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Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS)

We have collected and analyzed 11 expert reviews and 362 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 92/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Jul 6, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 321656 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 19, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS) from 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 People really like the reliability and size. The price and design also get good views.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple 27-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - ( Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M, OS X Mountain Lion)Apple 27-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - ( Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M, OS X Mountain Lion)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 196 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2012 (MD095, MD096, Z0MR, Z0MS) from 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 Comments about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and design also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MD095LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple iMac MD095LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Dec, 2018

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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

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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 (

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 (

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 : Stuart Miles (

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 (

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 (

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

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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

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apple imac i think very informative and exelent technology


apple imac is the best technology for new generation and future generation also its exlent super fast advance and diffrent product and every one is searching in the market i think thats the matter i love this technology and i will purchase it and bring...

The pixel thickness is high to the point that you won't recognize a lone one while using iMac . Sub

i dont think that any disadvantage of this product every product has some negeative things

Oct, 2016

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Fast, Great design, and Super easy to work with!


This computer is honestly, one of the best that I have ever had. When I saw it for the first time, I was like: "Wow!" -- I had to buy it. But then I looked at the price, and I thought it was a little bit too much. But, after hearing so many good...

Easy, Fast, and Reliable

Bad microphone when screen - recording

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y / Yes
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass
Wall mountable: Yes


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:4 / 16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:21.5 / 27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display surface:Gloss
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:No / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR4 / GDDR5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / No


Internal memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM


Built-in camera:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1600
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,10000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Display included: Yes
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Material:Aluminium, Glass
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of processors installed:1
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y / Yes
Bundled software:3.54 x 5.12 x 1.57 / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand / Pentium III 800 MHz\n1GB hard disk drive space\n256MB RAM\nUSB port\nCD-ROM / Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook
Cables included:AC
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mounting brackets included: Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
Composite video in:1
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
Autonomy mode:N / No / Y


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29 / 32
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:6 / 8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:NVIDIA MCP7A-J
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-3470 / i5-3470S
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.9 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3470 / i5-3470S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4 / 69.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:68315 / 68316
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D


Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 3000 / 512 / 768

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.11 / 6.89 / 7.99
Height:16.2 / 17.6 / 17.7 / 20.3
Weight:12.5 / 19.2 / 21 / 33.7
Width:20.8 / 25.6