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Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K All-in-One (2019)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K All-in-One (2019)
alaScore 97

15 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K All-in-One (2019). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are generally positive, whereas there are some critical opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K All-in-One (2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch (2019)

 

The 2019 reboot of Apple's iMac 21.5-inch is worth a look if you need a small-screen all-in-one desktop. On the whole, though, its 27-inch sibling is more versatile and a better performance value.

Gorgeous Retina display. Time-tested, stylish exterior and high attention to detail. macOS Mojave packs lots of useful basic functionality.

Expensive as configured. Relatively slow Fusion Drive in test model. Thick screen borders, relative to panel size. No dedicated HDMI or DisplayPort video output.

Bottom Line: The 2019 reboot of Apple's iMac 21.5-inch is worth a look if you need a small-screen all-in-one desktop. On the whole, though, its 27-inch sibling is more versatile and a better performance value.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

21.5-inch 3.0GHz 6-core Core i5 iMac (2019) review: New all-in-one stands out in multi-core performance

 

Apple's first 6-core 21.5-inch iMac makes a compelling case as an affordable pro-level machine.

Excellent multi-core performance ; Elegant all-in-one design

Unimpressive single-core performance improvement over comparable 2017 model ; RAM is not user upgradeable

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display review (2019): The iMac for everybody

 

he new Apple iMac line brings upgraded processors plus new graphics options for 2019. But mainstream users should not worry: the iMac can still be specified with a variety of hardware, so it's not as if the whole product line has gone high-end – you...

Powerful hexa-core 8th Gen Intel Core i processors Super display in Retina 4K format Plenty of ports to cover all bases

The bezels are massive by today's standards Basic model has some poor specs Competition more intense than ever Expense of upgrades

As Apple acknowledges with the different versions of the 21.5-inch iMac, there are many different users who are attracted to this series. Although you can get cheaper all-in-ones, the iMac isn't overpriced – unless you go wild on the upgrades (which...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Alan Stonebridge (techradar.com)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch (2019) review

 

If you're thinking about moving over to the macOS environment from Windows, Apple's 21.5-inch iMac is one of the latest all-in-ones contending for your hard-earned money. It's a more comfortable size for many desks than its 27-inch sibling, after all. ...

Superb 4K display with wide color gamut Reasonable selection of high-spec ports

RAM not user-upgradeable Underwhelming storage options Weak graphics processor for 3D

The iMac 21.5-inch (2019) that should be for everyone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There’s one surprisingly capable component, but that’s about it. More than that is desirable for which you’ll run up the cost to get an iMac that’s a truly...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 21.5-inch iMac (2019) review: Slick, elegant and powerful but showing its age

 

The refreshed 21.5-inch iMac is a beast of an all-in-one – just make sure you buy one with an SSD

Still attractive ; Fast CPU and graphics ; Magnificent 4K Retina display

Base model comes with a regular HDD ; Big fat bezels

If you really want an iMac, though – and I completely understand if you do – it’s not a terrible choice at all. It’s fast enough to take care of any task you care to throw at it and attractive enough to grace any environment, from a five-star hotel...

Apr, 2019

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by : Bobby Hellard (itpro.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5in (2019) review: Return of the (improved) Mac

 

Internal upgrades aside, this iMac is an homage to everyone's favourite all-in-one

Snappy Processor; Stunning display; Beautifully classic design

Thick bezels

A snappy processor and vibrant display are welcome upgrades to everyone's favourite desktop PC from 2012. Like 'S' model iPhones, the new iMac is an improvement on what you probably already have.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

iMac 21.5in (2019) Review: Wired Inside, Tired Outside

 

The 21.5in iMac is the most iconic Apple desktop but it's not without its compromises. Thankfully, the new 2019 iMac has some improvements that make it easier to recommend with more powerful Intel processors and improved AMD graphics. Here's our full...

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Fantastic piece of equipment, it’s kept him quiet for hours

 

I got this as a present for my partner, so he could edit his go pro footage, it's brilliant nothing holds his attention, but this has kept him quiet for hours, wish I'd got it sooner.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Pretty well perfect

 

Apple at its best. Superb screen, very fast to boot and process. Good connectivity... including a headphone jack! The migration assistant effortlessly transferred everything from my 10 year old iMac it replaces. There isn't really anything else like...

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Stopped working after 2 days

 

I bought this to update my 2011 iMac. I have always had Mac computers and never had a problem before. This one worked for 2 days and then wouldn't even turn on and has had to be returned.

Aug, 2019
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