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Apple iMac 27
6.0 out of 10

Apple iMac 27

3.2GHz Intel Core i3 2560-by-1440 resolution 4GB (two 2GB) Read more

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8.5

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review

Digitaltrends
9 October 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
4 May 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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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac ( 27-inch, unibody, 2009)

CNET
27 October 2009
  • 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
8.0

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo)

PC Magazine
23 October 2009
  • 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. Watch our Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo) video review!
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

CRN
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 8
8.0

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
8.0

Apple iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Thunderbolt review

IT PRO
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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Overall 8
8.0

Apple iMac 27in review

IT PRO
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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Smart Office
11 April 2012
  • Excerpt: The new iMac is full of visual allure derived from its metal-and-glass unibody chassis. Like all modern products, it promotes an understated design that continues to look good despite its age, evoking quality craftsmanship through premium materials and intelligible construction.
  • Pros: Unparalleled design; High resolution screen; great peripherals;
  • Cons: No HDMI; No Blu-ray; Limp gaming ecosystem;
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple: 27in iMac

MacWorld
9 October 2011
  • 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.
  • 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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