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Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer

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Product Highlights
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 8GB (2x4GB) RAM
  • 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DVD Burner, SDXC Card Slot
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GPU
  • 27" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
  • FaceTime HD Camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • May Ship with OS X Lion or Mountain Lion

The 27" iMac Desktop Computer from Apple is a sleek all-in-one computer with a stunning 16:9 HD display. Capable of displaying 1080p HD video at full resolution, the display features a LED backlight and IPS panel technology for superior image quality. The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching wireless slimline aluminum keyboard. Apple's innovative wireless Magic Mouse is included for cursor control, giving desktop users the same powerful multi-touch input capabilities that are found in Apple notebook trackpads -- in a desktop mouse form factor.

The built-in FaceTime HD camera hides discreetly above the LCD screen, giving you ready access to a webcam for Internet chat and conferencing. It will let you make video calls to other Mac users with the included FaceTime app, as well as to anyone with an iPhone 4 or an iPod touch model with a built-in camera.

The iMac features two Thunderbolt ports. Thunderbolt is a high-speed interface that can move data at an amazing 10Gbps -- double that of USB 3.0. Each Thunderbolt port doubles as a display output -- they share the same physical form factor as Mini DisplayPort. You can use each port to daisy-chain up to six devices -- making it possible to connect up to 12 Thunderbolt devices two this iMac -- including two external displays!

The system also features USB 2.0 and FireWire-800 ports for device connectivity. An SDXC slot is built-in as well, allowing you to download pictures from your digital camera directly into iPhoto.

iLife '11 has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music. The system is also powerful enough to run Apple's professional-level applications, perfect for those who are ready to move up to the next level of creative software.

The computer is powered by a quad-core 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor for superior performance. It boasts 8GB of RAM,a 2TB hard drive, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, integrated speakers, and the SuperDrive DVD burner. The glossy 27" widescreen display is powered by an AMD Radeon HD 6970M GPU with 2GB of memory.

The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool, and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac.

The iMac is a strikingly elegant computer that will feel at home on virtually any desk.

Design

27" Display
Today's iMac has come a long way from the first 15" iMac. Take one look and you'll see just how far. A 27" display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what's onscreen. Movies, TV shows, FaceTime HD video calls, websites, photos -- everything looks stunning on the widescreen 16:9 iMac display.
LED Backlighting
The more pixels a display has, the more light those pixels need to achieve the best picture possible. And that's exactly what the LED backlighting in iMac does: It pushes light through each pixel with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn't take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin - even with all the high-performance components inside.
High Resolution
Apple engineers could simply have stretched the display found in the 21.5" iMac up and out for the 27" model. Instead, they took the display well beyond HD with 2560 x 1440 resolution. That's 78 percent more pixels than the 21.5" iMac display.
Evolution of iMac
It was a great idea then, and it's a great idea now. The all-in-one design of the first flat-panel iMac cleaned up the desktop. It put everything you need -- display, processor, graphics card, hard drive, optical drive, memory, and more -- inside one simple enclosure. Today, iMac is the gold standard for an all-in-one desktop computer.
Seamless Enclosure
While you'll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won't find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminum surface. And there's only one cord: the power cord.
Cool, Quiet Components
The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultraquiet, so you hardly know it's on.
A Tidier Desktop
iMac comes with a wireless keyboard and either a Magic Mouse. With Magic Mouse, you get a mouse unlike any other. Its smooth, seamless design lets you control everything with simple gestures.
Edge-to-Edge Glass
The glass that surrounds the LED backlit display wraps around the edge of the aluminum enclosure.
Tapered Pedestal
Another victory over clutter, the finely tapered pedestal practically disappears on the desktop.
Integrated Speakers
Built-in speakers deliver loud, clear sound with notable bass response and very little distortion.

