Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer

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Apple 27" iMac Desktop Computer
Key Features
  • 2.8GHz Core i5 Quad-Core
  • 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
  • 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DVD Burner, SDXC 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 in a desktop mouse form factor.
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Apple iMac Overview

  • 1Description
  • 227" 16:9 Widescreen Display
  • 3The New Performance Standard
  • 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 in a desktop mouse form factor.

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 iPhoto thanks to the built-in SDXC 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 2.8GHz 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 a ATI Radeon HD 5750 GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 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

Full brightness with no waiting. That's the big advantage of the LED backlit iMac display. Unlike most displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, a LED backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness. So you can finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest 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. Its widescreen display features a 16:9 aspect ratio -- the same as that of an HDTV

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°

The New Performance Standard

2.8GHz Core i5 Processor

The powerful quad-core Intel Core i5 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 5750

The high-performance ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card features 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM, giving you ample power to make games run smoothly, photos load quickly, and pro applications work efficiently

Memory and Storage

The iMac is loaded with 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM. It features four SO-DIMM slots for a maximum memory capacity of 16GB, allowing you to use more applications simultaneously. 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.

Instead, Magic Mouse uses multi-touch technology to let you control everything with simple gestures. 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.

Built-in software lets you configure Magic Mouse any way you want. Its smooth, seamless design is ambidextrous, and it supports two-button clicking -- without buttons. You'll swear that it's magic

Wireless Keyboard

The included compact wireless Bluetooth 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 behind the glass display at the top of iMac is an iSight camera. Use it with iChat, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with a colleague, or present to a client. Use iSight with Photo Booth for fun photo effects. And there's no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works

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

SDXC Card Slot

Transfer your photos and videos to and from your iMac just as fast as you're able to take them. The built-in SDXC works with the latest memory cards -- which support capacities up to 2TB -- as well as standard SD and SDHC cards. Just insert your camera's memory card and import your photos to iPhoto. From there, it's easy to organize your photos by the people in them, share them online, or create photo books

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

Bring on your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. If it has a cable, iMac has a port for it. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire-800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities


All-in-One Simplicity

It was a great idea then, and it's a great idea now. The all-in-one design of the first flat-panel iMac cleaned up the desktop. It put everything you need --display, processor, graphics card, hard drive, optical drive, memory, and more -- inside one simple enclosure. The latest technology on the inside makes this iMac a worthy addition to the all-in-one dynasty

Seamless Enclosure

While you'll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won't find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminum surface. And there's only one cord -- the power cord

Cool, Quiet Components

The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultra quiet. The result of all this tinkering with heat and sound? A system that operates at 18 decibels when idle -- so quiet, you hardly know it's on

The Details Matter

Small details can set a computer apart from the competition. The glass that covers the computer's display features an edge-to-edge design, actually wrapping around the edge of the aluminum enclosure. The system rests on a tapered pedestal, which features an unobtrusive design. Redesigned speakers deliver loud, clear sound with superior bass output and reduced distortion


Intel Core Processor Architecture

All iMac models come standard with Intel Core processors built on an advanced architecture. Based on Intel's 32-nanometer process technology, these processors set new benchmarks for iMac performance

Quad-Core Power

The quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU puts all of its processing cores on one die, so data doesn't have to travel far to get from core to core

Turbo Boost

The iMac benefits from the Turbo Boost technology that is built into the Intel Core processor. If you're using a processor-intensive application such as Aperture 3 or Final Cut Pro that benefits from extra performance, Turbo Boost dynamically increases the speed of available cores

Discrete ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphics

Every iMac includes powerful discrete graphics, meaning the graphics processor is separate from the CPU. So whether you're an amateur filmmaker or an avid gamer, iMac gives you faster, smoother, crisper graphics. The 27" iMac features the ATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB of memory. You'll notice the speed boost every time you run your favorite 3D applications and games

Built for More Cores

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take advantage of the advanced multicore processor architecture, so every Intel processor reaches its full potential on iMac

Photo Viewing and Editing

The 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. The powerful Intel processor makes iWork fast and responsive

Video Editing

Shot some video you want to edit fast and share with friends? The large display and powerful processor are perfect for editing and stabilizing shaky video in iMovie. For more complex editing and encoding tasks, upgrade to the quad-core processor and get even faster performance with Final Cut Studio


Thanks to the advanced ATI Radeon HD 5750 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 EVE: 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. An optional battery charger is available from Apple, allowing you to use rechargeable batteries to power the included wireless peripherals

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

Processor2.8GHz Core i5
CacheL3: 8MB
Bus SpeedNone
MemorySlots: 4x SO-DIMM
Type: PC3-10600 1333MHz 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
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Graphics Display CardATI Radeon HD 5750 with 1GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage and Expansion
Hard DriveBays: 2x
Installed: 1TB, 7200rpm
Type: Serial ATA
Optical Drive1x Slot-loading 8x-speed 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 (7W)
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)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
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, Single Phase
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 8.15" (65 x 51.7 x 20.7cm)
Weight30.5 lb (13.8kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight42.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30 x 25 x 25"
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