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Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309)

Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309)
alaScore 91

929 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 929 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. 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 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch mid 2011 (MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309) 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. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MC813LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MC813LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

Sep, 2016

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...

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: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Apple iMac (spring 2011) review

 

The heaviest of heavyweights in the all-in-one field has seen another update, another batch of new internals to liven up the aging (but still classy)

Excellent design ; Plenty of performance ; Thunderbolt capability

Expensive ; SD slot still close to optical drive ; Still no Blu-ray option

May, 2011

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch review: Apple iMac (27-inch

 

If we could, we'd take points away from this iMac simply because by giving it a 27-inch display Apple threatens our livelihood. You don't need our input to simply walk past the 27-inch iMac on a store shelf and recognize that it's the largest...

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: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch

 

However, it is also a well-built and stunning-looking powerhouse that can handle everything short of high-end gaming at maximum settings. If an Apple system is not a must, for a little less the very well-regarded Dell XPS 27 Touch (Est. $1,600 and up)...

Stunning design, Good performance, Gorgeous, low-glare screen

No optical drive, Limited user upgrades, No height adjustment

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: 27-inch Core i5 iMac (with Core i7 option)

 

The wait is over: The 27-inch Core i5 (and Core i7) iMacs have arrived. We've tested the new quad core iMacs, and it was worth the wait.

The Core i5 features a technology Intel calls Turbo Boost. If an application isn’t using every available core, the cores that are idle shut off, and the active cores speed up. According to Apple, this allows the processor to run up to 20 percent faster...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

Apple iMac 27-inch (3.1GHz, Spring 2011) – Expensive but great performer

 

An already excellent all-in-one computer has been improved upon. Apple has some options from this computer if you want better performance. The RAM can be upgraded up to 16 GB and there is larger platter hard drive options too. You can also put in a...

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple iMac (mid 2011, 27in)

 

Apple iMac 2011 review: Apple's new iMac is also its best, with plenty of power

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

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jamshed Avari (tech.firstpost.com)

iMac - 27-inch

 

Apple's latest iMac is a sight to behold. It's the largest all-in-one PC we've ever seen—in fact with a 27-inch screen, it's probably the first time anyone's ever made one this size. Whether or not this is excessive for a home PC will depend on your...

This is all quite a hassle considering Boot Camp has worked so smoothly on most other Apple machines in the past. A few instructions or warnings would have at least prepared us for the surprise and ordeal. The new iMac is definitely not ready for...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 27-inch iMac

 

The latest version of this 27in all-in-one is powerful and stylish but it's no longer without rivals

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

No computer on earth makes it as easy to work with digital photos, movies, music and the web as iMac. And now it all happens with blazing speed - powered by the revolutionary Intel Core Duo. With two processors built onto a single chip, this new Intel engine kicks iMac performance up to a whole new level. Coupled with the new ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor and the world's most advanced operating system, Mac OS X, iMac will run all your software, fast.

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble

Display

Detachable display: No
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:5K Ultra HD / Full HD / Not supported / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS / PLS
Screen shape:Flat

Energy Management

Autonomy mode:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2 / 2048 / 256 / 3072 / 4 / 4096 / 512
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152 / 0x412

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Lynnfield / Merom / Wolfdale
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series / Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 65 / 73 / 77 / 84 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:29763 / 41495 / 48496 / 48504 / 48505 / 52207 / 52208 / 52211 / 52213
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011D / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:128
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Number of storage drives installed:1