Features

LED Backlighting -- One Bright Idea
Full brightness with no waiting. That's the advantage of the LED backlit iMac display. Unlike displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, a LED backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also lets you finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.
More Pixels, Better Picture
The 27" iMac features 2560 x 1440 resolution. These pixels mean images look crisp and true to life. A 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. All in a 16:9 aspect ratio -- the same as an HDTV.
Stunning from Every Angle
The iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent color -- even if you're viewing the display from the side.
Next-Generation Quad-Core Intel Processor
Powered by a quad-core processor, the iMac is the fastest yet -- up to 70 percent faster than the previous generation. This iMac is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. It is configured with 8GB of DDR3 memory, and can be upgraded to handle as much as 16GB! Add in a 2TB 7200rpm hard drive and you've got an all-in-one that can handle just about anything.
Advanced AMD Radeon HD Graphics
With advanced AMD Radeon HD graphics processors across the line, iMac performs even better than before -- up to three times better, in fact. So you see more frames per second in 3D games, and you can edit HD home videos with more speed and responsiveness than you ever thought possible.
Thunderbolt -- Fast, Versatile I/O
Ultrafast and ultraflexible, each of the two Thunderbolt ports features two 10Gbps data channels for data transfer that's up to 12 times faster than FireWire-800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. And it offers unprecedented expansion capabilities for a new generation of high-performance peripherals. So in an instant, iMac can go from a family computer to a filmmaker's dream machine.
FaceTime HD Camera
Get more of your friends in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The FaceTime HD camera lets you make FaceTime video calls in 720p resolution. The picture is so clear, it will look and feel almost like you're in the same room. Make HD calls from one iMac to another or to a MacBook Pro. You can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPad 2, iPhone 4, or the iPod touch with front-facing camera.
Multi-Touch Magic Mouse
Now you can choose the perfect cord-free setup. The iMac ships with Apple's Magic Mouse. It allows you to 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.
USB and FireWire
Bring on your iPad, iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive -- there's no shortage of ports on iMac. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire-800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The dual-band 802.11n wireless technology in iMac makes it effortless to connect to a Wi-Fi network -- regardless of whether it uses 2.4GHz or 5GHz technology. iMac automatically finds available networks and lets you join them with a click. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can use your favorite wireless accessories right out of the box.
SDXC
Transfer photos and videos to your iMac as fast as you take them. The built-in SDXC card slot supports SD and SDHC cards with capacities up to 2TB. Just insert your camera's memory card and import your photos to iPhoto.

Performance

Up to 1.7x Faster at the Core
A quad-core 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor is installed in this iMac. The CPU uses Intel's recently refined chipsets. That means the iMac performs nearly twice as fast as the previous generation, adding a new dimension of speed to everything you do. And since Mac OS X is designed to take advantage of each core, it captures every last bit of performance from the processor.
Turbo Boost 2.0
Say you're using a processor-intensive application like Aperture 3 or Final Cut Pro that benefits from extra power. Turbo Boost 2.0 automatically increases the speed of the active cores -- up to 3.8GHz. And by shifting core frequency in small increments, Turbo Boost allows the processor to manage performance without sacrificing efficiency. All this takes place behind the scenes, so your work (or play) goes smoother and faster.
Fast Single-Chip Microarchitecture
Watching a movie, updating your blog, editing photos. Tasks like these require data to travel from place to place. The latest Intel Core architecture puts the processor, cache, memory controller, and graphics engine on a single chip. Since data doesn't have as far to travel, you get faster performance and greater efficiency.
Integrated Memory Controller
With faster access to memory, each core gets right to work on your data, rather than waiting for it to arrive. That's why Intel Core architecture uses an integrated memory controller to connect fast 1333MHz memory directly to the processor. Together with 8MB of shared L3 cache, that helps your applications run at peak performance.
Advanced AMD Radeon HD Graphics
When you need performance for things like playing 3D games, editing HD video, or running design software, the discrete AMD Radeon HD graphics in iMac go to work. You see more frames per second and experience better responsiveness. But no matter which iMac you choose, you're guaranteed superior graphics performance. The iMac's AMD Radeon HD 6970M GPU features 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory, providing up to three times faster performance than the previous generation.

