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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. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The price and design also get good views.

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

Nov, 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 really like the usability. The design also gets good views.

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)

Nov, 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

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y / Yes
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Certificates

Certification:Safari, Mail, iBooks, Mac App Store, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Contacts, Reminders, Preview, Notes, iTunes, Game Center, Time Machine, Photo Booth
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver

Design

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Aluminium, White / Silver / White
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Glass
Wall mountable:No / Yes

Display

3D:N / No / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1080 / 5120 x 2880
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:5K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M395 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0xD22
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1867
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1600
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 4.0 / 4.01
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000 / 0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / No

Other Features

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:10.7 x 6.73 x 0.511 / 3.54 x 5.12 x 1.57 / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, iTunes, Photo Booth, Time Machine, Game Center, Mac App Store / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Preview,\nNotes, Mac App Store / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime,\nMessages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Preview,\nNotes, Mac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand / Mac App Store\nSafari\nMail\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nNotes\nTime Machine\nFaceTime\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center\niTunes\niLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand) / Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook / Safari, Mail, iBooks, Mac App Store, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Contacts, Reminders, Preview, Notes, iTunes, Game Center, Time Machine, Photo Booth
Cables included:AC / Lightning
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Placement supported:Horizontal
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
Composite video in:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
FireWire 800: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N / No / Y

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI2 / FSB / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: 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 / DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing die size:143
Processor:i5-4570R / i5-4570S / U7500
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.2 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9 / 4.2
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR14J / SR18P
Processor codename:Crystal Well / Haswell / Merom
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.06 / 2.1 / 2.5 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.9 / 4
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:22 / 65
Processor model:i5-4570R / i5-4570S / U7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series
Processor socket:BGA1364 / Socket 479 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:71.35
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 65
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29763 / 75044 / 76640
Processor code:SR14J / SR18P
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / OS X Mavericks
Operating System Language:German

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:128
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.6 / 6.89 / 7.99
Height:14.9 / 17.7 / 20.3 / 6.97
Weight:11.5 / 12.5 / 20 / 21
Width:20.8 / 22.4 / 25.6