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Apple iMac 27
6.5 out of 10

Apple iMac 27

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Apple iMac 27-inch

16 April 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8

Apple iMac ( 27-inch, unibody, 2009)

4 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8

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

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.
  • 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 FaceT...
  • 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″

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.
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Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review

31 August 2010
  • 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...
  • 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
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Overall 8

Expert Review

4 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10

Apple 27-inch iMac

27 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8

27-inch Apple iMac review

TechRadar UK
6 November 2013
  • Summary: Apple's large-screen all-in-one desktop Mac gets some welcome late 2013 improvements
  • Pros: Haswell processors, 802.11ac, Beautiful slimline design, Nvidia 7 Series graphics, Good custom build options, There's plenty to like about the late 2013 27-inch iMacs. The new processors prove their worth in our benchmarking tests, and although the off-the-shelf Core i5s lack a Hyper Threading fe...
  • Cons: No optical drive, Limited upgrade options, £50 or £100 more expensive than last year, No Hyper Threading on standard processors, Didn't get a Retina screen option, We've few complaints about the 2013 refresh. They're expensive, of course, but not poor value for money. The fact that the cheaper 27...
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Overall 8

Apple iMac 27in review

15 October 2013
  • Summary: The iMac’s design is in a class of its own, performance is strong and display near faultless. But PC vendors are catching up and are starting to offer better value alternatives.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Stunning display, Haswell update and improved graphics, Thunderbolt ports
  • Cons: Expensive, Limited serviceability, No optical drive, Fusion drive not standard
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