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Apple27" iMac Desktop Computer
 
4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (36)
  • Fast (35)
  • Great display (35)
  • Quiet (31)
  • Great software (23)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (26)
    • Multimedia (24)
    • Office (22)
    • PHOTOGRAPHY (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (21), Multimedia professional (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Impressive - Elegant - Powerful

    I am a professional event photographer, which means I take anywhere from 10,000 - 40,000 images a week. The need to store and create "Wow" at my events to entice...Read complete review

    I am a professional event photographer, which means I take anywhere from 10,000 - 40,000 images a week. The need to store and create "Wow" at my events to entice sales, in quick, crisp slideshows is a must. Now I can run 2 additional monitors for even greater impact.
    Out of the box experience - 2 B&H boxes surround the Apple product box. So it arrived in perfect shape. Added 8GB of ram in just a few seconds after pulling it out of the box, for a total of 12GB. Turned it on the and it asked if I already owned a Mac Computer - yes, I have a 2008 Macbook Pro 15". Offered to transfer all my installed software and setting in one easy step with a firewire cable. No need to sit there and swap installation disks and search for passwords/ installation codes. 40 minutes later, it was done and was an exact copy of my laptop experience that I am so familiar with.
    I immediately wanted to see how much faster this computer is than the MBP so I had them do a side by side encoding of a slideshow I created in iPhoto at 1920x1080 with 123 dance images I shot (12MP files) into a .Mov file. Results were very impressive 52 minutes vs 198 minutes (3HR 18 minutes).
    Lots of ports to connect various devices to, runs nearly silently.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great performance and several problems

    I love all Apple products, and my iMac 27". Its a great performance in this amazing screen. But with 2 months, the video dead. Now, with 13 months of...Read complete review

    I love all Apple products, and my iMac 27". Its a great performance in this amazing screen. But with 2 months, the video dead. Now, with 13 months of use, i see problems again with green spots at right side. And the ethernet dont work now. The ethernet card is integrated with the motherboard, so I'll have to replace the entire motherboard with an absurd expense. I still love Apple and the computer is awesome, but Apple is not as confident about the durability and quality as it once was for me.

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    5.0

    Amazing!!!

    By njpspam81

    from Humble, TX

    About Me 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:

      I love Mac computers. I use it for home and work, and the large screen helps me to easily multi-task between the two. And B&H is the best place to get electronics!!!

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      5.0

      New to Apple Products and very happy

      By DGAWF

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • NO CONS

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Multimedia
      • Office

      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

      Very happy with the product it is the best for editing photos and fare exceeds my goals so much better to run the tools then an I7 pc based product I was using.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By louis

      from Miami, Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

        Great equipment, Thank you.

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        5.0

        My best PC purshase so far..

        By The Sneally

        from Owego, NY

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia

          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

          I've only used my new iMac 3 days and I have had no problems learning how to get around in the system. This system is packed with great software you will never find included with a PC. My first "MAC", purchased due to great recommendations, and reviews. My next laptop will be a MAC. The extra money you fork out is justified when you hit the power button and experience the view on the huge 27 inch screen. I'm very happy with this purchase.

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          5.0

          Terrific Imac.

          By Bookgraphics

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Multimedia Professional

          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:

            As a Mac user , still saddled with a Power Mac, the switch to OS10 Lion was like entering heaven before my time. Everything is superior: the screen is brilliant {who needs a TV]; it's faster than lightning; my applications open before I'm ready to start; the internet is more fun than ever; and it has made it possible to unclutter my desk and have room for other tools I need as a designer. I can't understand why i waited so long. If you are thinking of upgrading or switching from a PC, don't wait, jump in; only pleasure awaits you. Last but not least: B&H HAS THE LOWEST PRICE ANYWHERE!

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            1.0

            imac, junk

            By truthseeker

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Business owner

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

            • Not Enough Software
            • Word programs unpredictab

            Best Uses

            • Paper weight

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

            I have wanted to throw this imac against the wall a dozen time. Very frustrating. There is no back button. It will not do any of dozens of common things I am used to on PCs. I really miss the right click button.
            I am looking to sell this over priced mac and get back to a PC.
            I had hoped it would be user friendly, like an iPhone. Nope. Wrong.
            In fact an iPad is much more user friendly.
            Anyone who likes a mac, must have never learned to us a PC.

