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Apple IMAC MA456

Apple IMAC MA456
alaScore 89

2279 reviews

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2279 reviews of Apple IMAC MA456. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple IMAC MA456 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple IMAC MA456

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Apple IMAC MA456 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the size.

design, price, reliability

size

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple IMAC MA456

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1297 user reviews of Apple IMAC MA456 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. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, size

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

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May, 2015

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Apple iMac review (mid 2011)

 

Hard to believe it's only been 10 months since the last iMac update, but Apple's venerable desktop needed a quick bump to stay current with Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and the Thunderbolt interconnect. So here we are, looking at...

Excellent display ; Solid performance ; Competitive pricing

No Blu-ray drive ; Ultra-glossy display ; Thunderbolt not yet useful

The iMac remains the single best all-in-one computer available

May, 2011
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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt)

 

It's pricey, has a huge screen, and is as powerful as an Asgardian thunder god. If you need a graphics PC for your business, the new Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) will rival the huge tower workstations currently available. For the rest of us who...

Huge 27-inch display. 2,560-by-1,440 (larger than 1080p HD) screen resolution. High-end discrete 3D graphics. Two Thunderbolt ports. Supports two external displays. 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz Wi-Fi. Wireless keyboard and mouse. No cost optional Magic Trackpad....

Only Thunderbolt input for display (No HDMI in, no mini DisplayPort in). No Blu-ray. Could use a matte screen. Pricier than other high-end all-in-one desktops

May, 2011

Editor's Choice!

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

Apple iMac (24-inch Penryn)

 

The iconic iMac now adds a next-gen Intel Penryn processor to its mix. It's faster, more powerful, and still the one to beat.

Outperforms some quad-core Windows systems. Windows- and Mac-compatible. Fully HD-capable screen. Recyclable aluminum-and-glass construction. Energy Star 4.0-certified. Minimal cables. A speedy 2GB of RAM is standard. No bloatware

No media card slots. Mighty Mouse. Other systems are starting to catch up in design. No Blu-ray

May, 2008

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (cnet.com)

Apple iMac ( 20-inch, 2.0GHz)

 

The 24-inch iMac's striking design and impressive performance compare favorably to its smaller 20-inch sibling. In addition to a larger screen size, the 24-inch model offers higher-end configuration options and, of course, a higher price tag. The...

Industry-leading design; big, beautiful display; excellent application performance.

Higher-end model features same midrange graphics card of lower-end models; free phone support ends after 90 days; might want to hold off another month until Leopard is released to save yourself the cost of an OS upgrade.

With the same elegant design as its 20-inch, 2.4GHz sibling, the 24-inch, 2.8GHz iMac offers 30 percent more screen area and a modest performance boost. The iMac competes with the PC desktop market now better than perhaps any previous Mac to date, but...

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (20-inch, 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM)

 

As reader "dechah" wrote in response to our blog covering the announcement of Apple's new iMacs, Apple's is not the first all-in-one desktop with a glossy screen, an ultrathin keyboard, and a trim profile. But unlike Sony's, HP's, and others'...

Along with its best-in-class design and solid-feeling, thin keyboard, the new Apple iMac desktop offers more performance and features than many Windows-based PCs; robust iLife '08 digital media suite

No word on means of upgrading to Apple's new Leopard OS when it's released; anemic phone support

With its super-elegant new design and a strong configuration, Apple's new iMac competes with the PC desktop market better than perhaps any previous Mac to date. Unless you're a gamer or an upgrade enthusiast, we can think of very few reasons not to...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Mike DeAgonia (computerworld.com)

Apple's 27-in. iMac 'the ultimate all-in-one' computer

 

The latest model offers a two-punch combo of beauty and brawn

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Wendy Sheehan (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac Desktop

 

Attractive industrial design, coupled with excellent features and performance, makes Apple's latest all-in-one desktop a true champ.

Strong performance; solid configuration; streamlined design; beautiful glossy screen; comfortable, low-profile keyboard

Doesn't include Apple's forthcoming Leopard OS; Wireless input devices will cost you extra

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

Aug, 2007

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch

 

The Apple iMac 27-inch is an excellent all-in-one media center computer, boasting great features, power and ease-of-use, along with the best help and support options available. It runs on the state-of-the-art OS X Lion operating system, and you can use...

This system features OS X Lion, great features and a lot of power under the hood

It isn’t a Windows system, though you can use Boot Camp to install it on this iMac

Overall, the iMac 27-inch media center computer has the features and power to satisfy all users.

