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

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012) (MD093 / MD094)
alaScore 95

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability and value for money.

design, size

value for money, 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) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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


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.

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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.

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"Best All In One you can buy."


Don't listen to CNet when they say you can buy a better PC with more features. Those "features include

Great display, great features, great software.

None. It's all here.


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"The new IMac is amazing"


Fast great software thin

Must buy disc drive no retina display costs a lot

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"Looks great, not much to offer"


Great look.

Can crash withing less than a month

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"Most advanced and stable 21" desktop you can buy."


Extremely fast. Fusion drive best implementation of a hybrid drive on the market. Rock solid

Lack of Retina display obvious to those who already own ultra high resolute devices. Apple still doesn't know how to make an ergonomic mouse.

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"May seem nice at first, until you look at the offerings"


The new

Apple products always looks nice. Relatively nice specs on the inside.

Competition has bigger screens for the price, and in some cases their screens are just as nice. Comparable windows machine much cheaper/better bang for your buck. OSX lags behind windows. No optical drive. Cannot change ram/no customization. PRICE.

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"Not Indy Professional Friendly."


Apple needs to go back to its roots and make media computers for Media people, and take future 3rd party technology into consideration. New line of systems should've included a 8/12 Core Processor & Ram upwards of 64/128GB. The top of the line...

Starts & restarts fast. Works great with minimal app's like Office, Aperture, Photoshop and other same ole mediocre softwares.

Experience to many problems using CS6 (After Effects), DaVinci (Blackmagic, Red Scarlet), Cinema4D & FCPX. Heavy visual work loads & plug-ins freeze the system, and required rebooting. Should've incorporated Nvidia 2/4GB graphic's card.

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"Seriously overpriced"


This is basically a $300 laptop on its side with the monitor upgraded to a $130 desktop monitor. There is absolutely no excuse for something as mediocre selling for more than $500.


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Apple iMac 21.5" Core i5 4GB All-in-One Computer


Good product