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Apple27" iMac Desktop Computer
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (30)
  • Fast (30)
  • Great display (21)
  • Quiet (18)
  • Great software (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (15)
  • Office (15)
  • Upgrade (12)
  • Multimedia (10)
  • Replacement (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (8), Tech savvy (8), Multimedia professional (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (7)

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5.0

Great computer

By steve

from california

About Me Technically Challenged

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:

    this IMAC is leaps and bounds over my old computer i upgraded the memory in 5 min and it is so fast.
    photo's load in a flash i'm so glad i bought it

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    5.0

    Learning curve

    By PaddyO

    from New England

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Fun Factor
    • Quiet
    • Screen Clarity

    Cons

    • Mail Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Multimedia
    • Office

    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

    A PC user from the start, I was always curious about friends' Macs and what they said about them. For sure: there are NO Mac users who dislike their product choice! That said, I felt it was time to make the proverbial leap.
    A month in, I'm still learning all the intricate shortcuts, various ways that Apple does things "differently", although not always "better." In many ways, the PC interface is simpler (I was running XP, STILL!) However I do like how Macs use much more of the screen and tuck away the clutter of Windows. The processor, hardware, and speed upgrade is, of course, a clear bonus. What's not to love?
    I am just beginning to implement the features of why I opted to try an iMac initially: photography. Seems like it will be fun. The screen of this 27-incher is nothing short or phenomenal. Once I get the hang of using all the real estate in an efficient manner, I'm sure I'll be a happier camper.

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    5.0

    Fast & clean

    By redjelly39

    from Portland, Or

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

        My old 24" iMac was over 7 years old and though its still working fine, I wanted more speed and the 27" screen is beautiful. I backed up my old iMac to Time Machine and used a firewire-thunderbolt cable to my external drive and Time Machine migrated everything in about 4 hours. Photoshop, HDR Soft and all filters are working perfectly.

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        5.0

        My new iMac

        By Drew

        from Ft Lauderdale, Fl

        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

        This computer is great. The screen is huge!!! I didn't realize how large it was until I tried to use my old iMac again. I love the wireless keyboard and mouse. I love that the mouse scrolling is activated by the finger instead of by a ball that gets dirty and sticks.

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        5.0

        The 27" iMac Mothership Arrived & is hot

        By The Producer

        from Washington

        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:

          Simple & Simply Outsanding !Apple's elegant design and funcionality isreally a dream and easy to use.Creative options for mail, iPhoto, presentationsaresuperior in every way.Check out the easy slide show capabilities !!I have no "cons" but was thankful to have son andgranson assist in the set up and transfer of data.

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          5.0

          Amazing

          By Ray

          from Brandon, FL.

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

            This is used almost exclusively for photography. Would not consider using anything else. Extremely user friendly, fast and image quality is spectacular.

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            5.0

            Great Resolution and Speed

            By Eric

            from Knoxville, TN

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

              Happy with the price from B&H after buying it at the end of the life cycle as the Haswell units hit. The iMac does everything I need it to for photo and video editing. I do wish it has more USB ports, but the dual Thunderbolt ports are very helpful. Adding more RAM was a breeze and took all of 5 minutes.

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                5.0

                New IMAC 27"

                By James

                from Stafford, VA

                About Me Average Tech User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No Extras

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office

                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                This is our new primary home desktop computer. It is beautiful and almost overwhelming. The size of the screen alone owns our office room. Connecting to our Verizon Wireless Hotspot and wireless printer took literally seconds. We worried there would be compatibility difficulty with the system from previous reviews, but were connected to everything wireless in no time at all. The main downfall for the system is that you have to purchase a separate cd/dvd drive for the computer for approx $75, but the free shipping and no taxes with B&H made it no issue for us.

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                  5.0

                  Love my iMac

                  By Techie Chic

                  from Alexandria, VA

                  About Me Technical Consultant

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dorm Room
                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    I love this machine! The screen is the perfect size to view multiple windows at the same time. I think one big screen is better than multiple screens. I like the all-in-one assembly. The Internet is connected through wireless so I only need one cable... for power. It makes for a very clean workspace. There are more than enough usb and thunderbolt spaces. If you are in the market for a new "desktop", this is your machine!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Machine

                    By Jack - New Vision Photography

                    from Southern California

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Expensive Computer
                    • No Dvd Drive
                    • Small Keyboard

                    Best Uses

                    • Edit Photographs
                    • Home

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    I'm a retired photographer. Just because I retired does not mean that don 't take photos anymore. Grand kids, trips to pretty places keep me shooting still. I always liked my PC, in fact I still do. But I wanted to try something different, so I went with my second Mac, first was a Mini years ago. Apple has made it so easy to learn their system, and such great machines..Wow! I love this bright screen, and easy to understand format. I love it. I think anyone would.

