Conclusion: The new iMac is a beautiful piece of hardware, that's clear to see. Apple's clever construction techniques have enabled a stylish, distinctive all-in-one, but more importantly they've legitimately improved the user-experience, too. The full lamination process takes the same display pixels as from the previous generation iMac and makes them work harder and look better; you'll appreciate the many pounds dropped from the overall weight of each system from the moment you...
Conclusion: Apple drops a Nehalem-based Core i7 processor in their class-leading iMac 27-inch. It has a fairly hefty price tag, but backs it up with stellar performance and the high-quality design we've come to expect from the fruit company in Cupertino. The iMac (Core i7) is an easy Editors' Choice.
Pros: Huge display. Quad-core CPU with TurboBoost. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. Mini DisplayPort input. Better screen resolution than a 1080p HDTV. EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 certified.
Cons: Card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI input. No Blu-ray option. No numeric keypad on wireless keyboard.
Conclusion: The Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) all-in-one PC is the pinnacle of desktop design and manufacturing. It's not perfect, or cheap, but it's worth every penny.
Pros: Stunningly thin design. Impressive low-glare display. Top-of-the-line processor and graphics card offer best-in-class performance. User serviceable memory slots. Ports include Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.
Cons: Pricey. No upgradability beyond RAM. No height adjustment.
Excerpt: The Good Much faster than any previous stock, mainstream Mac desktop. Massive, color rich, high resolution display. Better expansion: more RAM, SD slot, display input. Magic Mouse clever for those who want its features. Wireless input out of the box convenient for some. The Bad Still expensive if you don't need this grade of display. Almost too large. Same limited (if adequate) expansion and glossy-only LCD. Some may prefer wired keyboard/mouse.
Pros: Much faster than any previous stock, mainstream Mac desktop., Massive, color rich, high resolution display., Better expansion: more RAM, SD slot, display input., Magic Mouse clever for those who want its features., Wireless input out of the box convenient for some.
Cons: Still expensive if you don't need this grade of display., Almost too large., Same limited (if adequate) expansion and glossy-only LCD., Some may prefer wired keyboard/mouse., Boot Camp not fully ready.