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Apple iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014) MF883 / ME086 / ME087

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014) MF883 / ME086 / ME087
alaScore 98

332 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and size are overall positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014) MF883 / ME086 / ME087 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 332 reviews)

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Apple iMac 21.5-inch (2014) review

 

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac now sells for as little as $1,099, making the lauded all-in-one more accessible than ever.

Handles day-to-day tasks with ease ; Dead quiet ; Elegant, sturdy construction ; Sharp IPS LCD screen ; Commendable built-in speakers ; Bundled mouse and keyboard

Premium price ; Disappointing CPU performance ; Components are not user replaceable ; Awkward mouse and keyboard

Apple has always demanded a premium for its hardware, and even after a $200 price drop, that hasn’t changed. Any number of cheaper Windows machines will outperform Apple’s equivalent. For instance, the Lenovo A540 offers a larger 23.8-inch 1080p...

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Apple 21.5-inch iMac (Mid-2014) reviews

 

Apple sells three versions of its 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop iMac, differentiated by processor speed, hard drive capacity and graphics card. Here we speed test the Mid-2014 iMacs and look at which is best for you.

The 21.5-inch iMac is a beautiful all-in-one desktop Mac, starting at a reasonable £899. For that price you get a Mac that is fine for everyday tasks but a little slow for more labour-intensive jobs like editing photos and videos, but it’s still...

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Apple iMac 21.5in (2012) review

 

Apple's latest AiO features its Fusion drive, an 5mm-thin design and Intel Ivy Bridge power. Is it still the dream machine for power users or has it fallen behind the likes of the HP Z1?

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Apple 21.5in iMac (mid-2014)

 

Lower price; integrated IPS LED screen; eye-catching design

Non-upgradable RAM; slow, limited-capacity 5400RPM drive; only iMac without four processing cores

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Beautiful display

 

I use this computer to run my Adobe Creative Cloud applications and the new Windows 8.1 operating system so I can use my Quicken and QuickBooks. It handles everything fine with no strain on the processor. I just thought it would be a little bit faster...

Great Display","Quiet

Too Slow

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Great Computer

 

My wife finds this computer elegant on her desk and is impressed with the ease of use.

Easy To Set Up","Great Display","Quiet

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JUST PERFECT I WOULD BUY IT OVER AND OVE

 

I USE IT MOSTLY TO SEND AND RECEIVE E-MAILS BUT ALSO TO FIND THINGS AND WEBSITES THAT INTEREST ME, LIKE NETFLIX, AIRLINES, DIFFERENT KIND OF STORES AND PRODUCTS. ALSO MY MEDICAL RECORDS. SO EASY TO FIND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. SO FAR I HAVEN\'T FOUND...

Easy To Set Up","Fast","Great Display","Great Extras","Great Software","Quiet

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Great computer

 

This computer is a great computer for our family! So far working flawlessly. Would recommend you getting one too!

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Best Computer Ever

 

A couple of years back I had the opportunity to purchase a mac laptop for my daughter, while at the same time purchasing a PC laptop for work. 3 years later, the Mac Laptop hasn't had any issues, and the PC laptop has had to be rebuilt 3 times, fan...

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Love it!

 

Love the sleek design. No more messy wires, only has the power cord to deal with. Love it!

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / 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:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion / OS X MAVERICKS
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT750M / GeForce GT 750M / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / IRIS PRO 5200
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4430S / I5-4570R / I5-4570S / I7-4770S
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