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

(based on 70 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (34)
  • Fast (32)
  • Great display (23)
  • Quiet (22)
  • Great software (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (25)
    • Multimedia (12)
    • Office (11)
    • Upgrade (8)
    • Replacement (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (18), Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (4), Multimedia professional (4), Technically challenged (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7), Personal (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Almost switched

    I got this machine because I do photo editing but lately need to run Windows, and this Mac can do both. I've been using Apple computers since the late 80s, so the prospect...Read complete review

    I got this machine because I do photo editing but lately need to run Windows, and this Mac can do both. I've been using Apple computers since the late 80s, so the prospect of switching made me very cranky. Besides the Windows issue, I was under the impression that PCs were more affordable, and I was willing to switch if there was a substantial savings. Turns out comparable Windows machines were at the same price point (sometimes even more), so I decided to 'dance with the one that brung me,' as the saying goes. Glad I did. This iMac delivers the same smooth, fast performance I've come to expect with all the capabilities I need. It has an amazingly vivid display that makes editing and all other tasks a joy. It's practically plug n' play, though it has no DVD drive, so pick up a SuperDrive for that job. The iMac seems to be a great all around computer and is a welcome upgrade in performance from my 7-year-old (workhorse) Macbook. And finally, this is just me, but even though I could order off B and H's website, I choose to call, because you get to talk to a real New Yorker!

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    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.

    Reviewed by 70 customers

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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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          5.0

          smooth

          By hakan

          from melbourne, Florida

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Multimedia

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

            i always used macbook pro, then switched to another laptop brand because of the price. well, you get what you pay for. i was in unfamiliar territory, slow internet, popping windows and ads every second... newspaper sites loads only half the page, @ doesnt work due to popping up windows trying to sell me stuff i am sercing . etc etc. i installed registry cleaners, antivirus software purchased, installed adblock, windowblock and other stuff to make the experience more bearable. but no avail. i sold the laptop and get back to iMac. Serenity now! i almost lost my mind. thanks imac for giving me my sanity.

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            3.0

            Not the prime member of the family

            By Bookworm

            from Sarasota FL

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

            Nothing could look better on your desktop. But unless you are under 40, you are going to need lots of help with the interface. The fonts and check boxes are so small, you need a magnifying glass to use them. The telephone support people have infinite patience, and the third one I asked actually knew how to help with the font problem by adjusting the resolution, which unfortunatelye degrades the image, and did tell me that Apple is aware of the problem. The Migration Assistant program will help you move some of your files from a PC, but then you have to find them. Forget it if you're a fan of Quicken. You'll need to buy their program for Mac, a very inferior choice. I had one of the original candy-colored IMacs, and that was a much friendlier computer than this one. Granted that I'm changing from a Vista PC to a Mac, but I already own and use the IPad and IPod Touch, both gorgeously easy to see and learn compared to using the IMac. I predict that Apple will abandon the desktop market altogether soon and focus on mobile models only. The IMac is perfect for the design collection in a museum, but it can't compare in functionality and ease of use with the other Apple products.

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            5.0

            MAC IS KING

            By Tricky Rick

            from Tennessee

            Verified Buyer

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

            I have owned a business in TN for 23 years, Our print/marketing switched to mac 10 years ago. We upgrade our computers every 2 years now. I had a macbook pro to travel with, but I needed a larger screen. So i sold my laptop, and now travel with a I pad air. Apple is the king.

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            5.0

            Just the perfect computer

            By Rod the Photo Guy

            from Huntsville, AL

            Verified Buyer

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

            Just right for light computing. I upgraded from an older 20" iMac. This iMac was much less than what I paid for the older one and much more powerful.
            I guess my only complaint would be the lack of a built-in superdrive. Not a big problem, though, since I already had a usb blu-ray drive.

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            5.0

            Excellent Computer!

            By Pete

            from Tampa, FL

            Verified Buyer

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

            This PC is extremely thin, light and Powerful.
            I needed to take some of the heavy use of the mac book pro, This destop blows away the competition.
            It is extremely complete and it has anything needed for daily activities such as web surfing,emails, and all office aplications, we are happy at home with this newcomer.- By the way, the quad core processor has plenty of kick!

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            5.0

            Fast machine

            By Chengkuo

            from Cary, NC

            Verified Buyer

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

            Just expect, and the magic mouse is a good surprise to me. However, I wish I had a choice to choose track pad.

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            5.0

            iMac 21.5

            By SL

            from NY, NY

            Verified Buyer

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

            Fast Shipping, No problems whatsoever with my order. iMac is out of the box perfect.

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            4.0

            I would definitely buy this product

            By John the Biker/Hiker

            from Eugene Oregon

            Verified Buyer

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

            Nice design with wireless keyboard and mouse- sleek!
            Would be nice if it came with more software such as a way to transition my word and excel files.

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            5.0

            Nice machine

            By Terry

            from San Rafael, CA

            Verified Buyer

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

            We use iMacs for image research. All of our other machines are iMac 27" machines. We were surprised how much we like the 21.5...lots of image real estate and takes up less desk space.

            If you need a big screen, take a look at the iMac 21.5 to see if you really need the 27. The smaller machine suits most of our needs.

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            5.0

            Great computer

            By alex

            from USA

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

            Fast

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            5.0

            So far, so good

            By extractor427

            from Jersey City, NJ

            Verified Buyer

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

            Excellent product. Bought this for home and small business use and so far, so good! Ever since I switched to Mac a few years ago, I never went back to Windows again. Compared to my 2012 iMac, the current version is faster and slimmer, albeit without an optical drive.

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            1.0

            Too Slow

            By George

            from Cleveland, OH

            Verified Reviewer

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

            Bought this iMac to replace my Core Duo model which was a bit slow running Mavericks. Well, this new model is virtually no faster and makes an annoying humming/vibrating sound all to often. Also, since the computer connections have changed over the years, some of my peripherals required expensive adapters with the new system.

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            5.0

            Great shopping experience

            By Dj Akun

            from Charlotte, NC

            Verified Buyer

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

            Very fast shipping. I was really surprised that it was shipping the same day considering I ordered it after 2pm. The item arrived perfectly. Will buy from B&H again. Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            Amazing

            By Techno

            from Claremont. Ca

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

            What an amazing machine! It works beautifully . Apps ready loaded n ready to go ! I love it!

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            5.0

            Great product,

            By MJ

            from Michigan

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

            Great iMac system loved it, using dual boot with windows. Excellent choice

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