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

Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)
alaScore 92

1079 reviews

Apr, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1079 reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (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. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good views, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas the reliability and price get mixed opinions.

usability, design, size

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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 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 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, 5400rpm, NVIDIA GEForc

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also appreciated.

price, design, usability

87% of the reviews on 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 Mac Pro A1186 MA356LL/A "Quad Core" 2x Dual Core Intel Xeon@2.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Super Drive, OSX 10.5 Leopard, NVIDIA GeForce 73APPLE 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 gloss

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

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 (

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 (

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Luke Westaway (

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


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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.

May, 2011


Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Eric Ernest (

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

Jul, 2011

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Apple iMac MC309 Review


When an Apple product is launched in the market, it is hard for anyone to not be lured about it. Being the largest manufacturer of computers in the world, Apple speaks of elegant design, great performance and classy looks. It's been more than a decade...

Jul, 2012

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.


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


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


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


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


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 / i5-3470T / i7-2600 / i7-2600K / I7-2600S / i7-3770S