Software

Mac OS X
At the heart of every iMac -- and every Mac -- is Mac OS X, an operating system custom made for the Intel multicore processors and advanced graphics inside. Mac OS X comes with all the apps you need to do the everyday things -- send and receive e-mail, browse the web, edit and share photos, and more -- the moment you turn on your iMac. And Mac OS X does something else that's pretty remarkable: It backs up your data for you automatically, thanks to an app called Time Machine. Time Machine backs up your entire system to your external hard drive or Time Capsule. It keeps a spare copy of every file, and it remembers how your system looked on any given day. So you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past.
Viral Immunity
Trojan horses, worms, e-mail viruses. The digital world can be a scary place. Thankfully, a Mac isn't susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. Mac OS X comes with built-in defenses that keep you safe, without any work on your part. And when a potential security threat arises, Apple responds quickly by providing software updates and security enhancements you can download automatically and install with a click.
Mac App Store
More than a thousand Mac apps are a click away at the Mac App Store. Find the ones you want and simply click to download and install. No more boxes. No more disks. No more hassle. You can browse apps by category or search for something specific. And you can easily keep your apps up to date, because your Mac will let you know when updates are available.
FaceTime HD
iMac comes with the FaceTime HD camera and easy-to-use FaceTime for Mac software. Just click to make HD video calls to another iMac or MacBook Pro. You can also make video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPad 2, iPhone 4, or the iPod touch with front-facing camera. FaceTime automatically displays your contacts from Address Book, so you don't have to build a buddy list. And calls ring through to your Mac even when you don't have the FaceTime app open.
iLife '11
With iLife '11, you'll do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. iPhoto lets you browse, edit, and share your photos with full-screen views. iMovie turns your home videos into epic movie trailers. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song -- including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.

The Environment

Efficient Power Supply
iMac includes a highly efficient power supply that reduces the amount of power wasted when bringing electricity from the wall to your computer. Lower power consumption reduces energy bills and lessens the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Advanced Power Management
Unlike a lot of Windows-based PC systems, iMac uses energy-efficient hardware components that work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve power. Mac OS X spins down hard drives and activates sleep mode on already energy-efficient LED backlit displays. And it balances tasks across both central processors and graphics processors. Mac OS X never misses a power-saving opportunity, no matter how small. It even regulates the processor between keystrokes, reducing power between the letters you type. That's just one of many ways Apple manages small amounts of power that add up to big savings.
ENERGY STAR Qualification
iMac meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR qualification. ENERGY STAR 5.2 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer's typical annual power consumption.
Fewer Toxins
The greatest environmental challenge facing the computer industry is the presence of arsenic, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), mercury, phthalates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in products. Apple engineers have worked hard to eliminate BFRs and PVC from iMac circuit boards, internal and external cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives, and more. And they've eliminated many other toxins that are a common part of desktop computer manufacturing -- choosing, for example, mercury-free backlighting and arsenic-free glass for the iMac display.
Recyclable Materials
Apple has minimized the waste when iMac reaches end of life through its ultraefficient design and the use of aluminum and glass, which recyclers can reuse for other products.
EPEAT Gold
Through its innovative and environmentally friendly design, iMac has earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it's designed and manufactured.
Life Cycle Impact
Apple's life cycle analysis accounts for all emissions associated with their products. That includes raw material extraction, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, a three- or four-year period of use, and recycling. In the course of this analysis, they have determined that more than 95 percent of Apple's total greenhouse gas emissions come from the products they make.

Thunderbolt -- In Depth

Powerful Technology from a Powerful Collaboration
Thunderbolt began at Intel Labs with a simple concept: create an incredibly fast input/output technology that just about anything can plug into. After close technical collaboration between Intel and Apple, Thunderbolt emerged from the lab to make its appearance in the MacBook Pro and the iMac.

Intel co-invented USB and PCI Express, which have become widely adopted technologies for data transfer. Apple invented FireWire and was instrumental in popularizing USB. Their collective experience has made Thunderbolt the most powerful, most flexible I/O technology ever in a personal computer.
One Small Port -- One Giant Leap in Possibilities
Both MacBook Pro and iMac now give you access to a world of high-speed peripherals and high-resolution displays with one compact port. That's because Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and DisplayPort.

PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it's built into Thunderbolt. Which means you can connect external devices like RAID arrays and video capture solutions directly to MacBook Pro or iMac - and get PCI Express performance. That's a first for any computer. Thunderbolt also provides 10 watts of power to peripherals, so you can tackle workstation-class projects on the go with MacBook Pro or from your home office with iMac. With PCI Express technology, you can use existing USB and FireWire peripherals - even connect to Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre-Channel networks - using simple adapters.

And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing adapter.
Performance and Expansion Made Ultrafast and Ultrasmart
Thunderbolt I/O technology gives you two channels on the same connector with 10Gbps of throughput in both directions. That makes Thunderbolt ultrafast and ultraflexible. You can move data to and from peripherals up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with FireWire-800. You also have more than enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch. For example, you can connect several high-performance external disks, a video capture device, and even a Mini DisplayPort display to a single Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput.
High Performance on Display
Thunderbolt I/O technology provides native support for Mini DisplayPort displays. It also supports DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays through the use of existing adapters. So you can connect your Apple LED Cinema Display or other existing display, along with multiple high-speed devices, all from a single port.
No Project Is Too Massive
Now you can create a professional video setup for your MacBook Pro or iMac, just as you would for your Mac Pro. If you're a video editor, imagine connecting high-performance storage, a high-resolution display, and high-bit-rate video capture devices to handle all the post-production for a feature film -- right on your MacBook Pro or iMac. Thunderbolt I/O technology allows you to daisy-chain up to six peripherals - such as the Promise Pegasus RAID or LaCie Little Big Disk -- plus an Apple LED Cinema Display.

And that's just the beginning. With Thunderbolt technology, peripheral manufacturers finally have what they need to take high-performance devices from workstations and top-of-the-line desktops to just about any computer.

Support and AppleCare

Tech Support
Have a problem with your Mac? Get support and advice at the Genius Bar, located at every Apple Retail Store. Apple also provides online tutorials, troubleshooting forums, and 90 days of phone support for users who aren't able to make it to an Apple store.
Optional AppleCare
Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a 1-year limited hardware warranty on the computer. You can opt to add an AppleCare Protection Plan, at additional cost, which covers support and repairs for 3 years from the date of purchase. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer.
Performance
Processor 3.4GHz Intel Core i7
Cache L3: 8MB
Bus Speed 5GT/s
Memory Slots: 4x SO-DIMM
Type: PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM
Installed: 8GB (2x4GB)
Capacity: 16GB
Display Type: LED Backlit Glossy Widescreen TFT Active-Matrix LCD with IPS Technology
Size: 27"
Native Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Millions of colors at all resolutions
Viewing Angle: 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Graphics Display Card AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 2GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage and Expansion
Hard Drive 2TB 7200rpm SATA
Optical Drive 1x Slot-loading 8x-speed SuperDrive

Reads
CD: 24x
DVD: 8x

Writes
CD-R: 24x
CD-RW: 16x
DVD-R: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-R DL: 4x
DVD+R: 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD+R DL: 4x
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x Thunderbolt
1x 9-Pin FireWire-800 (7W)
4x USB 2.0
1x IR Receiver
Display Output Via Thunderbolt (Native support for Mini DisplayPort; DVI, VGA, and Dual-Link DVI supported via optional adapters)
Audio 2x Integrated Stereo Speakers with two internal 17W high-efficiency amplifiers
1x Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm)/Optical Line-Out
1x 1/8" (3.5mm)/Optical Line-In
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Communications
Wired Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
Modem: None
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Webcam 1x Integrated FaceTime HD Camera
General
Operating System May ship with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Power Requirements Meets ENERGY STAR 5.2 requirements
AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, Single Phase
Maximum Continuous Power: 310W
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)
Storage Temperature: -40-116°F (-40-47°C)
Relative Humidity: 5-95%, noncondensing
Maximum Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)
Typical Acoustical Performance: 18dBa sound pressure level at idle
Dimensions 25.6 x 20.4 x 8.15" (65 x 51.7 x 20.7cm)
Weight 30.5 lb (13.8kg)
Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse
  • Power Cord
  • Software
    • iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Xcode Developer Tools, and more
  • iLife '11 [Preinstalled or Via Download]
    • iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty with 90-Days Phone Support
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    Apple27" iMac Desktop Computer
     
