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Apple iMac 21.5-inch Retina 4K, 2017 (MNDY2, MNE02)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch Retina 4K, 2017 (MNDY2, MNE02)
alaScore 98

405 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch Retina 4K, 2017 (MNDY2, MNE02). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch Retina 4K, 2017 (MNDY2, MNE02) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

 

iMac 21.5-inch 4K review 2017: A superb power desktop for professionals, home users and even gamers.

Stunning screen ; Powerful processor ; Near-silent running ; Good graphics performance ; Excellent peripherals

Needs an SSD ; Measly 8GB of RAM

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with two different processor choices. The Full HD model gets dual-core Intel Kaby Lake processors that are more typically found in laptops, while the 4K model ships with full-fat, quad-core desktop chips, also from the...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iMac Pro review: is this really the pro-level beast Mac users have been waiting for?

 

Apple unleashes its most powerful desktop ever

Unbelievable power ; Looks great and saves space ; Gorgeous 5K screen

So much money ; Awkward port placement ; Not really upgradeable

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple 21.5in iMac with Retina 4K display (2017) review

 

The screen's the dream

Fantastic display combines resolution and colour refinement ; Dedicated graphics a welcome step up from last year ; Baby Lake CPUs bring the power

No Target Display mode to use that stunning screen with other kit ; Screen only has tilt, I guess?

Updates to almost every area hammer home the 4K iMac as the best all-in-one system around

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple iMac (2017) review

 

A fine update to an aging all-in-one desktop design

Gorgeous 4K, P3 color display ; Excellent value ; Powerful even at entry level

Poor audio performance ; Baffling mouse charging method

The 2017 iMac is a fine update to Apple’s desktop computing platform, but suffers from a few nagging design quirks, as well as its own place amid rapidly-evolving desktop design trends. Still, for Mac fans in need of an upgrade, the 21.5-inch model...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (2017) review

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Apple has updated the iMac range to feature three new 21.5-inch models, two of which have the impressive-looking Retina 4K Display. Are these latest arrivals worth considering if you're on the hunt for a capable all-in-one? Our test lab review gives...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

iMac 21.5-inch (2017) review

 

There are a lot of great things about the new 21-inch iMac, the best thing: it looks like Apple has been listening to what people want. Read on to find out why this is a great update to the iMac

We think Apple has been listening to what people want and the new 21-inch iMac will answer a lot of prayers. Sure we’d like the price of the entry-level model to be less, but even if it was we’d still be recommending that Apple’s customers should...

May, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch With 4K Retina Display (2017)

 

Design unchanged, the latest 21.5-inch Apple iMac with 4K Retina display packs an updated CPU, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, VR-ready graphics, and a brighter display. Despite these minor updates, it's the midrange all-in-one to beat.

Bright DCI-P3 4K screen. Can drive 4K or 5K external displays. Discrete graphics. Hybrid SSD/HDD Fusion Drive. USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Wireless keyboard and mouse included.

Shallow keyboard. Ports and SD card slot are on back panel. Lacks HDMI-in and DisplayPort-in connectors.

While the 27-inch iMac is more vulnerable to competition from Windows AIOs, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch with 4K Retina display is in a safer zone, at least for now. Windows systems like the $4,199 Surface Studio and $2,799 Dell XPS 27 are admittedly...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Apple 21.5in iMac with Retina 4K display (2017) review

 

The screen's the dream

Fantastic display combines resolution and colour refinement ; Dedicated graphics a welcome step up from last year ; Baby Lake CPUs bring the power

No Target Display mode to use that stunning screen with other kit ; Screen only has tilt, I guess?

Updates to almost every area hammer home the 4K iMac as the best all-in-one system around

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel Eran Dilger (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K display gets solid 2017 architectural refresh

 

Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 21.5 inch Retina 4K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 555/560 GPUs; a brighter display with enhanced P3 color; more powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPUs; upgradable RAM...

The latest Kaby Lake iMacs deliver strong refinements to Apple's most popular desktop Mac line. Later this year, Apple will introduce at even higher end iMac Pro that goes even further, albeit at a premium price, starting at $5000.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Perfect

 

Bought this as my partner works from home and the office space is very small, our old computer with town just took to much space up, I wasn't sure how the iMac would hold up to our old computer but it's been fantastic! Takes a little getting used to...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:Silver
Wall mountable:Y

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:54.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2304
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 555 / AMD Radeon Pro 560 / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Display diagonal (metric):54.6

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC, Lightning / Lightning
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Trackpad included:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Product Type:All-in-One PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4.2
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR32W / SR335 / SR338
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:2.3 / 3 / 3.4 / 3.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7360U / i5-7400 / i5-7500 / i7-7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i5-7500 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 65
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Processor ARK ID:97123 / 97128 / 97147 / 97535
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:macOS High Sierra 10.13 / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 512
Storage Media:Fusion Drive / HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:175
Height :450
Weight:5.66
Width:528