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Apple iMac 2013

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Price $1,749 at 1 store $1,879 to $1,959 at 2 stores $797 to $993 at 3 stores $597 at 1 store
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    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
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Release date September 11, 2012 September 06, 2013 March 31, 2013 June 26, 2013 October 30, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. Anyone who bought last year's redesigned iMac doesn't need to upgrade, but for owners of older models or anyone looking to switch, the latest 27-inch Apple iMac offers a wide-ranging set of internal upgrades.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Audio Output Integrated - Stereo
Info unavailable Integrated - Stereo
Integrated
Integrated - Stereo
Type Personal computer
Info unavailable Personal computer
Personal computer
Personal computer
Video Memory 512 MB
GDDR5 SDRAM
2 GB
1 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Storage Controller Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Info unavailable Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-600 )
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-600 )
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Optical Storage (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable None
None
None
Optical Storage None
Info unavailable DVD±RW
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
None
Hard Drive 1 TB
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
1 TB
1 x HDD 500 GB
1 x HDD 500 GB - Serial ATA-600 - Serial ATA
1 x HDD 500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
Hard Drive (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable None
None
None
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 3.2 GHz ( Quad-Core )
1 3 ( 3.6 GHz )
Intel 4th Gen Core i5 3.4 GHz ( Quad-Core )
3rd Gen Core i7
1 x Intel 3 i7-3770 / 3.4 GHz ( Quad-Core )
1 x AMD A series A4-5300B / 3.4 GHz ( Dual-Core )
3rd Gen Core i3
1 x Intel 3 i3-3220T / 2.8 GHz ( Dual-Core )
RAM 8 GB
32 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
8 GB
4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
4 GB (installed) / 32 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1600 MHz
4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
Cache Memory 6 MB
L3 cache
Info unavailable 8 MB L3 cache
1 MB L2 cache
3 MB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.6 in x 8 in x 20.3 in
Info unavailable 6.9 in x 16.4 in x 14.2 in
13.3 in x 14.9 in x 3.9 in
7 in x 7.2 in x 1.4 in
Hard Drive (3rd) None
Info unavailable None
None
None
Weight 21 lbs
Info unavailable 20.7 lbs
16.8 lbs
4.6 lbs
Monitor 27 in
LED - 2560 x 1440
27 in
none.
none.
none.
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
1
Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
PCI Express x16 - AMD Radeon HD 7470
AMD Radeon HD 7480D
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Storage Removable None
Info unavailable None
None
None
Networking Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Product Form Factor All-in-one
Info unavailable Mini tower
Small form factor
Tiny desktop
Product Description Apple iMac iMac (fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i5 3.2 GHz - 8 GB 27 in
- 1 TB - LED
- 4th Gen Core i5 3.4 GHz - 8 GB 27 in
- 3rd Gen Core i7
Dell OptiPlex 7010 i7-3770 3.4 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - none.
HP Compaq 6305 Pro - A series A4-5300B 3.4 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - none.
- 3rd Gen Core i3
Lenovo ThinkCentre M72e 4004 i3-3220T 2.8 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - none.
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit Edition / Windows 8 Pro downgrade - pre-installed: Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition / Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition - pre-installed: Windows 7
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