M1 iMac Configurations and Pricing Breakdown

The redesigned iMac with the M1 chip is available in three different base configurations that users can upgrade with Build-to-Order options for their specific needs. The new 24-inch ‌iMac‌ starts at $1,299, but it can reach $2,628 through Build-to-Order options.

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There are three standard configuration 24-inch ‌iMac‌ models available from Apple:

  • $1,299 - Apple ‌M1‌ chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, and Magic Keyboard.
  • $1,499 - Apple ‌M1‌ chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and two USB 3 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID.
  • $1,699 - Apple ‌M1‌ chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and two USB 3 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and Magic Keyboard with ‌Touch ID‌.

Build to Order Options

Entry-level 24-inch iMac with 256GB of storage:

  • 16GB RAM - +$200
  • 512GB SSD - +$200
  • 1TB SSD - +$400
  • Gigabit Ethernet - +$30

Mid-level 24-inch iMac with 256GB of storage:

  • 16GB RAM - +$200
  • 512GB SSD - +$200
  • 1TB SSD - +$400
  • 2TB SSD - +$800

High-end 24-inch iMac with 512GB of storage:

  • 16GB RAM - +$200
  • 1TB SSD - +$200
  • 2TB SSD - +$600

Color-Matched Accessory Options

All ‌M1‌ ‌iMac‌ configurations come with a color-matched Magic Mouse as standard, but users can opt to upgrade to the Magic Trackpad, or purchase both the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad together.

  • Magic Trackpad - +$50
  • Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad - +$129

Apple also notes that it is possible to upgrade from the standard Magic Keyboard with the entry-level ‌iMac‌ to the Magic Keyboard with ‌Touch ID‌ for an additional $50. All base configurations will also offer the option of upgrading to the Magic Keyboard with ‌Touch ID‌ and Numeric Keypad from the Magic Keyboard with ‌Touch ID‌ for an additional $30.

The ‌M1‌ ‌iMac‌ will be available to pre-order on Friday, April 30, and will begin arriving to customers in the second half of May.

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Top Rated Comments

snebes Avatar
41 months ago
The $200 Apple tax on +8GB of RAM really hurts.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kcslc Avatar
41 months ago
Those SSD upgrade prices are insulting. I will not buy an Apple computer until they are more fair.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Johnny Vegas Avatar
41 months ago
Does anyone else think the price for the new iMac is outrageous? 16GB of Ram and a 512 SSD will cost me $1700, oh and if I want enough ports to actually plug in peripherals that'll be another $200. I'll be looking elsewhere.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
catean Avatar
41 months ago

Im also not convinced when it comes to power brick. Its just increasing the overall cable clutter
Simple, the next iMac will come without the power brick, because you already have one. :cool:
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
warpdrive Avatar
41 months ago
Yeah, considering you can buy a 512GB SSD for $100 these days, $200 for the upgrade from 256-512 really hurts.

Also, if you want to avoid swap files (too many writes for the SSD), 16GB is a must. The top end model should have offered that by default.

At least they ditched the spinning drive finally.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ForkHandles Avatar
41 months ago
If I hadn’t just bought a M1 Mac mini and LG 5K display I would lap one of these up immediately. Great new design, well done Apple ?

my only gripe is the omission of an old fashioned usb slot.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)