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Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)

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Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)

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  • 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core (Haswell)
  • 8GB of 1600Hz DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 21.5" LED-Backlit IPS Display
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, SDXC Card Reader
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera, Dual Mics
  • Includes Mac OS X 10.10 or OS X 10.9
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The 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer from Apple is an all-in-one desktop computer with an ultra-slim unibody design. Measuring at just 5mm at its edges, the iMac has 40% less volume than the 2011 iMac. The body of the iMac isn't the only thing that got thinner. The LCD display is now 5mm thinner, and Apple also removed a 2mm gap between the LCD panel and the glass to save even more space.

The 21.5" widescreen display features LED backlighting for vibrant, accurate color. With in-plane switching (IPS) technology, the iMac has a wide 178° viewing angle. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution, supported by integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics.

Powered by a quad-core 4th-generation Haswell 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor, the iMac takes advantage of each core to optimize performance. The 4th-gen Haswell Intel processor also allows for low voltage usage for better energy efficiency. The system also has 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones and built-in stereo speakers.

For ports, the iMac has dual Thunderbolt ports (which also double as Mini DisplayPorts) and four USB 3.0 ports. You'll be able to connect with various compatible components. If you would rather go wireless with your peripherals, you can use Bluetooth 4.0 technology where compatible. This iMac comes with Mac OS X operating system preinstalled, which features a user-friendly interface

Design

Impossibly Thin
Just a mere 5mm at its edge, the iMac has up to 40 percent less volume than the 2011 iMac. Using an advanced welding method called friction-stir welding, Apple was able to join the front and the back of the iMac together directly
Re-Engineered Screen
The display on the iMac is no longer behind the cover glass, but it's actually right up against it. The LCD itself is 5mm thinner than before and using an advanced process called full lamination, Apple was able to eliminate a 2mm gap between the LCD and the glass. Full lamination has a second major benefit, that it eliminates reflection of light off the LCD panel and off the back of the display's cover glass. Apple also reduced reflection off the front of the glass without compromising color quality. Instead of applying an antireflective coating to the glass in the conventional way, Apple adapted a process commonly used on camera lenses called plasma deposition, which results in 75 percent reduction in reflectivity and vibrant, accurate colors
True-to-Life Colors
None of these innovations would matter much if the iMac display didn't deliver vivid, true-to-life color. Which is why Apple puts every single display through an exacting color-calibration process using three state-of-the-art spectroradiometers: one to measure gamma, one to measure white point, and one to check the work of the other two. This equipment is tuned to meet color standards recognized around the world for precision and accuracy
A Display of Excellence
The 21.5" screen of the iMac features an innovative display design which reduces reflection by 75 percent. In addition, the LCD now sits right up against the glass allowing the picture so content looks crisp and clear. The display also uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology resulting in a bright picture with vivid, true-to-life color from a wide 178° viewing angle. The LED backlighting also offers instant-on, uniform brightness
Eco-Friendly
The iMac is energy efficient, using up to 50 percent less energy in the idle state with the display on. And, its hardware components work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve even more power. The environmentally friendly iMac design is free of many harmful toxins, including mercury, arsenic, BFRs, and PVC. It's also made from materials such as aluminum and glass, which are more likely to be recycled and reused

Performance

4th Generation Haswell Intel Core i5 Processor
The iMac houses a 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i5 processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of 2.7GHz. It can also be overclocked up to 3.2GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 4th-gen Haswell Intel processor uses low voltage for better energy efficiency while still providing fast performance
Integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics
The iMac features 4th-generation Intel Iris Pro graphics, which can deliver discrete graphics-level performance
Storage
The iMac comes with a 1TB hard drive so you have plenty of room to save your photo albums, iTunes music libraries, Full HD 1080p movies and more
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt technology is phenomenally fast. It features two 10-Gbps channels for data transfer. That's up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. But beyond speed, Thunderbolt gives you unprecedented expansion capabilities. You can daisy-chain as many as six Thunderbolt devices - including two Apple Thunderbolt Displays - to a single port. And since Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, Mini DisplayPort devices like the Apple LED Cinema Display plug right in, too
USB 3.0
With USB 3.0, you can connect your external hard drive transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every iMac comes with four USB 3.0 ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The 802.11ac/a/b/g/n wireless technology automatically locates your Wi-Fi network, so you can connect and start surfing the web, printing, and streaming your music wirelessly. Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse
Audio and Visual
Apple managed to include built-in speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound despite its thin bezel. So when you're listening to that new album, watching the latest flick, or playing your favorite action game, you'll get immersive sound and a surprisingly wide soundstage. The iMac has two built-in microphones that work together to focus on your voice and filter out the sounds around you. That means more accuracy when you're using Dictation and better clarity during FaceTime video calls. The built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera lets you make video calls that are so clear, it seems like everyone's in the same room. Make FaceTime calls from your iMac to any FaceTime-enabled Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Wireless Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse - which comes standard with iMac - lets you perform simple gestures across its smooth, seamless top shell. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere

