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Apple iMac 21.5 inch and 27 inch 2013 review: the Haswell generation
28 October 2013
Excerpt: Never change a winning team. That frequently seems to be an important (and succesful) part of Apple's design philosophy, and it's certainly true for the new iMac. It appeared without too much fanfare, has the same chassis design as the previous generation and only inside are there differences. So is the new Haswell generation iMac a worthy successor?
Conclusion: The Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Core i3) is the system that can convert your friend/relative/significant other into a Mac-faithful. It has a great design, stellar performance, and a pretty kickass price. For all these reasons and more, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch regains the Editors' Choice for midpriced all-in-one desktops.
Pros: Discrete graphics. Core i3 processor. SDXC card slot. 1080p HD screen. Wireless keyboard and mouse. 802.11 a/n 5GHz support. Internal power brick.
Cons: No eSATA. No Blu-ray option. Mini DisplayPort is output only.
Conclusion: The new 21.5in Apple iMac (2012) delivers in all the ways we’ve come to expect iMacs to. It’s new super slim design is streaks ahead of the competition, as is the machine’s build quality. Plus it’s competent on all other crucial fronts, with a decent set of included peripherals, good screen, excellent audio and satisfactory performance.
Pros: Stunning design, Good quality display, Incredible speakers for the size, Good overall performance
Cons: Limited adjustability and upgradeability, Not for gamers, No touchscreen, Expensive
The latest iMac comes with some trade offs, but remains one of the best all-round desktop computers on the market
Good Gear Guide.au
21 August 2012
Summary: Apple’s reinvigorated iMac has the expected updates to processing and graphics performance, but the move to a hybrid flash- and traditional-disk hard drive is an interesting one. These class-leading all-in-ones are also predictably pricy.
Pros: Thinner design, better screen, Update to Ivy Bridge processors, Fusion Drive tech compromises speed and space
Cons: As usual, pricy for an all-in-one, Questionable upgradability
Excerpt: When an Apple product is launched in the market, it is hard for anyone to not be lured about it. Being the largest manufacturer of computers in the world, Apple speaks of elegant design, great performance and classy looks. It’s been more than a decade since the launch of iMac All-in-one series by Apple Inc. [...
Excerpt: We could go on at length about the superior design and build-quality of iMac, if we had space. Clearly in a league of its own iMac is the all-in-one to buy if quality, style and desirability are anywhere in your list of priorities. This new version is slimmer and more covetable than ever. See: more reviews of all-in-one PCs .