Apple iMac 21.5 inch - Summer 2010 Edition - Intel Core i3 3.06GHz MC508

  • Apple iMac 21.5 inch - Summer 2010 Edition - Intel Core i3 3.06GHz MC508
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Based on 21 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Four RAM slots for 16GB maximum.
  • SDXC slot supports cards larger than 32GB.
  • Beautiful design and LED-backlit screen.

Cons:

  • No eSATA port.
  • No Blu-ray option.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on 90

For close-up daily work, we found the size and resolution of this 21.5in full-HD screen to be a comfortable fit. Designers and those looking for large-screen entertainment are better served by the 27in iMac. Formidable attention to detail in design...

By Mac|Life on 90

As expected, the 3.2GHz model outperformed the 3.06GHz model in our testing, but not by much. Only two of our 10 tests showed a speed gain of more than 5 percent. And the Call of Duty 4 frame rate was only 3.2 percent better with the 3.2GHz...

By Pocket-lint on 90

For the average user who wants to indulge in a little multimedia consumption and get on with a range of typical office tasks, the iMac makes a great choiceKey specs3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, Ethernet, FireWire, SD, SDHC, USB,...

By CNET UK on 80

We found the port selection and placement a little irksome, but this 21.5-inch Apple iMac, complete with 3.06GHz Core i3 processor, is a beautifully crafted machine. It offers solid performance and a bright, vivid...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

There’s little doubt that 2010 is the year of the iPad and iPhone for Apple, with the company largely focusing on the new kids on the block. But the Mac isn’t entirely out of the picture. While the Mac business is a more mature product line...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

The iMac is something of an anomaly in Apple’s product line-up. Where the , and (especially) the are undeniably priced as high as they are pretty much just because Apple can get away with it, the iMac, at lease for the last few revisions,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Without revolutionising the all-in-one concept, this iMac 21.5-inch is convincing all the same and has all the elements needed to make it a recipe for success. It does however lack some seasoning. We would have liked to see richer and more accessible...

By TechRadar on 80

The mid-2010 refresh of Apple's iMac range is more radical than it looks. Although they have the same form factor as their immediate predecessors, under-the-hood component upgrades take the respected all-in-one desktop range to a new level. As...

By RegHardware on 80

The weakness in the iMac range really lies in the models that aren’t available – I still miss the discontinued 24in model, while the lack of a more affordable machine in the £700-£800 range seems to suggest that Apple is simply...

By Computeractive on 80

Impressive design and performance, but the £999 starting price is not very...

By T3 Magazine on 80

The iMac is arguably today's best all-in-one computer, and the mid-2010 refresh takes it from strength to strength. It's expensive, but you're getting a lot of Mac for your...

By Engadget on -

The iMac line has long been a pinnacle of refined and elegant desktop computing, and nothing about that has changed with the new models. What has changed is that the low-end model now offers great performance at an extremely competitive price: the...

By Macworld on -

On Monday, Apple updated its entire line of iMac and Mac Pro systems. And while the new Mac Pro models won’t be available until sometime in August, the new iMacs are in the Macworld Lab right now. The first system to finish our testing regime is...

By ZDNet UK on 76

Apple's iMac remains firmly grounded as a productivity device. Few all-in-ones offer comparable performance and none looks as pretty, which makes it easy to recommend for general-purpose computing and for the design...

By PC Mag on 80

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...

By CNET Asia on 76

Apple has elected to keep its iMac firmly grounded as a productivity device. You'll find few home entertainment conveniences in Apple's new iMac, and you can find larger screens in other all-in-ones for less. Few will offer performance like this...

By Computer Shopper on 87

The 2010 revision of the iMac, with a slate of new, more powerful components, continues to be the all-in-one desktop computer to beat....

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

The 21.5-inch Core i3 iMac isn’t for everybody, but it’s still gold standard for all-in-one...

By About.com on 80

The i5 option gives you the best performing 21.5-inch iMac, but it's another $200 upgrade, which moves the 21.5-inch iMac into the price territory of the 27-inch model. For me, the larger iMac trumps the additional horsepower provided by the...

By About.com on 80

Pros: Excellent High Color Display, Strong Performance, Excellent Mouse And Keyboard

Cons: Glass Gisplay Produces A Lot Of Reflections, All Peripheral Ports On Back Which Is Inconvenient, Keyboard Doesn't Include Numeric Keypad