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Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)

Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)
alaScore 94

958 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analysed 958 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktop Computers the Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 61 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, value for money, size, reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New Apple iMac 27" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 2.8Ghz Quad Core, Core-i5, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics, Slot-loading Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face Apple iMac 27 - inch Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2.66GHz, 2X2GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 4850-512MB-GBR)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 21.5" iMac Intel Core i5 3.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 5670, SuperDrive, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse (Z0JM-5670-4-1APPLE IMAC ALL IN ONE 27-INCH - 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB Serial ATA Drive, 27-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossyApple iMac Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz 512MB 160GB CDRW/DVD 17" AirPort OS X w/Webcam

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Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review

 

There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While the 21.5-inch model we've recently played with suggested itself as a kitchen computer, to be shared...

Big screen, thin design, fast, looks good, Fusion drive

Not very portable

It's big, it's powerful, it gets the job done

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Apple iMac 21.5-inch-2011 review

 

Apple's popular all-in-one computer gets a very significant performance boost.

We’ve a few relatively minor complaints about the new iMac. Mac Pros aside, the Mac range seems to have been stuck with an 8x SuperDrive for years. We’re never going to get a Blu-ray drive, but it’s time for something faster all the same. There are...

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Apple iMac 27-inch (2011)

 

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...

Powerful Hyper Threading CPU ; Great new AMD graphics ; Excellent 27-inch screen ; Twin Thunderbolt ports ; Most powerful iMac ever

Same old optical drive ; No antiglare screen option ; Additional memory very expensive ; Currently few Thunderbolt peripherals available ; Cheaper iMac might prove good enough

This top-of-the-range, 27-inch 2011 Apple iMac with a 3.4GHz Core i7 processor added as a custom option is an incredible machine, but it might be more than you actually need.

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Apple iMac 21.5in review

 

Apple's iMac is the original and definitive all-in-one computer. It's by far the best-looking and - if you're of a certain mind-set - the most prestigious to own. The model we've looked at is also one of the most expensive for a 21.5in display size.

It's a bit expensive, but this 21.5-inch iMac is powerful and fantastic to use - it's brilliant, if you're happy with the restrictions of Apple's design and software choices

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Apple iMac 27-inch review

 

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 use.

Stunning design ; Great performance ; Big, beautiful display

Very expensive ; No USB 3.0 port or Blu-ray player ; Awkward port placement ; Thunderbolt ports aren't useful yet

As with previous versions, we have our gripes about the port line-up on the new Apple iMac. You'll have to make up your own mind up as to whether these issues are likely to get on your nerves. Still, this is a gorgeous machine that offers great...

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Apple iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz review

 

Apple's iMac range sets the standard by which every other all-in-one computer is judged, with impeccably-styled aluminium chassis and massive integrated displays. This 27in widescreen is the same as the iMac's previous incarnation, with a massive...

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.

Recommended!

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Apple iMac 21.5in (2011)

 

Do new Sandy Bridge internals and the addition of Thunderbolt make Apple's new iMacs the best all-in-one PCs money can buy?

Stylish, sleek design ; Excellent build quality ; Vibrant IPS screen ; Slick, reliable OS ; Thunderbolt connectivity

No Blu-ray ; Expensive ; No height adjustment ; No USB 3.0

Apple has gone the route of "if it ain't broke don't fix it", keeping the beautiful chassis of earlier iMac models in this latest refresh. The addition of Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' internals combines with Thunderbolt connectivity and niceties like an HD...

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Apple iMac 27in (Mid-2011) review

 

Running changes to the Apple iMac bring it right up to date in its components, putting it a step ahead of the mainstream Windows competition in more respects than the usual Mac touchstones of comfort, security, style and ease of use.

No other PC we’ve reviewed has offered the screen quality, hardware/software integration and cool, quiet operation of the Apple iMac. The processor and graphics upgrade now brings the line up to and beyond state-of-the-art in Windows PC terms. If it...

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Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Quad Core i5/2.5-GHz)

 

Apple's latest 21.5 inch iMac looks to entice you with its attractive build and tech specs. But is it worth buying?

Elegant design,Very good display,Good proprietary software set

No Blu-ray Drive,Speaker could be clearer

Very Good

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Review: 21" inch Apple iMac with Core i5 Intel Processors

 

With Intel's blistering Quad Core processors, a spanking new Thunderbolt high-speed optical I/O, Apple's consumer all-in-one edges ever closer to the performance and versatility of a powerful professional workstation while maintaining a small desktop...

Product Specifications

The all-in-one iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer into a beautifully thin design. So within minutes of opening the box, you'll be doing everything from sharing photos to creating movies and building websites.

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:EXTREME HD / Full HD / WQHD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640M / GeForce GT 640M / GEFORCE GT650M / Radeon HD 6970 / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon HD6970M
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown / Z68 / Z77
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2310 / i5-2400 / I5-2500S / I5-3330S / i5-3470T / i7-2600 / i7-2600K / I7-2600S / i7-3770S
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