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.

Consumer Professional
Portables MacBook Air

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13.3" (retina P3) model; uses Apple M1 processor
MacBook Pro

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13.3" (retina P3) and 16" (retina P3) models;
uses Apple M1 (13" 2 Thunderbolt ports), Intel Core i5, i7, or i9 processor
Desktops Mac Mini








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Entry-level desktop; uses Apple M1, Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
iMac (Intel-based)



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27" (5K P3) model; uses i5, i7 or i9 processor
iMac (Apple silicon)



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24" 4,5K (retina P3) model; uses Apple M1 processor
Mac Pro


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Customizable workstation desktop; uses one Intel Xeon W processor

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.

Models

  • Only the base models are listed.

Desktops[edit]

Model[edit]

Processor Memory Storage Graphics Display resolution MSRP
Mac mini Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and GPU 8 GB unified 256GB flash M1 8-core GPU N/A $699 (USD) / $899 (CAD) / £699 (GBP) / €799 (EUR) / $1099 (AUD)
Mac mini (Intel) 3.0 GHz 6-core 8th gen Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz 8GB 512GB flash Intel UHD Graphics 630 N/A $1099 (USD) / $1399 (CAD) / £1099 (GBP) / €1259 (EUR) / $1699 (AUD)
iMac 21.5 inch[1] 2.3 GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz 8 GB 256GB flash or 1TB Fusion Drive for same price Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1920 x 1080 sRGB $1099 (USD) / $1399 (CAD) / £1099 (GBP) / €1299 (EUR) / $1699 (AUD)
iMac 21.5 inch with 4K Retina Display[1] 3.6 GHz quad-core 8th gen Intel Core i3 8 GB 256GB flash or 1TB Fusion Drive for same price AMD Radeon Pro 555X 4096 × 2304 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut $1299 (USD) / $1699 (CAD) / £1299 (GBP) / €1499 (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
iMac 27 inch with 5K Retina Display[1] 3.1 GHz 6-core 10th gen Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz 8 GB 256GB flash AMD Radeon Pro 5300 5120 × 2880 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut $1799 (USD) / $2399 (CAD) / £1799 (GBP) / €2099 (EUR) / $2799 (AUD)
Mac Pro Tower 3.5 GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz 32GB ECC 256GB flash AMD Radeon Pro 580X N/A $5999 (USD) / $7499 (CAD) / £5499 (GBP) / €6499 (EUR) / $9999 (AUD)
Mac Pro Rack 3.5 GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz 32GB ECC 256GB flash AMD Radeon Pro 580X N/A $6499 (USD) / $8129 (CAD) / £5999 (GBP) / €7199 (EUR) / $10749 (AUD)

Notebooks[edit]

Model Processor Memory Storage Graphics Display resolution MSRP
MacBook Air Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU 8GB unified 256GB flash M1 7-core GPU 2560 x 1600 Retina Display

with P3 wide color gamut

$999 (USD) / $1299 (CAD) / £999 (GBP) / €1129 (EUR) / $1599 (AUD)
MacBook Pro 13" (Intel) 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz 16GB 512GB flash Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 2560 x 1600 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut $1799 (USD) / $2399 (CAD) / £1799 (GBP) / €2129 (EUR) / $2999 (AUD)
MacBook Pro 13" Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU 8GB unified 256GB flash M1 8-core GPU 2560 x 1600 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut $1299 (USD) / $1699 (CAD) / £1299 (GBP) / €1449 (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
MacBook Pro 16" 2.6 GHz 9th gen Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz 16GB 512GB flash AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 3072 x 1920 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut $2399 (USD) / $2999 (CAD) / £2399 (GBP) / €2699 (EUR) / $3799 (AUD)

Input/Output[edit]

