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Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012)
alaScore 92

378 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 378 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The price and design also get good comments.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

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

Feb, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iMac review (2012)

 

The iMac remains the best all-in-one on the market, with a gorgeous, low-glare display, fast speeds, strong audio and robust graphics performance.

Stunning, low-glare display ; Fast performance ; Slim design ; Robust audio

No optical drive

The newest iMac is a great product, and despite Apple's reputation for making pricey things, it's actually a great value, too. Even as other computer makers catch up in terms of screen resolution and industrial design, the iMac stands out with a...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple iMac MD096

 

Yes, for better or for worse, those other PCs have Windows 8. They also have touch screens and optical drives, features that Apple has deemed inessential for a desktop. You might agree with Apple. You might also accept Apple's hallmark design...

Apple's attention to detail extends to the 21.5-inch version of its thin-looking Apple iMac .

Windows-based all-in-one PCs offer tough hardware competition in the sub-$1,400 price range.

The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.

Jan, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-Inch (Late 2012)

 

Viewing Apple's iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) desktop (model MD096LL/A) from the front, it looks at first as if Apple is doing the same thing to the iMac that it did with the Mac mini (Late 2012): updating the internal hardware but leaving the exterior...

Stunningly thin design. Impressive low-glare display. Top-of-the-line processor and graphics card offer best-in-class performance. User serviceable memory slots. Ports include Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Pricey. No upgradability beyond RAM. No height adjustment

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012) all-in-one PC is the pinnacle of desktop design and manufacturing. It's not perfect, or cheap, but it's worth every penny.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple iMac and Mac mini review (late 2012)

 

As soon as it was unveiled on stage in October, I started looking forward to getting the new iMac in for review. See, my main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I mostly love. But sometimes I...

Gorgeous display ; Slim, light design ; Powerful performance

No optical drive ; Speakers are worse than previous model

Still the best all-in-one device out there, but the door is open for Windows 8

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) Review

 

Apple doesn't change things for the sake of change, and that's why we've had to wait a few years for a redesign of the iMac . When a fresh model does arrive, though, it arrives in style: for 2012, the iMac is slimmer than ever, with a crisp new casing...

The new iMac is a beautiful piece of hardware, that’s clear to see. Apple’s clever construction techniques have enabled a stylish, distinctive all-in-one, but more importantly they’ve legitimately improved the user-experience, too. The full lamination...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Sanjiv Sathiah (macnn.com)

Review: Full review: Apple 27-inch iMac (Late 2012)

 

New Apple iMac still the Gold Standard in all-in-one desktops

Gorgeous, low-glare display- Beautiful redesign, well constructed- Powerhouse performance- Fast connectivity options

No optical drive- Screen can be hard to keep smudge free- No recovery media- Expensive upgrade options

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012)

 

There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While the 21.5-inch model we've recently played with suggested itself as a kitchen computer, to be shared...

Big screen, thin design, fast, looks good, Fusion drive

Not very portable

While we had reservations about the 21.5-inch in the workplace, the 27-inch model offers enough beef to dispel those fears. It's a big, powerful, and thoroughly enjoyable machine to use and one with which you won't be disappointed.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Rich Brown, and Joseph Kaminski (cnet.com.au)

Apple iMac 27-inch (late 2012)

 

Apple sticks to the fundamentals with the new iMac, relying on design, strong features and overall polish to maintain its leadership among high-end all-in-ones.

Thin new design ; Competitive, logical set of core component updates

The lack of HDMI input is frustrating ; Apple's continued reluctance to add a touchscreen may bother some

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Jary (macworld.co.uk)

Apple iMac (Late 2012) review

 

It's been a long wait but Apple's new 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs deliver the goods.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Apple iMac (late 2012)

 

Say hello to the new look iMac, half desktop computer, half....iPad? That's right: the skinned down all in one machine is just as thick as the original iPad on the sides, but it still packs in more bleeding edge kit than ever before. Coming in 27 and...

The new Apple iMac is even more powerful, and even more beautiful: if you’re after an all in one it really is the best money can buy. Of course, the only thing to consider is if you really need an all-in-one. These days, tablets and laptops are...

Dec, 2012

Price comparison for Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2012)

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$1,249.00 TO SHOP
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$1,249.00 TO SHOP
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3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
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