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Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2.7GHz, fall 2012)

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2.7GHz, fall 2012)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date November 29, 2012
The Bottom Line 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.

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Audio Output Integrated - Stereo
Type Personal computer
Video Memory 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Storage Controller Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Optical Storage None
Hard Drive 1 x HDD 1 TB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
Processor Intel 3rd Gen Core i5
1 3 2.7 GHz ( 3.2 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
RAM 8 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
Cache Memory 6 MB L3 cache
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.8 in x 6.9 in x 17.7 in
Hard Drive (3rd) None
Weight 12.5 lbs
Monitor 21.5 in - LED - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
Packaged Quantity 1
Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Storage Removable None
Networking Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Product Form Factor All-in-one
Product Description Apple iMac iMac (fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i5
2.7 GHz - 8 GB - 1 TB - LED 21.5 in
Operating System Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
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