iMac 21.5-inch Late 2013 Datasheet

iMac 21.5-inch Slim
Source: – iMac 21.5-inch Slim

The Apple iMac 21.5-inch Late 2013 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2013 to 2015 as part of the iMac series. The computer was introduced on September 24, 2013, 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 1.5 GB Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics in the base model.

This iMac has been discontinued on October 13, 2015. Today iMac 21.5-inch Late 2013 is 10 years old!

iMac 21.5-inch Late 2013 Details

IntroducedSeptember 24, 2013 – 10 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 13, 2015 – 8 years ago
Last Software UpdateSeptember 11, 2023 – 8 months ago
Time on the Market24 months (2 years)
Time of Support119 months (9 years)
Model IdentifieriMac14,1
Model NumberA1418
Order NumberME086LL/A (2.7 GHz)
ME087LL/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 4570R “Haswell” (2.7 GHz)
Intel Core i5 4570S “Haswell” (2.9 GHz)
Intel Core i7 4770S “Haswell” (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
Cache4 MB L3 (2.7 GHz)
6 MB L3 (2.9 GHz)
8 MB L3 (3.1 GHz)

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 CardIntel Iris Pro 5200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Graphics MemoryUp to 1.5 GB shared from main memory (Intel Iris Pro 5200)
1 GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M)
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)
1 – 5.0 GT/s PCIe x2


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
Display2 – Thunderbolt

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad


Original OSOS X 10.8.4
Later OSOS X 10.9
OS X 10.9.2
Maximum OSmacOS 11.7.10
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported with macOS Sierra (Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1, and Apple Watch Series 2)
macOS High Sierra or later (Apple Watch Series 3 or later)
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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