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Apple iMac 21.5-inch, 2017 (MMQA2)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch, 2017 (MMQA2)
alaScore 89

64 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, 2017 (MMQA2). The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch, 2017 (MMQA2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Great Imac


Fast delivery and my daughter was absolutely thrilled with her IMac.

Dec, 2018

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Worth every penny...


I bought this just short of a week ago with a deal that was offered by Very. I have been a long standing apple user for many years and currently own an iPad pro, apple macbook and apple watch. Recently sold my iPhone for an android. However for a while...

Nov, 2018

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Great product, fast service, highly reccomend!


The highest quality product, easy installation. Really enjoy it from the first moment.

Oct, 2018

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My new venture.


After years of using old computers with Windows XP, 7 & 10, I decided to go for a iMac desktop. It is a big difference to what I am used to, but the quality is by far, the best. It is easy to use and has lots of features, some of which I may never need...

Oct, 2018

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Love this Mac


Bought as replacement for our old one, chuffed with it like most things from Apple.

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (

Very good


Bought it for wife and she loved it, arrived very fast and in very good condition

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Excellent machine


I bought this a week ago what a machine I love it it looks great Brilliant picture and sound quality very fast would recommend

Jun, 2018

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great feaures


I bought it just over two weeks so far so good. Very user friendly and all features are easy to locate

Jun, 2018

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Excellent product


Easy to set up, links to other Apple products and neat - just one item on the desk. Generally easy to find your way round it and how to use it. I've had iPad and iPhone for some time and there are, as you'd expect, differences between those and the...

Mar, 2018

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Amazing - user friendly. Highly recommend.


Very happy with the Apple IMac. Super easy to install, intuitive programmes, app friendly. Can be used for personal use or for working from etc. Well designed, and attractive. Great piece of technology.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Silver
Product color:Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display Diagonal:21.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in camera:Y


Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y


Pen included:N


Product type:All-in-One PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


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


Bus type:Opi
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:4
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7360U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:97535
Processor package size:42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra 10.12


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256

Weight & Dimensions