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Apple iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2x2GB/1TB/SuperDrive (MB420X/A)

Apple iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2x2GB/1TB/SuperDrive (MB420X/A)
alaScore 84

24 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Apple iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2x2GB/1TB/SuperDrive (MB420X/A). 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 design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2x2GB/1TB/SuperDrive (MB420X/A) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2x2GB/1TB/SuperDrive (MB420X/A)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Apple iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2x2GB/1TB/SuperDrive (MB420X/A) 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. Reviewers really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

price, usability

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac 24 inch 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 DuoApple iMac 24 inch 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Roman Loyola, Macworld, and Danny Allen (pcworld.com)

Apple iMac (24-inch, 3.06GHz) Desktop Review

 

Fastest all-in-one PC we've tested

No Blu-ray drive or media card reader ; No touchscreen

Top-performing all-in-one runs Windows and OS X, but lacks extras such as a touchscreen, Blu-ray drive, and a card reader.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple iMac ( 24-inch, 2.8GHz)

 

By now, Apple's iMac design should look familiar. The 20-inch model is a scaled-down but otherwise identical copy of the higher-end, 24-inch iMac we reviewed a few months ago. Both use the revamped brushed silver and glossy black chassis that Apple...

Industry-leading design; best all-in-one overall for its price; strong digital media performance; broad range of connectivity options; easy-to-use operating system.

Smaller screen than some newer all-in-ones; puny hard drive for its price; disproportionately expensive memory upgrades; lame 90-day phone support.

Apple's smaller-scale iMac remains our favorite all-in-one. And while its looks, its ease of use, and its performance are all selling points, Windows PCs are starting to catch up (at least with the latter). A few components could also stand an update,...

Aug, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Matthew Elliot (cnet.com.au)

Apple iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz) Review - PCs

 

apple imac (24-inch, 2.8ghz) review: A slight bump to the specifications for the same price, the option to upgrade the graphics means the 24-inch iMac keeps the Editors' Choice it earned last year.

A minor specification update results in some significant performance gains, Graphics upgrade an option on this 24-inch model, Sleek, polished design didn't receive an update, but we won't start clamoring for a new design until the current one is at...

Free phone support runs out after 90 days

A slight bump to the specifications for the same price, in addition to a much appreciated option to upgrade the graphics means the 24-inch iMac keeps the Editors' Choice it earned last year when the brushed-aluminium-and-glass design was first introduced.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Elliot (zdnet.com.au)

Apple iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz)

 

A slight bump to the specifications for the same price, the option to upgrade the graphics means the 24-inch iMac keeps the Editors' Choice it earned last year.

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

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...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Elliot (applesource.com.au)

Apple iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz)

 

A slight bump to the specifications for the same price, the option to upgrade the graphics means the 24-inch iMac keeps the Editors' Choice it earned last year.

A minor specification update results in some significant performance gains ; Graphics upgrade an option on this 24-inch model ; Sleek, polished design didn't receive an update, but we won't start clamoring for a new design until the current one is at...

Free phone support runs out after 90 days

We were impressed with the 24-inch iMac's showing last year in the labs, and this latest update showed marked improvement on our multitasking test as well as with CineBench. We weren't surprised to see iTunes performance stay the same, since it's...

May, 2002

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

This Apple iMac is incredible! ”

 

The Apple iMac really does have it all. I own one of these computers, and they can do just about anything. They have endless features that competing computers do not even come close to having. For example, garage band, iPhoto, Photo Booth, iChat,...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

My second iMac and I love it! ”

 

This is my second iMac we have had in our family and we all love it. We got our fist iMac when it first came out with the Intel chip and we loved that computer. Then when it was time to get a new computer we did not even look at Pc's we went straight...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

Newer isn't always better ”

 

The 23 year-old hot shots who are being hired at Apple to make "new and improved" versions of programs need to understand that newer isn't always better. Sure, go ahead and tweak things, but what you have done with the new iMovie program frustrates the...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (viewpoints.com)

iMac 24 blows my mind ”

 

As usual Apple has outdone itself. With so many features, the Mac blows any competitors out of the water. The iMac series, continually replaces and updates its former champions. Utilities are regularly added to keep fans coming back for more. The only...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Apple iMac (24-inch, 2.8GHz)   

 

Awesome. This is my first apple desktop I have a macbook pro and decided to wait for an update to get an imac so i could get rid of my vista machine which is tempremental. I love it so far. I almost bought 20" a few weeks back and because I waited I...

May, 2008