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8.0 out of 10

Apple iMac 21,5

3.06GHz Intel Core i3 1920-by-1080 resolution 4GB (two 2GB Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Price competition hurts Apple's smaller iMac

CNET
6 days ago
  • Summary: The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.
  • Cons: Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Core 2 Duo)

PC Magazine
14 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Core 2 Duo), the "baby brother" to the 27-inch iMac, is $500 less expensive, yet has much of same power. It slots easily into the niche between the cheap nettops and the expensive HDTV-replacement PCs: It's the all in one multimedia PC to buy if you need performance more than fancy features like touchscreens and HDTV inputs.
  • Pros: Compact. Has 1080p HD screen. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. EPEAT Gold, RoHS, and Energy Star 5.0. Multimedia performance. Windows 7 compatible in Boot Camp.
  • Cons: Media card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. No Blu-ray option.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
9 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The newest iMac has a second-generation Intel Core processor and Thunderbolt. It's the fastest $1,200 all-in-one desktop PC, period.
  • Pros: Compact chassis. Quad-core power. 3D performance. Good price. 1080p screen. No power brick.
  • Cons: Needs adapters for HDMI, USB 3.0, DVI, eSATA, and other advanced data connections. No Blu-ray. Only a 500GB drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

21.5- and 27-inch iMacs (Late 2009)

Macworld
5 November 2009
  • Summary: The screens in the 21.5-inch iMacs are a welcomed change over the 20-inch, 6-bit displays in previous models. This model offers more storage and better performance over the Nvidia-based 21.5-inch iMac for just $300 more. The screens in the 21.5-inch iMacs are a welcomed change over the 20-inch, 6-bit displays in previous models.
  • Pros: Impressive image quality from display and any angle, New SD card slot, Improved speaker system, New SD card slot, Impressive image quality from display at any angle, Improved speaker system, Impressive image quality from display and any angle, New SD card slot, Improved speaker system, Mini DisplayPort has video-in support
  • Cons: Apple Remote not included, Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users, FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter, Apple Remote not included, Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users, FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter, Apple Remote not included, No significant performance increase over previous top-of-the-line model, Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users, FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
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Overall 8
8.0

21.5-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz (ATI graphics)

Macworld
5 November 2009
  • Summary: The screens in the 21.5-inch iMacs are a welcomed change over the 20-inch, 6-bit displays in previous models. This model offers more storage and better performance over the Nvidia-based 21.5-inch iMac for just $300 more.
  • Pros: Impressive image quality from display and any angle, New SD card slot, Improved speaker system
  • Cons: Apple Remote not included, Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users, FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
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Overall 8
8.0

21.5-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz (Nvidia graphics)

Macworld
5 November 2009
  • Summary: The screens in the 21.5-inch iMacs are a welcomed change over the 20-inch, 6-bit displays in previous models. The $1199 21.5-inch iMac is a very attractive deal, but you’ll get more storage space and better graphics performance if you step up to the $1499 21.5-inch iMac.
  • Pros: New SD card slot, Impressive image quality from display at any angle, Improved speaker system
  • Cons: Apple Remote not included, Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users, FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iMac 21.5in (2010)

Trusted Reviews
25 January 2012
  • Summary: Another year, another relatively minor update. Is the iMac still the best all-in one money can buy?
  • Pros: Good range of connectivity options, Superior operating system, Elegant design
  • Cons: Downward-facing speakers, Ergonomics could be better, Hard to access inputs
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Overall 10
10

Apple iMac 21.5in review

expertreviews.co.uk
25 August 2011
  • Conclusion: It's a bit expensive, but this 21.5-inch iMac is powerful and fantastic to use - it's brilliant, if you're happy with the restrictions of Apple's design and software choices
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Overall 8
7.6

Apple iMac 21.5 (Early 2011)

CNET
16 May 2011
  • Summary: The 21.5-inch iMac doesn't offer the same clear advantage over its competition as the 27-inch model. Still, the entry-level iMac offers enough speed, and the unique potential of its Thunderbolt port.
  • Pros: Competitive speed, Unique potential of Thunderbolt port, Apple's trademark design leadership
  • Cons: Isn't the best all-in-one for home entertainment, Performance competitiveness suffers without an option for more video memory
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Expert Review

Naaptol
23 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Apple iMac 21.5-inch (MD093HN/A)is a fantastic all in one computer with the most impressive credentials. It is a fast and responsive computer with the best looks and design in the world and offers a magnificent performance ideal for the avid gamer or multi media professional.
  • Pros: Outstanding design, great performance
  • Cons: Average graphics card memory
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