Apple iMac 27 inch - Winter 2009 Edition - Intel Core i5 2.66GHz MB953

  • Apple iMac 27 inch - Winter 2009 Edition - Intel Core i5 2.66GHz MB953
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Based on 9 scores, 16 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Beautiful big 27 inch display.
  • Blazing performance.
  • Impressive speed.

Cons:

  • Lacks extras: Multitouch, Bluray and TV tuner.
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld on 70

Only slightly slower than the blazing Core i7 iMac, this Core i5-based 27-incher runs Windows and OS X, but you don't get extras like mulit-touch, Blu-ray, or a TV tuner....

By InfoWorld on 70

High-definition video looks beautiful on the iMac's 27-inch (2560-by-1440 resolution) display. And games purr along, too. Our gaming tests of the Core i5 and Core i7 iMacs (which, other than the processor, have identical specifications)...

By TechRadar on 80

Yet for all its strengths, the Apple faithful have reported problems. Some early adopters had their new computer delivered with a cracked screen, or even failing to power up at all. MacFormat borrowed two Core i5 iMacs from Apple for testing, and both...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Much of the attention afforded to the new iMacs has fallen on tweaked case design and new screen options, which set a new zenith with a 27in, 2560 x 1440-pixel...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A very capable all-in-one PC, gloriously designed and packing in real powerKey specs3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, Ethernet, FireWire, SD, SDHC, USB,...

By Bare Feats on -

My conclusion is that if you are trying to decide which of the two quad-core iMacs to choose for 3D gaming or other 3D graphics intensive tasks, either one will do the job. Also, those of you hard core Mac users who invested in...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

The iMac has always been a thing of beauty; a shining beacon of what's possible when both form and function are allowed to combine in harmony. We've come some way since the G3 design, too, with its translucent plastic case and its shape that...

By Macworld on 90

With the new 2.66GHz Core i5 iMac and the 2.8GHz Core i7 iMac, Apple has not only blurred the line between consumer and professional systems, it's darn near erased it. The 2.66GHz Core i5 iMac offers faster performance at most tasks than the 2.66GHz...

By Electronista on 90

Desktops as the first pick for a computer are gradually becoming a minority. Many don't need the performance of a desktop and just want the small footprint and mobility of a notebook instead. We don't disagree and eventually see a day where all...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on -

Apples iMac ist nicht nur beim Design das Vorbild aller All-In-One-PCs. Im PC-WELT-Test setzte er auch bei der Leistung neue Standards. Ganz perfekt ist der Riese aber nicht. Besonderheit: Apples iMac wird mit Mac OS X ausgeliefert. Mit Hilfe des...

International Review By Generation NT on -

Oui pour le design, la dalle 27 pouces et ses performances !Après une bonne semaine de tests, plusieurs conclusions s'imposent. L'iMac 27 pouces tout en aluminium est une machine polyvalente, satifaisante pour la retouche d'images, la...

International Review By TV 2 Beep on -

Der gik et stykke tid, men nu har vi endelig fået kigget nærmere på Apples store 27-tommer iMac, og det er svært at finde stationære computere, der kommer op på siden af den.Da Apple for år tilbage relancerede den stationære computer i hjemmet med en...

International Review By MacPro on -

Det är lätt att prata om superdatorer, och det är lätt att ta fram superlativen som beskriver hur snabbt något är. Apple har gjort det misstaget några gånger under sin historia, främst i kriget mellan PowerPC G4 och Intels Pentium III-processorn där...

International Review By Hardware Upgrade on -

iMac è la linea di soluzioni desktop di tipo all-in-one (tutto in uno, ovvero tutto racchiuso in un singolo elemento) che Apple propone per il mercato consumer. All-in-one è una filosofia che Apple abbraccia sin dalle sue origini: Macintosh...

International Review By MacGeneration on -

En revanche, le mode Turbo Boost, présent aussi sur la famille des Core i5, constitue un intérêt tout particulier surtout pour l’iMac Quad 2.66 GHz qui ne jouit pas de l’Hyper-Threading. Doté de quatre cœurs physiques, il...

International Review By Macworld France on 90

Avec l'arrivée des nouveaux iMac 27 pouces Core i5 2,66 GHz et Core i7 2,8 Ghz, Apple n'a pas simplement estompé la ligne qui séparait les gammes d'ordinateurs grand public et professionnels, elle l'a tout simplement...