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Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013)
alaScore 91

671 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 671 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good views. Views are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013) from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Late 2013) from 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 Reviewers really like the usability. The price also gets good opinions.

design, price, usability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2014) review


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 : Anand Lal Shimpi (

21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013) Review: Iris Pro Driving an Accurate Display


I have a confession to make. For the past year I've been using a 27-inch iMac as my primary workstation. I always said that if I had a less mobile lifestyle the iMac is probably the machine I'd end up with (that was prior to the announcement of the new...

Thermals aren’t a concern with the base 21.5-inch iMac. The Core i5-4570R had no issues turbo-ing up to 3.0/3.1GHz on a regular basis, and the system fan never ramped up beyond 1400RPM during my testing. Overall the new 21.5-inch iMac is a very...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Apple iMac MC812B/A (2011)


Do new Sandy Bridge internals and the addition of Thunderbolt make Apple's new iMacs the best all-in-one PCs money can buy?

Stylish, sleek design, Excellent build quality, Vibrant IPS screen, Slick, reliable OS, Thunderbolt connectivity

No Blu-ray, Expensive, No height adjustment, No USB 3.0

Jul, 2012

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (

21-inch Apple iMac review


Apple's popular desktop gets a late 2013 refresh

Haswell processors ; 802.11ac ; Beautiful slimline design ; Nvidia 7 Series graphics (2.9GHz version only) ; Gorgeous screen

No discrete graphics on cheaper model ; No optical drive ; Can't upgrade memory after purchase ; More expensive than last year ; No Hyper Threading

Nov, 2013

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Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (

Apple 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2013) review


The outer shell may have stayed the same, but Apple's new entry level iMac reaps the benefits of this Haswell update

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (

New Apple iMac 2013 preview


Apple has unveiled a new iMac, which has been updated to include the fourth-generation Intel Haswell quad-core processors. Here, we share a preview of the 2013 iMac, provide our first impressions of the update and its new features, and discuss specs,...

Overall, based on our first impressions, we'd expect that it's unlikely those who purchased one of Apple's 2012 iMacs will see much need to upgrade to the 2013 model, but for those using older generations of iMac with the thicker design, this could be...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : IT PRO (

Apple iMac 21.5in (2012) review


Apple's latest AiO features its Fusion drive, an 5mm-thin design and Intel Ivy Bridge power. Is it still the dream machine for power users or has it fallen behind the likes of the HP Z1?

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Desktop PCs (

Apple iMac MC309 Review


When an Apple product is launched in the market, it is hard for anyone to not be lured about it. Being the largest manufacturer of computers in the world, Apple speaks of elegant design, great performance and classy looks. It's been more than a decade...

Jul, 2012

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Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2013)


Faster, more efficient processor; available PCIe-connected Flash storage; faster 802.11AC WiFi networking

Integrated graphics; 5400 rpm hard drive; no optical drive

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Didn't quite meet my expectations


It's simple to get the iMac up and running but customization requires some technical savvy. The screen resolution is impressive but after reading so many rave reviews, I was disappointed that it wasn't any faster than my five-year-old Sony all-in-one...

Easy To Set Up ; Great Display ; Great screen resolution ; Quiet

Too Slow

Nov, 2015

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