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.
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.