    4.9

    (based on 15 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (13)
    • Great display (13)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Quiet (10)
    • Great software (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (9)
      • Home (7)
      • Gaming (6)
      • Office (6)
      • Dorm room (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (10), Tech savvy (5)

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      4.0

      Best Price for a Loaded iMac

      By Johnkentimages

      from Sparta, TN

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Extras
      • Not Enough Software

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Multimedia
      • Office

      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

      I'm a potographer switching from a windows i5, 8gb system. My Windows machcine was able to process challenging edits, like joining three 50 mb photos in Photomatix. But the never-ending security issues and updates with windows drove me to Apple.

      This iMac has been a pleasure to set-up and get started with. The monitor is the best I've used, calibrated flawlessly and is breathtaking with certain photos.

      The system is whisper quite and blistering quick.

      I'm pleased with the purchase and Apple tech support.

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By NicoMartinezBergen

      from Santiago, CL

      About Me Cinematographer, Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video editing

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

        I use this mac for video editing and postproduction! great price for an incredible machine with an exceptional screen

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        5.0

        Best for ProTools and Focusrite plus FCX

        By guyMystique

        from San Francisco

        About Me Multimedia Professional

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Focusrite Liquid Saffire
        • ProTools

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Audio Work
          • Video Work

          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

          This is the machine. I have lived in pain with a 24 gig Windows7 brand new screamer I had built for the studio and I still spent as much time rebooting Protools with the Focusrite hardware as I would doing my work. Now, with this exact iMac B&H stocks, I can set my recording buffer settings way beyond what the discussion boards even think is possible and I can play and record 20 tracks with plugins running and no latency. It even amazes me when the load is that high. Wow.

          Important: Mac has the video and sound cards/drivers this software and hardware is written for. Also 2 GIG video for two monitors and 2 Terra Hard drive are both a must for speed and no errors as you can do all your projects on this machine and then later save project files back to the Lacie.

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          5.0

          Perfect for Photographers using AdobeCS5

          By Tony

          from Malvern, PA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bluetooth Keyboard
          • Bluetooth Touch Mouse
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Great Display
          • Great Looking
          • Great Software

          Cons

          • No Number Keypad

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Photo Editing

          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

          I use this primarily for home office and organizing and post photography editing. I was ammazed at the speed and the excellent display. Migrating from my Windows PC was painless and quick. Although it will take me some time to get the Mac OS down but I'm happy I made the switch from Windows 7 as the Mac OS is so much more intuitive.

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          5.0

          Love my new iMac

          By RePete

          from New York, NY

          About Me Multimedia Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

            I got the computer delivered ahead of schedule and installation and set-up was simple and painless. I also ordered the new Adobe CS6 Master collection, as I am using this unit for video editing, multi-media and photography. The only downside so far is I am having trouble purchasing & downloading Final Cut Pro from Apple. This is a great computer, with blinding fast speed. No downsides yet, & I wold recomend it to anyone in the multi-media, film or photography fields.

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            5.0

            didn't realize i was a tech geek!

            By the new geek.

            from los angeles, ca

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dorm Room
              • Gaming
              • Home
              • Multimedia
              • Office

              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

              it was like christmas morning, the anticipation...watching out for the delivery guy - all of a sudden i said to myself "wait, when did i become a tech geek!"right out the the box my 27" iMac has been a beaut, running smoothly, no problems - i did upgrade it to 16GB of ram (but made the purchase from crucial for the upgrade, saved some dough - it's not rocket science to pop in that ram)photoshop, indesign, illustrator - they're lightning fast. what a difference the 3.4ghz and 16GB make!cons: came pre-packed with a wireless keyboard, i like the keypad so would have liked the option that you get from the [@]of getting a wired keyboard instead.

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                4.0

                Great for any creative professional

                By Nonne

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Creative Professional, Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Great Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Video Editing
                  • Graphic Design
                  • Photo Editing

                  Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                  Great all-around system for any creative professional. Regardless of whether you do graphic design, photography or digital video, this system has the power and capacity to keep the work flowing.

