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Apple iMac 24-inch 4.5K M1 (2021)

Apple iMac 24-inch 4.5K M1 (2021)
alaScore 96

78 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Apple iMac 24-inch 4.5K M1 (2021). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. Some have doubts about the usability and price, and opinions are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 24-inch 4.5K M1 (2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Apple iMac 24-inch 4.5K M1 (2021) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2023

Expert review by (

Apple iMac (24-inch) M1 review: Seeing is believing


Reinvented as the iMac for a new generation. It has to be seen in person to truly appreciate its design.

Eye-popping screen ; Speakers sound amazing ; Webcam is excellent ; M1 performance still surprises ; Lots of fun color options ; Touch ID built into keyboard

Lame port selection ; The Magic Mouse is still annoying

May, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (



This is an iMac unlike any other iMac we've seen before, and it all comes down to the M1 chip. Sure, there are some other differences between this 24-inch iMac and the 21.5-inch model from 2019 that it's replacing. There are better microphones and...

Great processor Fun colors and sleek design The webcam is actually good

Limited port selection Not the best value for its price Can’t upgrade anything after purchase

In short, this device costs money. And it’s true that you’d get similar performance and save a few hundred bucks, if you just plugged a Mac Mini into an external display. But this iMac has almost everything that most people need in one package:...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple iMac 24-Inch Review


The original Apple iMac, launched at the end of the last millennium, is the archetype for the modern all-in-one desktop computer. The most recognizable of all Mac desktops, its luster nevertheless diminished over the past two decades as it became less...

A perky reimagining of the classic iMac design Color-matched accessories Extraordinarily thin Available fingerprint reader Snappy Apple M1 processor Excellent camera quality

Expensive as configured, and for screen size Requires external power brick Uncomfortable keyboard No touch input on screen Limited port selection

The first major iMac redesign in years turns Apple's classic computer into a gorgeous all-in-one with the M1 processor, multiple color options, and a stunningly thin exterior. It’s neither the most powerful nor the most versatile Mac desktop, but it’s...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Roman Loyola, Macworld, and Danny Allen (

Apple iMac (24-inch, 3.06GHz) Desktop Review


Fastest all-in-one PC we've tested

No Blu-ray drive or media card reader ; No touchscreen

Top-performing all-in-one runs Windows and OS X, but lacks extras such as a touchscreen, Blu-ray drive, and a card reader.

Jul, 2009

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Apple iMac 24-inch, 2.8GHz


By now, Apple's iMac design should look familiar. The 20-inch model is a scaled-down but otherwise identical copy of the higher-end, 24-inch iMac we reviewed a few months ago. Both use the revamped brushed silver and glossy black chassis that Apple...

Industry-leading design; best all-in-one overall for its price; strong digital media performance; broad range of connectivity options; easy-to-use operating system.

Smaller screen than some newer all-in-ones; puny hard drive for its price; disproportionately expensive memory upgrades; lame 90-day phone support.

Apple's smaller-scale iMac remains our favorite all-in-one. And while its looks, its ease of use, and its performance are all selling points, Windows PCs are starting to catch up (at least with the latter). A few components could also stand an update,...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Apple iMac 24-Inch Review: The Right Mac For Most People - SlashGear


The Apple iMac 24-inch is an all-in-one wizard for basic computing needs. Bonus being that it takes up very little space in one's parlor or office.

Stylish and capable all-in-one ; Apple M1 is a fast all-rounder ; Decent webcam ; Great display

Base iMac lacks ports ; No height-adjust on stand ; Upgrading the specs gets expensive

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Ketan-Pratap (indiatoday)

Apple iMac 24-inch review: The desktop to buy for most users


Apple's new 24-inch iMac is the perfect example of why all-in-one computers are still relevant. Compared to its predecessors, it packs tons of improvements and gets a new colourful design and M1 chip under the hood. But is it worth buying? India Today...

Colourful and striking design ; Superb display ; Clarity on the webcam ; Snappy M1 processor

Keyboard needs a refresh ; Limited port selection ; Cannot upgrade later

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Samuel Axon (

24-inch iMac review: There’s still no step three


It's not Apple's best for power users, but it's a nice fit for everyone else.

Excellent performance for a computer in this class

Port selection means at least a dongle or two (or a dock) for many users

Put another way: this is the best desktop Mac for most people, and that's something we

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (

Apple iMac 24-inch M1 review


The new iMac M1 is quite possibly the greatest generational leap forward in iMac history - it's simply superb

Gorgeous design ; Stunning performance ; Sublime screen

Only 16GB RAM, but not a deal-breaker ; 24 inches limiting for some editing ; M1 SoC locks out upgrade/repair

Given the ground-breaking performance and efficiency gains of Apple’s M1 SoC in the MacBook and Mac Mini, it was always going to be a dead cert that any iMac powered by this hardware was going to be a stellar performer. The fact that Apple has also...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Adrien Ramirez (

Apple M1 iMac 24-inch review


The first M1 iMac is an exercise in experience over performance.

Innovative design ; Brilliant display ; Reasonable price

No height adjustment ; Not the best value for performance

The 24-inch iMac is the perfect example of a midrange PC that anyone can use. It’s powerful enough to keep up with a family’s worth of needs, but it’s stylish enough to put in your living room, and its 4.5K retina display will please artists with its...

Jun, 2021