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This is a comparison of Macintosh models, produced by Apple Inc. This list encompasses current models only.

Market matrixEdit

Apple follows a product matrix of having a model of computer for both consumers and professionals, in both desktop and portable configurations. This provides a useful background as to the intended market for each Macintosh product.

Consumer Professional
Portables MacBook Air
 
13.3" (retina) model; uses Intel Core i5 processors
MacBook Pro
 
13.3" (retina P3) and 15.4" (retina P3) models;
use Intel Core i5, i7, or i9 processors
Desktops Mac Mini




 
Entry-level desktop; uses Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors
iMac
 
21.5" (non-retina and 4K P3) and 27" (5K P3) models; use Intel Core i5, i7 or i9 processors
iMac Pro
 
27" (5K P3) model; uses Intel Xeon W processors
Mac Pro
 
Customizable workstation desktop; uses Intel Xeon E5 processors

SpecificationsEdit

Head-notes
Pricing

  • 1 Prices in Euros may vary from country to country; the price for France was used as a rough guide.
  • 2 Academic pricing differs in each country and upon where the computer is purchased from.

Hardware

Desktops (not all of macbooks)Edit

ModelEdit

Processor Memory FSB Storage RPM Graphics VRAM Display resolution MSRP
Mac Mini[1] 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 GB GT/s 500 GB HDD 5400 Intel HD Graphics 5000 1.5 GB shared N/A $499 (USD) / $599 (CAD) / £479 (GBP) / €549 (EUR) / $779 (AUD)
iMac 21.5 inch[2] 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8 GB GT/s TB HDD 5400 Intel HD Graphics 6000 1.5 GB shared 1920 × 1080 $1099 (USD) / $1399 (CAD) / £1049 (GBP) / €1249 (EUR) / $1699 (AUD)
iMac 21.5 inch with 4K Retina Display[2] 3.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8 GB 5 GT/s 1 TB HDD 5400 Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 1.5 GB shared 4096 × 2304 $1499 (USD) / $1899 (CAD) / £1449 (GBP) / €1699 (EUR) / $2299 (AUD)
iMac 27 inch with 5K Retina Display[2] 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 8 GB 5 GT/s 1 TB HDD 5400 AMD Radeon R9 M380 2 GB 5120 × 2880 $1799 (USD) / $2299 (CAD) / £1749 (GBP) / €2099 (EUR) / $2799 (AUD)
Mac Pro Quad-Core[3] 3.7 GHz Quad-core Xeon E5 16 GB 5 GT/s 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage N/A Dual AMD FirePro D300 2 GB each N/A $2999 (USD) / $3499 (CAD) / £2999 (GBP) / €3399 (EUR) / $4899 (AUD)
Mac Pro 6-Core[3] 3.5 GHz 6-core Xeon E5 16 GB 5 GT/s 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage N/A Dual AMD FirePro D500 3 GB each N/A $3999 (USD) / $4699 (CAD) / £3899 (GBP) / €4599 (EUR) / $6499 (AUD)

NotebooksEdit

Model Processor Memory FSB Storage Graphics VRAM Display resolution MSRP
1.6 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 GB 2133 MHz GT/s 128 GB SSD Intel UHD Graphics 617 1.5 GB shared 2560 × 1600 $1099 (USD) / $1199 (CAD) / £949 (GBP) / 1099€ (EUR) / $1249 (AUD)
1.1 GHz (Dual Core) Core M 8 GB 1866 MHz 256 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 515 2304 × 1440
(Retina Display)
$1299 (USD) / $1649 (CAD) / £1249 (GBP) / 1449€ (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
1.2 GHz (Dual Core) Core M 512 GB SSD $1599 (USD) / $1999 (CAD) / £1549 (GBP) / 1799€ (EUR) / $2449 (AUD)
2.0 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 n/a 256 GB SSD Intel Iris Graphics 540 n/a[citation needed] 2560 × 1600
(Retina Display)
$1499 (USD) / $1899 (CAD) / £1449 (GBP) / 1699€ (EUR) / $2199 (AUD)
2.9 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 8 GB 2133 MHz Intel Iris Graphics 550 $1899 (USD) / $2299 (CAD) / £1749 (GBP) / 1999€ (EUR) / $2699 (AUD)
2.6 GHz (Quad Core) Core i7 16 GB 2133 MHz Intel HD Graphics 530 &
AMD Radeon Pro 450
2 GB 2880 × 1800
(Retina Display)
$2399 (USD) / $2999 (CAD) / £2349 (GBP) / 2699€ (EUR) / $3599 (AUD)
2.7 GHz (Quad Core) Core i7 512 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 530 &
AMD Radeon Pro 455
$2799 (USD) / $3499 (CAD) / £2699 (GBP) / 3199€ (EUR) / $4249 (AUD)
2.7 GHz (Dual Core) Core i5 8 GB 1866 MHz 5 GT/s 128 GB SSD Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1.5 GB shared 2560 × 1600
(Retina Display)
$1299 (USD) / $1549 (CAD) / £1249 (GBP) / 1449€ (EUR) / $1999 (AUD)
2.2 GHz (Quad Core) Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz 256 GB SSD Intel Iris Pro Graphics 2880 × 1800
(Retina Display)
$1999 (USD) / $2449 (CAD) / £1899 (GBP) / 2249€ (EUR) / $2999 (AUD)

