Apple iMac 27 inch All-in-one Desktop Computer with 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor, 16GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Two Thunderbolt Port, Wireless Keyboard -Bundle- with Apple 3 Year AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac & FREE Parallels Desktop 7

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About Apple iMac

The 27-inch iMac Desktop Computer MC814LL/A from Apple is a sleek All-in-One computer with a stunning 16:9 HD display. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what's onscreen. The more pixels a display has, the more light those pixels need to achieve the best picture possible. And that's exactly what the LED backlighting in iMac does: It pushes light through each pixel with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn't take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin - even with all the high-performance components inside. The 27-inch iMac features 2560-by-1440 HD resolution. 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. Today, iMac is the gold standard for an All-in-One desktop computer.

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.

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 ultraquiet, so you hardly know it's on.

iMac comes with a wireless keyboard and either a Magic Mouse or a Magic Trackpad - your choice. With Magic Mouse, you get a mouse unlike any other. Its smooth, seamless design lets you control everything with simple gestures. But if you're all gestures all the time, then opt for Magic Trackpad. Its touch-friendly all-glass surface gives you plenty of room to scroll, swipe, pinch and rotate to your fingers' content.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to set up (10),Great display (9),Quiet (8),Fast (7),Great software (5)
Best Uses:
Home (8),Multimedia (6),Office (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Technically challenged (5),Multimedia professional (3),Tech savvy (3)

Apple iMac Features

  • LED backlighting. One bright idea: Full brightness with no waiting. That's the advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright
  • More pixels. Better picture: The 27-inch iMac features 2560-by-1440 resolution. A 1000:1 contrast ratio gives you more vibrant colors and blacker blacks. All in a 16:9 aspect ratio - the same as an HDTV
  • Stunning from every angle: The iMac display looks great from any seat in the house, thanks to a premium display technology called in-plane switching (IPS). IPS gives you a bright picture with excellent color - even if you're viewing the display from the side
  • Next-generation quad-core Intel processors: Powered by quad-core processors, the new iMac is the fastest yet - up to 70 percent faster than the previous generation. Every model in the lineup comes standard with the latest Intel Core i5 quad-core processor
  • All-new advanced AMD Radeon HD graphics: With advanced AMD Radeon HD graphics processors across the line, iMac performs even better than before - up to three times better, in fact. So you see more frames per second in 3D games and you can edit HD home videos with more speed
  • Thunderbolt: Ultrafast & ultraflexible, the Thunderbolt port features 2 10-Gbps data channels for data transfer that's up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 & up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. And it offers unprecedented expansion capabilities for a new generation of high-performance peripherals
  • The new FaceTime HD camera: The new FaceTime HD camera lets you make FaceTime video calls in 720p resolution. The picture is so clear, it will look and feel almost like you're in the same room. Make HD calls from one new iMac to another or to a new MacBook Pro
  • Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad: With Magic Mouse, you can perform simple gestures across its smooth, seamless top shell. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two and click and double-click anywhere. For full gesture support, opt for Magic Trackpad
  • USB and FireWire: Bring on your iPad, iPod, digital camera, mobile phone and external hard drive - there's no shortage of ports on iMac. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: The latest 802.11n wireless technology in iMac makes it effortless to connect to a Wi-Fi network. iMac automatically finds available networks & lets you join them with a click. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can use your favorite wireless accessories
  • SDXC: Transfer photos and videos to your iMac as fast as you take them. The built-in SDXC card slot supports SD and SDHC cards with capacities up to 2TB. Just insert your camera's memory card and import your photos to iPhoto
  • Up to 1.7x faster at the core: A quad-core 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor is installed in this iMac. The CPU uses Intel's recently refined chipsets. That means the iMac performs nearly twice as fast as the previous generation, adding a new dimension of speed to everything you do
  • Turbo Boost 2.0: Turbo Boost 2.0 automatically increases the speed of the active cores - up to 3.8GHz. And by shifting core frequency in small increments, Turbo Boost allows the processor to manage performance without sacrificing efficiency
  • Faster single-chip micro architecture: Watching a movie, updating your blog, editing photos. Tasks like these require data to travel from place to place. The latest Intel Core architecture puts the processor, cache, memory controller and graphics engine on a single chip
  • Integrated memory controller: With faster access to memory, each core gets right to work on your data, rather than waiting for it to arrive. That's why Intel Core architecture uses an integrated memory controller to connect fast 1333MHz memory directly to the processor
  • Mac OS X: Mac OS X comes with all the apps you need to do the everyday things - send and receive email, browse the web, edit and share photos and more - the moment you turn on your iMac
  • One thing a Mac doesn't do: Trojan horses, worms, email viruses. The digital world can be a scary place. Thankfully, a Mac isn't susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. Mac OS X comes with built-in defenses that keep you safe, without any work on your part
  • The Mac App Store: More than a thousand Mac apps are a click away at the Mac App Store. Find the ones you want and simply click to download and install. No more boxes. No more disks. No more hassle. You can browse apps by category or search for something specific
  • FaceTime. Now making HD video calls: iMac comes with the new FaceTime HD camera and easy-to-use FaceTime for Mac software. Just click to make HD video calls to another new iMac or new MacBook Pro
  • iLife '11: With iLife '11, you'll do more with photos, movies and music than you ever thought possible. iPhoto lets you browse, edit and share your photos with full-screen views. iMovie turns your home videos into epic movie trailers