Mac OS X

User Friendly Interface
The Dock is a handy place for all your favorite apps. From the Dock, you can launch apps quickly and switch between them easily. If an app isn't on the Dock, you'll find it in Launchpad. Go there to see all the apps on your Mac full screen and organize them however you like. And Mission Control gives you a bird's-eye view of all your open windows, so you can keep track of everything you're working on. OS X offers system-wide support for gorgeous, full-screen apps that use every inch of your display. You can have multiple full-screen apps open at once - along with multiple apps in windows. And it's easy to switch between full-screen and desktop views
UNIX Foundation
Making powerful things simple requires some seriously advanced technologies. OS X is loaded with them. It's built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability and industry-leading support for Internet standards. And the incredible graphics performance in OS X allows applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro to give you photo and video editing capabilities
iCloud
Sign in once with your Apple ID on your iMac and iCloud is automatically set up in all the apps that use it. So if you have iCloud set up on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, whatever you do on your Mac happens on those devices, too. And it works the other way around. Update something on another device, and the same update will be made on your Mac. So your mail, contacts, calendars, messages, documents, data, and more go wherever you go. From your Mac to your iPhone to your iPad and back to your Mac
Safety. Built Right In.
Every Mac is designed with powerful, advanced technologies that work together to constantly scrutinize, encrypt, update - and ultimately keep your Mac safer. For starters, OS X is built on a proven, secure UNIX foundation. It also includes a host of features designed to protect your Mac and the information on it. Gatekeeper makes it safer to download and install apps. FileVault safeguards data using powerful encryption. Find My Mac helps you locate your missing Mac on a map, set a passcode remotely, and more. Customizable privacy settings keep your personal information under your control. And the best way to keep your Mac up to date with the latest security features? Just install software updates with a click
Windows Compatibility
The versatility and power of OS X help a Mac fit in just about anywhere - including Windows networks. Want to transfer your files, photos, and other data from a Windows PC? OS X lets you do that easily. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. OS X has built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and keep all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place. OS X works with virtually all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. And it opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents
Accessible Innovation
OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won't find in other operating systems - at any price. For example, built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology, available in over 20 languages, makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computers using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad (sold separately). OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for more than 40 Braille displays (including Bluetooth displays) and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen

