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Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507)

Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507)
alaScore 87

325 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 325 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507) 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.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac 27 - inch Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2.66GHz, 2X2GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 4850-512MB-GBR)Apple iMac 27 - inch Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2.66GHz, 2X2GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, 4850-512MB-GBR)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2009 (MB952, MB953, MC507) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MB952LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)Apple iMac MB952LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Danny Allen, PC World, and James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch/Core i7) All-in-One PC Desktop Review

 

Simply the fastest all-in-one PC we've seen ; Beautiful big 27-inch display

Lacks extras: Multi-touch, Blu-ray, TV tuner, etc ; Pricey

Fastest all-in-one PC we've seen runs Windows and OS X, and has a huge screen…but lacks extras like mulit-touch, Blu-ray, and a TV tuner.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Apple 27-Inch iMac

 

With a stupid-large, superbright display and a blazingly fast quad-core processor, the 27-inch iMac is an envy-inspiring desktop all-in-one computer.

Did we mention the screen? Sexpot good looks. Core i7 processor is fast enough for the autobahn, and quad-core technology means you get support for next year’s apps today

All-glass front enclosure throws off enough glare to give you a tan. Screen is too big for anyone under 6-foot-2, unless they’re sitting on a phone book. Speakers have too much low-end. You’re better off hooking up some sleek Harman Kardons or, better...

Nov, 2009

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo)

 

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo) grows a few inches wider and gains a Mini DisplayPort, but does it offer enough to compete with the new Windows 7 multitouch systems?

Continues design dominance. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. Mini DisplayPort input. Better screen resolution than a 1080p HDTV. EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0.

Card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI input. No Blu-ray option. ; Watch our Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo) video review!

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Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Apple's 27-inch iMac review

 

It's the biggest all-in-one Apple have ever offered, not to mention the fastest and most media-centric, and it's pretty much guaranteed to hypnotize anybody

Oct, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch)

 

Aggressive moves on style, performance, and price help Apple's flagship all-in-one top its competition—and there's simply no ignoring that jaw-dropping display.

Stark, beautiful design; innovative peripherals; impressive performance; amazing LCD with best-in-class resolution

Lacks Blu-ray drive, HDMI port; mouse features take getting used to; mini-DisplayPort adapter, remote cost extra

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 27-inch 3.06GHz iMac review

 

The 27in screen has a huge 2,560x1,440 pixels. This is roughly equivalent to four 13.3in MacBook displays stuck together. The screen has a glass finish that reflects light from overhead sources, causing distracting glare. It's very bright, though -...

Apple's latest iMac is desirable, but it's neither an entertainment all-rounder nor a true powerhouse.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Apple iMac 27-inch unboxing

 

Apple's new giant iMac is in the house, and we've unpacked it and poked around a little.

Oct, 2009

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Roman Loyola, (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac review (21.5-inch, 27-inch)

 

The new Apple iMac design lends itself more towards use as central part of a home entertainment centre, as well as boasting top-end performance. [Updated with Quad-Core i5 and i7 speed tests, November 20, 2009]

Apple's flagship iMac comes in a variety of flavours and two sizes, with the £1,349 model we've been using being the sweet spot. It offers the most value for the price and could spur desktop sales. In recent years, more and more Mac buyers have opted...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27-inch (autumn 2009 model)

 

Put one of Apple's new 27-inch Core i7 iMacs on your desk, and you run the risk of alienating yourself from your friends, co-workers and loved ones. Sure, the sheer speed of the thing is amazing -- the new Core i7 processor is outrageously fast -- but...

Did we mention the screen? Sexpot good looks. Core i7 processor is ludicrously fast, and quad-core technology means you get support for next year's apps today

All-glass front enclosure is highly reflective. Screen is too big for anyone under six feet tall, unless they're sitting on a phone book. Speakers are heavy on the low-end

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Brown (zdnet.com.au)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz)

 

Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the deal.

Largest display among all-in-ones, Fast dual-core CPU makes up for lack of quad-core (mostly), Finally has an SD card slot, Wireless mouse and keyboard, Mini DisplayPort input ripe with possibility

Most Windows all-in-ones in the price range have Blu-ray, Touch-sensitive mouse gestures not as responsive as we'd like, Apple's expensive customer service policy

Apple's new 27-inch iMac will charm plenty of you with its screen size alone. Fortunately that won't lead you astray. Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star 5.0

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:320 / 375
Display Diagonal:24 / 27
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):241 / 365

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4670 / AMD Radeon HD 4850
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4

Multimedia

Built-in camera:No / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Operational Conditions

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 temperature (T-T):-20 - 47 / -40 - 47 / -40 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 47 / -40 - 47 / -40 - 85

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio Input:1 / Y
Audio output channels:2.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T / 10/100/1000Base-T / 10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000BaseT(X) / 1000Base-T
CD read speed:24 / 8
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:16 / 24
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible operating systems:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:TFT
Display included: Yes
Double Layer DVD write speed:4
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:6
DVD write speed:8
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk number of heads:1 / 2
I/O ports:1 x Mini DisplayPort
Keyboard type:Apple Wireless
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:256 / 512
Media types supported:DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
Networking features:10/100/1000Base-T / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Platform:Mac
Power availability:365
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC / 100-240V / 100-240V AC / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply:241 / 365
Power supply type:100 - 240 V AC / 100-240 V AC / AC
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Speakers:2 / 2 x 17 W / 2 x 17W / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA
Video card resolution:2560 x 1600
Video in:1
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11n / AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi (802.11n)

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) / iLife ’09
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N
Power consumption (typical):241 / 365

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228
Processing die size:82
Processor:E7600
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Wolfdale
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7 / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 3.06 / 3.33
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E7600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Tcase:74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
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: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:41495
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.6 / 7.44 / 8.15
Height:17.8 / 20.4 / 8.15
Weight:20.5 / 30.4
Width:20.4 / 20.8 / 25.6