Model USB Ethernet Bluetooth Video interface SD card slot FaceTime Camera
Mac mini 2 USB-A ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C 4.0 ports Yes Bluetooth 5.0 HDMI 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3/USB-C No No
Mac mini (Intel) 2 USB-A ports and 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports Yes Bluetooth 5.0 HDMI 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3/USB-C No No
iMac 21.5 in 4 USB-A ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports Yes Bluetooth 4.2 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports Yes 720p FaceTime HD camera
iMac 21.5 in with Retina 4K Display 4 USB-A ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports Yes Bluetooth 4.2 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports Yes 720p FaceTime HD camera
iMac 27 in 4 USB-A ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports Yes Bluetooth 5.0 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports Yes 1080p FaceTime HD camera
Mac Pro 3 USB-A ports (one inside case) and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports (number dependent on graphics configuration) Two 10Gb Ethernet ports Bluetooth 5.0 HDMI and Thunderbolt 3/DisplayPort/USB-C ports (number dependent on graphics configuration) No No
MacBook Air 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 4.0 ports No Bluetooth 5.0 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports No 720p FaceTime HD camera
MacBook Pro 2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 4.0 ports No Bluetooth 5.0 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports No 720p FaceTime HD camera
MacBook Pro (Intel) 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports No Bluetooth 5.0 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports No 720p FaceTime HD camera
MacBook Pro 16" 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports No Bluetooth 5.0 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports No 720p FaceTime HD camera

Physical specifications[edit]

Note that the configuration and manufacturing of a specific Mac can slightly alter the mass and weight.

Model Material Color Width Height Depth Mass
Mac mini[2] 100% recycled aluminum Silver 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 3.6 cm / 1.4 in 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 1.2 kg / 2.6 lb
Mac mini (Intel) 100% recycled aluminum Space Gray 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 3.6 cm / 1.4 in 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 1.3 kg / 2.9 lb
iMac 21.5 in[1] Aluminum Silver, black border around screen 52.8 cm / 20.8 in 45.0 cm / 17.7 in 17.5 cm / 6.9 in 5.44 kg / 12.0 lb
iMac 21.5 in with Retina 4K Display 52.8 cm / 20.8 in 45.0 cm / 17.7 in 17.5 cm / 6.9 in 5.48 kg / 12.1 lb
iMac 27 in[1] 65.0 cm / 25.6 in 51.6 cm / 20.3 in 20.3 cm / 8.0 in 8.92 kg / 19.7 lb
Mac Pro[3]Tower Aluminum and stainless steel Silver 45.0 cm / 17.7 in 52.9 cm / 20.8 in 45.0 cm / 17.7 in 18.0 kg / 39.7 lb
Mac Pro Rack Aluminum and stainless steel Silver 53.95 cm / 21.24 in 52.9 cm / 8.67 in 106.68 cm / 42.0 in 17.6 kg / 38.8 lb
MacBook Air[4] 100% recycled aluminum Silver, Gold, or Space Gray 30.41 cm / 11.97 in 0.41-1.61 cm / 0.16-0.63 in 21.24 cm / 8.36 in 1.29 kg / 2.8 lb
MacBook Pro 13" Aluminum Silver or Space Gray 30.41 cm / 11.97 in 1.56 cm / 0.61 in 21.24 cm / 8.36 in 1.4 kg / 3.0 lb
MacBook Pro 13" (Intel) Aluminum Silver or Space Gray 30.41 cm / 11.97 in 1.55 cm / 0.61 in 21.24 cm / 8.36 in 1.4 kg / 3.1 lb
MacBook Pro 16" Aluminum Silver or Space Gray 35.79 cm / 14.09 in 1.62 cm / 0.64 in 24.59 cm / 9.68 in 2.0 kg / 4.3 lb

Expansion[edit]

Model Memory slots Memory Max User-replaceable HDD/SSD? HDD/SSD bays Expansion slots
Mac Mini[2] No 16 GB No 1 No
iMac[1] None (21.5"), 4 (27") 16 GB (21.5"), 64 GB (27") No 1 No
Mac Pro[3] 12 1.5TB 2

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MacBook Air[4] No 16GB No None No
MacBook Pro 13" (M1 and Intel) No 16 GB No No No
MacBook Pro 16" No 64GB No None No

History[edit]

Model Announced Last revision
Mac Mini January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)[5] November 10, 2020
iMac May 6, 1998 (1998-05-06) August 4. 2020
Mac Pro August 7, 2006 (2006-08-07) December 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)
MacBook Air January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15) November 10, 2020
MacBook Pro 13" June 8, 2009 November 10, 2020
MacBook Pro 16" January 10, 2006 November 13, 2019

Software[edit]

All current Macintosh computers are preloaded with macOS Big Sur.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "iMac". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Mac Mini". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Mac Pro". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Apple - MacBook Air - The ultimate everyday notebook". Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Press Info - Apple Introduces Mac mini" (Press release). Apple Inc. 2005-01-11. Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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