Apple iMac 27 inch - Spring 2011 Edition - Intel Core i5

  • Apple iMac 27 inch - Spring 2011 Edition - Intel Core i5
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

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 90

It’s partly due to the iMac’s popularity and the resulting massive scale of production that Apple can craft an all-in-one which isn’t just a step ahead of the rest –...

By 5FWD on 60

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 90

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 90

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 100

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 90

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

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 80

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 90

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,...

By CNET UK on 80

Apple's refreshed iMac isn't very ambitious, but it's still the most attractive, elegant and eminently usable all-in-one computer out there. It's extremely expensive compared to its Windows rivals, but the iMac is great fun to...

By AnandTech on

Prelude: Two Months with a MacBook Pro A year ago I tried the notebook as a desktop experiment. The first Arrandale MacBook Pros hit the market and I thought, why not give two cores and four threads a try. I gave it a try for less than a day before...

By IT PRO on 83

We became quite fond of the 27in iMac and it's easy to see why, from its sleek design, quiet operation, and its huge, high quality, high resolution screen. Apart from the increased performance, the main difference between this model and its...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Apple's newest iMac is an outstanding all-in-one, but its high price and limited performance improvement mean it's not worth upgrading from a recent model....

By TechRadar on 70

Although the form factor is unchanged, the 2011 Apple iMac refresh represents a significant step forwards for the popular all-in-one computer. Again consisting of two 21.5-inch models and two with 27-inch screens, the entire lineup has switched to...

By Pocket-lint on 90

The iMac hangs on to its position as a powerful and highly desirable all-in-one that will suit almost all needs, but could offer wider...

By CNET Australia on 80

We recommend Apple's new 27-inch iMac to digital media editors and others with serious performance needs on the strength of its impressive speed, its connected device potential and its market-leading 27-inch...

By PC Pro on 83

A few flaws remain, but Sandy Bridge and a superb screen put it way ahead of every other all-in-one PC we’ve seen...

By Engadget on 80

So could a pro-level user, someone who spends their days in Photoshop or Premiere or even REDCINE be happy here? Yes, surprisingly, they could -- especially with the addition of an internal SSD (a $500 option for 256GB) and a high-speed external...

By V3.co.uk on 80

The iMac's sleek design is still in a class of its own, and the performance of these new i5-based models is undeniably impressive. We're just not sure whether it's meant to be a home computer or a graphics workstation for professional...