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Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4142 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 2.7GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 5400rpm, IntApple iMac 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 2.7GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 5400rpm, Int

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2013 (ME086, ME087, Z0PE) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The design also gets good comments.

design, usability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac ME086LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple iMac ME086LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2014) review

 

Few desktop PCs cause much excitement anymore, outside of a handful of bulky systems for gaming enthusiasts or small home theater set-top boxes. Beyond that, we mostly see all-in-one desktops with PC components packed behind a large screen. Apple's...

The new entry level 21.5-inch Apple iMac is now only $100 more than the (already discounted) 13-inch Macbook Air. The display, design, and build quality remain top-notch, and it includes high-end features such as Thunderbolt, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and...

This lower-cost model has a small hard drive and laptop-like CPU and graphics performance compared to the more-expensive iMac configurations. It lacks even basic user upgradability.

While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013) Review: Iris Pro Driving an Accurate Display

 

I have a confession to make. For the past year I've been using a 27-inch iMac as my primary workstation. I always said that if I had a less mobile lifestyle the iMac is probably the machine I'd end up with (that was prior to the announcement of the new...

Thermals aren’t a concern with the base 21.5-inch iMac. The Core i5-4570R had no issues turbo-ing up to 3.0/3.1GHz on a regular basis, and the system fan never ramped up beyond 1400RPM during my testing. Overall the new 21.5-inch iMac is a very...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

21-inch Apple iMac review

 

Apple's popular desktop gets a late 2013 refresh

Haswell processors ; 802.11ac ; Beautiful slimline design ; Nvidia 7 Series graphics (2.9GHz version only) ; Gorgeous screen

No discrete graphics on cheaper model ; No optical drive ; Can't upgrade memory after purchase ; More expensive than last year ; No Hyper Threading

Less than a year after the chassis overhaul that gave the iMac its new slimline bodywork, Apple's innovative desktop computer enjoys another revision.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iMac MC812B/A (2011)

 

Do new Sandy Bridge internals and the addition of Thunderbolt make Apple's new iMacs the best all-in-one PCs money can buy?

Stylish, sleek design, Excellent build quality, Vibrant IPS screen, Slick, reliable OS, Thunderbolt connectivity

No Blu-ray, Expensive, No height adjustment, No USB 3.0

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5in (2012) review

 

Apple's latest AiO features its Fusion drive, an 5mm-thin design and Intel Ivy Bridge power. Is it still the dream machine for power users or has it fallen behind the likes of the HP Z1?

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Desktop PCs (desktoppcs.org.uk)

Apple iMac MC309 Review

 

When an Apple product is launched in the market, it is hard for anyone to not be lured about it. Being the largest manufacturer of computers in the world, Apple speaks of elegant design, great performance and classy looks. It's been more than a decade...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (macworld.com.au)

Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2013)

 

Faster, more efficient processor; available PCIe-connected Flash storage; faster 802.11AC WiFi networking

Integrated graphics; 5400 rpm hard drive; no optical drive

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Consumer review by: TK1234 (bestbuy.com)

Perfect...

 

Just what i needed. works well. Used primarily for word processing and podcasting. Also, used for audio and video editing. Works great.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: MOLV (bestbuy.com)

Love this desktop

 

I love everything about apple and apple products. This was the last one that completed my iPad, iPhone and MacBook.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Tash (bestbuy.com)

iMac versatility

 

My family first iMac and I must say its so easy to use and navigate that even my two year old can use it.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Detachable display: No
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:5K Ultra HD / Full HD
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat

Energy Management

Autonomy mode: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 512
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID: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: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

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) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:75044 / 76640 / I5-4570R / I5-4570S / U7500
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C

Software

Operating System Language:German

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1