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Apple IMAC MA456

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1968 reviews of Apple IMAC MA456. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, price, 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of Apple IMAC MA456 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Desktops on Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. There are some less positive comments about the reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the size.

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

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Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple IMAC MA456


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1139 user reviews of Apple IMAC MA456 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

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

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) Review


Apple wowed us with the new iMac last year , its incredible design borrowing from aerospace construction methods and the sort of screen lamination only done on smartphones like the iPhone, while inside delivering the sort of power desktop users...

First things first: if you want a computer that's amenable to hardware tinkering, an all-in-one is not the way to go, iMac or otherwise. Apple's gamble was that its users would rather have compactness, power, and premium design, even if it meant...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review


Apple doesn't change things for the sake of change, and that's why we've had to wait a few years for a redesign of the iMac . When a fresh model does arrive, though, it arrives in style: for 2012, the iMac is slimmer than ever, with a crisp new casing...

The new iMac is a beautiful piece of hardware, that's clear to see. Apple's clever construction techniques have enabled a stylish, distinctive all-in-one, but more importantly they've legitimately improved the user-experience, too. The full lamination...

Dec, 2012

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2012)


Viewing Apple's iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) desktop (model MD096LL/A) from the front, it looks at first as if Apple is doing the same thing to the iMac that it did with the Mac mini (Late 2012): updating the internal hardware but leaving the exterior...

Stunningly thin design. Impressive low-glare display. Top-of-the-line processor and graphics card offer best-in-class performance. User serviceable memory slots. Ports include Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Pricey. No upgradability beyond RAM. No height adjustment

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) all-in-one PC is the pinnacle of desktop design and manufacturing. It's not perfect, or cheap, but it's worth every penny.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (spring 2011) review: Apple iMac (spring 2011)


Editors' note (October 23, 2012): The 2011 iMac reviewed here has been replaced by an updated 2012 model that offers an all-new superthin design and improved hardware specs (Ivy Bridge CPU, Thunderbolt port, USB 3.0).

As the most-affordable iMac, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch offers competitive speed, the unique potential of its Thunderbolt port, and Apple's trademark design leadership.

The 21.5-inch iMac isn't the best all-in-one for home entertainment, and its performance competitiveness suffers without an option for more video memory.

Apple's $1,199 iMac doesn't offer the same home entertainment features as Windows-based all-in-ones, but its speed, looks, and the future utility of its Thunderbolt port make it a strong choice for performance-sensitive professionals.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (

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

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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

Expert review by: Jonathan Seff (

Apple iMac Education Configuration


Good features for education market ; Impressive performance ; Attractive price ; Big improvement over eMac in most areas

No SuperDrive option ; No included word processing, spreadsheet, or page layout software ; RAM upgrades require matched pairs

Jul, 2006


Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

Apple iMac (27-Inch, 2012 Version)


We hate fanboys. People who swoon and gush over a company's products are disgusting. Critics who can't write reviews without using words like gorgeous, immaculate, and elegant make us sick.

Superlative 2,560x1,440 display ; Swift performance ; Matchless software ; Available Fusion Drive

Expensive ; No HDMI input ; Awkward rear-facing ports ; No hard drive access ; No height adjustment

Apple again delivers the all-in-one desktop to beat, with brisk performance and a glorious thin-edged, reflection-fighting display as well as Cupertino's classy, admirable software. Perhaps the most pleasant surprise: Avoid the options, and you...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Mike DeAgonia (

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


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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.

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.


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


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


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 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Snow Leopard / Mac OS X Tiger / OS X MAVERICKS
Product Type:AIO


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):7600GT / GEF GT640M / GeForce 7300 GT / GeForce 8800GS / GeForce 9400M / GeForce 9400M G / GeForce FX 5200 Ultra / GeForce GT120 / HD GPU / HD2400XT / HD4850 / IRIS PRO 5200 / k.A. / Media Accelerator 950 / Radeon HD 2600 / Radeon HD 2600 Pro / Radeon HD 5670 / Radeon HD 5750 / Radeon HD2600XT / Radeon HD4670 / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon X1600
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic


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 / G5
Processor Brand:IBM / Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:E6600 / E6700 CORE2DUO / E7400 / E8300 / E8400 / I3-540 / I3-550 / I5-2500S / I5-3330S / I5-680 / I5-750 / I7-860 / I7-940 / Not Applicable / P8400 / T2400 / T2500 / T6400 / T7200 / T7300 / T7400 / T7600 / T7700 / T9300 / T9550 / T9800 / X7900