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Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)

Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)
alaScore 93

2014 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2014 reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability and price.

usability, design, size

86% 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 New Apple iMac 27" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 2.8Ghz Quad Core, Core-i5, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics, Slot-loading Apple 21.5-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - (Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, OS X Mountain Lion)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) 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 reliability are generally positive. The price and design also get good comments.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac Desktop with 24" Display MA878LL/A (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive)Apple iMac MB325LL/A 24-inch Desktop PCApple iMac MB323LL/A 20-inch Desktop PC (2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive)

Jul, 2015

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
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Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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 (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch ( 3.1GHz, 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: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac spring 2011 (2.5GHz, 21.5in)

 

Apple's 27-inch iMacs stand out largely because they offer bigger displays than any other all-in-one. The newly updated 21.5-inch iMac has always had a harder time persuading buyers thanks to the glut of 23-inch Windows-based all-in-ones in the same...

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: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple 21.5-inch Core i5 iMac/2.7GHz (quad-core)

 
May, 2011

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 the $1,999 27-inch...

Excellent display ; Solid performance ; Competitive pricing

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

Is the new iMac just another processor bump, or is it a serious upgrade?

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

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac ( 20-inch, 2.4GHz)

 

We've already shown our affection for Apple's highest-end iMac , but with back-to-school shopping season in full-swing, the time felt right to fill in a gap in our review database by covering the lowest-end, $1,200, 20-inch model. What we find is that...

Industry-leading design; best all-in-one overall for its price; strong digital media performance; broad range of connectivity options; easy-to-use operating system.

Smaller screen than some newer all-in-ones; puny hard drive for its price; disproportionately expensive memory upgrades; lame 90-day phone support.

Apple's smaller-scale iMac remains our favorite all-in-one. And while its looks, its ease of use, and its performance are all selling points, Windows PCs are starting to catch up (at least with the latter). A few components could also stand an update,...

Aug, 2008

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.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:5K / EXTREME HD / Full HD / WQHD

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640M / GEF GT755M / GeForce GT 640M / GeForce GT 755M / GEFORCE GT650M / GeForce GTX 675MX / GeForce GTX 775M / GeForce GTX 780 / GeForce GTX675MX / GEFORCE GTX775M / GEFORCE GTX780 / GEFORCE GTX780M / Radeon HD 6970 / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon HD6970M / Radeon R9 M290X
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown / Z68 / Z77
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2310 / i5-2400 / I5-2500S / I5-3330S / i5-3470 / i5-3470T / I5-4570 / I5-4670 / I5-4690 / i7-2600 / i7-2600K / I7-2600S / i7-3770S / I7-4771
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