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Apple iMac (Mid 2010)

Apple iMac (Mid 2010)
alaScore 90

280 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 280 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and usability are generally positive. There are some mixed comments about the value for money, while there are some negative reviews about the size.

design, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac (Mid 2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 280 reviews)

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Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5)


Few brands can hope to even come close to the iconic iMac in brand recognition. The ubiquitous glass-and-aluminum slab has become a fixture in dorm rooms, offices and living rooms, and with its 2010 refresh, Apple manages to keep the same familiar...

Drool-worthy 27-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD display ; Top-notch industrial design and build quality ; Ultra-fast bootup with SSD option ; Killer gaming performance with Radeon HD 5750 ; Surprisingly ample sound ; Cool and quiet, even during gaming

Abysmal keyboard and mouse ; No analog 5.1-channel outputs, Blu-ray option ; Pricy relative to similarly equipped PCs

Apple sticks with tried-and-true design but cranks speed to maximum with the latest generation of iMacs.

Editor's Choice!

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Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5)


The Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) gives you speedy quad-core power, better 3D graphics, and the same large screen as the previous 27-inch (Core i7) for a couple hundred bucks less.

True quad-core power. Wireless keyboard/mouse. Mini DisplayPort in/out. Screen has 2,560 by 1,440 resolution. Large display. Green certifications. 802.11a/n 5GHz support

Still no Blu-ray drive. No eSATA. Card reader is SD/SDHC/SDXC only. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI

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Apple iMac summer 2010 (Intel Core i3 3.06GHz, 21.5 in)


In time for the back-to-school buying season, Apple has updated its iMac desktop line with a broad assortment of under-the-hood features. This review will focus on the entry-level $1,199 model, but all four of Apple's default iMac configurations...

Strong single-core and multitasking performance for its price; upgraded graphics chip handles most Mac games with ease; SDXC card slot supports higher-capacity cards than older iMacs; best-looking all-in-one on the market.

No HDMI input; no Blu-ray; native quad-core CPUs better at multithreaded applications; small screen size for its price; runs hot.

Apple has elected to keep its iMac firmly grounded as a productivity device. You'll find few home entertainment conveniences in Apple's new iMac, and you can find larger screens in other all-in-ones for less. Few will offer performance like this iMac,...


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Apple iMac (27-inch/Core i5) All-in-One PC Desktop Review


Beautiful big 27-inch display ; Blazing performance

Pricey ; Lacks extras: Multi-touch, Blu-ray, TV tuner, etc

Only slightly slower than the blazing Core i7 iMac, this Core i5-based 27-incher runs Windows and OS X, but you don't get extras like mulit-touch, Blu-ray, or a TV tuner.

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Best all-in-one desktop suitable for gaming


The new quad-core version of the Apple iMac is the fastest all-in-one desktop you can buy. It even beats some tower-based desktops in performance tests, and reviewers say it is the best choice if you want an all-in-one computer for serious...

Gorgeous high-resolution display, faster than any other all-in-one, good performance for gaming

Expensive, no Blu-ray drive, no HDMI port


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Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review


Digital Trends published a Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review.

The Tuffwrap is a very nice case for the iPad and is my new favorite case. You may have issue with the design of the Tuffwrap if you use the screen lock a lot, but most will find the Tuffwrap is an excellent choice for protecting the iPad.

Editor's Choice!

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Apple iMac (21.5-Inch, 2010 Version)


The 2010 revision of the iMac, with a slate of new, more powerful components, continues to be the all-in-one desktop computer to beat.

Stark, beautiful design; innovative peripherals; beefed-up performance; stellar LCD

Lacks Blu-ray drive, HDMI port; mouse features take getting used to; a few add-ons aren't included that should be

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

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"Best Desktop I've ever owned!"


Ok I will start by saying that this is the best desktop I've owned to date! After being a previous owner of a 2002 Emac for 8 years, I was very impressed with the new Imac. I owned a HP laptop before this and I can say it was the worse computer I've...

Beautiful Display, Clean Design, Quality, Fast, reliable, bluetooth peripherals

Glare due to bright reflective glass screen, nothing really other than a few quirks associated with Macs

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""best device you ever purchased"thats my wife talking"


Best device i have ever purchased, same for my wife, and even my 4 year old can navigate the desktop and find the apps she wants.

~~~~cost-spent over 1000 on ebay in Feb of 2011 (6 months after release of this model) but has 8bg rather than 4 of ram)

no native blu-ray

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"Finally moved from Apple Power Book G4"


I also have a super duper Velocity Micro with top speed and Windows 7 and almost thought was better than any Mac but I needed and wanted to replace my G4 and I did and instead of the 27' with I7 went for this one as I believe computers should be...


None whatsoever!

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:EXTREME HD / Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Product Type:AIO


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD 5670 / Radeon HD 5750 / Radeon HD4670 / Radeon HD6970M
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown / Z68
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-540 / I3-550 / I5-2310 / I5-680 / I5-760 / I7-870 / I7-940