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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 89

416 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 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 and price. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Apple iMac (Mid 2010) (27-inch MC510 / MC511, 21.5-inch MC508 / MC509) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2015


Expert review by: Nick Mokey (

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

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (summer 2010) review: Apple iMac (summer 2010)


Editors' note: As of May 3, 2011, the 2010 iMac reviewed here has been replaced with a newer model. The 2011 line offers faster second-generation (Sandy Bridge) CPUs, improved AMD graphics, and Thunderbolt ports. See the 2011 Apple iMac line-up .

Largest display among all-in-one desktops; best-in-class productivity and gaming performance; DisplayPort provides home entertainment flexibility; SDXC card slot supports cards up to 2TB in size.

Connecting external video devices requires an extra, expensive adapter because it lacks an HDMI port; no Blu-ray drive; runs hot.

Apple's new $1,999 iMac comes with a faster CPU and a new graphics card, helping this 27-inch all-in-one desktop stay as competitive in performance as it already was in screen size. Despite the still-frustrating absence of an HDMI port, we have no...

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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

Expert review by: Danny Allen, PC World and James Galbraith (

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: (

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


Expert review by: Susan McGlaun (

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Luigi Lugmayr (

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 (

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 (

Apple iMac SSD 2010 review


Blistering performance at a price

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

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


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 / 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


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


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