Input/OutputEdit

Model USB Gigabit Ethernet AirPort Extreme Bluetooth Video interface SD card slot Keyboard and mouse iSight/Facetime Camera Remote IR receiver
Mac mini[1] 4 Yes Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 Yes No No Yes
iMac 21.5 in[2] 4 Yes Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 Yes Yes Yes No
iMac 21.5 in Retina Display[2] 4 Yes Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 Yes Yes Yes No
iMac 27 in[2] 4 Yes Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 Yes Yes Yes No
Mac Pro Quad-Core[3] 4 2 Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 No No No No
Mac Pro 6-Core[3] 4 2 Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 No No No No
MacBook Air[4] 2 No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 2 Yes Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 13 in 2.0 GHz[6] 2 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 13 in 2.9 GHz[6] 4 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 15 in 2.6 GHz[6] 4 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 15 in 2.7 GHz[6] 4 USB-C No Yes Yes Thunderbolt 3 No Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 13 in 2.7 GHz[6] 2 No Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 Yes Integrated Yes No
MacBook Pro 15 in 2.2 GHz[6] 2 No Yes Yes HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 Yes Integrated Yes No

Physical specificationsEdit

Note that all portable models come with MagSafe 2 (besides the MacBook and fourth generation MacBook Pro) power connectors.[citation needed] Also note that the configuration and manufacturing of a specific Mac can slightly alter the mass and weight.

Model Material Color Width Height Depth Mass Photo
Mac Mini[1] Aluminum Silver 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 3.6 cm / 1.4 in 19.7 cm / 7.7 in 1.18 kg / 2.6 lb
iMac 21.5 in[2] Aluminum Silver, black border around screen 52.8 cm / 20.8 in 44.9 cm / 17.7 in 17.5 cm / 6.9 in 5.7 kg / 12.5 lb  
iMac 21.5 in Retina Display[2]
iMac 27 in[2] 65.0 cm / 25.6 in 51.6 cm / 20.3 in 20.3 cm / 8.0 in 9.54 kg / 21.0 lb
Mac Pro[3] Aluminum Black 16.8 cm / 6.6 in 25.2 cm / 9.9 in 16.8 cm / 6.6 in 5.0 kg / 11.0 lb  
MacBook Air[4] Aluminum Silver 32.5 cm / 12.8 in 0.3-1.7 cm / 0.11-0.68 in 22.7 cm / 8.94 in 1.35 kg / 2.9 lb  
MacBook Pro 13 in (2016)[6] Aluminum Silver or Space Gray with black border around screen 30.41 cm / 11.97 in 1.49 cm / 0.59 in 21.24 cm / 8.36 in 1.37 kg / 3.02 lb
MacBook Pro 15 in (2016)[6] Aluminum Silver or Space Gray with black border around screen 34.93 cm / 13.75 in 1.55 cm / 0.61 in 24.07 cm / 9.48 in 1.83 kg / 4.02 lb
MacBook Pro 13 in (2015)[6] Aluminum Silver with black border around screen 31.4 cm / 12.35 in 1.8 cm / 0.71 in 21.9 cm / 8.62 in 1.58 kg / 3.48 lb
MacBook Pro 15 in (2015)[6] Aluminum Silver with black border around screen 35.89 cm / 14.13 in 1.8 cm / 0.71 in 24.71 cm / 9.73 in 2.04 kg / 4.49 lb

ExpansionEdit

Model Memory slots Memory Max User-replaceable HDD/SSD? HDD/SSD bays Expansion slots
Mac Mini[1] No 16 GB No 1 No
iMac[2] None (21.5"), 4 (27") 16 GB (21.5"), 64 GB (27") No 1 No
Mac Pro[3] 4 64 GB No 1 No
MacBook Air[4] No 8 GB No 1 No
MacBook No 16 GB No No No
MacBook Pro (2017)[6] No 16 GB No No No
MacBook Pro (2015)[6] No 16 GB No 1 No

HistoryEdit

Model Announced Released Last revision
Mac Mini January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)[7] January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29) November 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)
iMac Pro June 5, 2017 (2017-06-05) December 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)
iMac May 6, 1998 (1998-05-06) August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15) March 19, 2019 (2019-03-19)
Mac Pro August 7, 2006 (2006-08-07) August 7, 2006 (2006-08-07) December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
MacBook Air January 15, 2008 (2008-01-15) January 29, 2008 (2008-01-29) July 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)
MacBook Pro 13 in with Touch Bar (4th gen) October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) November 2016 (2016-11) July 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)
MacBook Pro 15 in with Touch Bar (4th gen) October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) November 2016 (2016-11) May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)

SoftwareEdit

All Macintosh computers are preloaded with macOS.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Mac Mini". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "iMac". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Mac Pro". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d "MacBook Air". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "MacBook". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "MacBook Pro". Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Press Info - Apple Introduces Mac mini" (Press release). Apple Inc. 2005-01-11. Retrieved 2012-03-04.

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