Summary: With a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, the 27-inch Apple iMac that we reviewed doesn't offer a dramatic increase in speed compared to previous models, but the LED-backlit display and specification tweaks are still very welcome.
Pros: Better specs at a similar price point to its predecessor; big, beautiful, bright display; all-aluminium case.
Cons: Included Magic Mouse is an acquired taste; with a widescreen, high-definition display, the iMac would benefit from a Blu-ray drive.
Conclusion: Stunning to look at and stunning to use, the 27-inch iMac wins accolades as the best all-in-one desktop computer on the planet. You might be equally stunned when you look at the price tag, especially for an upgraded system, but most say you at least get what you pay for.
Pros: Stunning design, Good performance, Gorgeous, low-glare screen
Cons: No optical drive, Limited user upgrades, No height adjustment
Summary: Bien es cierto que es dificil encontrar en el mercado una configuración Windows tan equilibrada y que hile tan fino como este equipo con el sistema operativo Mac OS X Mountain Lion de Apple. Pero si bien el nuevo procesador, las nuevas configuraciones SSD y los últimos chips gráficos de NVIDIA justifican una actualización de la gama, su elevado precio hace pensarse dos veces el cambio .
Pros: Procesador Intel Core i Haswell, Gráfica NVIDIA GeForce 775M, Conectividad 802.11ac, Nuevo sistema MacOS Mavericks, Diseño muy cuidado
Cons: Precio muy elevado, No tiene tecnología táctil
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.
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.
Excerpt: Few brands can hope to even come close to the iconic iMac in brand recognition. The ubiquitous glass-and-aluminum slab has become a fixture in dorm rooms, offices and living rooms, and with its 2010 refresh, Apple manages to keep the same familiar face, but inject even more power into the tiny chassis by adopting Intel’s Core series processors and full-power desktop graphics cards from AMD.
Pros: Drool-worthy 27-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display, Top-notch industrial design and build quality, Ultra-fast bootup with SSD option, Killer gaming performance with Radeon HD 5750, Surprisingly ample sound, Cool and quiet, even during gaming
Cons: Abysmal keyboard and mouse, No analog 5.1-channel outputs, Blu-ray option, Pricy relative to similarly equipped PCs
Summary: A formidable all-in-one, with updated Haswell internals, but an even higher price. After last year’s iMac redesign, Apple has stuck to the tried and tested in 2013. As such, this year’s iMacs are little more than a refresh, with a handful of upgrades. The most obvious change is the inclusion of new Intel Haswell CPUs.
Excerpt: You generally know what to expect from an Apple iMac: a powerful all-in-one computer with a fantastic display and looks to shame a supermodel, but one accompanied by a slightly wince-inducing price. This late 2013 version of the 27in iMac is all of those things. The version we've reviewed has a 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-4670K processor, which achieved an overall score of 106 in our benchmark tests, making it one of the most powerful all-in-one PCs around.