Comparison of Macintosh models

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This is a comparison of Macintosh models, produced by Apple Inc. This list encompasses current models only.

Market matrix[edit]

Apple follows a product matrix of having a model of computer for both consumers and professionals, in both desktop and portable configurations. This provides a useful background as to the intended market for each Macintosh product.

Portables MacBook Air
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13.3" model; uses Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors
MacBook
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12" model; uses Intel Core M processors
MacBook Pro
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13.3" and 15.4" models; uses Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors
Desktops Mac Mini

Entry-level desktop that ships without keyboard, mouse, or monitor; uses Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors
iMac
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All-in-one available in 21.5" and 27" models; uses Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors
Mac Pro

Customizable workstation desktop; uses Intel Xeon processors
iMac Pro

Professional all-in-one with 27" 5K display; scheduled for release in December 2017

Specifications[edit]

Head-notes
Pricing

  • 1 Prices in Euros may vary from country to country; the price for France was used as a rough guide.
  • 2 Academic pricing differs in each country and upon where the computer is purchased from.

Hardware

  • 3 Every current Macintosh uses DDR4 SDRAM memory. Dedicated graphics cards in Macs use the PCI Express bus.

Desktops[edit]

Model Processor Memory FSB Storage RPM Graphics VRAM Display resolution MSRP
Mac Mini[1] 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 4 GB 5 GT/s 500 GB HDD 5400 Intel HD Graphics 5000 1.5 GB Shared N/A $499 (USD) / $599 (CAD) / £479 (GBP) / €549 (EUR) / $779 (AUD)
iMac 21.5 inch [2] 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8 GB 5 GT/s 1 TB HDD 5400 Intel HD Graphics 6000 1.5 GB Shared 1920 × 1080 $1099 (USD) / $1399 (CAD) / £1049 (GBP) / €1249 (EUR) / $1699 (AUD)
iMac 21.5 inch with 4K Retina Display [2] 3.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8 GB 5 GT/s 1 TB HDD 5400 Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 1.5 GB Shared 4096 × 2304 $1499 (USD) / $1899 (CAD) / £1449 (GBP) / €1699 (EUR) / $2299 (AUD)
iMac 27 inch with 5K Retina Display 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 8 GB 5 GT/s 1 TB HDD 5400 AMD Radeon R9 M380 2 GB 5120 × 2880 $1799 (USD) / $2299 (CAD) / £1749 (GBP) / €2099 (EUR) / $2799 (AUD)
Mac Pro Quad-Core[3] 3.7 GHz Quad-core Xeon E5 12 GB 5 GT/s 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage n/a Dual AMD FirePro D300 2 GB each N/A $2999 (USD) / $3499 (CAD) / £2999 (GBP) / €3399 (EUR) / $4899 (AUD)
Mac Pro 6-Core[3] 3.5 GHz 6-core Xeon E5 16 GB 5 GT/s 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage n/a Dual AMD FirePro D500 3 GB each N/A $3999 (USD) / $4699 (CAD) / £3899 (GBP) / €4599 (EUR) / $6499 (AUD)

Notebooks[edit]

Model Processor Memory FSB Storage Graphics VRAM Display resolution MSRP
1.6 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 8 GB 1600 MHZ 5 GT/s 128 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 6000 1.5 GB Shared 1440 × 900 $999 (USD) / $1199 (CAD) / £949 (GBP) / 1099€ (EUR) / $1249 (AUD)
1.1 GHz (Dual Core) Core M 8 GB 1866 MHZ 5 GT/s 256 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 515 1.5 GB Shared 2304 × 1440
(Retina Display)
$1299 (USD) / $1649 (CAD) / £1249 (GBP) / 1449€ (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
1.2 GHz (Dual Core) Core M 512 GB SSD $1599 (USD) / $1999 (CAD) / £1549 (GBP) / 1799€ (EUR) / $2449 (AUD)
2.0 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 8 GB 1866 MHz n/a 256 GB SSD Intel Iris Graphics 540 n/a 2560 × 1600
(Retina Display)
$1499 (USD) / $1899 (CAD) / £1449 (GBP) / 1699€ (EUR) / $2199 (AUD)
2.9 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 8 GB 2133 MHz n/a 256 GB SSD Intel Iris Graphics 550 n/a 2560 × 1600
(Retina Display)
$1899 (USD) / $2299 (CAD) / £1749 (GBP) / 1999€ (EUR) / $2699 (AUD)
2.6 GHz (Quad Core) Core i7 16 GB 2133 MHz n/a 256 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 530
AMD Radeon Pro 450
2 GB 2880 × 1800
(Retina Display)
$2399 (USD) / $2999 (CAD) / £2349 (GBP) / 2699€ (EUR) / $3599 (AUD)
2.7 GHz (Quad Core) Core i7 16 GB 2133 MHz n/a 512 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 530
AMD Radeon Pro 455
2 GB 2880 × 1800
(Retina Display)
$2799 (USD) / $3499 (CAD) / £2699 (GBP) / 3199€ (EUR) / $4249 (AUD)
2.7 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 8 GB 1866 MHz 5 GT/s 128 GB SSD Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1.5 GB Shared 2560 × 1600
(Retina Display)
$1299 (USD) / $1549 (CAD) / £1249 (GBP) / 1449€ (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
2.2 GHz (Quad Core) Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz 5 GT/s 256 GB SSD Intel Iris Pro Graphics 1.5 GB Shared 2880 × 1800
(Retina Display)
$1999 (USD) / $2449 (CAD) / £1899 (GBP) / 2249€ (EUR) / $2999 (AUD)

Input/Output[edit]

