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Apple The new iMac 27" (Late 2013-) / ME088 / ME089
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Apple The new iMac 27" (Late 2013-) / ME088 / ME089

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
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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Overall 9
8.9

Apple iMac review (2012)

Engadget
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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Overall 9
9.0

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
9.0

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
9.0

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 9
9.0

iMac 27-inch with Core i5

MacNN
4 December 2009
  • 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.
  • 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.
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