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Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)
alaScore 91

504 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 29 expert reviews and 475 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Jun 23, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The size is also mentioned favorably.

size, usability

71% 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, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2012 (MD093, MD094, Z0MP, Z0MQ) 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 are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

price

93% 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, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (December 2012) review

 

For the same $1,299 you could spend on this 21.5-inch Apple iMac, you can buy a 23-inch or even a 27-inch Windows-based all-in-one, and with more robust features.

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 (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch, 2.7GHz, fall 2012

 

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

Editor's Choice!

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

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (Late 2012)

 

Though the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2012) ($1,299 list) is technically Apple's entry-level all-in-one desktop, that price point puts it in more in line with midrange all-in-one desktop PCs (Midrange all-in-ones usually retail for between $899 and...

Speedy Intel Core i5 quad core processor. Discrete graphics. No power Brick. Svelte chassis

No touch-screen option. Entry-level pricing isn't so entry level. No HDMI-in. Magic No user upgradability. No height adjustment

Slimmer and faster, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2012) is the desktop PC to buy if you're looking to avoid the whole touch-screen conundrum. The new iMac upgrades components, looks great, and has the power to do real work in a business or at home.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (2012) - Slimmer, Faster, Better

 

The latest Apple iMac is slimmer and faster than ever thanks to new manufacturing techniques, taking out the optical drive and incorporating Fusion Drive technology. We check out it to see if it's still one of the most desirable AIOs around.

Attractive, slim design ; Good all-round performance ; Better than expected discrete graphics ; Fusion Drive technology ; USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports ; Brilliant display

Expensive ; No optical drive bay ; No user upgradeable components ; Audio subsystem is weak ; Screen tilt limited

So from a functional and versatility aspect, the iMac doesn't fare well for its asking price. If you can look past some of its limitation and asking price, it excels in the design and performance departments so much that the new iMac is hard to resist...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Darrell Etherington (techcrunch.com)

2012 21.5-Inch Apple iMac Review: Slim, Sleek, And Stylish, But Far From Shallow

 

Apple's new redesigned iMac marks a significant departure from a physical design for the company's all-in-one desktop that's been relatively the same, with a few tweaks, since 2007. The new iMac represents a significant visual change, and packs a lot...

Speed and processing power are only one aspect of performance. The iMac also scores high in another respect: audio/visual performance. The new model comes equipped with dual mics, which did indeed seem to help me come across clearer to FaceTime call...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iMac 21.5in (late 2012)

 

The latest iMac comes with some trade offs, but remains one of the best all-round desktop computers on the market

Gorgeous design ; Great looking display ; Good performance

Limited post-sale upgradability ; No optical drive ; BTO upgrades are expensive

As an everyday home computer for most day-to-day tasks, the 21.5in iMac is an excellent choice. The gorgeous design comes with some trade offs, however, including the lack of a built-in optical drive, limited upgradeability of internal components and a...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iMac (preview)

 

Apple turns to Fusion power for its desktop update

Thinner design, better screen ; Update to Ivy Bridge processors ; Fusion Drive tech compromises speed and space

As usual, pricy for an all-in-one ; Questionable upgradability

Apple’s reinvigorated iMac has the expected updates to processing and graphics performance, but the move to a hybrid flash- and traditional-disk hard drive is an interesting one. These class-leading all-in-ones are also predictably pricy.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

iMac 2012

 

Preview: Apple's thinnest iMac yet. Is it the best?

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iMac 21.5in (1.4GHz) review

 

Apple's all-in-one computer has a new, lower entry-point – but does the cheapest version of the iMac still have that Apple magic?

Amazing looks ; Reasonable price ; Nice operating system and extras

Wimpy processor ; Slow hard drive

The iMac is still the best-looking computer money can buy, but this new, more-affordable option cuts a few too many corners

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iMac 21.5in 2012 review

 

Always a crowd pleaser, the new iMac is even skinnier and more design-ier than ever

Makes computing beautiful ; Superb performance

Expensive compared with a PC

Beautiful to look at and beautiful in use, the new iMac is the best desktop in the world

Jan, 2013

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display surface:Gloss
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR4 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family: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 / No

Memory

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

Multimedia

Built-in camera: 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, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude: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: 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

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software: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: 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: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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 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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
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:i5-3335S / i5-3470S
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.6 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3335S / 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
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
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: 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
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: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

Bundled software:Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:Flash / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.89
Height:17.7
Weight:12.5 / 20
Width:20.8