Model USB Gigabit Ethernet AirPort Extreme Bluetooth Video interface SD card slot Keyboard and mouse iSight/Facetime Camera Remote IR receiver
Mac mini[1] 4 Yes Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 Yes No No Yes
iMac 21.5 in[2] 4 Yes Yes Yes Thunderbolt 2 Yes Yes Yes No
iMac 21.5 in Retina Display[2] 4 Yes Yes Yes Thunderbolt 2 Yes Yes Yes No
iMac 27 in[2] 4 Yes Yes Yes Thunderbolt 2 Yes Yes Yes No
Mac Pro Quad-Core[3] 4 2 Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 No No No No
Mac Pro 6-Core[3] 4 2 Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 No No No No
MacBook Air[4] 2 No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 2 Yes Integrated Yes No
MacBook 1.1 GHz 1 USB-C No Yes Yes HDMI and VGA through USB-C adapter No Integrated Yes No
MacBook 1.2 GHz 1 USB-C No Yes Yes HDMI and VGA through USB-C adapter No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 13 in 2.0 GHz[6] 2 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 13 in 2.9 GHz[6] 4 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 15 in 2.6 GHz[6] 4 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 15 in 2.7 GHz[6] 4 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 13 in 2.7 GHz[6] 2 No Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 Yes Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 15 in 2.2 GHz[6] 2 No Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 Yes Integrated Yes No

Physical specifications[edit]

Note that all portable models come with MagSafe 2 (besides the MacBook and fourth generation MacBook Pro) power connectors. Also note that the configuration and manufacturing of a specific Mac can slightly alter the mass and weight.

Model Material Color Width Height Depth Mass Photo
Mac Mini[1] Aluminum Silver 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 3.6 cm / 1.4 in 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 1.18 kg / 2.6 lb
iMac 21 in[2] Aluminum Silver, black border around screen 52.8 cm / 20.8 in 44.9 cm / 17.7 in 17.5 cm / 6.9 in 5.7 kg / 12.5 lb Imac 16-9.png
iMac 21 in Retina Display[2]
iMac 27 in[2] 65.0 cm / 25.6 in 51.6 cm / 20.3 in 20.3 cm / 8.0 in 9.54 kg / 21.0 lb
Mac Pro[3] Aluminum Black 16.8 cm / 6.6 in 25.2 cm / 9.9 in 16.8 cm / 6.6 in 5.0 kg / 11.0 lb 2013 Mac Pro.png
MacBook Air[4] Aluminum Silver 32.5 cm / 12.8 in 0.3-1.7 cm / 0.11-0.68 in 22.7 cm / 8.94 in 1.35 kg / 2.9 lb MacBook Air Mid 2012.png
MacBook Aluminum Silver, Gold, Space Gray or Rose Gold with black border around screen 28.05 cm / 11.04 in 0.35-1.31 cm / 0.14-0.52 in 19.65 cm / 7.74 in 0.92 kg / 2.03 lb MacBook with Retina Display.png
MacBook Pro 13 in (2016)[6] Aluminum Silver or Space Gray with black border around screen 30.41 cm / 11.97 in 1.49 cm / 0.59 in 21.24 cm / 8.36 in 1.37 kg / 3.02 lb
MacBook Pro 15 in (2016)[6] Aluminum Silver or Space Gray with black border around screen 34.93 cm / 13.75 in 1.55 cm / 0.61 in 24.07 cm / 9.48 in 1.83 kg / 4.02 lb
MacBook Pro 13 in (2015)[6] Aluminum Silver with black border around screen 31.4 cm / 12.35 in 1.8 cm / 0.71 in 21.9 cm / 8.62 in 1.58 kg / 3.48 lb
MacBook Pro 15 in (2015)[6] Aluminum Silver with black border around screen 35.89 cm / 14.13 in 1.8 cm / 0.71 in 24.71 cm / 9.73 in 2.04 kg / 4.49 lb

Expansion[edit]

Model Memory slots Memory Max User-replaceable HDD/SSD? HDD/SSD bays Expansion slots
Mac Mini[1] No 16 GB No 1 No
iMac[2] None (21.5"), 4 (27") 16 GB (21.5"), 32 GB (27") No 1 No
Mac Pro[3] 4 64 GB No 1 No
MacBook Air[4] No 8 GB No 1 No
MacBook No 8 GB No No No
MacBook Pro (2016)[6] No 16 GB No No No
MacBook Pro (2015)[6] No 16 GB No 1 No

History[edit]

This is current as of June 11, 2016 (2016-06-11).

Model Announced Released Last revision
Mac Mini January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11) [7] January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29) October 16, 2014 (2014-10-16)
iMac Pro June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05) December 2017
iMac May 6, 1998 (1998-05-06) August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
Mac Pro August 7, 2006 (2006-08-07) August 7, 2006 (2006-08-07) December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
MacBook Air January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15) January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
MacBook March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09) April 10, 2015 (2015-04-10) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
MacBook Pro 13.3 in October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
MacBook Pro 13.3 in with Touch Bar (4th gen) October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) November 2016 (2016-11) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
MacBook Pro 15.4 in with Touch Bar (4th gen) October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) November 2016 (2016-11) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
MacBook Pro 13.3 in with Retina Display (4th gen) October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23) October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23) June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05)
MacBook Pro 15.4 in with Retina Display (3rd gen) June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11) June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11) May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)

Software[edit]

All Macintosh computers are preloaded with macOS.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mac Mini". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "iMac". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Mac Pro". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "MacBook Air". Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "MacBook". Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "MacBook Pro". Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Press Info - Apple Introduces Mac mini". Apple. 2005-01-11. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 

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