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Apple The new iMac 27" (2012-) / ME088 / ME089

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Apple iMac 27 inch 2012 review: Core i7, GTX 680MX and Fusion Drive

20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This is the third iMac we've tested in recent times. After the entry-level 21.5-inch Mac (review) and the higher-end version of the 27-inch iMac (review), we will now take a closer look at an even more advanced version of the 27-inch iMac, equipped with a Core i7, Nvidia GTX 680MX and a Fusion drive.
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Apple iMac 27 inch 2012 review: Mac XL

16 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The latest 27-inch iMac: 2560x1440 pixels, sleek design and powerful hardware
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Overall 9

Expert Review

7 December 2012
  • Conclusion: And the more you look at and use the iMac, the more price seems petty or secondary. This isn't an impulse buy, it's an investment, and the most desirable desktop we know of at this moment.
  • Pros: Superlative 2,560x1,440 display, Swift performance, Matchless software, Available Fusion Drive
  • Cons: Expensive, No HDMI input, Awkward rear-facing ports, No hard drive access, No height adjustment
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Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review

5 December 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 9

Apple iMac review (2012)

3 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The iMac remains the best all-in-one on the market, with a gorgeous, low-glare display, fast speeds, strong audio and robust graphics performance.
  • Pros: Stunning, low-glare display, Fast performance, Slim design, Robust audio
  • Cons: No optical drive
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Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review

I4U News
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Quote from review: "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 .
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Overall 9

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i7)

PC Magazine
16 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5)

PC Magazine
14 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) gives you speedy quad-core power, better 3D graphics, and the same large screen as the previous 27-inch (Core i7) for a couple hundred bucks less.
  • Pros: True quad-core power. Wireless keyboard/mouse. Mini DisplayPort in/out. Screen has 2,560 by 1,440 resolution. Large display. Green certifications. 802.11a/n 5GHz support.
  • Cons: Still no Blu-ray drive. No eSATA. Card reader is SD/SDHC/SDXC only. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI.
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Overall 9

Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2012)

PC Magazine
12 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 7

Apple iMac (27-Inch/Core i7): Hail to the All-in-One Performance King

PC World
11 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Apple's new high-end 27-inch iMacs--released late 2009--are the first all-in-one PCs to use Intel's latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
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