Built-in Apps

iPhoto
iPhoto is an easy-to-use photo application that makes it fast and fun to organize and find your pictures, as well as make them look their absolute best. With features like Faces, Places, and Events, iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos by who's in them and when and where you took them - all in an immersive full-screen view. Quick and simple editing tools let you make so-so shots picture perfect with just a few clicks. Photo Stream in iCloud automatically pushes new photos to all your devices, so you're never without your latest shots. And if you feel like showing off what you've captured, iPhoto lets you share with beautiful photo books and letterpress cards or online via Facebook and Flickr
iMovie
With iMovie, you can transform the videos you shoot into your very own indie flicks. If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. It comes with Apple-designed themes that look fun and professional. Just choose one and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Customize your screen gem further with your own words and audio
GarageBand
Whether you're musically gifted or mostly curious, GarageBand is the application for you. Plug in your electric guitar or USB music keyboard and get ready to rock with virtual replicas of the most revered amps and stompboxes in the world, as well as over 100 software instruments. Just because you didn't grow up learning your A, B, and C sharp doesn't mean you can't. Basic Lessons teach you just that: the basics. Choose from 40 lessons that cover blues guitar, rock guitar, classical piano, pop piano, and more. Or get a private lesson from one of your musical heroes, like Sting or Death Cab for Cutie, with Artist Lessons. GarageBand even tells you how well you're playing in real time with a feature called "How Did I Play?"
Mac App Store
Just like shopping the App Store on iPad, the Mac App Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps. New apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And the Mac App Store lets you know when app updates are available, so you always have the latest version
Safari
Designed with the Mac in mind, Safari emphasizes browsing, not the browser. In full-screen view, the browser frame is only a pixel wide, and you can hide almost the entire interface if you choose. So there's nothing to distract you from an article, video, or photo album. Navigating web pages is easy with trackpad gestures; flip through web pages with a swipe, and double tap or pinch the trackpad to zoom in on text or images. Safari also features Reader, which lets you peruse articles sans annoying ads. Don't have time to finish what you've started? Reading List lets you save links to articles and other web pages for later, and iCloud keeps your Reading List up to date across all your devices. Since pages render fast in Safari, you won't miss a minute of the web
Mail
Mail makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox. It features powerful search capabilities, with search suggestions and tokens built in. It works with the free me.com email account you get when you sign up for iCloud, as well as most email standards - including POP3 and IMAP - and popular email services such as Gmail, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter, Cox, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. Mail supports Microsoft Exchange 2010, too. If you have more than one email account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you'll be able to access all your email from one place. And Mail looks as great as it works. It makes full use of your display with a gorgeous widescreen view featuring a full-height message and a message list that includes snippets. With Conversations, messages from the same thread appear in an elegant timeline showing each communication as it was sent while hiding redundant text
Calendar
Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars - one for home, another for school, a third for work, and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the calendars you want. Calendar lets you create invitations using information from Contacts, update your guest list, keep track of responses, and receive the latest status information. When you or another Mac user receives a Calendar invitation via Mail, it's automatically added. Calendar also works with iCloud, Yahoo!, and Google. And when you use iCloud, every Calendar edit you make on your Mac automatically appears on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. So no dinner dates are missed, no meeting goes unattended, and no anniversary is forgotten
Contacts
Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for everyone you know. It's easy to import names, numbers, addresses, and photos from other applications. And it's designed for Facebook, too. Contacts automatically includes your friends' profile photos and information. And when friends update their information, Contacts updates your Mac. You can create smart groups for clubs, activities, and business purposes; print address labels and envelopes; and more. iCloud updates your contacts on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac - so when you enter someone's contact info once, you have it everywhere. And since Contacts is built on vCard, an industry standard for storing contact information, your friends can send you cards that you can add simply by dropping them into your contacts list - no typing required
Messages
Messages on the Mac replaces iChat. It does everything iChat does, and so much more. For starters, it comes with iMessage. So you can send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac - and on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later, too. You can even start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Send photos, videos, documents, and contacts, and send messages to a group. You can see when your message has been delivered and when someone's typing a reply. Turn on read receipts, and friends can see when you've read their messages. With end-to-end encryption, your messages stay safe and private
Reminders
Reminders helps you get all your to-dos done - on the Mac and on your iOS devices. Make as many to-do lists as you need and easily add to them. Set due dates and you'll get alerts as deadlines approach. Check items off your lists as you go and keep track of what you've completed. And to be sure you don't forget anything, iCloud keeps your reminders up to date on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
Time Machine
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or Time Capsule (sold separately). Connect the drive, assign it to Time Machine, and start enjoying some peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents. But what makes Time Machine different from other backup applications is that it not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how your system looked on any given day - so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past
FaceTime
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or another Mac from your Mac. So you can catch up, hang out, and stay in touch with a click. Just find who you want to see in Contacts and start a FaceTime call. And when someone wants to reach you, the call rings through on every Mac you own, even if FaceTime isn't running. So you never have to worry about making yourself available. If you don't want to receive calls, just turn FaceTime off
Photo Booth
Take fun snapshots and make short videos in Photo Booth. Right from there, you can share what you shoot on Facebook and Twitter. Use photos as your Messages icons. Assign them to friends and family in Contacts. And add photos to your iPhoto library. But the real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops. Snap a photo of yourself at the Eiffel Tower or in outer space. Choose from nine effects that use facial tracking technology so effects look great whether you're front and center - or left of center. Snap single photos or shoot multiples in a four-photo burst. You can even shoot and trim video clips, complete with effects, and see your Photo Booth photos full screen
Performance
Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
Cache L3: 4 MB
Memory Type: 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 8 GB (2x4 GB)
Graphics Card Type: Integrated
Installed: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 21.5"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 1 TB 5400 rpm
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x Thunderbolt
4x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 1x Mini DisplayPort via Thunderbolt port
Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input
Flash Media Slot 1x SDXC
Communications
Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam Yes
General
Operating System Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 20.8 x 17.7 x 6.9" / 52.8 x 45.0 x 17.5 cm
Weight 12.5 lb / 5.67 kg
Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)
  • Power Cord
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Apple21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)
     