Apple iMac Specifications

Display
27-inch (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT display with support for millions of colors
Resolution
2560 by 1440 pixels
Processor
.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
Memory
16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4GB
Storage
1TB (7200 rpm) hard drive
Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
Video Support and Camera
FaceTime HD camera
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display
Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
Audio
Built-in stereo speakers
Two internal 20-watt high-efficiency amplifiers
Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
Audio line in/optical digital audio input (minijack)
Built-in microphone
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Connections and Expansion
Two Thunderbolt ports on 27-inch iMac
Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
One FireWire 800 port; 7 watts
Four USB 2.0 ports
SDXC card slot
Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Audio in/out
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
IR receiver
Input: Apple Wireless Keyboard
Full-size keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys, 4 arrow keys (inverted "T" arrangement)
Input: Magic Mouse
Smooth, seamless Multi-Touch surface with support for simple gestures (scrolling and swiping). Click and double-click anywhere. Ambidextrous construction accommodates left- and right-handed users
Input: Magic Trackpad
Solid-state scrolling trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch and expand, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, rotate, screen zoom, scroll, click and drag, click drag and lock, secondary click A and B
Wireless
Wi-Fi: 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
Line voltage
100-240V AC
Frequency
50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
Maximum continuous power
310W
Operating temperature
50deg. to 95deg. F (10deg. to 35deg. C)
Storage temperature
-4deg. to 116deg. F (-20deg. to 47deg. C)
Relative humidity
5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum altitude
10,000 feet
Typical acoustical performance
Sound pressure level (operator position): 18 dBA at idle
Included Software
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools and more
iLife: Includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand and iWeb
Dimensions (H x W x D)
20.4 x 25.6 x 8.15 inches / 51.7 x 65 x 20.7 cm
Weight
30.5 lb / 13.8 kg

Apple iMac Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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Reviewed by 10 customers

 
5.0

great product

By

from Lake Suzy, Fl  -  Technically Challenged

Never used a mac previously, 30 years on PCs. Very pleased and impressed with all features. Took some getting used to, but after a few days I really like using the Mac much better. Its very user friendly and I love its compatability with my iphone.

 
4.0

First iMac

By

from Woodbridge, CT  -  Technically Challenged

Still getting used to the differences on the iMac keyboard versus a PC's. Every day I learn something new. Amazed at just how fast it is compared to my old Dell.

 
5.0

beautiful screen

By

from temecula, ca  -  Avid Gamer

great product for you money.

 
5.0

Imac is the best computer

By

from Moscow, Russia  -  Multimedia Professional

Imac is the best personal computer i've ever used. I am from Russia and i recommend this product.

 
5.0

ARRIVED REALLY FAST

By

from Towson maryland  -  Technically Challenged

Arrived really fast. Salesman !32 Lewisa was really helpful. Price was good and i would order from Arorama again. Henry

 
5.0

Finally got a Mac!

By

from Portland, OR  -  Tech Savvy

Loving the new iMac.

 
5.0

Photoshop Editing machine that delivers!

By

from Rockford, IL  -  Heavy Duty User

We purchased this for my wife's photography business as an editing workstation. We were worried about this not having enough power to handle her heavy usage compared to a mac pro tower. This imac does not dissapoint. I upgraded to an SSD drive and added 16GB of ram to included 4GB and the machine runs quite a bit faster. Out of the box though, we were tentative about performing the upgrades just because we didn't know if we needed them. The machine was so speedy to boot, load programs and do all of her editing tasks that we may not have even upgraded it if we hadn't already ordered the parts. That being said, I am glad we did perform the upgrades, the machine is even more capable of working for her now. The overall product has the excellent user experience of a mac, you start it up and just works, no issues, everything runs fast and without a hickup. The display is absolutely massive, and the workspace provided by the amount of resolution is perfect for her. Honestly, there is so much room on the screen that you can loose the mouse from time to time. With this, you are basically buying a really nice mac workstation, and they throw in the best consumer monitor money can buy for free. I know that a mac pro can be upgraded with more storage and processors, but for most moderate duty photographers who aren't doing video, this is pretty much the sweet spot.

 
5.0

Very nice as I expected

By

from Fullerton, CA

I understand that Apple wants to save $, but not to provide OS installation discs is not cool at all. From my experience, all computers will crash sometime for various reasons, and the best and cleanest way to take care of it is to re-formate and reinstall the OS and apps.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good product, not perfect

By

from Chicago  -  Multimedia Professional

if you need a great, fast computer, this is not the ONLY ONE. You can also have a PC for a cheaper price. If you really need a great IPS Panel (great display), big, bright, good colors for photo and video editing you might wanna buy an apple. It may be cheaper overall than buying a good pc and a great display same size like this one (27") with the same quality. The display is not perfect (light stronger on the bottom or edges but the colors are great. Also all in one using for beginning one wire - the power cord.

 
5.0

Great All-In-One Machine

By

from New York, NY  -  Multimedia Professional

The iMac is a great entry-level machine for both photo editing and regular computer use. It handles RAW files in Aperture and Photoshop with ease, and the screen looks great. Calibration is a must with any monitor, but the iMac screen looks pretty nice out of the box.

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