iMac 21.5-inch Late 2012 Datasheet

Source: – iMac 21.5-inch Slim

The Apple iMac 21.5-inch Late 2012 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2012 to 2013 as part of the iMac series. The computer was introduced on October 23, 2012, and its price started at $1,299.

The new iMac features a 2.7 GHz or 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 or 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 21.5-inch glossy LED-backlit IPS LCD Display, 1 TB hard drive, new Slim aluminum housing, Ambient Light Sensor, FaceTime HD camera, USB 3.0 ports, an SDXD card slot, and 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics in the base model.

This iMac has been discontinued on September 24, 2013. Today iMac 21.5-inch Late 2012 is 11 years old!

iMac 21.5-inch Late 2012 Details

Introduced October 23, 2012 – 11 years ago
Discontinued September 24, 2013 – 10 years ago
Last Software Update July 20, 2022 – 21 months ago
Time on the Market 305 days (10 months)
Time of Support 115 months (9 years)
Model Identifier iMac13,1
Model Number A1418
EMC 2544
Order Number MD093LL/A (2.7 GHz)
MD094LL/A (2.9 GHz)
Original Price $1,299
Colors Aluminum
Weight 12.5 Ibs.
5.669 KG
Dimensions 17.7” H x 20.8” W x 6.9” D
44.95 cm H x 52.83 cm W x 17.52 cm D

iMac 21.5-inch Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core i5 3330S “Ivy Bridge” (2.7 GHz)
Intel Core i5 3470S “Ivy Bridge” (2.9 GHz)
Intel Core i7 3770S “Ivy Bridge” (3.1 GHz)
Processor Speed 2.7 GHz
2.9 GHz
3.1 GHz
Maximum Processor Speed Up to 3.2 GHz (2.7 GHz)
Up to 3.6 GHz (2.9 GHz)
Up to 3.9 GHz (3.1 GHz)
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 4
System Bus Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache 6 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage 1 TB HDD
1 TB Fusion Drive
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Media 1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory 8 GB
16 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Slots 2 – PC3-12800 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600 MHz (Non-user-accessible)
Interleaving Support Yes


Built-in Display 21.5″ IPS LED-backlit TFT LCD glossy widescreen Display
Brightness 330 cd/m²
Resolutions 1920 x 1080


Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Graphics Memory 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display Connection 2 – Thunderbolt
Display Support Support for up to two Thunderbolt displays
Display Modes Dual display extended, video mirroring, AirPlay Mirroring, and Target Display
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels
Camera FaceTime HD


Expansion Slots 1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface 2 – 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
USB 4 – Up to 5 Gbps
FireWire None
Infrared None
Thunderbolt 2 – Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Dual microphones
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Thunderbolt

Keyboard and Mouse

Peripherals Apple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad


Original OS OS X 10.8.2
Maximum OS macOS 10.15.7
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface
AirDrop Supported
Handoff Supported
Bundled Software OS X 10.8
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)


Backup Battery 3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power 205 W
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC

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