The Apple iMac 27" LED Desktop Computer (Intel Core i5 Quad-Core 3.4GHz) is an All-in-One desktop computer with an ultra-slim unibody design. Measuring at just 5mm at its edges, the iMac has 40% less volume than the 2011 iMac. The body of the iMac isn't the only thing that got thinner. The LCD display is now 5mm thinner and Apple also removed a 2mm gap between the LCD panel and the glass to save even more space.
The 27" widescreen display features LED backlighting for vibrant, accurate color. With in-plane switching (IPS) technology, the iMac has a wide 178deg. viewing angle. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2560 x 1440 native resolution, supported by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 755M graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Powered by a quad-core 4th-generation Haswell 3.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, the iMac takes advantage of each core to optimize performance. The 4th-gen Haswell Intel processor also allows for low voltage usage for better energy efficiency. The system also has 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, a FaceTime HD camera, dual microphones and built-in stereo speakers.
For ports, the iMac has dual Thunderbolt ports (which also double as Mini DisplayPorts) and four USB 3.0 ports. You'll be able to connect with various compatible components. If you would rather go wireless with your peripherals, you can use Bluetooth 4.0 technology where compatible.
Mac OS X Mavericks comes preinstalled on the iMac. Mountain Lion introduces a host of new features, such as Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center and more. Mountain Lion seamlessly integrates with your other Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using iCloud. Just sign into iCloud with your Apple ID and you'll instantly have access to all your settings, files, photos, music and more.
Also included with Mountain Lion is iLife. iLife has a complete suite of digital creativity applications. 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.
This is the first time I've purchased a 27" iMac and what a difference the larger screen makes. Previously I had a 21" iMac which worked great but in hindsight I wish I had purchased the larger screen model the first time around. This iMac has more than enough power and storage for me and is very, very fast. As with other Apple products...it just works! Setup was a breeze & transferring my old data was easy. After monitoring prices for it over a period of months I found Adorama was by far the best deal I could find - several hundred $$ less than their competitors. I highly recommend this computer!
I knew exactly which computer I wanted to buy so it was a matter of finding the best price for this iMac with 3TB Fusion Drive. Adorama had the best price by far. I ordered it and it was delivered on time and in excellent condition. Overall a flawless transaction with my first order at Adorama. Thanks!
as always the guys really go out there way to help me . Efraim, and John (mac sales guys) .. The only complain i have and its not the sales guys fault.. The website should indicate if the item is not at the store .. customers do not want to go to a store and be told the item is at the warehouse .. big no no .. :) .
Bought this in Feb. 2014 -- No buyers remorse! I look forward to playing on it (and working) on it every day. The screen is beautiful --colors are great. Nice touch --they include now Pages, Numbers, and KEYNOTE for free. Not in the cloud-- but right on my desktop. I thought I would miss Micro Word --but no. Pages is easier to use -- Numbers is easier to use over Excel. Total surprise! I know the price is higher than many, but I am glad I bought it. Really like not paying the $130.00 extra taxes to pay to the Guberment. Plus some of the Mac stores actually have classes on Numbers and Pages.
Love the computer, such a good deal. Adorama was wonderful to work with. I sent an email asking a question and got a very thorough and quick response. Computer came quicker then expected.
iMac is awesome product for daily computer works / entertainment. My wife was complaining it's too pricey, but once she saw how it's working and how it looks, she became great fan of iMac. Normally it's really hard for me to convince my wife for an IT device. But iMac removed that concern so easily. Even the price / performance ratio is excellent compared to other Windows based PC (I hate those updates in PC...). this iMac is running Mavericks / Windows 8.1 over Parallels 9. I'll definitely buy another iMac for my own (the above is for my daughter and family). Thanks.
I use this computer to edit large RAW files. I am a wedding photographer so I can't afford to wait on my computer when editing hundreds of files. So far this set-up has not disappointed!
simply an awesome computer
Fast and Furious is an easy way to put it. Impressed with the fusion drive technology. I am doing edits in Premiere and previews at full quality at times with no issues at all! Photoshop is a breeze!