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Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)

Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)
alaScore 92

1079 reviews

Apr, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1079 reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (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. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas views about the reliability and price are mixed.

usability, design, size

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812/813/814/309 (Mid 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability. The design is also appreciated.

price, design, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple 21.5" iMac Intel Core i5 3.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 5670, SuperDrive, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse (Z0JM-5670-4-1Apple Mac Pro A1186 MA356LL/A "Quad Core" 2x Dual Core Intel Xeon@2.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Super Drive, OSX 10.5 Leopard, NVIDIA GeForce 73APPLE IMAC ALL IN ONE 27-INCH - 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB Serial ATA Drive, 27-inch (viewable) LED-backlit gloss

Apr, 2015

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

Editor's Choice!

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 (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 (

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

May, 2011


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: Jonathan Rougeot (

Apple iMac (21.5-Inch, 2011 Version)


Still, we can't help but feel respect for, rather than jealousy of, this AIO computer. This time around, the iMac proves itself the prom king of AIOs, with stronger CPU and graphics power, along with the new Thunderbolt port that promises high-speed...

Excellent performance ; Gorgeous, minimalist design ; Superior LCD

No Blu-ray drive or HDMI port ; Peripherals will require learning curve for Mac newbies

With serious speed improvements and the promising new Thunderbolt port, the 2011 iMac keeps an iron grip on its position as today's leading all-in-one PC.

May, 2011

Expert review by: James Galbraith (

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: Stuart Miles (

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review


There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While the 21.5-inch model we've recently played with suggested itself as a kitchen computer, to be shared...

Big screen, thin design, fast, looks good, Fusion drive

Not very portable

It's big, it's powerful, it gets the job done

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (

Apple iMac 21.5-inch-2011 review


Apple's popular all-in-one computer gets a very significant performance boost.

We’ve a few relatively minor complaints about the new iMac. Mac Pros aside, the Mac range seems to have been stuck with an 8x SuperDrive for years. We’re never going to get a Blu-ray drive, but it’s time for something faster all the same. There are...

Nov, 2011


Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

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

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.


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution: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
Product Type:AIO


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640M / GeForce GT 640M / GEFORCE GT650M / Radeon HD 6970 / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon HD6970M
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU


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 / i5-3470T / i7-2600 / i7-2600K / I7-2600S / i7-3770S