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Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009)

Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009)
alaScore 87

1018 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1018 reviews of Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009) 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 MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Apple iMac MB952LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 548 user reviews of Apple iMac MC413 / MB950 / MB952 / MB953 (Late 2009) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MB950LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MB950LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MB952LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

May, 2016

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple 21.5-inch Core i5 iMac/2.5GHz (quad-core)

 
May, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac fall 2009 (Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06Hz review: Apple iMac fall 2009 (Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06Hz

 

Editors' note: This review has been corrected to indicate that the system has only a mini DisplayPort output. Mini DisplayPort input capability is restricted to the 27-inch iMacs.

Boasts Apple's always-appealing industrial design, a high-resolution display, and the best performance among all-in-ones in its price range.

Small screen for its price (despite its high resolution); not as home entertainment-friendly as other all-in-ones.

Despite its good looks and a few useful new features, Apple's new iMac is all about business. You can find a larger screen for less, not to mention all kinds of digital entertainment features, but no other all-in-one at this price can boast similar...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (pcworld.com)

Apple 21.5-inch iMac/3.06GHz (ATI graphics)

 

Impressive image quality from display and any angle ; New SD card slot ; Improved speaker system

Apple Remote not included ; Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users ; FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iMac ( 27-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, ATI Radeon HD 4670, fall 2009)

 

With this most recent update to the iMac, Apple brings the design of its all-in-ones in line with that of its MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops . The aluminum and polycarbon body of the old iMac has been replaced with aluminum and edge-to-edge glass over...

Largest display among all-in-ones; fast dual-core CPU makes up for lack of quad-core (mostly); finally has an SD card slot; wireless mouse and keyboard; Mini DisplayPort input ripe with possibility.

Most Windows all-in-ones in the price range have Blu-ray; touch-sensitive mouse gestures not as responsive as we'd like; Apple's nickel-and-dime customer service policy.

Apple's new 27-inch iMac will charm plenty of you with its screen size alone. Fortunately, that won't lead you astray. Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (Winter 2009) review:

 

You may find Apple's new $1,499 iMac attractive, if only because it's one of the most affordable 24-inch all-in-one PCs on the market. Otherwise, Apple's latest update to the iMac line mostly serves to keep it competitive with its Windows-based...

One of, if not the, most affordable 24-inch all-in-one PCs; twice as much hard-drive space as older models; fast Nvidia graphics chip makes the iMac a capable gaming system; best-in-class multitasking performance; iLife digital media suite comes standard.

Fewer interesting hardware features compared with recent Windows-based all-in-ones.

Apple made a number of changes to this $1,499 iMac, but making a 24-inch screen available at this price is the most impressive. The rest of the updates are welcome, and Apple's multitasking capability remains unmatched. Provided you like your...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

Review: 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs (Late 2009)

 

The Late 2009 iMacs are really about the new displays—and the displays are impressive.

Switch on the iMacs, and you’ll notice that the LED backlit screens on both the 21.5- and 27-inch models are a bit brighter than their predecessors. Look even closer at the 21.5-inch iMac, and you’ll notice that its colors are much better than the...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2009)

 

Apple beefs up its consumer desktop PC with a faster CPU and an energy-efficient display

LED-backlit display, SD card slot, powerful, comparatively inexpensive

No Blu-ray drive, Magic Mouse is troublesome

Apple's latest iMacs are noticeably refined compared to their predecessors, though they aren't significantly different. Both 21.5in models are quite powerful and their 1080p LED-backlit displays are certainly vibrant.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple iMac 27" 3.06GHZ (2009) review

 

The latest release of Apple's all-in-one computer enjoys several key improvements

Impressively large screen ; Expanded RAM capacity ; Can be wall-mounted ; Can be used as external display

No Blu-ray option ; No matte screen option

A very welcome and extremely capable update for Apple's classic desktop, though there's still some room for improvement

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iMac (24in 2009)

 

Design remains superb, good performance, Apple attention to detail, all-in-one casing saves space

