Apple’s iMac has long been one of the most popular all-in-one desktops on the market, and the 2023 model is no exception of course. With its new M3 chip, up to 2x faster performance, and 4.5K Retina display, the iMac M3 is the best all-in-one Apple produced yet.
Design and display
The iMac M3 features the same familiar design as the previous model, with a thin and light aluminum chassis and a vibrant 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with a resolution of 4480 x 2520 pixels. The display is one of the best in the business, with sharp text, vivid colors, and wide viewing angles with 11.3 million pixels and over a billion colors, and supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
The iMac M3 is powered by the new M3 chip, which is Apple’s latest and greatest ARM-based processor. The M3 chip is up to 2x faster than the M1 chip in the previous iMac, making it a powerhouse for everything from creative tasks to gaming. Featuring the next-generation GPU of M3, iMac supports hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing, providing more accurate lighting, reflections, and shadows for extremely realistic gaming experiences, and making three-dimensional design and creation even faster. With a 16-core Neural Engine and the latest media engine, iMac also delivers blazing machine learning and video performance.
The iMac M3 also comes with a unified memory architecture, which means that the CPU and GPU share the same memory pool. This makes for more efficient and responsive performance all around.
The new iMac now features Wi-Fi 6E, which delivers download speeds that are up to twice as fast as the previous generation, and Bluetooth 5.3, which allows users to connect to the latest Bluetooth accessories. It also features up to four USB‑C ports, including two Thunderbolt ports for superfast data transfer; support for Gigabit Ethernet standard on select models; and up to a 6K display.
Camera and audio
The iMac M3 features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, which is perfect for video calls and conferences. The camera also supports Center Stage, which automatically keeps you centered in the frame, even as you move around.
The iMac M3 also comes with a six-speaker sound system and a three-mic array with support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos for a theater-like experience.
Who should buy the iMac M3?
The iMac M3 is a great choice for anyone who wants a powerful and versatile all-in-one desktop, and looking for a powerful machine that can easily handle anything you throw at it. It’s perfect for students, creative professionals, power users, and anyone who wants a beautiful and easy-to-use Mac with a variety of funky colors.
If you are already in the Apple ecosystem and have an older version, then this is the right time to upgrade.