New 24-inch Apple iMac M1 | 2 things I really don’t like



There’s a lot to love about Apple’s redesign of the iMac including M1-sized performance upgrade and the ultra-thin profile. Unfortunately, Apple missed the mark in two areas on the iMac.

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00:00 Intro
00:40 Design
01:36 Bezels
02:07 Performance
03:47 Port Selection
04:49 New Keyboard
05:14 Final Thoughts

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  1. The new iMac has some issues, yes. But if you went out and bought one today, which color would you opt for? Does anyone really want a bright orange computer?

  2. Wow, Steve would not approve… Rainbow 🌈 is not the answer here… they’re now disposable toys than real tools… 👎

  3. I really wish that all these reviewers just stick to a review instead of pathetic complaints about the color options or the "Chin". Instead why not admit this new M1 chip has revolutionize computers for ever.

  4. I don't get why these tech companies wanna make computers thinner. They are devices sitting on a desk! Who cares how thin and light they are??🤦🏻‍♂️ It's a desktop computer, not something that's meant to be portable. And plus on top of that it prevents them from getting rid of that god awful chin which has been in place for 10 years now.😤 Also these colours are a joke.😂 Didn't know 7 year olds were buying iMacs or worse receptionists at daycare centres.🤔

  5. Can’t upgrade memory to 128 GB and iPads not in colors to match, only silver and space gray. Come on.

  6. Is it me, but surly the obvious place to put the CPU motherboard ect. Is either on the angled vertical part of the stand either at the front or the rear abit like integrating a MacBook mini onto the stand. Then there would be no need for fat bezels at all. Your welcome Apple if you steal this idea in the future. I'm running to the patent office now 🤔🤓😂

  7. This IMac seems to be for the casual web browsing, email, and YouTube watching. There’s no slot for SD card so that takes out any professional use.

  8. I really like the bold colours they used on the back, more than the lighter colours they use on the base and front of the imac. So if I have to choose a colour the way they are now I probably pick the green one, but if the bold colour was all around, I would go for the orange one!!
    I don't mind they kept the chin, as I feel it is signature Apple Imac. I don't know why they chose to erase the logo on the front now that they decided to keep the chin. Would have loved to see more ports like a sd card slot and a USB-A port.
    I don't know why you would ever buy the 1299 one over the 1499 one.

  9. I'm really glad that Apple is copying the amazing look and feel (plus colors, minus usability) of the Microsoft Surface Studio. I've wondered for many years why other companies are not creating similar. But let's take that a step further… why doesn't this iMac come in 28" and 32" version? Why doesn't it tilt back all the way like the Surface Studio? Why in the name of God are in we in 2021 and Mac still doesn't have touch screens? If they demand we stay in 1995 technology, then for the sake of God, put iOS in this system instead of Mac OS (or dual boot maybe?). Microsoft innovated for years as Apple fell asleep in their success of the iPhone. Now Microsoft has fallen asleep in their stunning success of their Cloud and Enterprise money printing machines, but in the stunning innovation of their Surface Studio which the iMac resembles, but only has a fraction of the usability (and price) of, it seems that all OEMS have forgotten that this is what we want, but we don't want the Microsoft $4700 price point and the iMac half stab (but pretty) version of the Studio. This leaves a wide-open opportunity for a new company to come in and take it all.

  10. It’s a step back from the previous laptops and the Mini. Same CPU with reduced I/O, high price and a divisive design. It looks like a stopgap measure, probably forced by the global semiconductor availability issues. I’d wait for the second generation with M1X or M2 chip and bigger screens.

  11. I seriously don't get why anyone gives a crap about how thin it is? You view these guys from the front, not the side. What you see from the front is the chin and the screen.

    If they'd made the Mac thicker, they could discard that chin forever. It only looks good and "wow"s you in the ads. Irl it doesn't make a difference

  12. The colors make this a definite pass. I don’t mind bezels or chin but can’t live with those ugly childish colors

  13. Get over the design period. For normals does it work for what they want it to do? Get over the size of the chin. Do not know why you pendants are always watching the bezels, and in this case the chin and not the screen like us normals do. After all that is where the content we want to see is at. Most normals do not even use the ports. In fact that is why Apple made the base model without an Ethernet port as most normals just use WiFI to connect to the homes LAN for Internet access. So why pay for something you are never going to use.

  14. Sorry but this is not that great. Sure nice design but it is more about design then function. It is not balanced. Remember the macbook pros going thin, by going thin it went against the function. Overheating, crappy keyboard, loss of ports, dongle hell. All the ports are gone except for usb-c. To have the network port on a ac adapter is dumb. What if that fails you will need to buy a new ac adapter unless you have it under warranty. Now you have to get dongles if you need to connect a device that don't use usb-c. Bottom line I am buying a desktop not a macbook. Its like they had their heads in making a large screen macbook.

  15. Spending $500 over the base model in the past for you a faster graphics card or faster cpu. Now all it gets you is an amount of ram or space that isn’t embarrassing. Are we better off now than we were last year? If you have the money sure and don’t care about specs. Most people buy monitors that are $300 or less. But most of the price of this iMac is the monitor and adding back ram and space that should have been there to begin with.

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