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Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 776 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good opinions, but opinions are divided on the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 21.5-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - (Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.7GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, OS X Mountain Lion)Apple 21.5-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - (Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.7GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, OS X Mountain Lion)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS) 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MD093LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MD093LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iMac MD096

 

Yes, for better or for worse, those other PCs have Windows 8. They also have touch screens and optical drives, features that Apple has deemed inessential for a desktop. You might agree with Apple. You might also accept Apple's hallmark design...

Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking Apple iMac .

Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.

The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Apple iMac review (2012)

 

Better, faster, stronger. The new iMac claims to be better in all the ways you'd expect a refreshed product to be better: it steps up to Ivy Bridge,

Stunning, low-glare display ; Fast performance ; Slim design ; Robust audio

No optical drive

The iMac remains the best all-in-one on the market, with a gorgeous, low-glare display, fast speeds, strong audio and robust graphics performance.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple iMac and Mac mini review (late 2012)

 

As soon as it was unveiled on stage in October, I started looking forward to getting the new iMac in for review. See, my main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I mostly love. But sometimes I...

Gorgeous display ; Slim, light design ; Powerful performance

No optical drive ; Speakers are worse than previous model

Still the best all-in-one device out there, but the door is open for Windows 8

Nov, 2012

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012)

 

There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While the 21.5-inch model we've recently played with suggested itself as a kitchen computer, to be shared...

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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Apple iMac (late 2012)

 

Say hello to the new look iMac, half desktop computer, half....iPad? That's right: the skinned down all in one machine is just as thick as the original iPad on the sides, but it still packs in more bleeding edge kit than ever before. Coming in 27 and...

The new Apple iMac is even more powerful, and even more beautiful: if you’re after an all in one it really is the best money can buy. Of course, the only thing to consider is if you really need an all-in-one. These days, tablets and laptops are...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Apple iMac MD093LL/A 21.5" All-in-One Computer

 

good

Consumer review by: sarmad200... (ciao.co.uk)

apple imac i think very informative and exelent technology

 

apple imac is the best technology for new generation and future generation also its exlent super fast advance and diffrent product and every one is searching in the market i think thats the matter i love this technology and i will purchase it and bring...

The pixel thickness is high to the point that you won't recognize a lone one while using iMac . Sub

i dont think that any disadvantage of this product every product has some negeative things

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Neuhao (ciao.co.uk)

Fast, Great design, and Super easy to work with!

 

This computer is honestly, one of the best that I have ever had. When I saw it for the first time, I was like: "Wow!" -- I had to buy it. But then I looked at the price, and I thought it was a little bit too much. But, after hearing so many good...

Easy, Fast, and Reliable

Bad microphone when screen - recording

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: triston50... (ciao.co.uk)

Macy

 

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camera

games

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: tcb199312... (ciao.co.uk)

Apple's prestige comes with a price tag

 

Macs are slowly muscling in to become the standard computer of the modern day. This mac, like all modern models, has a distinct style to it's operating system that is incomparably more intuitive and easy to use than a windows system (having used mainly...

Thin, Style inside and out, Efficient, Intuitive

Price

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:14

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Silver / White
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass
Wall mountable: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 / No

Memory

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

Multimedia

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

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
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, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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 - 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
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 interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Display:IPS
Display included: Yes
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Material:Aluminium, Glass
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software: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
Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

64-bit computing:No / Yes
Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:6 / 8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
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
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-3470S
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.6 / 3.9
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3470S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:68315
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C

Software

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

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.689 / 3.11 / 6.89 / 7.99
Height:1.77 / 17.6 / 17.7 / 20.3
Weight:12.5 / 19.2 / 20 / 21 / 33.7
Width:2.08 / 20.8 / 25.6