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Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2013) (ME088 / ME089)

Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2013) (ME088 / ME089)
alaScore 98

510 reviews

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 510 reviews of Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2013) (ME088 / ME089). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2013) (ME088 / ME089) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2013) (ME088 / ME089)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2013) (ME088 / ME089) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac ME088LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple iMac ME089LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Apple iMac review (2013)

 

This is an "s" year for Apple, and no, we're not just talking about the iPhone. In addition to announcing the iPhone 5s, the company refreshed its

Stunning, low-glare display ; Improved graphics performance, disk speeds ; Attractive design ; Robust audio

No optical drive

The iMac remains our favorite all-in-one desktop, and returns this year with beefier graphics, faster WiFi and brisker disk speeds.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Intel Core i5-4670)

 

Though it's mainly a speed bump, the inclusion of the latest 4th-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M Kepler graphics bump the Apple iMac 27-inch (Intel Core i5-4670) back to the top spot on our high-end all-in-one...

Fusion Drive is SSD+HDD, but smart. 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. Can work as a...

No Touch Screen. SD card slot in back. No internal upgradability beyond RAM. No height adjustment. Requires adapter for HDMI

Though it's mainly a speed bump, the inclusion of the latest 4th-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M Kepler graphics made a world of difference for the Apple iMac 27-inch (Intel Core i5-4670) ($2,199 as tested). The...

Sep, 2013
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Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 2013

 

It's telling that the latest set of updates to Apple's iMac all-in-one desktop were not announced at one of the company's regular stage shows. Instead, the new iMac slipped quietly into Apple's Web site, the news announced via an understated press...

With the addition of Intel's Haswell chips, plus 802.11ac wireless, faster SSD hard drives, and new Nvidia GPUs, the latest Apple iMac is a thoroughly up-to-date desktop.

Other big-screen all-in-one systems have handy extras missing here, such as touch screens and HDMI inputs.

Anyone who bought last year's redesigned iMac doesn't need to upgrade, but for owners of older models or anyone looking to switch, the latest 27-inch Apple iMac offers a wide-ranging set of internal upgrades.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M)

 

With a memory bump, the Apple iMac 27-inch (Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M) shows that it is still capable of running with the big dogs. It's the highest performance Mac we've seen, for now.

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 internal upgradability. No HDMI-in or out without an adapter. No height adjustment. Needs external Thunderbolt drive for more storage

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M) ($3,099 direct) desktop is a powerhouse system for those who need high-octane performance. It can be upgraded to 32GB of memory and a high-end third-generation Intel Core i7 processor. When combined with...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i7)

 

Huge display. Quad-core CPU with TurboBoost. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. Mini DisplayPort input. Better screen resolution than a 1080p HDTV. EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 certified

Card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI input. No Blu-ray option. No numeric keypad on wireless keyboard

Apple drops a Nehalem-based Core i7 processor in their class-leading iMac 27-inch. It has a fairly hefty price tag, but backs it up with stellar performance and the high-quality design we've come to expect from the fruit company in Cupertino. The iMac...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple 21-inch iMac, late 2013 review

 

Apple's popular desktop gets a minor refresh

Haswell processors ; Wireless ac ; 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

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review

 

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

Not very portable

While we had reservations about the 21.5-inch in the workplace, the 27-inch model offers enough beef to dispel those fears. It's a big, powerful, and thoroughly enjoyable machine to use and one with which you won't be disappointed. Obviously there is...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27in (Late 2013) review

 

The latest version of this 27in all-in-one is powerful and stylish but it's no longer without rivals

While Apple and the iMac have for a long time dominated the all-in-one PC market, we've seen an increasing number of powerful Windows PCs. At just over £1,900, this 27in PC is powerful and very capable, but it's almost more expensive than a similarly...

Nov, 2013

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Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013) review

 

The outer shell may have stayed the same, but Apple's new entry level iMac reaps the benefits of this Haswell update

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Apple iMac 27in (2012)

 

Is the latest large iMac as special as its slim sides would suggest?

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution: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 / OS X MAVERICKS / OS X YOSEMITE
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT755M / GeForce GT 755M / GeForce GTX 775M / GeForce GTX 780 / GeForce GTX 780M / GEFORCE GTX775M / GEFORCE GTX780 / GEFORCE GTX780M / HD GRAPHICS 4600
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard / OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H55 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4570 / I5-4570S / I5-4670 / I7-3770 / I7-4770K / I7-4771
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