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Apple27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013)
 
4.8

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (58)
  • Great display (56)
  • Fast (52)
  • Quiet (47)
  • Great software (33)

Cons

  • Not enough software (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (42)
  • Office (33)
  • Multimedia (30)
  • Gaming (6)
  • Dorm room (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (30), Multimedia professional (15), Technically challenged (11), Photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wouldn't change a thing!

I couldn't be happier with this Mac! It's fast, well equipped, the screen is beautiful, the speakers sound great, and the size allows me to do so much more than I was...Read complete review

I couldn't be happier with this Mac! It's fast, well equipped, the screen is beautiful, the speakers sound great, and the size allows me to do so much more than I was able to on a smaller monitor. The setup was simple, as it is with all of Apple's products, however it did get stuck at the "setting up your iMac" screen. I rebooted it and it has worked flawlessly ever since. I was torn between this Mac, the new 5k Mac and I was also considering a PC but after lots of research I decided that this was the best bang for my buck. If you're trying to decide whether or not to save some money by buying this or shelling out the extra cash on the new 5k version I can tell you that while the latter undoubtedly has an incredible screen, this Mac's screen is absolutely beautiful too. It's a great machine and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. No sales tax, free next day shipping and the lowest price I found for this Mac. It's a great deal!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wrong Choice

I have been Mac only for 10 years, so this is not buyer's remorse. I do quite a bit of photo editing and this is the slowest Mac I have ever bought. Not...Read complete review

I have been Mac only for 10 years, so this is not buyer's remorse. I do quite a bit of photo editing and this is the slowest Mac I have ever bought. Not slowest processor, slowest machine. 8GB of RAM and 4 cores and I get the spinning beach ball when I open Safari! I wish I had bought the fusion drive and a faster processor.That said, the screen is gorgeous with plenty of real estate. It is quiet and (so far) does not run hot.I also do not like having the SD card slot on the back.I would not recommend this for intensive photo or video editing.For general casual use it is probably more than you need.

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5.0

Fantastic computer

By Ben the Biker

from Washington, DC

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Multimedia
    • Office

    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

    I use this computer for programming and general getting life done things. The display is gorgeous and large. The computer is quiet and quick. Do not regret the purchase, well worth it.

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    5.0

    Thank you.

    By Chester Cheese

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Average Computer Knowledg

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Great Display
    • Great Extras
    • Great Software
    • Low Price
    • New
    • Quality
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

      This computer is AMAZING so far!! I searched and searched for the right computer for the right price and I found it here with B&H photo. Now I can really focus on my art projects and other business with the help of this Mac. I love the 27" screen to use a a work space, and the graphics look very nice. I could not find a difference between the 2013 and 2015 that was important enough to spend the extra money. If you are looking for a good deal on a Mac, and fast delivery - this company is the place to buy! Also, they have an A+ rating with BBB. Two thumbs up.

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      5.0

      500000000000.... Stars

      By Bella

      from Miami

      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

      Great design, amazing display, I love it!!!

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      5.0

      Great!

      By LA Girl

      from los angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

      It's a Great Imac! Device at B&H was great. Shipping was quick and accurate. No problems at all. Will do it again.

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      5.0

      Great Computer

      By desert rat

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia
        • Office

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

        Easy to set up, great screen and fast! Also great price.

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        5.0

        Computer

        By Trish

        from Mokena

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

        Love the 27 inch screen. Very easy to use. Great price.

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        5.0

        Just can't beat it

        By Long time Apple User; First time iMacer

        from Independence, MO

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Display

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            This computer screen is huge and the color is vibrant. Awesome value. I love my new iMac.

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            5.0

            LOVE IT!!

            By Donna

            from La Porte, Indiana

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            I absolutely love my new Apple desktop computer and I love that it is an all in one computer - no more multiple cords to deal with, YAY!!!!

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            5.0

            Tom

            By Tom

            from Oregon

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            Great fast transaction. It got delivered while I was at the beach. Ups tried twice to deliver then by the third try I was home to take the delivery. The computer works great and was a great value.

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            5.0

            Greta product!

            By Corey

            from Hixson, TN

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            I initially bought this to run photoshop and premiere pro, everything runs smoothly, looks great, and overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase!

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By JB

            from Georgia

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            Delivered quick and ordering process was quick and easy. I love it!!

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            5.0

            Big screen

            By Nash2

            from Norristown

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            This iMac has a bigger screen to work with. It's very fast and image quality is perfectly fine for the job. It's great to view photos on a bigger screen imac.

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            4.0

            Works well

            By VidQueen

            from Florida

            About Me I Record And Archive Vide, Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Great Display

            Cons

            • No Built In Dvd Playerbu

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

            The only complaint I have is that there was no built in DVD burner/player.

