Apple 24″ iMac M3

24″ iMac M3 was announced October 30, 2023

24″ iMac M3 $1899.00 16GB 512GB minimum as recommended below

Do not buy a computer with 8GB memory and a 256GB SSD! Why any musician or creator would buy a new system constrained like this in 2024 is beyond me. If properly configured Apple silicon is too expensive for you, buy used or refurbished.

I’m not going to play with you here, or hem and haw like many YouTubers do. 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD are not enough for musicians and creators. Some software will not run. It’s tight now and has a negative future-proofing factor. A 16GB memory upgrade for $200 and a 512GB SSD upgrade for $200 are seriously the minimum of what you need.

My minimum Apple computer recommendation for musicians and creators is 16GB memory and 512GB SSD or more. Any less than this does not make performance or economic sense. You will regret buying an Apple M Series system with 8GB memory and a 256GB SSD.

There is not a lot to say about the Apple 24″ iMac M3. It is pretty much the same thing as the Apple 24″ iMac M1 with the M3 processor. The memory upgrades to 16GB or 24GB. Wi-Fi is 6E and Bluetooth is 5.3.

If you are a musician or creative be sure to get the 8 CPU cores, 10 GPU cores model and upgrade the memory. This model also has 2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports and 2 USB 3 ports, instead of just 2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Manufacturer’s website
https://www.apple.com/imac-24/

Product support, downloads
https://support.apple.com/

Videos

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