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                  5.0

                  Fast computer, cheaper than [@]

                  By Ted Blanco

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Content producer, Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • Multimedia
                    • Video editing

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    I was ready to pull the trigger on this exact speced machine on apples website when I decided to check B&H out of curiousity. I was able to get the same machine for hundreds less (also avoided close to 10% IL sales tax). The savings more than payed to max out the ram and get a great deal on the Apple Care service plan.I have bought all my Apple machines through [@] in the past, but will stick with B&H into the future.

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                    5.0

                    Powerhouse Computer

                    By Zoetic Interactive

                    from Fort Lee, NJ

                    About Me Apple Enthusiast, Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Awesome Tool for Pros
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Great Display
                    • Great Extras
                    • Great Software
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • Home
                    • Home Office
                    • Office

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    Purchased this computer and added an additional 8 gigs of RAM... make sure to purchase the additional RAM From B&H, really easy to install on your own.This is a screaming machine. Running Parallels 7 Desktop for Mac, which happens to be free with the purchase of the Mac from B&H.. running STEAM and basically playing all sorts of graphically intense games lik Call of Duty Black Ops and Arkham City. no lag with this machine and that's during the evening... during the day... it's a Video and Graphic Designer's dream tool. You must get this machine...

                    My current configuration... iMac 27" with 16gigs RAM 2gigs of Video RAM / 2 Thunderbolt 27" monitors, Apple Wired keyboard, Logitech G5 mouse / Bose Speaker system. Do NOT BUY this computer directly from Apple, you will be overpaying by hundreds... buy from B&H and save on Sales Tax and Shipping.

                    Disclaimer: I don't work for B&H, just a fan of B&H.

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                    5.0

                    Freaking Amazing

                    By chrissiunni

                    from Washington D.C

                    About Me Average Tech Knowledge

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Room
                    • Gaming
                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    The 27 inch iMac is amazing! It has a really huge screen so it's perfect for watching movies and whatnot. It also makes it easier to multi-task which I love. Overall, with Lion iOS it's a great tool, especially for school work and entertainment. The only thing that I don't like is the weight--which actually isn't a big problem. I've only had to transport it twice--and it was a little heavy, but nothing serious. That issue doesn't even crop up on a day to day basis. Honestly if you could have perfection in a computer, this one is pretty darn close.

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                    5.0

                    IMAC 27

                    By SHARKAN

                    from TURKEY

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Software

                    Cons

                    • Too Slow

                    Best Uses

                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    BUSINESS
                    CONFIGURATION
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                    5.0

                    Great Machine

                    By rchapa

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Great Display
                    • Great Software
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dorm Room
                      • Gaming
                      • Home
                      • Multimedia
                      • Office

                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                      The best mac for me

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                      5.0

                      Much more power

                      By Marcos Camargo

                      from São Paulo, Brazil

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Great Display

                      Cons

                      • Heavyweight

                      Best Uses

                      • Photographic n video work

                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                      performance much closer to the mac pro

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                      5.0

                      Switch from Mac Pro

                      By Dave

                      from Boston

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Freezes Up

                      Best Uses

                      • Dorm Room
                      • Gaming
                      • Home
                      • Multimedia
                      • Office

                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                      Was hoping to upgrade my speed, storage, etc., for the 21st Century, coming out of a 2004 Mac G5 Pro, and was thinking why not "downgrade" to an iMac? Was worried about exchanging the tower for no tower, but so far nothing to worry about and the HD 27 inch monitor is to die for. The double Thunderbolt ports kind of sold the deal. I'll be able to do just about any video project, once the Thunderbolt storage devices come out.

                      I do graphics work and video work and this is kind of like coming out of the dark ages. The screen alone is worth it! So far any HD video files I've imported have no problem at all with FCP X, which is also a huge improvement over my ancient version of FCP HD. The speed alone makes it's clunky operation worth it. Not to mention all of the time saving features, like squeezing multiple image files en masse. So I saved some money and got myself a huge advantage in being able to see what I'm working on. Perfect for guys like me, artists who dabble in a lot of stuff and as far as I can see, professionals as well.

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME - Apple Does It Again

                      By Warren

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                          Lightning fast

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