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Price $1,879 to $2,499 at 3 stores $726 to $969 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 27, 2013 October 26, 2012 October 27, 2009
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.

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Audio Output Integrated - Stereo
Info unavailable Integrated - 5.1 channel surround
Integrated - Stereo
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Type Personal computer
Info unavailable Personal computer
Personal computer
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Video Memory 512 MB
GDDR5 SDRAM
2 GB
Info unavailable 1 GB
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Storage Controller Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Info unavailable Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-600 ) ; None
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Optical Storage (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable None
None
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Optical Storage None
Info unavailable DVD-ROM
DVD-Writer
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Hard Drive 1 TB
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
1 TB
1 x HDD 500 GB - Serial ATA-600 - Serial ATA
1 x HDD 500 GB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
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Hard Drive (2nd) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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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 i3
1 x Intel 3 i3-3220 / 3.3 GHz ( Dual-Core )
3rd Gen Core i5
1 x Intel 3 i5-3470S / 2.9 GHz ( 3.6 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
Intel Core2 Duo 3.33 GHz
RAM 8 GB
32 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
8 GB
4 GB (installed) / 8 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1333 MHz - PC3-10600
4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
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Cache Memory 6 MB
L3 cache
Info unavailable 3 MB
6 MB
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 25.6 in x 8 in x 20.3 in
Info unavailable 6.5 in x 15.3 in x 14.5 in
21.5 in x 3.2 in x 16.3 in
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Hard Drive (3rd) None
Info unavailable None
None
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Weight 21 lbs
Info unavailable 15.3 lbs
18.5 lbs
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Monitor 27 in
LED - 2560 x 1440
27 in
none.
21.5 in - LED - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD ) - 16:9 - Yes
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Packaged Quantity 1
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1
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Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
Intel HD Graphics 2500 Dynamic Video Memory Technology
PCI Express x16 - AMD Radeon HD 7650A
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Storage Removable None
Info unavailable None
None
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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
Bluetooth 4.0
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
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Product Form Factor All-in-one
Info unavailable Micro tower
All-in-one
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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 i3
HP Pro 3500 i3-3220 3.3 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - none.
- 3rd Gen Core i5
Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92z 3414 i5-3470S 2.9 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - LED 21.5 in
- Core2 Duo 3.33 GHz
Operating System Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Info unavailable Windows 8 Pro 64-bit / 7 Professional 64-bit Edition downgrade - pre-installed: Windows 7
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Edition
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