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                    4.0

                    A little wonky right out of the box

                    By lua preta

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Great Display

                    Cons

                    • Freezes Up
                    • No Optical Drive
                    • Not Enough Software
                    • Too Slow

                    Best Uses

                    • Office

                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                    Don't get me wrong: Apple's more than a pretty face. However, and not surprisingly, performance was wonky from the very start. As in, right out of the box, and this is a new machine, not refurbished. Just one example: the iMac powers down, during very active session; web browsing is often very flinty; and the processor is often unacceptably slow. (And I haven't even yet begun using processor-hungry programs yet like Adobe CS!)

                    Apple really needs to tip their hat to Microsoft -- a far more robust "under the hood" experience, even though the price we pay for it's more open hood is significant. (And I have such a hard time now with its keyboard. But that can be relearned.)

                    It's one thing to build planned obsolescence into your product (eg iPhone battery begins to degrade at the 2 year mark so that your customers will buy what's next. But for me, what's next just might be a PC. We'll see.

                    THat said, B&H, as always, is AMAZING!

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                      5.0

                      Great Company!

                      By mtnac

                      from Phx Az

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Office

                        Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                        Ordered iMac, was billed, shipped, notified and shipped on time, Thanks B&H

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                        5.0

                        Great for both Mac and PC

                        By western guy

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                            Easy to set up even though there are basically no instruction manuals with it. Have used Parallels to run PC programs and it works like having two machines in one body.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Simply Great

                            By pedrogtrrz

                            from Santa Ana, CA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • No Cd Drive

                            Best Uses

                            • Enhance Experience

                            Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                            Overall Mac is Mac! Beautiful, practical, great to work with! I just don't understand why they insist in changing things like not including a CD drive anymore. That's a loss to me since I still use cds in a daily basis. Other than that, is a great computer.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Best Computer For Video Editing in HD !

                            By Ron Tyler

                            from Tyler, Texas

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Best All Around For Hd
                              • Enhance Experience
                              • Replacement
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                              This new iMac is the best thing I have found for editing HD video and staying with in a budget. B&H had the great price I was looking for and delivered the very next day. I will be ordering another one for my third edit bay we are building this fall. Thanks B&H for being there when I needed your expert advice. You can't beat an iMac for video production when your trying to stay within a budget.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Extraordinary Machine!

                              By Randmsketches

                              from Newark, CA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • No Cddvd Disc Drive

                              Best Uses

                              • Enhance Experience
                              • Graphic Design
                              • Replacement
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                              Simply, it's everything all the promotional gab said it was. I have used mostly Windows PCs for most of my professional graphic design career. It was easy to transition. the 27" screen is superb. Connecting a secondary monitor to it was easy as pie. My only gripe: NO CD/DVD DISC DRIVE! What's up with that, Apple?!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great Computer

                              By Grannie Annie

                              from Oklahoma

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Multimedia
                              • Office

                              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                              Just switched from Windows based Dell computer to Apple iMac and I love it. It took me several hours to move the Dell desktop to the other side of the office because of all of the wires and cables. The Apple iMac is so easy to set up and the image quality is great. Love the 27inch screen!

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                              5.0

                              BEST APPLE COMPUTER FOR HD VIDEO EDIING

                              By Ron Tyler /Executive Producer

                              from Tyler, Texas

                              About Me Hd Video Editor Produce, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                              Pros

                              • Best All Around Product
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Great Display
                              • Great Extras
                              • Great Software
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • None At All

                              Best Uses

                              • Hd Video Editing
                              • Multimedia
                              • Office

                              Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                              I just got my new iMAC from B&H three days ago and I could not be any more satisfied and happy, Like always great fast expert service from the people at B&H. The Apple iMAC is a great computer for HD Video editing with Premiere Pro CC or C6. It has a screen that is fantastic and fast in all aspects. Upon ordering my iMac went ahead and up graded the ram to 16 gigs and the speed will almost give you nose bleed. I will be ordering a second iMac soon for my third edit bay here at AFP-HD.COM . B&H is always the best place to get professional equipment , there is no question about it. Their people are all professional and know what they are talking about no matter what the equipment question is. B&H you will be hearing from me again soon.

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                              5.0

                              Everything I expected

                              By Fred

                              from St. Petersburg, FL

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Office

                                Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                This purchase completed my transition to all Mac products. It was easy to set up and it synched to my other Mac data easily. The large display is useful for opening several windows at the same time or just plain nice for a single. It is much faster than my previous desktop.

                                  • Similar:
                                  • iPad, MacBook Air

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                                  5.0

                                  I'm an IMac fan Now!!

                                  By None

                                  from Irvine California

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Office

                                    Comments about Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer:

                                    Just an incredible machine!! Pure quality in manufacturing and software that is included...Just need to transcend from PC to Mac.

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