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Apple27" iMac Desktop Computer
 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (40)
  • Great display (36)
  • Fast (35)
  • Quiet (28)
  • Great software (18)

Cons

  • No extras (5)
  • Not enough software (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (28)
  • Multimedia (24)
  • Office (23)
  • Gaming (8)
  • Dorm room (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (24), Multimedia professional (12), Technically challenged (4), Quality oriented (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Replacement

The iMac 27 inch desktop computer REPLACES my MS Windows computer perfectly. I use the computer for my narration business. I always had to have my PC out of my studio due to the...Read complete review

The iMac 27 inch desktop computer REPLACES my MS Windows computer perfectly. I use the computer for my narration business. I always had to have my PC out of my studio due to the noise it generates. The iMac is so quiet that I have it in my studio and it doesn't interfere with my recording at all. The display is vivid and allows me to see my recording and editing software as well as the script. I am a new convert to Mac, good-by MS.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Apple marketing Marvel

I ordered this 27" Mac with all top specs except ram, I ordered 8 Gig and upgraded myself with crucial 32 Gig memory $600 savings. OK desktop ! Not great one !...Read complete review

I ordered this 27" Mac with all top specs except ram, I ordered 8 Gig and upgraded myself with crucial 32 Gig memory $600 savings. OK desktop ! Not great one ! If some one who was PC user it will be some inconvinience for sure, I can tell you that some of Windows features not bad at all compare to apple OS for example file/folder management is better on PC, try to chose and send pictures on Mac and you will remember PC how easier and make sense that process was. Design is not without flaws as wellI can't justify how people at Apple could put CD card reader behind the the monitor, how that suppose to be convinient I don't know, not to mentioned you have to buy DVD drive separately (3k desktop ?!) that is an Apple value I guess. I have this machine for couple weeks or so I did experience several instances when system had stalled for no apparent reason. Overall I would not buy or recommend this computer to my friend. Overpriced overhyped product in pretty package that is all it is.

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5.0

Outstanding Desktop computer

By Buff

from Tennessee

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Multimedia

    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

    As a former PC only user I ordered my first iMac 27" desktop eight months ago and quickly became a huge fan. As a result, I have mothballed all of my former PC(s) and ordered this second iMac 27" for the wife.

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    5.0

    Love It!

    By Captain Ron

    from Mount Joy, PA

    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:

      I ordered the new iMac 27", received it promptly, plugged it in and it just WORKS! I couldn't be happier

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      5.0

      So far so good!

      By GiedriusNYC

      from Brooklyn,NY

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not Enough Software

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

      Shipped very quick!
      Its amazing machine. I was using old 2006 iMac, so this was long overdue.
      Just heads up: this is late 2012 model. Not 2013. But free update to Mavericks came with it, so no complains here.

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      5.0

      Amazing!

      By Mary

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

        I was very hesitant on making the switch from PC to Mac - I put it off for too many years! I won't ever go back to PC. The IMac was so easy to set up, it "found" all the devices and asked if you wanted to install them, it was so very very easy! The display is amazing, I'm a photographer and the 27" will save my eyes! I can't say enough good about the product.

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        5.0

        Perfect Replacement

        By The Voice

        from Ocean Shores, WA

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Voice-over Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia
          • Office
          • Studio

          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

          The iMac 27 inch desktop computer REPLACES my MS Windows computer perfectly. I use the computer for my narration business. I always had to have my PC out of my studio due to the noise it generates. The iMac is so quiet that I have it in my studio and it doesn't interfere with my recording at all. The display is vivid and allows me to see my recording and editing software as well as the script. I am a new convert to Mac, good-by MS.

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          5.0

          I love my new iMac Beast

          By Mick

          from Fort Lee, NJ

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Great Display
          • Great Extras
          • Great Software
          • Its An Apple
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

            As ac widows 7 user i must say i do love my new iMac 27 inch computer..
            i also find it great to have the option to go back to windows 7 using parallels as well...Im a huge apple fan & i love how all my apple products talk to each other....big plus
            dealing w B&H was great....They were tremendous over the phone answering questions and placing the order..i had my toy in less than 48 hours...nothing better than that..
            kudos to B&H !!

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            5.0

            Thank-you,

            By Jewel

            from Santa Barbara, Ca.

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

            This Apple computer arrived ontimeandsafely.
            Thank-you.
            Just love it!
            Thank-you B&H.

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            5.0

            Great all in one mac!!

            By PaulLP

            from La Jolla, Ca.

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No Disc Burner

            Best Uses

            • Gaming
            • Home
            • Multimedia
            • Office

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

            Great screen, beautiful design and best of all the Mac OS that is simply the best there is!

