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Apple IMAC MA456

Apple IMAC MA456
alaScore 90

150 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 150 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple IMAC MA456

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple IMAC MA456 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Apple 27" iMac 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 4GB RAM, 2TB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 5750, SuperDrive, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse (Z0JP

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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

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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

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

 

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

TOP TEN REVIEWS - EXELLENCE

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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.

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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...

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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...

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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Apple iMac (mid 2011, 27in)

 

The Apple iMac has received some power and performance upgrades since its last model in mid-2010. It's now got a second generation Intel Core i5 quad-...

Sandy Bridge means big performance increases from last year’s Macs ; You can now order a Magic Trackpad for free

Only incremental upgrades since the last iMac model ; There's still no Thunderbolt gear

Apple's new iMac is more powerful than the old model. That's about it -- nothing magical or revolutionary has been added to the all-in-one Mac desktop. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since we think it's one of the best all-in-one PCs on the market...

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Apple iMac 27-inch 2011 review

 

One key selling-point about the iMac was that it offered enough power to be a premium home computer but wasn't so overpriced that it encroached on the territory of the Mac Pro, has this divide now gone?

This top-of-the-range 27-inch iMac with a 3.4GHz Core i7 processor is an amazing machine, but far from cheap at over £1800. Those with high-end needs might well consider it worth the money, but with the sub-£1000 entry-level model in the 2011 refresh...

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Apple iMac 27-inch SSD

 

The most powerful iMac ever

Powerful Hyper Threading CPU ; Great new AMD graphics ; Excellent 27-inch screen ; Twin Thunderbolt ports ; Most powerful iMac ever

Same old optical drive ; No antiglare screen option ; Additional memory very expensive ; Currently few Thunderbolt peripherals available ; Cheaper iMac might prove good enough

The FaceTime camera has been upgraded to HD, and the SD card reader now supports the SDXC format. Next Page: Apple iMac 27-inch 2011: Specifications

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Stuff magazine

 

It's skinny, hewn from aluminium and looks like a desktop iPhone. But does the latest iMac offer more than meets the eye?

It may not be revolutionary, but the new iMac has breathed new life into the best line of all-in-one computers on earth

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
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Unknown / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 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

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):7600GT / GeForce 7300 GT / GeForce 8800GS / GeForce 9400 GE / GeForce 9400M / GeForce 9400M G / GeForce FX 5200 Ultra / GeForce GT120 / HD2400XT / HD4850 / k.A. / Media Accelerator 950 / Radeon HD 2600 / Radeon HD 2600 Pro / Radeon HD 5670 / Radeon HD 5750 / 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 ®
Processor Number:E6700 CORE2DUO / E8400 / I3-2100 / I3-540 / I3-550 / i5-2400 / i5-2400S / I5-2500S / I5-680 / I5-750 / i7-2600 / I7-2600S / I7-860 / I7-940 / Not Applicable / P8400 / T2400 / T2500 / T6400 / T7200 / T7300 / T7400 / T7600 / T7700 / T9300 / T9550 / T9800 / X7900
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