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Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094)

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094)
alaScore 92

263 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and price are generally positive. The usability and design also get good comments, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

design, usability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 263 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MD093LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MD093LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iMac ( 21.5-inch, 2.7GHz, fall 2012)

 

Yes, for better or for worse, those other PCs have Windows 8 . They also have touch screens and optical drives, features that Apple has deemed inessential for a desktop. You might agree with Apple. You might also accept Apple's hallmark design...

Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking Apple iMac .

Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.

The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (December 2012) review: The smaller iMac Windows PCs can pick on

 

For the same $1,299 you could spend on this 21.5-inch Apple iMac, you can buy a 23-inch or even a 27-inch Windows-based all-in-one, and with more robust features.

Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking Apple iMac .

Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.

The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.

Jan, 2013
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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012)

 

Though the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2012) ($1,299 list) is technically Apple's entry-level all-in-one desktop, that price point puts it in more in line with midrange all-in-one desktop PCs (Midrange all-in-ones usually retail for between $899 and...

Speedy Intel Core i5 quad core processor. Discrete graphics. No power Brick. Svelte chassis

No touch-screen option. Entry-level pricing isn't so entry level. No HDMI-in. Magic No user upgradability. No height adjustment

Slimmer and faster, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2012) is the desktop PC to buy if you're looking to avoid the whole touch-screen conundrum. The new iMac upgrades components, looks great, and has the power to do real work in a business or at home.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple iMac 21.5in (late 2012)

 

The latest iMac comes with some trade offs, but remains one of the best all-round desktop computers on the market

Gorgeous design ; Great looking display ; Good performance

Limited post-sale upgradability ; No optical drive ; BTO upgrades are expensive

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012) review

 

Apple's iMac has always been a beautiful device, and one that has made the industry create thin clone after thin clone to try to compete. If you are reading this on an all-in-one computer, it's either an iMac, or the designer wanted it to be one.

Screen, thinness, build quality, power

SD card reader cumbersome to use, screen isn't Retina, it's hard to upgrade the memory and hard drive, do you still need a desktop

As for whether this will be your next computer, it's hard to tell, the days of the personal computer being something static in your house are on the wane.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple iMac (preview)

 

Apple turns to Fusion power for its desktop update

Gorgeous design ; Great looking display ; Good performance

Limited post-sale upgradability ; No optical drive ; BTO upgrades are expensive

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iMac 21.5in (1.4GHz) review

 

Apple's all-in-one computer has a new, lower entry-point – but does the cheapest version of the iMac still have that Apple magic?

Amazing looks Reasonable price Nice operating system and extras

Wimpy processor Slow hard drive

The iMac is still the best-looking computer money can buy, but this new, more-affordable option cuts a few too many corners

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2012) review

 

It may be the baby iMac, but the 21.5in model can certainly hold its own against the competition. Its IPS display delivers the same 1920 x 1080-pixel image as 23in models; and does so with far superior results and much more accurate colour reproduction.

The 21.5in Apple iMac of late 2012 delivers a great deal of performance while taking up very little space. It delivers excellent screen quality and of course that unrivalled Apple design and build-quality. It is more expensive than other small...

Mar, 2013

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27in (Late 2012) 'Best' review

 

The 27in Apple iMac features the same impossibly thin design as its smaller brother, yet somehow seems even thinner and more impressive in this larger version.

The 27in iMac is an obvious first choice for any creative designer. It’s immensely powerful and delivers the best image quality. It also offers peerless design, impeccable build-quality and the ability to run the more powerful OS X. It’s a pricier...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iMac 27in (2012)

 

Is the latest large iMac as special as its slim sides would suggest?

What you do get are two Thundebolt ports, which are lightning-fast connectors that can be converted to connect to just about anything – an extra monitor, an external hard drive, etc. There’s also an Ethernet port (along with built-in Wi-Fi) an SD card...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 640M
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:I5-3330S
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