iMac 21.5-inch Late 2012 Datasheet

iMac 21.5-inch Slim
Source: apple.com – 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

IntroducedOctober 23, 2012 – 11 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 24, 2013 – 10 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 20, 2022 – 24 months ago
Time on the Market305 days (10 months)
Time of Support115 months (9 years)
Model IdentifieriMac13,1
Model NumberA1418
Order NumberMD093LL/A (2.7 GHz)
MD094LL/A (2.9 GHz)
Original Price$1,299
Weight12.5 Ibs.
5.669 KG
Dimensions17.7” 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


ProcessorIntel 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 Speed2.7 GHz
2.9 GHz
3.1 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.2 GHz (2.7 GHz)
Up to 3.6 GHz (2.9 GHz)
Up to 3.9 GHz (3.1 GHz)
Number of Cores4
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) at 5 GT/s
Cache6 MB L3

Storage & Media

Storage1 TB HDD
1 TB Fusion Drive
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory8 GB
16 GB
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory Slots2 – PC3-12800 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600 MHz (Non-user-accessible)
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display21.5″ IPS LED-backlit TFT LCD glossy widescreen Display
Brightness330 cd/m²
Resolutions1920 x 1080


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Graphics Memory512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display Connection2 – Thunderbolt
Display SupportSupport for up to two Thunderbolt displays
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, AirPlay Mirroring, and Target Display
External ResolutionUp to 2560 x 1600 pixels
CameraFaceTime HD


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface2 – 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB4 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 10 Gbps)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
1 – Dual microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Built-in speakers
Display1 – Thunderbolt

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad


Original OSOS X 10.8.2
Maximum OSmacOS 10.15.7
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Bundled SoftwareOS X 10.8
iLife ’11 (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand)


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power205 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC

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