Exorbitant price, no included Apple remote, keyboard has no number pad, rear casing gets hot, only RAM can be upgraded, no adapters included for DVI or VGA connections

The upgrades to the latest Apple iMac are largely underwhelming, but the computer retains its excellently crafted design. It's still an outstanding machine, but the smaller keyboard, lack of included remote and the fact that no display adapters are...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iMac 24in - 2009 Edition

 

Still the best all-in-one PC money can buy?

pointed out, that remains the case. iPhoto is particularly useful thanks to the addition of a nifty new face recognition system and Facebook integration, but every element of the suite exudes the usual Apple ease-of-use and comfort. So, given most...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Designed to be the digital centerpiece of your home and the fastest way to the Internet, the iMac family comes with a choice of flat-panel displays. iMac offers fast G4 processors, fast 333MHz DDR memory, blazing 3D graphics and high-speed USB 2.0. Plus the latest in wireless communications with support for AirPort Extreme and optional built-in Bluetooth. The iLife software application suite that come on your iMac include iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD. They let you do fun, creative things with your pictures, music and movies - and share them with family and friends - in ways that people who use PCs can only dream about. And whether you're creating music CDs, publishing your digital pictures online, editing digital video or burning your own DVDs, you can do all these things and more quite nicely without referring to a manual. It's all part of the iLife experience. The iMac with SuperDrive lets you burn your own movies and photos on a disc that plays in almost any standard player. And, naturally, you can pop in your DVD movies and watch them in widescreen letterbox format on the brilliant LCD display of your iMac. Say goodbye to being forced to set up your computer near a phone jack. Pop an optional AirPort Extreme Card into your iMac, and you're ready for the freedom of wireless networking from anywhere in your home or dorm - up to 45 metres from an AirPort Extreme Base Station. And by the way, adding an AirPort Extreme Card is a snap, even for first-time computer users. Beneath the iMac's base is an access cover held in place by four screws. Images printed under the access cover show you how additional memory and the AirPort Extreme Card fit in the base when properly installed. It's that simple. All iMac models can be custom-configured with an internal Bluetooth module to connect your digital devices wirelessly. Operating within a 30-foot radius, it enables wireless data transfers between a rapidly growing list of Bluetooth-enabled products, including the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse. Using iSync, you can use Bluetooth to synchronize your personal information between your iMac, your mobile phone and your Palm OS-based handheld. If you're interested in getting Bluetooth capability for your iMac, the easiest way is to have the Bluetooth module built in at the time you order your system - you can order a Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Mouse at the same time, too. If you decide after purchasing your system that you want Bluetooth capability, you can easily plug in an external D-Link USB Bluetooth Adapter. The iMac's sizzling graphics processors kick Quartz Extreme and 3D games and graphics into high gear with hardware transform and lighting (T&L), per-pixel shading and drop-dead gorgeous effects at high resolutions. All models deliver over a billion textured pixels per second. And with Quartz Extreme, the graphics processors take over the transform and lighting calculation functions from the iMac's CPU, freeing the PowerPC G4 processor to perform essential system tasks faster than ever before. Thanks to what's inside its ultra-compact 27 cm base, the iMac is several leaps ahead of any other consumer desktop system out there - just like its revolutionary predecessor. So how did Apple pack so much power and functionality into such a small space? Credit a rigorous design approach that optimized every available bit of space and resulted in no wasted corners. Starting with a custom-designed circular logic board that fills the entire diameter of the base, Apple engineered enough space to fit in a full-height optical drive such as the SuperDrive. On top of the optical drive are a high-capacity 3.5-inch hard disk drive and even the power supply - a split design that tucks neatly into the top of the base.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:3MB/8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.4in/8.1in
Height:17.8in/20.4in
Weight:20.5lbs/30.4lbs
Width:20.8in/25.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:21.5in/27in
Diagonal Size (metric):54.6cm/68.6cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080/2560 x 1440
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iMac

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS X 10.6

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/3.06GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core i5

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4670/ATI Radeon HD 4850/NVIDIA GeForce 9400M