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Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509)

Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509)
alaScore 90

504 reviews

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 504 reviews of Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas there are mixed opinions on the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MC511LL/A 27-Inch DesktopApple iMac MC511LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MC510LL/A 27-Inch Desktop

May, 2015

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

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.

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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

Aug, 2010
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Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

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,...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Danny Allen, PC World and James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

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.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Nov, 2010

EDITORS' CHOICE

Expert review by: Susan McGlaun (i4u.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review

 

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

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Luigi Lugmayr (i4u.com)

9 Refurbished Apple iMac Desktops: 22" for $929 + free shipping, more

 

The Apple Store offers stock of 9 factory-refurbished previous- and current-generation Apple Aluminum iMac Desktops in its Special Deals section. They're up to $850 off, and with free shipping, at the lowest total price we've seen. Each comes with a...

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch)

 

Aggressive moves on style, performance, and price help Apple's flagship all-in-one top its competition—and there's simply no ignoring that jaw-dropping display.

Stark, beautiful design; innovative peripherals; impressive performance; amazing LCD with best-in-class resolution

Lacks Blu-ray drive, HDMI port; mouse features take getting used to; mini-DisplayPort adapter, remote cost extra

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

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (t3.com)

Apple iMac SSD 2010 review

 

Blistering performance at a price

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac i3 2010 review

 

Every year we run into the same problem: what do you call the update to Apple's latest device? This is always going to be the case when you keep the name, but change the design and specs of a device. So here we have the Apple iMac 21.5-inch, announced...

Design, relatively powerful, wireless keyboard and mouse included, excellent screen

Still no Blu-ray option, connections can be inconvenient around the back

For the average user who wants to indulge in a little multimedia consumption and get on with a range of typical office tasks, the iMac makes a great choice

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Mac OS X Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:AIO

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown / Z68
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-540 / I3-550 / I5-2310 / I5-680 / I5-760 / I7-870 / I7-940
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