    4.8

    (based on 85 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (46)
    • Fast (42)
    • Great display (34)
    • Quiet (32)
    • Great software (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (37)
      • Multimedia (17)
      • Office (14)
      • Upgrade (8)
      • Replacement (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (28), Quality oriented (8), Multimedia professional (5), Budget shopper (4), Technically challenged (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (7), Personal (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Recent mac convert, budget shopper

      The price was right for this iMac. I weighed a lot of options and even broke down and made a list of what I use a computer for, how I use it and what...Read complete review

      The price was right for this iMac. I weighed a lot of options and even broke down and made a list of what I use a computer for, how I use it and what things I was definitely not willing to budge on. I saw the retina displays on the new 27" iMac and the macbook pros and instantly fell in love with the crisp beauty of their screens. The iMac was cost prohibitive and I wasn't certain I needed a macbook (plus the uptick in price). My dusty near 8 year old laptop hadn't moved from my desk in years-- and the few times I took it with me traveling I didn't even use it. I have an iPad mini and an iPhone. Traveling isn't meant for workhorses and I figured the few times I need a computer while traveling I could borrow one (friends, hotels, work, or internet cafes). So I decided I could junk my old TV and use an iMac as my media station at home...exactly what I was missing (previously watched everything on the mini). So it was really down between the different iMac models and the smaller screen won out. A) price was better B) mouse tracking was easier c) i am a recent complete apple convert and I wanted to test drive before dropping SO MUCH $$$ d) I can use this as a trade in, secondary computer later or as a lovely hand me down.

      Positives: media station a boon, speakers are nice, photo editing looks to be much nicer on a larger screen, large hard drive means I get to have my entire music library in a native setting, all my apple devices are synced for ease of syncing, some things really do just work better, I like force quit, parallel for running other operating systems the peripherals are excellent. Love the magic mouse. Am considering getting the track pad just because it essentially mimics a touch screen with out actually smudging the screen.

      negatives: some websites (Amazon, Facebook) are atrociously slow using safari. simple fix, downloaded Firefox, which I used on my other computer anyways. I just like the ability to sync between devices with safari (possibly the reason it was so slow), sadly, the price is still steep even at a somewhat budget desktop all in one. I seriously could have gotten an arguably better computer that was easier to navigate being a windows user most of my life. Windows 8 isn't all that terrible, just annoying. Similarly annoying to OS X is annoying, my external hard rives that were formatted to PCs will allow me to transfer data from them, but not to them without reformatting, basically, some creature comforts from windows are just missing. There are tweaks, but I haven't set them up yet, or necessarily found them. But honestly, I have a very ambivalent attitude regarding them. Sacrifices for some gains that in this day and age are pretty convenient gains. Once I become use to this new monster of a machine, I think I won't mind.

      But d*mn, that price. Seriously. And the inevitable, this comp will be super outdated in about 5 seconds after typing this review.

      If you want a not gouging you decent mac, get this model. Play around with it, make your modifications, and then you'll not even think about using your computer. It really will just work. Then, once retina quality screens are the norm, get one of those beauties. Seriously.

      I was worried about retina ruining my ability to tolerate all the other screens I deal with on a daily basis, a so I chose not to beautiful screen.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great design

      Having received the computer in September, I'm having problems with the boot up. A grey screen, apple logo, gear wheel and a load bar, then everything shut down. No indication as to...Read complete review

      Having received the computer in September, I'm having problems with the boot up. A grey screen, apple logo, gear wheel and a load bar, then everything shut down. No indication as to why.
      As for me the jury is out on this one. A great disappointment.

