2013 iMac desktop computer with 21.5" ultrathin display.
Your desktop computer is the heartbeat of your home or professional work environment, and when music is your passion you need speed, reliability, and the latest advancements in computer technology. Is your system too slow to keep up with modern plug-ins? Do you spend more time waiting for programs to launch then you do getting work done? If you even hesitated to answer, then it's time for an upgrade. The 2013 iMac is incredibly thin with a 5-mm edge and it's even more amazing to use than it is to look at. This 21.5" iMac features a bold display with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, high-performance NVIDIA graphics, advanced storage, and more. The iMac has been completely refreshed and reimagined for precision performance.
Huge, LED-backlit widescreen display
Innovations you can see
You won't want anything to distract you from what you're viewing on this big, beautiful 21.5-inch display. And nothing will, thanks to an amazing display design that reduces reflection by 75 percent. In addition, because the LCD sits right up against the glass, your content seems to leap off the screen.
IPS technology and LED backlighting
The gorgeous iMac display looks great from any seat in the house. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) gives you a bright picture with excellent color from nearly any angle. And LED backlighting offers instant-on, uniform brightness with no waiting. So you're always ready to share that vacation slideshow with the family.
Vivid, true-to-life color. Every time
Everything you see on the big, glossy display - from skin tones and dark shadows to bright blue skies and green fields - is rich and vibrant. And the colors are more true to life, too. That's because every iMac display is individually color-calibrated using state-of-the-art spectroradiometers to match color standards recognized around the world.
Fourth-generation Intel Core processors
Powered by fourth-generation Intel Core processors, this iMac is the fastest yet. This model comes with the standard quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with a clock speed of 2.9GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz). Since OS X is designed to take advantage of each core, iMac captures every bit of performance from the processor.
High-performance NVIDIA graphics
iMac graphics are more powerful across the board. NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics processors are even faster than the previous generation and include double the video memory. So you'll see more frames per second in 3D games, and you can edit HD home videos with more speed and responsiveness than ever before.
High-capacity 1TB hard drive
Go ahead and take all the photos, buy all the music, and shoot all the video you want. This version comes with a standard 1TB hard drive, plenty of room for all of your important documents and media.
Versatile, high-speed ports and connections
Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi
iMac now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When it's connected to an 802.11ac base station - including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule - wireless performance is up to 3x faster than with the previous generation of iMac.5 And your Wi-Fi range improves as well.
Ultrafast and ultra flexible, the tiny Thunderbolt port offers unprecedented transfer speeds and incredibly versatile expansion capabilities. Connect high-performance peripherals such as external drives, cameras, audio and video capture devices - even Mini DisplayPort displays for more screen real estate. All iMac models include two Thunderbolt ports, so you can create the ultimate do-anything desktop.
Bring on your printer, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. Every iMac comes with four USB 3 ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2 - so you'll have plenty of peripheral possibilities, including your iPhone or iPod, printer, or Apple USB SuperDrive. And the USB 3 ports are fully compatible with your USB 2 devices.
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can use your favorite wireless accessories - such as the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse - right out of the box.
Audio and visual
Higher-fidelity sound and a larger soundstage
Even though the iMac enclosure is thinner than ever, the built-in speakers deliver higher-fidelity sound than before. So when you're listening to that new album, watching the latest flick, or playing your favorite action game, you'll get immersive sound and a surprisingly wide soundstage.
Dual mics. Be heard loud and clear
iMac has two built-in microphones that work together to home in on your voice and filter out the sounds around you. That means more accuracy when you're using Dictation and better clarity during FaceTime video calls.
FaceTime HD camera for high-resolution video calls
Get everyone in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera lets you make video calls that are so clear; it seems like everyone's in the same room. Make FaceTime calls from your iMac to any FaceTime-enabled Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.