            My advice for any thinking of trading their old PC for a Mac. Don't.
            Just upgrade to a new PC. I wished I had seen a report like this before laying out my big bucks. It cannot us common programs like.
            You have no idea how many common programs will not work on a mac.

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            5.0

            Only the Best

            By irises4all

            from Arlington, VA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multimedia
              • Office

              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

              Within five minutes of unpacking my new iMac, I was on Facetime!!! I was so amazed. Within two days of setting up my new iMac (this is my first non Windows PC), I added Windows 7... yep a dual boot. Now I can telework using Windows, and do my real stuff using Mac OS. It was so easy.
              Since everything comes preloaded on the iMac, there was nothing to do except link it to the Wi-Fi and put in the email accounts. I am still amazed at how easy this product is to use and kicking myself for not making the switch sooner. And, no wires to plug in... only the power cord. How simple is that!

              Ahhh, yes awe at the display. Photos look amazing on this computer. The 27 inch display is the way to go. It makes photo editing and spreadsheet reading a piece of cake. Great product!!!

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By bevansphoto

              from Brea, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                Finally made the switch from PC to Mac and I am in love. I use this thing for editing and I can't believe what a difference it has made in my workflow. Wish I hadn't waited so long to switch over.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By JHM

                from Olathe, KS

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                  We are first time Mac owners well beside the iPad and ipod that we own. I was worried it would be a hard adjustment going from a PC to a Mac but it hasn't been a problem at all. Great quaility product!

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                  5.0

                  The computer of my dreams

                  By Dreamer

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Great Colors
                  • Great Display
                  • Quiet
                  • Well Calibrated

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Office

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    This is a great investment. The 27" are amazing. Is like having two monitors. Which was one of my options while analyzing the purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Great photography studio tool

                    By Joe

                    from California

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Great Display
                    • It's a MAC
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Multimedia
                      • Photoshoplightroom

                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                      Just added RAM to this package and it is great for studio work.

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                      5.0

                      27" iMac Desktop Computer by Apple

                      By Apple Jacked

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                          Great large display. FAST. Easy to use.

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                          4.0

                          We love it!

                          By aeh

                          from New York

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Great Display

                          Cons

                          • Not Enough Software

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Multimedia
                          • Office

                          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                          This is our first mac (we've been PC people for a long time) but due to some increasing interest in photography and video editing we decided to give the iMac a try.
                          We've had it for a couple of weeks and it has been great. Very easy to set up.

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                          5.0

                          Finally switched from PC to iMAC

                          By Rickyrocks

                          from Orlando, FL

                          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 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                            Our main household computer, what's not to like?

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                            5.0

                            Go for it!

                            By J.O.S.

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • PHOTOGRAPHY

                              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                              Five stars so far: I've only had this Mac for about a week & a half and it's my first iMac. I process photographs. I've used a Mac since the first one in 1984 with 128K and each one just gets better. You can use most any software with this iMac, including Windows for personal finance and Office documents. I am having trouble with Lion and its incompatibility with the scanners that I use, and that makes me sad; but the speed, the clarity of the display, the ease of set up and use will make me work a little harder to find out how to remedy the situation.

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                              5.0

                              Love my Mac

                              By Shai Gandhi

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia
                                • Office

                                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                Super Fast! Amazing machine. Love it!

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                                5.0

                                Love the IMAC

                                By green eye lady

                                from Raleigh, NC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Great Display
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                    The transition from pc to mac was easy. Some things you do have to get used to but overall it is a great product.

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                                    5.0

                                    Love It

                                    By Yuriko

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Office

                                      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                      Huge screen, beautiful, fast

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                                      5.0

                                      POWERFUL!

                                      By vmitryasov

                                      from Kazakhstan

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                        Use if photography, machine is fast , easy setup

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                                        5.0

                                        POWERFUL!

                                        By foto

                                        from Minneapolis, MN

                                        About Me Smarter than I appear

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Best pic for streaming

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video editing

                                          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                          I love this new Imac! I use it to edit HD video in Final Cut 7.. and X on the Lion partition. The mac is very fast and transfering media thru the Thunderbolt port is amazing.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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