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
Notebooks 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) model; uses Apple M1 processor
14.2" (mini-LED Retina P3) and 16.2" (mini-LED Retina P3) models;
uses Apple M1 Pro or Apple M1 Max 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 Processor Memory Storage Graphics Display resolution MSRP
Mac Mini 3.2 GHz 8-core Apple M1 chip 8 GB unified 256GB flash 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 8 GB 512GB flash Intel UHD Graphics 630 N/A $1099 (USD) / $1399 (CAD) / £1099 (GBP) / €1259 (EUR) / $1699 (AUD)
iMac 24 inch with 4.5K Retina Display[1] 3.2 GHz 8-core Apple M1 chip 8 GB unified 256GB flash 7-core or 8-core GPU 4480 × 2520 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 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 AMD Radeon Pro 580X N/A $5999 (USD) / $7499 (CAD) / £5499 (GBP) / €6499 (EUR) / $9999 (AUD)
Mac Pro Rack N/A $6499 (USD) / $8129 (CAD) / £5999 (GBP) / €7199 (EUR) / $10749 (AUD)

Notebooks[edit]

Model Processor Memory Storage Graphics Display resolution MSRP
MacBook Air 3.2 GHz 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 and True Tone $999 (USD) / $1299 (CAD) / £999 (GBP) / €1129 (EUR) / $1599 (AUD)
MacBook Pro 13" 3.2 GHz Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU M1 8-core GPU $1299 (USD) / $1699 (CAD) / £1299 (GBP) / €1449 (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
MacBook Pro 14" 3.2 GHz Apple M1 Pro chip with 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU 16GB unified 512GB flash M1 Pro 14-core GPU 3024 x 1964 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut, True Tone and ProMotion $1999 (USD) / $2499 (CAD) / £1899 (GBP) / €2249 (EUR) / $2999 (AUD)
MacBook Pro 16" 3.2 GHz Apple M1 Pro chip with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU M1 Pro 16-core GPU 3456 x 2234 Retina Display with P3 wide color gamut, True Tone and ProMotion $2499 (USD) / $3149 (CAD) / £2399 (GBP) / €2749 (EUR) / $3749 (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
iMac 24 in (two ports) 2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports Configurable Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports 1080p FaceTime HD camera
iMac 24 in (four ports) 2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and 2 USB 3 ports Yes
iMac 27 in 4 USB-A ports and 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports Yes
Mac Pro 3 USB-A ports (one inside case) and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports (number dependent on graphics configuration) Two 10Gb Ethernet ports HDMI and Thunderbolt 3/DisplayPort/USB-C ports (number dependent on graphics configuration) No No
MacBook Air 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C 4.0 ports No Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports 720p FaceTime HD camera
MacBook Pro 13" 2 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C 4.0 ports No
MacBook Pro 14" 3 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 4.0 ports Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 4.0 ports/HDMI 2.0 Yes 1080p FaceTime HD camera
MacBook Pro 16"

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 1.3 kg / 2.9 lb
iMac 24 in Aluminum Blue, Green, Red, Silver, Yellow, Orange, or Purple; white border around screen 54.7 cm / 21.5 in 46.1 cm / 18.1 in 14.7 cm / 5.8 in 4.46-4.48 kg / 9.83-9.88 lb
iMac 27 in[1] Aluminum Silver, black border around screen 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 1.56 cm / 0.61 in 1.4 kg / 3.0 lb
MacBook Pro 14" 31.26 cm / 12.31 in 22.12 cm / 8.70 in 1.6 kg / 3.5 lb
MacBook Pro 16" 35.57 cm / 14.00 in 1.68 cm / 0.66 in 24.81 cm / 9.77 in 2.1 kg / 4.6 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 24 in[1] No 16 GB No 1 No
iMac 27 in[1] 4 128 GB No 1 No
Mac Pro[3] 12 1.5 TB 2

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MacBook Air[4] No 16 GB No None No
MacBook Pro 13" No 16 GB No None No
MacBook Pro 14" No 64 GB No None No
MacBook Pro 16" No 64 GB 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) April 20, 2021 (2021-04-20)
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 14" June 8, 2009 October 18, 2021
MacBook Pro 16" January 10, 2006 October 18, 2021

Software[edit]

All current Macintosh computers are preloaded with macOS Monterey.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "iMac - Apple". Apple Inc. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Buy Mac mini - Apple". Apple Inc. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Buy Mac Pro - Apple". Apple Inc. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "MacBook Air - Apple". Retrieved November 10, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Press Info - Apple Introduces Mac mini" (Press release). Apple Inc. 2005-01-11. Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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