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      5.0

      First Time Mac User

      By Lred

      from Little Rock, Arkansas

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Great Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • PHOTOGRAPHY

        Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

        Long time PC user....finally decided to give Mac a try. Can't comment on reliability, because I've only had it a couple of weeks, but I couldn't be happier so far. Runs fast and quiet, and setup was easy. Love the display. I primarily use for photo editing. Ordering from B & H was an excellent experience.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Another Home Run for Mac

        By J H

        from Thornton,IL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Great Display
        • Great Software
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

          I use my Mac for email, internet and photo editing, as well as general use.I love the more elongated screen and the option to to show or hide various tools in most apps. There seems to be less buffering time using Chromecast then with our older iMac. The wireless keyboard and mouse are great. I'd prefer that the USB and other connections weren't in the back.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Recent mac convert, budget shopper

          By Mac Desktop on the Fence Convert

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Too Slow

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

          The price was right for this iMac. I weighed a lot of options and even broke down and made a list of what I use a computer for, how I use it and what things I was definitely not willing to budge on. I saw the retina displays on the new 27" iMac and the macbook pros and instantly fell in love with the crisp beauty of their screens. The iMac was cost prohibitive and I wasn't certain I needed a macbook (plus the uptick in price). My dusty near 8 year old laptop hadn't moved from my desk in years-- and the few times I took it with me traveling I didn't even use it. I have an iPad mini and an iPhone. Traveling isn't meant for workhorses and I figured the few times I need a computer while traveling I could borrow one (friends, hotels, work, or internet cafes). So I decided I could junk my old TV and use an iMac as my media station at home...exactly what I was missing (previously watched everything on the mini). So it was really down between the different iMac models and the smaller screen won out. A) price was better B) mouse tracking was easier c) i am a recent complete apple convert and I wanted to test drive before dropping SO MUCH $$$ d) I can use this as a trade in, secondary computer later or as a lovely hand me down.

          Positives: media station a boon, speakers are nice, photo editing looks to be much nicer on a larger screen, large hard drive means I get to have my entire music library in a native setting, all my apple devices are synced for ease of syncing, some things really do just work better, I like force quit, parallel for running other operating systems the peripherals are excellent. Love the magic mouse. Am considering getting the track pad just because it essentially mimics a touch screen with out actually smudging the screen.

          negatives: some websites (Amazon, Facebook) are atrociously slow using safari. simple fix, downloaded Firefox, which I used on my other computer anyways. I just like the ability to sync between devices with safari (possibly the reason it was so slow), sadly, the price is still steep even at a somewhat budget desktop all in one. I seriously could have gotten an arguably better computer that was easier to navigate being a windows user most of my life. Windows 8 isn't all that terrible, just annoying. Similarly annoying to OS X is annoying, my external hard rives that were formatted to PCs will allow me to transfer data from them, but not to them without reformatting, basically, some creature comforts from windows are just missing. There are tweaks, but I haven't set them up yet, or necessarily found them. But honestly, I have a very ambivalent attitude regarding them. Sacrifices for some gains that in this day and age are pretty convenient gains. Once I become use to this new monster of a machine, I think I won't mind.

          But d*mn, that price. Seriously. And the inevitable, this comp will be super outdated in about 5 seconds after typing this review.

          If you want a not gouging you decent mac, get this model. Play around with it, make your modifications, and then you'll not even think about using your computer. It really will just work. Then, once retina quality screens are the norm, get one of those beauties. Seriously.

          I was worried about retina ruining my ability to tolerate all the other screens I deal with on a daily basis, a so I chose not to beautiful screen.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Apple Experience

          By Deepak

          from Stamford, connecticut

          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

          Ordering iMac from Bhphotovideo.com was having dream come true that too in a very reasonable price. Awesome experience.

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          5.0

          Even my mom could set this up

          By Cartoon Nut

          from San Diego

          About Me Nerd Not A Super Geek

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Great Display

          Cons

          • No Dvdcd
          • No Dvd Or Cd

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

          The ease of set up was pretty nice. One cord to plug in. The integrated monitor/cpu takes up very little space on the desk. We can easily move this computer anywhere in the house with the wifi. This is the first Mac I've owned and I'm still getting used to the keyboard. I will also be putting MS Office on here so we can look at files from school and work. Overall, very pleased.

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          5.0

          Couldn't be happier

          By Jason

          from Hoboken, NJ

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Great Display
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            Just made the switch from PC to Mac and couldn't be happier. Windows 8 really turned me off from a PC perspective and having all my electronics (iPhone, iPad, computer) synced has been great. The shipping was quick and the packaging was perfect. A+

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            5.0

            I Love my IMAC -

            By Beanye

            from Antioch, Ca.

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Great Display
            • Great Extras
            • Great Software
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Office

              Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

              I purchased my IMAC last christmas 2012, and have loved every minute, my old windows OS just had so many different issue, I was done with all the system problems. Ive research and found this is the best price all around, B&H
              has the same policy as apple. I also purchased my wife a iMAC and laptop, best choice I've made in a long time.

