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Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 918 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Mid 2011 (MC813, MC814, Z0GF) 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 really like the size and reliability. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

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

May, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iMac (spring 2011) review

 

The heaviest of heavyweights in the all-in-one field has seen another update, another batch of new internals to liven up the aging (but still classy) chassis....

May, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

For the 2017 iMac 27, Apple doesn't mess with success

 

New components under the hood make for a faster iMac. But they're packed into the familiar chassis of yesteryear.

The Apple iMac's 27-inch 5K display remains the most color-accurate monitor we've seen thus far in an all-in-one, and performance is much improved. Plus it's got two USB-C/Thunderbolt connectors which can drive more external displays and faster file...

The overall design remains unchanged since 2014 -- including the inconvenient rear-mounted ports and SD slot.

The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (spring 2011) review

 

Apple's 27-inch iMacs stand out largely because they offer bigger displays than any other all-in-one. The newly updated 21.5-inch iMac has always had a harder time persuading buyers thanks to the glut of 23-inch Windows-based all-in-ones in the same...

As the most-affordable iMac, the Apple iMac 21.5-inch offers competitive speed, the unique potential of its Thunderbolt port, and Apple's trademark design leadership.

The 21.5-inch iMac isn't the best all-in-one for home entertainment, and its performance competitiveness suffers without an option for more video memory.

Apple's $1,199 iMac doesn't offer the same home entertainment features as Windows-based all-in-ones, but its speed, looks, and the future utility of its Thunderbolt port make it a strong choice for performance-sensitive professionals.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Apple iMac review (mid 2011)

 

Hard to believe it's only been 10 months since the last iMac update, but Apple's venerable desktop needed a quick bump to stay current with Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and the Thunderbolt...

Excellent display ; Solid performance ; Competitive pricing

No Blu-ray drive ; Ultra-glossy display ; Thunderbolt not yet useful

The iMac remains the single best all-in-one computer available

May, 2011

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt)

 

If you own or run a graphics-oriented business, you can stop buying Mac Pros and switch most of your staff to the new Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt).

Huge 27-inch display. 2,560-by-1,440 (larger than 1080p HD) screen resolution. High-end discrete 3D graphics. Two Thunderbolt ports. Supports two external displays. 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz Wi-Fi. Wireless keyboard and mouse. No cost optional Magic Trackpad....

Only Thunderbolt input for display (No HDMI in, no mini DisplayPort in). No Blu-ray. Could use a matte screen. Pricier than other high-end all-in-one desktops.

Another nit is Apple's shunning of Blu-ray technology. Internal Blu-ray drives are not an option on any iMac. Apple doesn't view Blu-ray optical discs as a replacement for data DVDs, and would rather you bought your HD videos from the iTunes Store...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (July 2010)

 

Huge, quality screen and high resolution. SDXC card support. Grunty new GPU. Still the best value all-in-one.

No eSATA port. Gloss screen may irritate some.

While others have tried and failed, the iMac is still king of the hill when it comes to all-in-ones. All that's left to ask for is faster external storage and better SSDs, but for now it still comes highly recommended.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch

 

However, it is also a well-built and stunning-looking powerhouse that can handle everything short of high-end gaming at maximum settings. If an Apple system is not a must, for a little less the very well-regarded Dell XPS 27 Touch (Est. $1,600 and up)...

Stunning design, Good performance, Gorgeous, low-glare screen

No optical drive, Limited user upgrades, No height adjustment

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (gearburn.com)

Apple iMac review: thin is in

 

The iMac is Apple's flagship desktop Mac. Since it was first introduced in 1998, this all-in-one computer has gone through eight significant redesigns, tak

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Best all-in-one desktop suitable for gaming

 

The current version of the Apple iMac packs in Intel's second-generation Sandy Bridge processor and 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...

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

Expensive, no Blu-ray drive, no HDMI port

Oct, 2011

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt)

 

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) is the newest top-of-the-line iMac, and it adds second-generation Intel Core i processors (aka, Sandy Bridge) to Apple's class-leading all in one Mac desktops, along with Thunderbolt ports first seen on the new...

Huge 27-inch display. 2,560-by-1,440 (larger than 1080p HD) screen resolution. High-end discrete 3D graphics. Two Thunderbolt ports. Supports two external displays. 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz Wi-Fi. Wireless keyboard and mouse. No cost optional Magic Trackpad....

Only Thunderbolt input for display (No HDMI in, no mini DisplayPort in). No Blu-ray. Could use a matte screen. Pricier than other high-end all-in-one desktops

It's pricey, has a huge screen, and is as powerful as an Asgardian thunder god. If you need a graphics PC for your business, the new Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) will rival the huge tower workstations currently available. For the rest of us who...

Product Specifications

No computer on earth makes it as easy to work with digital photos, movies, music and the web as iMac. And now it all happens with blazing speed - powered by the revolutionary Intel Core Duo. With two processors built onto a single chip, this new Intel engine kicks iMac performance up to a whole new level. Coupled with the new ATI Radeon X1600 graphics processor and the world's most advanced operating system, Mac OS X, iMac will run all your software, fast.