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

Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011)
alaScore 92

2236 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2236 reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011). 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. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 780 user reviews of Apple iMac MC812 / MC813 / MC814 / MC309 (Mid 2011) 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 really like the size and reliability. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

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

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Oct, 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

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) 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: James Galbraith (

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

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 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 (

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 (

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: 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

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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

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 / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


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


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


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 6750M / Radeon HD 6970 / Radeon HD6750 / Radeon HD6750M / Radeon HD6770M / Radeon HD6970M / Radeon R9 M290X
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


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