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            5.0

            Great price for a great computer

            By Big Man Tech

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multimedia
              • Office

              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

              Computer shipped lightning fast, arrived within 3 days of order, and in perfect shape. A+

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lovely

              By Lora

              from Texas

              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

              Beautiful computer. Definitely faster than my last iMac which recently died (8 yrs old). Huge screen. Love the new Magic Mouse. I do miss having the keypad to the right of the keyboard but other than that it's fantastic.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wouldn't change a thing!

              By Amanda

              from Connecticut

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dorm Room
                • Home
                • Multimedia
                • Office

                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                I couldn't be happier with this Mac! It's fast, well equipped, the screen is beautiful, the speakers sound great, and the size allows me to do so much more than I was able to on a smaller monitor. The setup was simple, as it is with all of Apple's products, however it did get stuck at the "setting up your iMac" screen. I rebooted it and it has worked flawlessly ever since. I was torn between this Mac, the new 5k Mac and I was also considering a PC but after lots of research I decided that this was the best bang for my buck. If you're trying to decide whether or not to save some money by buying this or shelling out the extra cash on the new 5k version I can tell you that while the latter undoubtedly has an incredible screen, this Mac's screen is absolutely beautiful too. It's a great machine and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. No sales tax, free next day shipping and the lowest price I found for this Mac. It's a great deal!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Purchase

                By Mars

                from San Diego, CA.

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Display
                • Great Software

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Office

                  Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                  Got shipped pretty quick I thought. Packaging was good. It was my 2nd iMac and I'm happy with the purchase!

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Do not buy the retina display

                  By Campusmouse

                  from Lee's Summit, MO

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                    For the power user this 27" iMac is the cream of the crop. Reviews after reviews show that the retina 27" iMac has slower performances due to it 4 and 5 K res. After working on this 27" at it's navite 2560 x 1440, I had to zoom in some of the web pages to view them comfortably. Most media production apps will need their fonts 2-3 points larger... and yes! the new 5 K iMac default recommended viewing is scaled to 2560 x 1440 res.

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                    5.0

                    Brilliant!

                    By Kevin

                    from Nashville, TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphic Design

                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                      I use my iMac to create and edit graphics for screen printing. It has improved my quality and efficiency greatly. The 27" display is extremely useful for making editing a much easier job. This computer is fast and easy to use. I would definitely buy this product again.

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                      (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Thinner is NOT better..Apple May be Losing A Customer

                      By MIKE L

                      from Sacramento Ca

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Freezes Up

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer (Late 2013):

                      This is my 3'rd iMac. I bought this model IMAC from B and H in July of 2015. I was so excited. I previously had a 2005 iMac which I adored followed by a 2008 model 24 inch iMac. The 24 inch iMac was a sturdy BEAST that still runs and works today. I LOVED my STURDY 24 inch IMAC. A few times the 2008 iMac was bumped by a coffee cup or maybe hit the floor (while already on the floor) and recovered just fine without any damage. LOVED my 2008 iMac and couldn't wait to get my next advanced iMac as the years went on.Finally bought my iMac in July of 2015. Didn't even power it on till November 1st 2015. One day it was on the carpet and I was cleaning and it got bumped ever so slightly and the computer started to tip over. Luckily I was right there and my big toe caught the computers fall;, or so I thought...The landing on my toe was very soft and the computer had not fallen from any distance..it was already ion the carpet and at no time did the iMac hit the carpeting...it just landed on my toe very softly...which was enough to shatter my iMac display the top and have several cracks inside my display that run to the left and all the way down and there is a green strip now that never goes away. Half of my 3 month old iMac display has been ruined. It is ugly to look at and an eyesore every time I look up at the computer. I am so sad and at the time upset with Apple that they have built a machine that is NOT sturdy. The glass display is only 1-1.5 millimeters thick, about the thickness of a razor??? My 2008 iMac was far far sturdier than this flimsily made machine. So my investment has been ruined because in large part the display is way to thin. It is so incredibly easy to break a 1.5 millimeter thick display that I no longer have confidence in the Apple iMac display because it is way too thin to feel assured....this would not have happened with my 2008 iMac as THAT iMac would have been fine landing on my toe without any damage.....With that being said, unless Apple is willing to back to a thicker display that is sturdier, like the 2008 iMac then I won't be buying another iMac for that exact reason.I went to try to fix it and they said it would cost 815-931$ but then they told men the metal was too bent where the impact happened on my toe to be fixed. Are you kidding me!? So now the metal is so thin also that my toe bent the metal as well on a 3 month old iMac??? Can you say WAY WAY TOO THIN APPLE.....I had considered myself an Apple guy for life since 206 on but I have lost faith in Apple unless they start building sturdier displays....this is a tragedy....and a BAD investment to spend $[$]on an iMac that has only a 1.5 millimeter thick display.....WAY TOO THIN APPLE

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