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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

407 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 407 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability, 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, 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)

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ) 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. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

93% 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)

Jul, 2016

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

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 (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: 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: 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: henrywinchester (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

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

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Detachable display: No
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS

Energy Management

Autonomy mode: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1