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Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, Z0PF, Z0QF)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1735 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, Z0PF, Z0QF). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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 appreciated.

usability, design, price, 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, Z0PF, Z0QF) 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 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, Z0PF, Z0QF)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, Z0PF, Z0QF) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The size is also appreciated.

size, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.4GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.4GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, Z0PF, Z0QF)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, Z0PF, Z0QF) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

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 ME088LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Dec, 2017

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

Editor's Choice

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

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

 

The inclusion of the latest 4th-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M Kepler graphics propel the Apple iMac 27-inch (Intel Core i5-4670) back to the top spot among high-end all-in-one desktops.

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.

Like other Macs, the iMac comes preloaded with iPhoto, iTunes, Mail, etc. The iMac has a one-year warranty. One future-proofing plus is that the iMac can work as a monitor for a future Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. Using one of the two Thunderbolt ports,...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 2013

 

That's because the updates are internal, putting new hardware inside an iMac body that received a major makeover in 2012. From the outside, this is the same slim screen sitting on top of an aluminum stand and minimalist base. The design was...

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: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch, September 2013) review

 

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)

 

If you're in the market for a high-end Mac right now, the Apple iMac 27-inch (Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M) is a powerhouse system.

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) certainly makes a case for itself, you'll certainly get better performance when you max out the memory and use Flash Storage. If you're a Mac maven who already has external Thunderbolt storage, this is a...

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

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

27-inch Apple iMac review

 

Apple's large-screen all-in-one desktop Mac gets some welcome late 2013 improvements

Haswell processors ; 802.11ac ; Beautiful slimline design ; Nvidia 7 Series graphics ; Good custom build options

No optical drive ; Limited upgrade options ; £50 or £100 more expensive than last year ; No Hyper Threading on standard processors ; Didn't get a Retina screen option

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

 

With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

Fast, beautifully designed, graphics power, Fusion Drive is great, thin design and small footprint for a 27-in screen

Not really upgradable, screen could be higher res, can be fiddly to use slots around the back

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of £1,599. Our review unit would cost an impressive £2,229 thanks to its 3.5 GHz...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Simon Jary (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple 27-inch iMac (Late-2013) reviews

 

Apple sells two versions of its 27-inch all-in-one desktop iMac, differentiated only by processor speed and graphics card. Here we speed test the late-2013 iMacs and look at which is best for you.

The 27-inch iMac is a beautiful all-in-one desktop Mac, starting at £1,449 and rising to a potential £2,199 for the Ultimate souped-up model. The screen is really something else and if you can afford it then go the extra mile above the...

Dec, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified:No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No / Y / Yes
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display Diagonal:27
Display Resolution:2560 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:No / 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
CUDA cores:1536
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
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:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 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

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 4.0
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,10000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:No / 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 802.11b, 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):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / No

Other Features

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y / Yes
Bundled software:10.7 x 6.73 x 0.511 / 4 GB / 16 GB / Beach, Fireworks, Museum, Party (indoor), Portrait, Sports, Sunset / 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\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / 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
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mounting brackets included: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included:No / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card:No / Yes

Performance

Placement supported:Horizontal
Product type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
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 800: No
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
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 ports quantity:2
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 / Yes

Processor

64-bit computing:No / Yes
Bus type: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 / 1333,1666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing die size:143
Processor:i5-4570 / i5-4670 / i7-4771 / U7500
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR14D / SR14E
Processor codename:Haswell / Merom
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.06 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:22 / 65
Processor model:i5-4570 / i5-4670 / i7-4771 / U7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket 479 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
Tcase:72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 84
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: 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 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: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):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / 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 / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29763 / 75043 / 75047 / 77656
Processor code:SR14D / SR14E
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 2013D

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / OS X Mavericks

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 3000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:128
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
Storage media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / HDD+Hybrid-HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 256 / 3000 / 3128 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.11 / 6.89 / 7.99
Depth (without stand):3.11
Height:17.6 / 17.7 / 20.3
Weight:12.5 / 19.2 / 21 / 33.7
Width:20 / 20.8 / 22 / 25.6