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt)

 

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) is the newest top-of-the-line iMac, and it adds second-generation Intel Core i processors (aka, Sandy Bridge) to Apple's class-leading all in one Mac desktops, along with Thunderbolt ports first seen on the new...

Huge 27-inch display. 2,560-by-1,440 (larger than 1080p HD) screen resolution. High-end discrete 3D graphics. Two Thunderbolt ports. Supports two external displays. 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz Wi-Fi. Wireless keyboard and mouse. No cost optional Magic Trackpad....

Only Thunderbolt input for display (No HDMI in, no mini DisplayPort in). No Blu-ray. Could use a matte screen. Pricier than other high-end all-in-one desktops

It's pricey, has a huge screen, and is as powerful as an Asgardian thunder god. If you need a graphics PC for your business, the new Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) will rival the huge tower workstations currently available. For the rest of us who...

Expert review by: Tony Celeste (tomshardware.com)

Apple iMac Display Problems Reported

 

Owners of 20 and 24 inch iMacs have reported problems with their iMac displays. Apple has not acknowledged any problems.

You may wonder why users don't notice the problem before buying their iMacs. First, many iMacs are purchased from the Apple website. However, even when looking at an iMac display in a retail store, the issue is not immediately obvious, because iMacs...

Product Specifications

iMac has always made it fast and easy to do the most amazing things. Now the fast and easy part literally doubles overnight - because the newest iMac computers are powered by the Intel Core Duo. This revolutionary bit of technology is actually two processors built into a single chip, giving iMac up to twice the horsepower it had previously. So the wows will come faster than ever before. More than an evolution of processor design, Intel Core Duo is an order-of-magnitude leap forward. It's the first Intel chip born of the new 65-nanometer process, which allows for the creation of transistors so small, you could fit a hundred inside a single human cell. With two powerful processors designed to share resources and circuitry so unimaginably small, Intel Core Duo achieves far higher levels of performance while actually consuming less power. In the world of iMac, nothing is complicated - even when the internal architecture advances so dramatically. So when it comes to running software on your Intel-based iMac, prepare for the expected: it just works. Applications with the Universal symbol run on either PowerPC- or Intel-based iMac computers. Most existing applications will run on your Intel-based iMac, too. Simply launch them as always. Thanks to the Rosetta technology in Mac OS X, they look and feel just like they did before.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / No / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Not Applicable / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3 / Not Applicable
True Resolution:EXTREME HD / Full HD / Not Applicable / SXGA+ / WQHD / WSXGA+ / WUXGA / WUXGA+

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition:No / Unknown
Operating System Version:Mac OS 9 / Mac OS X Leopard / Mac OS X Lion / Mac OS X Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Snow Leopard / Mac OS X Tiger / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):7600GT / GEF GT640M / GEF GT750M / GEF GT755M / GEF GTX760M / GeForce 7300 GT / GeForce 8800GS / GeForce 9400 GE / GeForce 9400M / GeForce 9400M G / GeForce FX 5200 Ultra / GeForce GT 130 / GeForce GT 750M / GeForce GT 755M / GeForce GT120 / GeForce GTX 480 / GeForce GTX 675MX / GeForce GTX 680MX / GeForce GTX 775M / GeForce GTX 780 / GeForce GTX 780M / GeForce GTX675MX / GEFORCE GTX680 / GeForce GTX680MX / GEFORCE GTX775M / GEFORCE GTX780 / GEFORCE GTX780M / HD GPU / HD2400XT / HD4850 / Intel ® HD Graphics 2000 / IRIS PRO 5200 / k.A. / Media Accelerator 950 / Radeon HD 2600 / Radeon HD 2600 Pro / Radeon HD 5670 / Radeon HD 5750 / Radeon HD 6970M / Radeon HD2600XT / Radeon HD4670 / Radeon HD6750 / Radeon HD6750M / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon HD6970M / Radeon X1600
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:945GM / Unknown / Z68
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Extreme / Core Duo / CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / G5
Processor Brand:IBM / Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:E6600 / E6700 CORE2DUO / E7400 / E8300 / E8400 / I3-2100 / I3-540 / I3-550 / i5-2400 / i5-2400S / I5-2500S / I5-3330S / i5-3470 / I5-3570K / I5-4570 / I5-4570R / I5-4570S / I5-4670 / I5-680 / I5-750 / i7-2600 / I7-2600S / I7-2860QM / I7-3770 / I7-3770K / I7-4770 / I7-4770S / I7-4771 / I7-860 / I7-940 / Not Applicable / P8400 / T2400 / T2500 / T6400 / T7200 / T7300 / T7400 / T7600 / T7700 / T9300 / T9550 / T9800 / X7900
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