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The Apple iMac 27 inch / Spring 2011 Edition is outfitted with a 2560x1440 and 1080p LED-backlit display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, an AMD Radeon HJD 6750M discrete graphics chip, and a 500GB 7200RPM HDD. It features a built-in "FaceTime HD" camera, integrated speakers, a slot-loading DVD burner, an IR receiver, an SDXC card slot, four USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out jacks, one FireWire 800 port, Gigabit Ethernet, as well as 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. Last but not least, it is equipped with two Thunderbolt ports.
Gorgeous 16:9 screen.
Two Thunderbolt ports.
FaceTime HD camera.
Two empty RAM slots.
Plenty of performance.
2,560-by-1,440 (larger than 1080p HD) screen resolution.
High-end discrete 3D graphics.
Two Thunderbolt ports.
Supports two external displays.
802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz Wi-Fi.
Wireless keyboard and mouse.
No cost optional Magic Trackpad.
No Thunderbolt devices yet.
Video input only works from other Thunderbolt devices.
We’re still waiting for a matte screen option.
SD slot still close to optical drive.
Pricier than other high end all in one desktops.
Peripherals will require learning curve for Mac newbies
By PCWorld New Zealand on June 25, 2012
Apple's iMac features brilliantly understated design – a near-seamless aluminium body wrapped around a gloriously bright 27-inch display. That display is an ultra-high resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, providing 78% more screen real-estate than...
By APC Magazine on June 17, 2012
Itâs partly due to the iMacâs popularity and the resulting massive scale of production that Apple can craft an all-in-one which isnât just a step ahead of the rest â...
By 5FWD on May 15, 2012
The screen of the Apple iMAC 27” is amazing and more than lives up to expectations, but when it comes to performance this is much more a pedestrian affair than we were expecting. Apple iMAC 27” is tagged with Apple, iMAC 27”, full HD,...
By Channel News Australia on April 11, 2012
Apple pioneered the 27 inch all-in-one market and for almost two years sold the device unopposed. It?s only recently Windows manufacturers have wisened up, with Samsung, HP and Asus offering 27? Windows renditions that could very well eat into Apple?s...
By PC Advisor on March 14, 2012
The iMac remains an incredible piece of technology, combining superb build quality with excellent performance – and of course that unrivalled Apple design aesthetic. Install Windows on it and you’ll get good gaming performance too. Not the...
By Photo Answers on October 02, 2011
Switch it on and it boots up in a mere 24secs before it’s fully functional and ready for use. Turning it off is equally impressive, with a shutdown time of just 5secs. Applications also open...
By Gadget Guy Australia on July 06, 2011
Apple’s operating system shines on this new 27 inch hardware and, as far as computers go, we reckon the new iMac is brilliant. This latest update provides enough technology to make the iMac a stable workhorse for at least two years, and in a world...
By Computerworld on July 01, 2011
and recommendations If I were to recommend any changes to the configuration out of the box, it wouldn't be RAM or processor upgrades -- although both are useful if you need the extra horsepower. What I would recommend is swapping out the Magic Mouse...
By RegHardware on June 17, 2011
The new 27in iMac might be great fun but is it really worth £1,600+? That kind of money could buy you a damn hot 3D games machine, a pretty decent workstation, a touchscreen marvel… or even a mid-range MacBook Pro. But factor in the beautiful...
By Mac|Life on June 08, 2011
The new Core i5 iMac represents a significant performance boost over the last generation of machines. Especially for graphics and video use, the performance gains are significant -- not to mention the killer I/O speeds of Thunderbolt. But of course,...
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