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Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509)
alaScore 87

408 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: iMac 21.5"; Intel Core i3-540 (3.06GHz); 4096 MB RAM; 500GB HDD; 1920 x 1080; DVD-RW; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR; 10/100/1000BASE-T; Wi-Fi; 9300g; Mac OS X SiMac 21.5"; Intel Core i3-540 (3.06GHz); 4096 MB RAM; 500GB HDD; 1920 x 1080; DVD-RW; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR; 10/100/1000BASE-T; Wi-Fi; 9300g; Mac OS X S

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch Mid 2010 (MC508, MC509) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

price, reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MC508LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MC508LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

Dec, 2016

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (summer 2010) review:

 

Introduced 10 months ago, Apple's original 27-inch iMac would arguably still be competitive today because of the continued absence of a Windows all-in-one computer with a screen larger than 24 inches. After a model update a few weeks ago , Apple has...

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

Expert review by: Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac (21.5-Inch, 2010 Version) Review and Ratings

 

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5in (Mid 2010) review

 

In this year's refresh, the quintessential all-in-one PC is once again available in two models. Last month we reviewed the larger iMac with 27in display, and in its configured-to-order guise had performance to see off most of the Windows-only...

For close-up daily work, we found the size and resolution of this 21.5in full-HD screen to be a comfortable fit. Designers and those looking for large-screen entertainment are better served by the 27in iMac. Formidable attention to detail in design and...

Oct, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iMac 21.5in (2010)

 

Another year, another relatively minor update. Is the iMac still the best all-in one money can buy?

Good range of connectivity options ; Superior operating system ; Elegant design

Downward-facing speakers ; Ergonomics could be better ; Hard to access inputs

The iMac isn’t a cheap system, but you certainly get what you pay for. The updates the latest refresh has added aren’t groundbreaking and the continued lack of Blu-ray is something of an annoyance but we can forgive the latter and on most other fronts...

Sep, 2010

Red dot design award!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

iMac

 

Transformations – the evolution of form

Expert review by: Stephen Dean (reghardware.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5in 2010

 

Review While rather overshadowed by the mighty iPhone and iPad in recent months, Apple?s iMac desktop machines are still selling well and the company has just refreshed the entire product line ahead of the Christmas spending spree.

The weakness in the iMac range really lies in the models that aren?t available ? I still miss the discontinued 24in model, while the lack of a more affordable machine in the ?700-?800 range seems to suggest that Apple is simply turning its nose up at...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (talktalk.co.uk)

Apple iMac (2010 model)

 

A performance boost, and a price hike, for Apple’s sleek desktop Mac The Apple iPhone and iPad have grabbed all the headlines in recent months but Apple’s Mac computers have quietly been ...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Decent

 

Buy if you don't do a lot of gaming. The display is beautiful, and this thing is downright gorgeous sitting on my desk right now. It handles basic tasks, like word processing and web browsing, and also Youtube, with ease. Since I am starting to make...

This computer is good. It has a core i3 3.2 Ghz processor, 4GB of ram, and a 500GB HDD (note: my computer is an iMac from mid 2010 with a 1TB hard drive, no difference from this other than capacity ; This computer is beautifully designed, and it's 2560...

This computer is OUTDATED. Its Core i3 can't handle recording Minecraft at more than 720p 30fps, with a ton of inventory lag. Even the 1TB hard drive on mine isn't sufficient, so I have an external Seagate 2TB in addition

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: AlJB (newegg.com)

A Mess

 

save yourself the trouble; you've been warned

none that I know of; it does not work

cannot return it; this thing was DOA; plugged it up only to get the 3 beep RAM error; now I have to see what that's all about but drama already. never again

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: WOODDUCK2 (viewpoints.com)

GREAT IMAC ”

 

ITS EASY TO USE AND I LIKE THE LARGE SCREEN .

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Detachable display: No
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Screen shape:Flat

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 1024 / 512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarkdale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:46473 / 48505 / I3-540
Processor package size:37.5

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1