating System

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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iMac. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can create and do amazing things.
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Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • Text to Speech

Built‑in Apps3

  • Photos
  • iMovie
  • GarageBand
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote
  • Siri
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • FaceTime
  • Messages
  • Maps
  • News
  • Stocks
  • Home
  • Voice Memos
  • Notes
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Reminders
  • Photo Booth
  • Preview
  • iTunes
  • Books
  • App Store
  • Time Machine

Configure to Order

Configure your iMac with these options.
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  • Magic Trackpad 2
  • Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • 16GB memory upgrade
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • 256GB SSD

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
  • Beryllium-free
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • Recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Speaker enclosures made with 60 percent post‑consumer recycled plastic
  • Fan assembly made with 26 percent bio‑based plastic
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 6.1 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.

Apple GiveBack
Letting go of your old Mac is easy with Apple GiveBack. If it’s in good shape, you can trade it in for Apple Store credit. If it’s not eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it responsibly at no cost to you. Good for you. Good for the planet.
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Acoustic Performance

Declared noise emission values in accordance with ECMA-109

  Sound Power Level
L W A,m (B)
Sound Pressure Level
Operator Position
L p A,m (dB)
Idle 2.0 (K V =0.3) 11
Wireless web 1.9 (K V =0.3) 11
Hard drive seek 2.0 (K V =0.3) 12
  1. L W A,m is the mean A-weighted sound power level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 B.
  2. L p A,m is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at operator position (rounded to the nearest 1 dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel)
  4. K v is the statistical adder for computing upper-limit of A-weighted sound power level.
  5. The quantity, L W A,c (formerly called L W Ad) may be computed from the sum of L W A,m and K v .
  6. The Wireless web test browses 25 popular websites.
  7. Configuration tested: 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640. 

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are available on the Mac App Store. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID and a device that is compatible with the OS version required for each app.
  4. PVC-free AC power cord available in all regions except India and South Korea.
  5. iMac achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018