iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 Explained

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The Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2010 to 2011 as part of the iMac series. The computer was introduced on July 27, 2010, and its price started at $1,199.

The new iMac features a 3.06 GHz or 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 21.5-inch glossy LED-backlit IPS LCD Display, 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive, slot-loading 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive”, Ambient Light Sensor, iSight camera, USB 2.0 ports, and 256 MB ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics in the base model.

This iMac has been discontinued on May 3, 2011. Today iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 is 13 years old!

iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 Details

Introduced July 27, 2010 – 13 years ago
Discontinued May 3, 2011 – 12 years ago
Last Software Update November 12, 2020 – 3 years ago
Time on the Market 280 days (9 months)
Time of Support 123 months (10 years)
Model Identifier iMac11,2
Model Number A1311
EMC 2389
Order Number MC508LL/A
Original Price $1,199
Colors Aluminum
Weight 20.5 Ibs.
9.298 KG
Dimensions 17.75” H x 20.8” W x 7.42” D
45.08 cm H x 52.83 cm W x 18.84 cm D

iMac 21.5-inch Tech Specs


Processor Intel Core i3 540 “Clarkdale” (3.06 GHz)
Intel Core i3 550 “Clarkdale” (3.2 GHz)
Intel Core i5 680 “Clarkdale” (3.6 GHz)
Processor Speed 3.06 GHz
3.2 GHz
3.6 GHz
Architecture 64-bit
Number of Cores 2
System Bus Intel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 2.5 GT/s
Cache 4 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage 500 GB
1 TB
2 TB
Media 1 – 8x DVD-R/CD-RW dual-layer “SuperDrive” slot-loading drive


Built-in Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Slots 4 – PC3-10600 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1333 MHz
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 ATI Radeon HD 4670
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Graphics Memory 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM (ATI Radeon HD 4670)
512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM (ATI Radeon HD 5670)
Display Connection 1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)
Display Modes Dual display extended and video mirroring
External Resolution Up to 2560 x 1600 pixels
Camera iSight


Expansion Slots 1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Optical Drive Interface Unknown
Hard Drive Interface 3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi AirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
USB 4 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
FireWire 1 – 800 Mbps
Infrared 1 – For Apple Remote only
Audio In 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Built-in microphone
Audio Out 1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Internal 17 W amplifiers
2 – Built-in speakers
Display 1 – Mini DisplayPort (VGA, DVI, or dual-link DVI with adapter)

Keyboard and Mouse

Peripherals Apple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard
Magic Mouse


Original OS Mac OS X 10.6.3
Later OS Mac OS X 10.6.4
Maximum OS macOS 10.13.6
Firmware Intel Extensible Firmware Interface
AirDrop Supported
Bundled Software Mac OS X 10.6
iLife ’09 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)


Backup Battery 3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power 241 W
Line Voltage 100-240 V AC

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