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Apple iMac 24 2021 Review Rundown

ApplePublished on 20 May 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Apple iMac 24" All-in-One Desktop 2021
Neoscore* 81%
  • Bright, colour-accurate screen
  • Slim, minimalist design
  • Touch ID works with other M1 Macs
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The new Apple iMac (24-inch, 2021) is a welcome tribute to the iMac's origins. It is the second Apple desktop to ditch Intel processors, this time in favor of the Apple M1.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

arstechnica[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Arstechnica have found the following[***]:
The new 24-inch iMac comes in seven colors, in a throwback to the iMac G3's kaleidoscope. Each comes in a two-tone design, with a lighter shade on the front and a darker one on the back. This is the first Mac in a long time with something like a MagSafe magnetic power adapter port.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright colors and bright bezels
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

expertreviews[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
Apple's new iMac is the first major overhaul of the iMac design since 2012. The iMac measures a slim 11.5mm from front to back, no longer has a bulge at the back. It comes in a choice of seven different colours: green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. It also features the ARM-based Apple M1 chip, which we've been so impressed by previously in the Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
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Pros[**]
  • More powerful than previous iMacs
  • Improved sound quality
  • Improved microphone and speaker system
Cons[**]
  • Only two USB-C ports
  • Only one USB-A port

expertreviews[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The M1 Apple iMac 24in is Apple's latest all-in-one desktop. It's a redesign from the ground up, with very little remaining from the old iMac 21.5in. Apple has also added more colours to the rather drab palette previously, slimmed down the bezels and added better-sounding speakers. Prices start at £1,249 for the 8GB model and go up to £2,449 for the 24in model.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim bezels
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Fingerprint scanner
Cons[**]
  • Display isn't colour matched to the rest of the chassis

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Apple's new 24-inch iMac could define the next 20 years of desktop computing. Apple adds customizable color options that extend across the physical surfaces of the computer and its accessories. The new iMac's dimensions are competitive with those of Windows AIOs that have similar-size screens. Apple's M1 chip enables two welcome improvements to the keyboard and camera.
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Pros[**]
  • Expansive 23.5-inch screen
  • Color-matched power brick
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port
  • Lacks nanotexture glass finish

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The new Apple iMac (24-inch, 2021) is almost as small (and thinner and lighter) than its smaller predecessor. It's powered by the Apple M1 chip, rather than Intel hardware. Apple has also released the new iMac in seven vibrant colors, which harkens back to the days of the iMac G3.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bigger screen than its predecessor
  • Improved Magic Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad
  • Great value for money
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
This is an iMac unlike any other iMac we've seen before, and it all comes down to the M1 chip. This iMac model achieved a higher score on the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark than any Mac we've ever seen before. If you're looking for a device for simpler everyday tasks that don't scale to every available CPU core, there has literally never been a better iMac for you to buy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim, sleek design
  • Great performance for the price
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ 24-inch iMac review: There’s still no step three. Arstechnica. 2021-06-06. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  2. 2. ^ Apple iMac 24in (2021): Apple releases redesigned iMac, available in seven different colours. Expertreviews. 2021-04-20. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  3. 3. ^ M1 Apple iMac 24in review: A long time coming. Expertreviews. 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  4. 4. ^ Apple iMac 24-Inch Review. Pcmag. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  5. 5. ^ iMac (24-inch, 2021) review. Techradar. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  6. 6. ^ Apple iMac M1 review: the all-in-one for almost everyone. Theverge. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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