The iMac Core i3 / 3.3 with 21.5-inch screen (early 2013) is the education-only iteration of 2012 year iMacs. Its design is identical to the 2012 line-up: the all-in-one desktop computer in an even slimmer all-aluminum unibody casing behind the 21.5” LED-backlit IPS screen with cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating. The body depth at its thinnest has 5 mm, though there’s a certain bulge in the center of the back panel. Yet the hardware installed is meager at best. The low-class dual core Core i3 I3-3225 (Ivy Bridge), the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 with shared memory to make up for the graphics card, 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive. It also has two “Thunderbolt” ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 4.0. A non-wireless Apple Keyboard with a numeric keypad and a traditional Apple Mouse (rather than the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad) come in a bundle.
iMac Core i3 / 3.3 21.5-Inch (Early 2013) EDU
Introduced on: March 5, 2013.
- Codename: Intel Mac Slim Unibody.
- Processor Speed: 3.3 GHz.
- Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
- Processor type: Core i3 (I3- Core i3) “Ivy Bridge”.
- Processor upgrade: LGA 1155 (Socket H2).
- Cores: 2.
- Graphics core: Yes.
- On-Board Ram: 4 GB, DDR3 1600 MHz (no upgrade intended by Apple).
- Max. Ram: 16 GB.
- Video: 21.5″ LED-backlit TFT active matrix LCD, 16:9 widescreen, 1920 x 1080 pixels max resolution, anti-reflective coating.
- Webcam: FaceTime HD camera 720p, 0.9 MP, 1280 x 720 resolution.
- Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU with shared memory.
- Storage: 500 GB, 5400-rpm Ultra ATA-66 hard drives.
- SSD supported: 2.5”.
- Fusion drive support: Yes.
- Input\Output: 4x USB 3.0, 2 “Thunderbolt” ports, built-in microphone, built-in speakers, audio out, audio input/output, FaceTime HD webcam, SD card reader, Kensington Lock slot.
- Optical drive: None.
- Card reader: SDXC card.
- Card format: SDXC.
- Internet \ Wireless connection: Integrated Airport Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet Optional 56k V.92 USB modem, Bluetooth 4.0.
- OS: Preinstalled OS: X 10.8.2 (12C2037). OS max. upgrade: current.
- Dimensions: 17.7 x 20.8 x 6.9 inch.
- Weight: 12.5 lb.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Model No: A1418 (EMC 2545).
Apple Order number: ME699LL/A.
Discontinued: June 18, 2014.
OS X Utilities on This iMac
Launchpad: is the home for all the apps. Just click the Launchpad icon in the Dock, and your open windows are replaced by a full-screen display of all your apps. You can arrange apps any way you want, group them together in folders, or delete them. When you download an app from the Mac App Store, it automatically appears in Launchpad.
Mission Control: Mission Control gives the user a bird’s-eye view of everything running on Mac. Click the Mission Control icon in the Dock, and your desktop zooms out to display all the open windows in every application, all your fullscreen apps, and Dashboard, the home of mini-apps called widgets. The user can click anything to zoom in on it. Think of Mission Control as the hub of your system—view everything and go anywhere with just a click.
Safari Web Browser: Click the Safari icon in the Dock and surf the web quickly and easily. You can enter both web addresses and search terms in the Smart Search Field to find what you’re looking for faster. Scroll up and down web pages using one finger on the mouse. Click the Share button to tweet web pages, post them to Facebook, or share them via Mail or Messages.
Mail: It lets you manage all your email accounts from a single, ad-free inbox, even when you’re not connected to the Internet. It works with most email standards – including POP3 and IMAP – and down web pages using one finger on the mouse. Click the Share button to tweet web pages, post them to Facebook, or share them via Mail or Messages. You can also use Mail with the free me.com email account you get with iCloud. The first time you open Mail, Setup Assistant will help you get started.
iTunes: With iTunes, you can organize and play your digital music and videos on your Mac. And you can shop in the iTunes Store for new music, movies, TV shows, books, and more. iTunes is also where you’ll find the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Calendar: Multiple calendars Access multiple calendars from one place. Keep track of your busy schedule with Calendar. You can create separate calendars – one for home, another for school, a third for work. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. Create and send invitations using contact info from the Contacts app, then see who has responded. Use iCloud to update calendars on all your devices automatically or share calendars with other iCloud users.
Messages: Log in with your Apple ID, and you can send unlimited messages including text, photos, videos, and more to your friends on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. With iCloud, you can start a conversation on one device and pick it up on another. If you want to talk to someone face to face, you can start a video call just by clicking the FaceTime icon in the top-right corner of the Messages window.
iMovie: iMovie puts all your video clips in one place and gives you the editing tools and special effects you need to quickly turn them into something memorable. You can make great-looking movies or even Hollywood-style movie trailers with just a few clicks. iMovie lets you import video from most popular digital video cameras, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or the FaceTime HD camera on your Mac.
- This iMac was introduced without any announcement or press release. It was meant for educational institutions only.
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