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By Aram

            from Glendale, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Great Display

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dorm Room
              • Multimedia
              • Office

              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

              I like this 27" iMac desktop, display is amazing .I would recommend this 27" inch iMac.And also maybe I win 1000 B&H gift,Who knows ;-)

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              5.0

              Awesome All-in-One Computer!

              By Poi Dog

              from San Antonio Hill Country Texas

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                I use this 27" iMac primarily for its visual clarity while editing photos and reviewing high res images. The natural colors are saturated, intense and true to life as expected from an Apple iMac. I'm not disappointed!

                I love to record music and use Logic Pro X on this machine. The multiple tracks, layered performances, editing and mixes do not slow this processor down. Perfect for the serious musician recording as a hobby or profession.

                Hands Down, No-Holds-Barred this 27" iMac and B&H provided the best deal on the Web!

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                5.0

                nice all in one PC!!!

                By rkingj

                from New Haven, CT

                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:

                  Excellent All in one Home office!

                  Pro:
                  Nice looking and very quite!

                  Bad: N/A

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful Machine

                  By Ian the skydiver

                  from Zhills, FL

                  About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Great Display

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    Got the iMac for my parents as their computer was old and too complicated. Got everything set up for them including airplay to stereo and iPhone remote iTunes sharing. They are amazed which what technology has become and I have them learning again! Excellent computer, runs and looks great. No wires for them to mess with. Beautiful display. The only con is I thought it came with the trackpad, which is what I have. I guess I didn't read closely enough. Oh well, their happy with the mouse as their more used to it anyhow.

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                    4.0

                    Great price

                    By Chris

                    from Concord, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Need A Disc Drive
                    • Nothing yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    I ordered the 27inch imac during a vacation time for b&h so I had to wait a week or so to open the box but the price made up for the wait and the extra parallel software was a nice touch. I thought I ordered the trackpad instead of the mouse but all in all it's a bargain. I think I'm going to order up the disc drive so I can load the software.

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                      1.0

                      iMAC

                      By Micki

                      from Pompano Beach, FL

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                        We have bought a new 27``iMAC desktop. It arrived in 5 days. The computer worked fine, but the front camera did not work at all. We were not able to use FaceTime neither iPhoto applications.AppleCare technicians could not fix the problem, so we brought the computer to [*]. The repair technicians could not fix it either. They replaced the computer with the new one. Thanks to them, this one works perfectly.

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                        5.0

                        Productivity booster

                        By Tired finger pads

                        from Tahlequah, OK

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Enhance Experience

                          Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                          I'm a freelance journalist, I recently upgraded from a laptop to this fine machine and have really enjoyed the larger screen. It is easy to have two or three docs open at once, a real time saver.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          A piece of art

                          By Jay

                          from Twin Falls, ID

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                            This computer is awesome! The graphics are amazing and the design is ingenious. I did purchase an optical drive to be able to record cd and DVD because I had read the computer doesn't come with a cd or DVD r/w. The new Mac is easy to set up and fun to go through voice-over with 6 different voices, male and female. My pc will collect dust now because the Mac does it all.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            B&H Video is The Best Place to Buy a Mac

                            By MacConvert

                            from Maryland

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                I ordered my new Mac on a Sunday and it was delivered the same week on a Thusday. They also sent me the free Parallels 8 which I forgot to put in my shopping cart.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Best price anywhere

                                By scottinjupiter

                                from Jupiter, FL

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photo Editing Dream

                                  Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                  Perfect.
                                  Fast, crystal clear and huge.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  3.0

                                  New iMac is slower than our old one

                                  By Jack the gunner

                                  from Omaha

                                  About Me Os2 And Windows Proficie

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Display

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Slow

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                  WHen the video went bad on our 6-year old iMAC we decided to replace it with a new one. Unfortunately, the new iMAC is significantly slower than the old one - and some apps like SHockwave tell me they have to be upgraded but the downloading stops at the 50% mark and tells me I have to shut off all other apps - then doesn't show any in the list. Firefox was already shut down. We're going to fix the old iMAC and relegate the new one to backup status.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent app, excellent service

                                  By WKhan

                                  from Lombard, IL

                                  About Me Technically Challenged

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Bit Pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Office

                                  Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                  I love this product, iMac. I actually shipped it in airline and everything was all right. Packing from B&H was excellent.

                                  I'm currently enjoying the experience of iMac, previously a Windows based PCs. Believe me there is no comparison between iMac and Windows based Desktops. I don't know how will be the experience of Windows 8 though.

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