But what really matters is what's inside the #newiMac.
This is a very colorful#computer - in fact, it will be offered in seven different hues: green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver.
It comes withApple's ARM-based chip, with eight CPU cores and 7 or 8 GPU cores depending on which configuration you pick, but there are a lot of other upgrades too.
The M1 chipset enables up to 85% faster CPU performance and up to 50% better GPU performance than the most powerful discrete graphics in the fastest old 21.5" iMac.
In some apps, the GPU is actually twice as fast as in the previous small iMac model, and you also get 3x faster machine learning.
Every new iMac has two #Thunderbolt ports and Wi-Fi 6. The more expensive version offers two additional USB-C ports and also has a 1Gbps Ethernet port, which is somewhat strangely placed in the brick of the power adapter. Speaking of which, the cable that goes from that adapter to the computer attaches magnetically, in a neat touch.
The new iMac with M1 (8-core CPU and 7-core GPU) starts at $1,299 in four colors (green, pink, blue, and silver), shipping with a normal color-matched Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse.
There's an upsell version for $1,499 which you can have in all of the seven hues. This one has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, and ships with the color-matched new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and a Magic Mouse. Both iterations have 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You can upgrade the cheaper version to 512GB or 1TB of storage though, while the more expensive one can get optional 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage.
The new iMac with M1 will be up for pre-order on April 30, and will begin arriving to customers in the second half of May.