The iMac (21.5-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2015) introduced in October 13, 2015, continues the mid-2014 iMacs line up, rather than that of the late 2014, namely – the iMac (21.5-inch, 1.4GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2014). It has a faster processor, though the dual and not the quad core one, and neither Retina display nor Fusion Drive, nor a SSD storage. The dual core processor (Intel Core-i5 Ivy Bridge with Broadwell microarchitecture) has been upgraded to 1.6GHz. The design is similar to the iMacs of 2012. This is the all-in-one desktop computer in an ultra-thin (5 mm depth at the edges) all-aluminum unibody casing behind the 21.5-inch LED-backlit IPS screen with cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating. There’s a bulge though in the center of the back panel to house all the hardware. The computer is mounted on an aluminum stand with a slightly tapered foot and an adjusting hinge. The iMac (21.5-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2015) features a dual core 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 I5-5250U processor (Broadwell-U), with two independent processor cores on a single chip, DMI system bus and an integrated graphics core, 8 GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive (5400 RPM), an SD memory slot card reader, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics with 1.5 GB of shared memory, a built-in FaceTime HD webcam and stereo speakers, as well as two “Thunderbolt-2” ports and 4 USB 3.0 ports. It also has built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 4.0. The cooling system is CPU controlled and the in-built speakers are mounted beneath the 21.5-inch screen for the clearer less distorted sound to bounce off the desk or other surface. The speakers’ grills also work as the vent ones. The iMac (21.5-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2015) is shipped with a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard and either with a “Magic Mouse” or a traditional wired Apple Mouse or a multi-touch Magic Trackpad.
iMac (21.5-inch, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5, Late 2015)
- Introduced on October 13, 2015.
- Codename: iMac with Retina Display.
- Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz.
- Boost Speed: 2.7 GHz.
- Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
- Processor type: Core i5 (I5- 5250U) “Broadwell-U”.
- Processor upgrade: Soldered.
- Cores: 2.
- Graphics core: Yes.
- On-Board Ram: 8 GB, DDR3 1600 MHz, upgrade at time of order only.
- Max. Ram: 16 GB.
- Video: 21.5-inch LED-backlit TFT active matrix IPS, 16:9 widescreen, 1920 x 1080 pixels max resolution.
- Webcam: FaceTime HD camera 720p, 0.9 MP, 1280 x 720 resolution.
- Graphics: HD Graphics 6000 graphics with 1.5 GB of shared memory.
- Storage: 1TB hard drive (5400 RPM).
- Fusion Drive: optional, built-to-order.
- SSD supported: “blade” type.
- Input\Output: 4x USB 3.0, 2 “Thunderbolt-2” 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, Bluetooth 4.0.
- Preinstalled OS: 10.11 (15A2301).
- OS max. upgrade: 10.12 “Sierra”.
- Dimensions: 17.7 x 20.8 x 6.9 inch.
- Weight: 12.5 lb.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Model No: A1418 (EMC 2889).
Apple Order number: MK142LL/A.
- It’s a low-cost entry level iMac. The RAM upgrade is unintended, as well as that of a processor or an HDD, but a user can order the larger memory, the SSD storage and the faster processor at a time of order.
- Keep in mind, the upgrade is impossible after system purchase at ll! Though technically Broadwell processors are better than Haswell ones, the U-letter means it has some cutbacks in performance. Thus, it cannot support more than 16 GB of RAM.
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