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Apple iMac
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Apple iMac

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
4 May 2011
  • Conclusion: With a little new on the outside and a lot new on the inside, the 21.5-inch iMac continues to be our overall top pick for an all-in-one desktop computer. Dramatic improvements in CPU and graphics power send it hurtling to the front of the AIO pack, and its stylish design would fit perfectly in a...
  • Pros: Excellent performance, Gorgeous, minimalist design, Superior LCD
  • Cons: No Blu-ray drive or HDMI port, Peripherals will require learning curve for Mac newbies
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
21 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Stellar design and performance keep the 27-inch iMac at the front of the all-in-one PC pack.
  • Pros: Stark, beautiful design, Innovative peripherals, Impressive performance, Amazing LCD with best-in-class resolution
  • Cons: Lacks Blu-ray drive, HDMI port, Mouse features take getting used to, A few add-ons aren't included that should be
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Apple 27-Inch iMac

Wired
24 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Put one of Apple’s new 27-inch Core i7 iMacs on your desk, and you run the risk of alienating yourself from your friends, co-workers and loved ones. Sure, the sheer speed of the thing is amazing — the new Core i7 processor is outrageously fast — but it’s the massive screen that will turn your brain...
  • Pros: Did we mention the screen? Sexpot good looks. Core i7 processor is fast enough for the autobahn, and quad-core technology means you get support for next year’s apps today.
  • Cons: All-glass front enclosure throws off enough glare to give you a tan. Screen is too big for anyone under 6-foot-2, unless they’re sitting on a phone book. Speakers have too much low-end. You’re better off hooking up some sleek Harman Kardons or, better yet, some primo headphones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac (Nvidia GeForce GT 130)

PC Magazine
10 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Apple iMac 24-inch (GeForce GT 130), the company's new top-of-the-line iMac, is a moderate refresh. The new Nvidia motherboard chipset and discrete graphics give it a leg up on the previous high-end model, and CTO (configure to order) options give it the flexibility to serve all but the most...
  • Pros: Windows- and Mac-compatible. Fully HD-capable screen. Recyclable aluminum-and-glass construction. EPEAT Gold certified and Energy Star 5.0 precertified. Minimal cables. 4GB of DDR3 RAM comes standard. No crapware. iLife '09 included. More memory, storage and graphics power for the same $2,199 price.
  • Cons: No media card slots. Mighty Mouse is slippery and annoying. Vista 64-bit installation is complicated. No Blu-ray option. No eSATA. No numeric keypad and cursor control on the standard keyboard. Only 90 days of phone tech support.
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Overall 8
7.5

Apple iMac Core Duo 17-inch Review

Digitaltrends
22 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Having tested numerous PowerPC and Intel-based Macs in business, media and general-use scenarios, I feel confident saying that the 17″ Intel iMac is one of the better systems Apple has produced. It stays true to the sexy design that made millions fall in love with it. It runs silently.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac ( 2008 Edition)

CNET
29 May 2008
  • Summary: The iMac is still the best all-in-one desktop on the market. We love the physical design of the system, and the new components on the inside make it very quick. Our only real gripe is the fact it's difficult to upgrade after purchasing, and upgrading at the point of purchase will cost you an arm and...
  • Pros: Performance; design; upgraded Intel Penryn chip.
  • Cons: Pricey upgrade options.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Apple iMac

Wired
4 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The latest version of Cupertino’s all-in-one desktop computer jettisons the white plastic look of the previous model for a sleek aluminum-and-glass design that, not surprisingly, echoes the iPhone in the way the old version echoed the iPod.
  • Pros: 24-inch LED is sharp and beautiful; it doubles as a great HD display for video content. Super performance. New shockingly thin keyboard looks like a million bucks. Every designer in our office was drawn inexorably into the iMac’s orbit, like dingoes to a day care center.
  • Cons: Although models start at just ,200, our maxed-out version (with its maxed-out performance) is steep for most consumers. Keyboard was slightly hard to get used to – our WPM was markedly slower for a few days. Glossy screen looks pretty, but reflects any ambient light to a distracting degree.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac (24in)

Good Gear Guide.au
3 November 2009
  • Summary: The upgrades to the latest Apple iMac are largely underwhelming, but the computer retains its excellently crafted design. It's still an outstanding machine, but the smaller keyboard, lack of included remote and the fact that no display adapters are included are all negatives considering the high...
  • Pros: Design remains superb, good performance, Apple attention to detail, all-in-one casing saves space
  • Cons: Exorbitant price, no included Apple remote, keyboard has no number pad, rear casing gets hot, only RAM can be upgraded, no adapters included for DVI or VGA connections
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Overall 8
8.3

Review: Apple iMac 21.5in

PC Authority
23 June 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac 2.93GHz review

TechRadar UK
8 May 2009
  • Summary: Another revision for Apple's iMac range, but does it still excite?
  • Pros: Looks beautiful, Outperforms all previous iMacs, Blisteringly fast, Excellent screen
  • Cons: No vertical adjust for screen, Keyboard has no number pad
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