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Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)
alaScore 90

57 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the reliability, and reviews are divided on the price.

design, usability, size

reliability

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, Z0MP, Z0MQ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 21.5-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - (Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, OS X Mountain Lion)Apple 21.5-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - (Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, OS X Mountain Lion)

Nov, 2017

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

Editor's Choice!

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

The new Apple iMac actually doesn't look too different to the previous model from the front. There's still the striking gloss black bezel surrounding the screen, the black Apple logo below the screen and an aluminium stand that's attached to the back....

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.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

As an everyday home computer for most day-to-day tasks, the 21.5in iMac is an excellent choice. The gorgeous design comes with some trade offs, however, including the lack of a built-in optical drive, limited upgradeability of internal components and a...

Jan, 2013

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: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iMac (preview)

 

Apple turns to Fusion power for its desktop update

Thinner design, better screen ; Update to Ivy Bridge processors ; Fusion Drive tech compromises speed and space

As usual, pricy for an all-in-one ; Questionable upgradability

Apple’s reinvigorated iMac has the expected updates to processing and graphics performance, but the move to a hybrid flash- and traditional-disk hard drive is an interesting one. These class-leading all-in-ones are also predictably pricy.

Oct, 2012

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

Apple iMac (2012) pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Apple has revealed a new, thinner, sleeker iMac for those who still like to sit at a desk. Pocket-lint was at the San Jose Special Event to have a gander

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 (techadvisor.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

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple iMac 21.5in 2012 review

 

Always a crowd pleaser, the new iMac is even skinnier and more design-ier than ever

Makes computing beautiful ; Superb performance

Expensive compared with a PC

Beautiful to look at and beautiful in use, the new iMac is the best desktop in the world

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2304
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 555 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR4 / GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2500 / No

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1600
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Display:IPS
Display Diagonal (metric):21.5
Display included: Yes
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Material:Aluminium, Glass
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Numeric keypad: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y

Performance

Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-3335S / i5-3470S
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.9 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3335S / i5-3470S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:68315
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:Fusion Drive / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.89
Height:17.7
Weight:0.2 / 12.5 / 20
Width:20.8