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              5.0

              IMac Desktop Computer A Winner!

              By aussiegal

              from Camden, NC

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Great Display
              • Great Software
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                I am so glad I switched from a Macbook to the IMac Desktop! I use my computer primarily for editing photos and working with graphics. The IMac screen and responsiveness is exceptional and I even find that I have less stress on my neck with a desktop screen. It was super easy to setup and transfer data and programs from my laptop. I have not encountered any negatives.

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                5.0

                solid computer

                By Mean J Green

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Great Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office

                  Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                  can't go wrong with this computer for basic computing needs, internet and email usage. super functional, easy to use right out of box. b&h was great and the computer came two days earlier than the original anticipated delivery date.

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                  5.0

                  21.5" Mac

                  By araho

                  from PA

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Great Display
                  • Great Software
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                    This Mac is used as a personal device by a retiree and replaces a vintage (2008) iMac.Very easy transfer of data from the old to new using Apple software.The new machine is - as expected - faster in every respect compared to the old iMac.Another home run by Apple.

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                    5.0

                    Worth the money to upgrade

                    By Apple fan

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Great Display
                    • Great Extras
                    • Great Software
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                      I bought this as a gift to my relative who was using an older Mac Mini. The iMac setup was smooth and easy. The computer was much faster and smarter than the old mini. The $[$]discount compared to the price in other electronic stores and the free Parallel software made it worth the money to upgrade.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome!

                      By Elijah

                      from Haiku, HI

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Great Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Office

                        Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                        This iMac is really nice, lightweight and looks really nice externally.

                        It comes with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The keyboard is lacking the 10-key which is kind of a bummer but it's not crucial. Mouse is nice.

                        Only complaint is the phasing out of the optical drive.. I didn't even think to look at whether or not it had one. Yes, dvd/cds aren't being used as much but it is nice to be able to rip an old cd or dvd you have lying around when you want, play an old movie or burn something.

                        Overall, I would say it's a great buy.

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                        5.0

                        Cool computer

                        By dave

                        from NY

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Great Display
                        • Great Software

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                          Some said the learning curve from a pc to a mac was long or hard. I have found it very easy and intuitive. Love it so far.

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                          5.0

                          Highly recommend B&H!

                          By Smartshopper

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                          Unbeatable price, shipping on time, and easy set-up.

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                          5.0

                          Great Price!

                          By Smartshopper

                          from San Francisco

                          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                          Can't beat the price! Low price, no tax, and free shipping! Good customer service.

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                          5.0

                          Slik

                          By sesame

                          from NY

                          About Me Home user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Great Display
                          • Great Extras
                          • Great Software
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Pricy

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                          smart and beutiful , , , ,

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                          2.0

                          Great design

                          By bluecap

                          from Barbados

                          About Me Average Technical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Great Display
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                            Having received the computer in September, I'm having problems with the boot up. A grey screen, apple logo, gear wheel and a load bar, then everything shut down. No indication as to why.
                            As for me the jury is out on this one. A great disappointment.

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                            5.0

                            Cadilac

                            By JSBB10

                            from Nashville Tn.

                            About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Great Display
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Multimedia
                              • Office

                              Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                              My son has had the macbook pro for about four years. When i told him i needed to upgrade he said you have to go with the imac. Boy im glad i did. Sweet.

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                              5.0

                              Like getting a new car!

                              By Dweiser

                              from Mountains of NC

                              About Me Left Pcwindows For Macs, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Great Display
                              • Great Software

                              Cons

                              • Magic Mouse Is A Pain

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • On My Home Network

                              Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                              This iMac replaces one from 2008 that had grown old and slow (sort of like me) plus its hard drive is going. I'll probably have a new hard drive put in the old one and keep it for odd tasks or give it away but this iMac is so much faster and nicer (except for the Magic Mouse) that I may not.

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                              5.0

                              nearly perfect

                              By Just a end user

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Display
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                                Delivered safe and without sales tax (great thing about B&H if you are not in NY). Easy setup. Fast, reliable... the only thing was figuring out how to turn off the keyboard (hold the power button down).. easy to migrate from my 9 year old macbook pro...(which still works! just a bit slow) Why buy a PC? The mac lasts 3x longer and is only twice as expensive... The only thing was that I wanted to swap the magic mouse for a trackpad... Apple lets you do that but B&H cannot...however, the magic mouse works very well... so maybe I won't miss the trackpad

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