Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer

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Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer
Key Features
  • Quad-Core 2.66GHz Intel Core i5
  • 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DVD Burner, SD Card Slot
The 27" iMac Desktop Computer from Apple is a sleek all-in-one computer with a stunning 16:9 HD display. Capable of displaying 1080p HD video at full resolution, the display features a LED backlight and IPS panel technology for superior image quality. The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching wireless slimline aluminum keyboard. Apple's innovative wireless Magic Mouse is included for cursor control, giving desktop users the powerful Multi-Touch input capabilities that have, up to this point, only been available in Mac laptops.
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Apple iMac Overview

  • 1Description
  • 227" 16:9 Widescreen Display
  • 3Fastest iMac Ever
  • 4Wireless Magic Mouse & Keyboard
  • 5iSight Camera
  • 6A Plethora of Ports
  • 7Design
  • 8Performance
  • 9The Mac Experience

The 27" iMac Desktop Computer from Apple is a sleek all-in-one computer with a stunning 16:9 HD display. Capable of displaying 1080p HD video at full resolution, the display features a LED backlight and IPS panel technology for superior image quality. The iMac sports a sleek aluminum and glass industrial design, with a matching wireless slimline aluminum keyboard. Apple's innovative wireless Magic Mouse is included for cursor control, giving desktop users the powerful Multi-Touch input capabilities that have, up to this point, only been available in Mac laptops.

The built-in iSight camera hides discreetly above the LCD screen, giving you ready access to a webcam for Internet chat and conferencing. The included iChat and Photo Booth applications allow you to chat online and take fun self-portraits with the camera. You'll be able to download pictures from your digital camera directly into iPhone thanks to the built-in SD card slot, and you can connect peripherals to the system via USB 2.0 and FireWire-800.

iLife '11, a complete suite of digital creativity applications, is installed on the system. Easy enough for anyone to use, iLife will help you edit your home movies, organize digital photos, and compose original music. The system is also powerful enough to run Apple's professional-level applications, perfect for those who are ready to move up to the next level of creative software.

The computer is powered by a quad-core 2.66GHz Intel Core i5 processor for superior performance. It boasts 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, dual-band 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, integrated speakers, and the SuperDrive DVD burner. The glossy 27" widescreen display is powered by ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.

All this hardware runs on Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system. The 64-bit OS features Time Machine backup, which automatically backs up system data to an external hard drive. It also features intuitive Cover Flow navigation, the powerful Spotlight search tool, and Quick Look document preview. You'll be able to use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac, or Front Row to turn your Mac into an impressive media player.

The iMac is a strikingly elegant computer that will feel at home on virtually any desk.

27" 16:9 Widescreen Display

LED Backlight

The computer's IPS display features a LED backlight for superior image quality. Traditional LCD displays take time to warm up before they can achieve their maximum brightness; a LED-backlight display turns on instantly with uniform brightness across the panel. It also gives you complete control over the screen's brightness level, allowing you to fine tune the display to look its best based on the ambient light in the room

More Pixels, Better Picture

The 27" 2560 x 1440 display delivers 78% more pixels than the 21.5" iMac. It boasts a 1000:1 contrast ratio, producing more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. The display's 16:9 aspect ratio, the same found in HDTVs, is wider than that of earlier iMacs

178° Viewing Angle

You'll be able to view the display from almost any angle, without sacrificing image quality. The premium in-plane switching (IPS) technology gives you a bright picture with excellent color consistency, even from angles as great as 178°

Fastest iMac Ever

2.66GHz Intel Core i5 Processor

The powerful quad-core Intel processor gives you ample power for everything you do, including photo management, HD video editing, or 3D gaming. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of the quad-core architecture, ensuring that you get the fastest possible performance from your computer

ATI Radeon HD 4850

The high-performance ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card features 512MB of GDDR3 VRAM, giving you ample power to make games run smoothly, photos load quickly, an pro applications work efficiently

Memory and Storage

The iMac is loaded with 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 RAM, with a maximum memory capacity of 16GB. It features a 1TB hard drive, giving you ample space to store photos, videos, and music

Integrated Wi-Fi

The system boasts dual-band 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi, which is capable of connecting to 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. When used in conjunction with the optional Apple Time Capsule, you'll be able to browse the Internet and perform wireless Time Machine system backups. Add an optional Airport Express Base Station to print wirelessly and stream music from iTunes to your home stereo

Wireless Magic Mouse & Keyboard

Magic Mouse

Boasting wireless Bluetooth technology, Apple's Magic Mouse represents a revolutionary step in mouse design. A true Multi-Touch device, the mouse doesn't need a scroll ball, clunky click wheel, cord, or visible buttons.

