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Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (MC510, MC511, Z0JP)

Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (MC510, MC511, Z0JP)
alaScore 90

402 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (MC510, MC511, Z0JP). 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. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (MC510, MC511, Z0JP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (MC510, MC511, Z0JP) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the price and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, design, size, price


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MC511LL/A 27-Inch DesktopApple iMac MC511LL/A 27-Inch Desktop

Feb, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (summer 2010) review


Introduced 10 months ago, Apple's original 27-inch iMac would arguably still be competitive today because of the continued absence of a Windows all-in-one computer with a screen larger than 24 inches. After a model update a few weeks ago , Apple has...

Largest display among all-in-one desktops; best-in-class productivity and gaming performance; DisplayPort provides home entertainment flexibility; SDXC card slot supports cards up to 2TB in size.

Connecting external video devices requires an extra, expensive adapter because it lacks an HDMI port; no Blu-ray drive; runs hot.

Apple's new $1,999 iMac comes with a faster CPU and a new graphics card, helping this 27-inch all-in-one desktop stay as competitive in performance as it already was in screen size. Despite the still-frustrating absence of an HDMI port, we have no...

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5)


The Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) gives you speedy quad-core power, better 3D graphics, and the same large screen as the previous 27-inch (Core i7) for a couple hundred bucks less.

True quad-core power. Wireless keyboard/mouse. Mini DisplayPort in/out. Screen has 2,560 by 1,440 resolution. Large display. Green certifications. 802.11a/n 5GHz support

Still no Blu-ray drive. No eSATA. Card reader is SD/SDHC/SDXC only. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (

Best all-in-one desktop suitable for gaming


The new quad-core version of the Apple iMac is the fastest all-in-one desktop you can buy. It even beats some tower-based desktops in performance tests, and reviewers say it is the best choice if you want an all-in-one computer for serious...

Gorgeous high-resolution display, faster than any other all-in-one, good performance for gaming

Expensive, no Blu-ray drive, no HDMI port

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Rougeot (

Apple iMac (27-Inch, 2010 Version) Review and Ratings


Stellar design and performance keep the 27-inch iMac at the front of the all-in-one PC pack.

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 ; A few add-ons aren't included that should be

Sep, 2010


Expert review by : Susan McGlaun (

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review


Digital Trends published a Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) Review.

The Tuffwrap is a very nice case for the iPad and is my new favorite case. You may have issue with the design of the Tuffwrap if you use the screen lock a lot, but most will find the Tuffwrap is an excellent choice for protecting the iPad.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Apple iMac (27in, mid-2010)


Apple's iMac desktop PC lacks HDMI connectivity and Blu-ray support, but internal upgrades will keep most users happy

LED-backlit display, excellent design and construction, good performance, new processors and graphics cards

No HDMI or Blu-ray, no number pad on included keyboard, glossy display can be distracting

Apple's latest iMac retains an identical design to earlier iMacs but features upgraded internal components. If you've recently purchased an iMac there isn't enough to justify an upgrade, but if you're looking to purchase your first Mac or want to...

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (

Apple iMac 27in


It's true. Big can be beautiful.

The 27in iMac may not be flawless, but it is peerless. The few improvements that could be made don't detract from the fact that this is quite simply the best iMac, and possibly even the best Mac, Apple has ever made.

Nov, 2009

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Apple iMac 27in (Summer 2010 model) review - computer reviews and video


New processors, better graphics and the Magic Touchpad thrown in for free. Is the new iMac still the all-in-one to own?

Gorgeous design. Excellent trackpad. Awesome screen

Dual-core CPU. Mid-range graphics. Rear headphone socket

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (

Apple iMac 27in review - desktop PC reviews and video


Bigger, better and with a multitouch mouse, the new 27in iMac is the world's most covetable computer. Should you start preparing your desk?

Astounding looks. Excellent screen. Silent operation

Over-designed peripherals

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Apple iMac (27in, mid-2010)


Apple's iMac desktop PC lacks HDMI connectivity and Blu-ray support, but internal upgrades will keep most users happy

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

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes


Acoustic pressure emissions:18
Certification:ENERGY STAR, EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Silver / White


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:330 / 375
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:365
Power consumption (typical):310


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5670 / AMD Radeon HD 5750 / AMD Radeon HD 5770 / Intel GMA 4500
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Internal memory:1 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:4


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 35 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 35 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 47 / -40 - 85 / -47 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 47 / -40 - 85 / -47 - 40

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio Input:1
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) / 10/100Base-T(X)
CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:16
CD write speed:24
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.6
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Display:IPS / LCD / LED / TFT
Display included: Yes
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed:No / Yes
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:2
Hard drive capacity (group 1):1000 / 2000
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard number of keys:78
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1000 / 1024 / 512
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Maximum operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 95
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Number of processors installed:1
Numeric keypad: No
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply:241 / 310 / 365
Power supply type:100-240 V AC / AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Relative humidity:5 - 95
SmartCard slot: Yes
Speakers:2 / monitor built-in / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:30.4 / 30.5
Weight (imperial):30.5
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / 802.11n / 802.11а/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:12 x 8.86 x 2.8 / Includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, and Xcode Developer Tools. / iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book / Office Home & Business Premium プラス Office 365 サービス
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:365
Power consumption (typical):310


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 24 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-550 / i5-680 / i5-760
Processor boost frequency:3.33 / 3.86
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SLBRP / SLBUD
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor cores:2 / 3 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.93 / 3.2 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-550 / i5-680 / i5-760
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Tcase:72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:48496 / 48504 / 48505
Processor code:SLBRP / SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:15000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard drive speed:15000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 2000 / 2256 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

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