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Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)

Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)
alaScore 94

2014 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2014 reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and design also get good comments.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

 

With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

Fast, beautifully designed, graphics power, Fusion Drive is great, thin design and small footprint for a 27-in screen

Not really upgradable, screen could be higher res, can be fiddly to use slots around the back

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of £1,599. Our review unit would cost an impressive £2,229 thanks to its 3.5 GHz...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (t3.com)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch 2011 review

 

Is the high-end iMac more powerful than you need?

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

Creative professionals might welcome the larger screen and extra power, but for the average home user, a sub-£1,000 21.5-inch iMac could well prove more than good enough.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

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.

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 27-inch iMac

 

The latest version of this 27in all-in-one is powerful and stylish but it's no longer without rivals

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27in (Mid-2011) 2.7GHz Core i5 review

 

Where all of the Windows-based PCs max out at 1920 by 1080 pixels, the iMac offers an amazing 2560 by 1440 pixel display. It also displays a wider range of colours, and displays them more accurately. Its Super-IPS panel technology providing ultra-wide...

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 choice if...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (cnet.co.uk)

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iMac 27in

 

It's true. Big can be beautiful.

May, 2011

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:5K / 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 / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640M / GEF GT755M / GeForce GT 640M / GeForce GT 755M / GEFORCE GT650M / GeForce GTX 775M / GeForce GTX 780 / GeForce GTX675MX / GEFORCE GTX775M / GEFORCE GTX780 / GEFORCE GTX780M / Radeon HD 6970 / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon HD6970M / Radeon R9 M290X
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 ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2310 / i5-2400 / I5-2500S / I5-3330S / i5-3470 / i5-3470T / I5-4570 / I5-4670 / I5-4690 / i7-2600 / i7-2600K / I7-2600S / i7-3770S / I7-4771
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