Recently, I bought from Apple India’s website, an M1 Chip iMac 24 inches blue colour for my father-in-law. I looked for an all-in-one computer that will be easy for him to use, with no cumbersome wires or setup. His usage will be limited to video calls over Zoom & Microsoft Teams, so it was important the device had a bright display, HD camera, loudspeakers and a microphone that captures clear speech. Apple iMac fitted the requirement. The reason I spent a premium over a Windows All-in-One PC was that he regularly uses his iPad, had tried a friend’s MacBook a few times and felt comfortable with it; also, his office staff are not tech-savvy, so I wanted a computer that required little to no maintenance.
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I went with the basic configuration with the Gigabit Ethernet port, which comes in the power brick. Detailed specification is:
- 24-inch blue iMac with 4.5K Retina display
- Gigabit Ethernet
- 256GB SSD storage
- Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU
- 8GB unified memory
- Magic Keyboard – US English
- Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
- Magic Mouse
The price in Indian Rupees was INR 138,800 (USD 1869) inclusive of AppleCare+, which separately was INR 15,900. All prices were inclusive of local taxes.
Below was my first unboxing video, felt a bit juvenile doing it, but thoroughly enjoyed opening and turning ON the machine. Convenient to open packaging, fantastic display & overall a fine experience.