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Apple iMac 2013

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Price $1,669 at 1 store $1,879 to $1,959 at 3 stores $362 to $412 at 6 stores $1,500 at 1 store $729 to $1,154 at 6 stores
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    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
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Release date September 11, 2012 September 06, 2013 June 21, 2012 June 26, 2013 October 26, 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
Integrated - Stereo
Integrated - Stereo
Type Personal computer
Info unavailable Personal computer
Personal computer
Personal computer
Video Memory 512 MB
GDDR5 SDRAM
2 GB
Info unavailable 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
1 GB
Storage Controller Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Info unavailable Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-600 )
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-600 ) ; None
Optical Storage (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable None
None
None
Optical Storage None
Info unavailable None
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
DVD-Writer
Hard Drive 1 TB
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
1 TB
1 x HDD 320 GB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
1 x HDD 1 TB - Serial ATA-600 - Serial ATA
1 x HDD 500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
Hard Drive (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 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 )
1 x Intel Atom D425 / 1.8 GHz
3rd Gen Core i7
1 x Intel 3 i7-3770 / 3.4 GHz ( 3.9 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
3rd Gen Core i5
1 x Intel 3 i5-3470S / 2.9 GHz ( 3.6 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
RAM 8 GB
32 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
8 GB
2 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 800 MHz
8 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
Cache Memory 6 MB
L3 cache
Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 MB
6 MB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.6 in x 8 in x 20.3 in
Info unavailable 7 in x 8.8 in x 1.1 in
22.1 in x 7.7 in x 17.2 in
21.5 in x 3.2 in x 16.3 in
Hard Drive (3rd) None
Info unavailable None
None
None
Weight 21 lbs
Info unavailable 2.6 lbs
33.4 lbs
18.5 lbs
Monitor 27 in
LED - 2560 x 1440
27 in
none.
23 in - LED - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD ) - 16:9 - Yes
21.5 in - LED - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD ) - 16:9 - Yes
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
1
Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
Intel GMA 3150 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
MXM 3.0 - AMD Radeon HD 7650A
PCI Express x16 - AMD Radeon HD 7650A
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
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Product Form Factor All-in-one
Info unavailable Mini desktop PC
All-in-one
All-in-one
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
ASUS Eee Box EB1007P - Atom D425 1.8 GHz - 2 GB - 320 GB - none.
- 3rd Gen Core i7
HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One PC i7-3770 3.4 GHz - 8 GB - 1 TB - LED 23 in
- 3rd Gen Core i5
Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92z 3414 i5-3470S 2.9 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - LED 21.5 in
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition
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