You can control all aspects of your cursor with Multi-Touch gestures, just as you would on a MacBook Pro trackpad. The entire surface of the mouse is a button, allowing you to click with ease. Use two fingers to right click, and simply slide your finger across the mouse's smooth surface to scroll through documents. Holding the control key while scrolling allows you to magnify your screen, and the two-finger swipe gesture allows you to move forward and back in iPhoto and Safari. You'll swear that it's magic

Wireless Keyboard

The included compact wireless keyboard features a low-profile aluminum design. Designed to occupy as little space on your desk as possible -- 24% less than larger keyboards -- it omits the numeric keypad that is found on full-sized keyboards. The chiclet-style keys match the look and feel of those found on Apple laptops

iSight Camera

Webcam & Microphone

Hidden snugly behind the glass display at the top of the iMac is the iSight camera. Working together with the computer's internal microphone, the camera allows you to participate in video chat with up to 3 friends simultaneously using the included iChat application. The included Photo Booth application allows you to add fun photo effects to self portraits

A Plethora of Ports

Mini DisplayPort

The Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect the iMac to an external display, perfect for those who require a dual-display configuration. The port can also be used to take input from a computer that features a Mini DisplayPort output, including MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks, to use your iMac as an external display

SD Card Slot

Located directly underneath the SuperDrive, the SD card slot allows you to download pictures from your digital camera directly into iPhoto. There's no need to use a clunky external card reader or connect your camera to your computer via USB -- simply insert the card into your iMac and download your photos with ease

VESA Wall Mount

The iMac is compatible with the optional VESA Mount Adapter Kit, allowing you to use it with standard wall mounts and articulating arms

USB 2.0 and FireWire-800

The iMac boasts 4 USB 2.0 ports and 1 FireWire-800 port for peripheral device connectivity. You'll be able to connect your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, external hard drive, or other device to the computer with ease. FireWire-800 devices can be daisy-chained, eliminating the need for a hub. The FireWire-800 bus is fully compatible with legacy FireWire-400 devices via optional 9-pin to 6-pin FireWire cables


All-in-One Simplicity

Housed in a slim all-in-one form factor, the iMac is the perfect computer for users who appreciate the look of a clean desktop. Its 16:9 widescreen display features an edge-to-edge glass cover, protecting it from damage. The major heat-generating components, the CPU and GPU, are placed as far away from each other as possible to help facilitate efficient and quiet cooling

Glass & Aluminum Construction

The system is housed in a precision-forged aluminum enclosure with only one cord, for power, emanating from its back. Edge-to-edge glass wraps around the edge of the enclosure, and a tapered pedestal does its best to disappear into your desk. The iMac features a newly designed speaker system which delivers loud, clear sound with powerful bass and very little distortion


Quad-Core Performance

The iMac's quad-core processor features Intel's "Nehalem" architecture, placing 4 cores on a single die and routing memory directly to the CPU for superior performance. The Turbo Boost feature shuts down unused cores and increases the speed of those left active, increasing performance in applications that don't take advantage of every core

Photo Editing

The new iMac is faster at importing photos and performing basic editing tasks, including red-eye removal, in iPhoto. Advanced photographers will appreciate its ability to run Apple's professional photo workflow application, Aperture


A perfect platform for Apple's iWork productivity suite, you'll be able to use the computer to create complex transitions in Keynote presentations, add 3D charts to a Numbers spreadsheet, and design a document in Pages

Video Editing

You'll be able to edit HD video in iMovie with ease. The system's large HD screen and powerful Intel CPU allow you to make corrections to video, including removal of camera shake. Professionals will be happy to know that the iMac is fully capable of running Final Cut Studio


Thanks to the advanced ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card, the iMac is capable of playing advanced 3D video games. Feel free to gear up and delve into the complex 3D worlds found in Call of Duty 4 and Doom 3: the iMac is up to the task

