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7.8 out of 10

Apple iMac 27

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Apple iMac 27-inch

consumersearch.com
16 April 2013
  • Summary: Loaded up to the max, the 27-inch iMac looks like a very expensive all-in-one. However, it is also a well-built and stunning-looking powerhouse that can handle everything short of high-end gaming at maximum settings. At the lower end, reviewers note that the so-called Apple tax is modest to nonexistent compared to similar Windows machines.
  • Pros: Stunning design, Good performance, Gorgeous, low glare screen
  • Cons: No optical drive, Limited user upgrades, No height adjustment
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Channel5
18 May 2011
  • Summary: The screen of the Apple iMAC 27” is amazing and more than lives up to expectations, but when it comes to performance this is much more a pedestrian affair than we were expecting.
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Apple iMac 27-inch (3.1GHz, Spring 2011) – Expensive but great performer

etechreviews.net
5 May 2011
  • Excerpt: An already excellent all-in-one computer has been improved upon. Apple has some options from this computer if you want better performance. The RAM can be upgraded up to 16 GB and there is larger platter hard drive options too. You can also put in a solid state drive and for graphic card, there is option for Radeon HD 6970 3D card. The default RAM of the graphic card is 1 GB and you can increase it to 2 GB in the configuration.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo)

PC Magazine
17 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo) promises to be bigger and better, with more screen real estate, a higher resolution, and power savings to boot.
  • Pros: Continues design dominance. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. Mini DisplayPort input. Better screen resolution than a 1080p HDTV. EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0.
  • Cons: Card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI input. No Blu-ray option.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
13 April 2011
  • Conclusion: It's pricey, has a huge screen, and is as powerful as an Asgardian thunder god. If you need a graphics PC for your business, the new Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) will rival the huge tower workstations currently available. For the rest of us who don't live and die by deliverable deadlines, however, other recent all-in-one PCs out-innovate the Aluminum beast.
  • Pros: Huge 27-inch display. 2,560-by-1,440 (larger than 1080p HD) screen resolution. High-end discrete 3D graphics. Two Thunderbolt ports. Supports two external displays. 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz Wi-Fi. Wireless keyboard and mouse. No cost optional Magic Trackpad. No bloatware. Includes iLife suite and FaceTime HD. New ambient light sensor. Color calibrated display.
  • Cons: Only Thunderbolt input for display (No HDMI in, no mini DisplayPort in). No Blu-ray. Could use a matte screen. Pricier than other high-end all-in-one desktops.
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Review: Apple iMac 27″

reviewexplorer.com
7 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Not quite the game-changer we were expecting, if we’re honest, but; the new iMac is still a classy desktop which definitely has room to grow and the power to adapt. There is much to love, with an outstanding video display and good games performance that may well tempt a new audience to give it a go. Expensive? Of course. But this is Apple we’re talking about and while you might pay a premium for the brand, you certainly get some swagger to go with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

27-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz

Macworld
5 November 2009
  • Summary: The Late 2009 iMacs are really about the new displays, and this model can do double duty as part of a home entertainment center for watching videos. Performance-wise, however, this system doesn't really out-pace the less expensive 21.5-inch iMac with the same ATI graphics.
  • Pros: 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, 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
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Review: Apple iMac 27in

PC Authority
28 January 2014
  • Summary: Still very desirable, but not the most affordable update.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
10

Review: Apple iMac 27in

PC Authority
9 May 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Apple: 27in iMac

MacWorld
17 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The new, thinner, 27in iMacs are striking in terms of their design, but the loss of two convenient features—internal optical drives and built-in FireWire ports—dampens my enthusiasm for the makeover. The new iMac’s drastically reduced glare and generous 8GB of RAM are features that benefits every user.
  • Pros: Significant speed boost over predecessors; reduced screen glare; user-accessible RAM slots; Fusion Drive upgrade available; improved speakers, Significant speed boost over predecessors; reduced screen glare; user-accessible RAM slots; improved speakers; Fusion Drive upgrade available
  • Cons: No SuperDrive; no FireWire; user access to internals more difficult than ever, No SuperDrive; no FireWire; user access to internals more difficult than ever
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