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Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022)
alaScore 92

161 reviews

Nov, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Mid 2014 (MF883, MG022) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size.

usability, design, price, reliability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Konrad Krawczyk (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (2014) review

 

Apple's reduced-price iMac is a fine system for students and families whose computing needs are light and who prioritize style over performance.

Apple has always demanded a premium for its hardware, and even after a $200 price drop, that hasn’t changed. Any number of cheaper Windows machines will outperform Apple’s equivalent. For instance, the offers a larger 23.8-inch 1080p screen, an Intel...

Jul, 2014

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

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (2014)

 

Apple's entry-level 21.5-inch Mac is a solid, basic OS X-equipped all-in-one. It's priced like a midrange desktop, however, and the competition is tough at that level.

Least expensive iMac. Same display and chassis as higher-end Mac desktop models. Two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports. Thin construction and design.

Configuration options limited to storage. System effectively sealed. RAM is not upgradeable. Target display mode only supports Thunderbolt.

The entry-level Apple iMac 21.5-inch is a good starting point for the budding Apple fan or a person who wants a desktop base station for their iOS devices. It's easy to set up, powerful enough for basic tasks plus a bit more, and comes with an...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Price cut for the 21-inch iMac makes it a mainstream machine

 

A new, mostly frills-free configuration brings the price of this all-in-one down, but requires performance concessions.

The new entry level 21.5-inch Apple iMac is now only $100 more than the (already discounted) 13-inch Macbook Air. The display, design, and build quality remain top-notch, and it includes high-end features such as Thunderbolt, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and...

This lower-cost model has a small hard drive and laptop-like CPU and graphics performance compared to the more-expensive iMac configurations. It lacks even basic user upgradability.

While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Cheap Apple iMac 21.5-inch

 

Entry level Apple iMac 21.5-inch : Apple introduced a new 21.5-inch iMac starting at just £899 making the world's leading all-in-one desktop even more affordable. Featuring a stunning ultra-thin design, brilliant display, Core i5 processors and the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Apple iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz)

 

With the same elegant design as its 20-inch, 2.4GHz sibling, the 24-inch, 2.8GHz iMac offers 30 percent more screen area and a modest performance boost. The iMac competes with the PC desktop market now better than perhaps any previous Mac to date, but...

Industry-leading design, Big, beautiful display, Excellent application performance

Higher-end model features same midrange graphics card of lower-end models, Free phone support ends after 90 days, Might want to hold off until Leopard is released to save yourself the cost of an OS upgrade

May, 2008

Expert review by : Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review - Pocket-lint

 

In June Apple announced a new version of its super slim iMac that is lower specced than the ones already on the market, but similarly offered at a lower

Jul, 2014

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

Apple 21.5-inch iMac (Mid-2014) reviews

 

Apple sells three versions of its 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop iMac, differentiated by processor speed, hard drive capacity and graphics card. Here we speed test the Mid-2014 iMacs and look at which is best for you.

The 21.5-inch iMac is a beautiful all-in-one desktop Mac, starting at a reasonable £899. For that price you get a Mac that is fine for everyday tasks but a little slow for more labour-intensive jobs like editing photos and videos, but it’s still...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Price cut for the 21-inch iMac makes it a mainstream machine

 

Few desktop PCs cause much excitement anymore, outside of a handful of bulky systems for gaming enthusiasts or small home theater set-top boxes. Beyond that, we mostly see all-in-one desktops with PC components packed behind a large screen. Apple's...

The new entry level 21.5-inch Apple iMac is now only $100 more than the (already discounted) 13-inch Macbook Air. The display, design, and build quality remain top-notch, and it includes high-end features such as Thunderbolt, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and...

This lower-cost model has a small hard drive and laptop-like CPU and graphics performance compared to the more-expensive iMac configurations. It lacks even basic user upgradability

While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (macworld.co.uk)

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014) with Fusion Drive review

 

This summer's new iMac is the most affordable ever made at just £899. But what do you get for that money, and is there any benefit upgrading to the £1,099 version with its clever Fusion Drive?

New low price ; Same great design and build

899 model with HDD feels and performs slowly ; True price of comfortable usability is £1099

The new 21.5-inch budget Apple iMac is every bit as good in its quality of design and standard of build as the more expensive quad-core iMac range. To reach the lower price, economies are made primarily in the processor and storage configurations. And...

Aug, 2014

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