The Mac Experience

Every Day Use

Every Mac is designed to make your life easier, not more difficult. The system ships with Mac OS X "Snow Leopard," which gives you all the tools you need for e-mail, personal organization, Internet browsing, watching movies, and more. Its software and hardware are designed work to together seamlessly, eliminating the compatibility nightmares that often plague PC users. What's more, the iMac can run Windows via Boot Camp, perfect for users who have a Windows-only application that they absolutely need to use

iLife '11

The included iLife '11 suite is a suite of applications that help you organize your digital life. It includes iPhoto for photo management and editing, iMovie for HD video editing, iDVD to burn your movies to disc, GarageBand for music production, and iWeb for web publishing

Secure and Reliable

Worried about viruses and malware? Don't be. The iMac isn't plagued by constant attacks from the outside world. It is designed to be secure out of the box, eliminating the need for additional software to protect your system from danger. OS X will warn you if a downloaded file is potentially dangerous, ensuring that you don't accidentally open a malicious application. Apple responds quickly to any security threats, prompting you to download updates that keep your Mac up to date and safe

Advanced Technology, Standard

Powered by an Intel quad-core CPU, the iMac is fully loaded with 3D graphics, an iSight camera, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. You'll find features on this system that are foreign to the PC world, including the single-cord design. A powerful 64-bit operating system built on a UNIX foundation, Snow Leopard, is pre-installed on the system

Environmentally Friendly Design

Apple understands that the Earth is our most precious resource. They've worked to create a computer that is energy efficient, free of many toxins, and highly recyclable. Because Apple designs both hardware and software, the iMac is able to use a highly efficient power supply that reduces wasted power. The iMac is free of mercury and arsenic, and its internal components are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). When the computer reaches the end of its long life, you can rest assured that it can be recycled. It is constructed from materials, including aluminum and glass, that are highly desirable to recyclers. The iMac has been awarded EPEAT Gold status for responsible manufacture, energy efficiency, and recyclability

Tech Support

Have a problem with your Mac? Get support and advice at the Genius Bar, located at every Apple Retail Store. Apple also provides online tutorials, troubleshooting forums, and 90 days of phone support for users who aren't able to make it to an Apple store

Optional AppleCare

Apple provides 90 days of free phone support and a 1-year limited hardware warranty on the computer. You can opt to add an AppleCare Protection Plan, at additional cost, which covers support and repairs for 3 years from the date of purchase. AppleCare can be purchased at any time within the first year of ownership of the computer

Apple iMac Specs

Processor2.66GHz Intel Core i5
CacheL2: L3: 8MB
Bus SpeedNone
MemorySlots: 4x SO-DIMM
Type: PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMM
Installed: 4GB (2x2GB)
Capacity: 16GB
DisplayType: LED-Backlit Glossy Widescreen TFT Active-Matrix LCD with IPS Technology
Size: 27"
Native Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Colors: Millions of colors at all resolutions
Viewing Angle: 178° horizontal, 178° vertical
Brightness: 375cd/m2
Graphics Display CardATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
Storage and Expansion
Hard DriveBays: 1x
Installed: 1TB, 7200rpm
Type: Serial ATA
Optical Drive1x Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive

CD: 24x
DVD: 8x

CD-R: 24x
CD-RW: 16x
DVD-R: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD-R DL: 4x
DVD+R: 8x
DVD+RW: 8x
DVD+R DL: 4x
Input/Output Connectors
Ports1x 9-Pin FireWire-800
4x USB 2.0
Display Output1x Mini DisplayPort output port with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately). Supports input from external DisplayPort sources (adapters sold separately).
Audio2x Integrated Stereo Speakers with two internal 17W high-efficiency amplifiers
1x Integrated Microphone
1x Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Output (Minijack)
1x Audio Line-In/Optical Digital Audio Input (Minijack)
WiredNetwork: 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
Modem: None
WirelessWi-Fi: AirPort Extreme 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Webcam1x Integrated iSight Camera
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Power RequirementsMeets ENERGY STAR 5.0 requirements
AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Maximum Continuous Power: 365W
Environmental RequirementsOperating Temperature: 50-95°F (10-35°C)
Storage Temperature: -40-116°F (-40-47°C)
Relative Humidity: 5-95%, noncondensing
Maximum Altitude: 10,000' (3048 m)
Typical Acoustical Performance: 18dBa sound pressure level at idle
Dimensions25.6 x 20.4 x 8.2" (65 x 51.7 x 20.7cm)
Weight30.5 lb (13.8kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight43.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30.5 x 24.9 x 10"
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