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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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Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2.9GHz, fall 2012)

Apple iMac (21.5-inch, 2.9GHz, fall 2012)
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Price $1,269 at 1 store $1,319 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date November 29, 2012 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. 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.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Audio Output Integrated - Stereo
Integrated - Stereo
Type Personal computer
Personal computer
Video Memory 512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
512 MB GDDR5 SDRAM
Storage Controller Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 )
Optical Storage None
None
Hard Drive 1 x HDD 1 TB - Serial ATA-300 - Serial ATA
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 )
1 x Intel Core i5 3 2.9 GHz ( 3.6 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
RAM 8 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
8 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
Cache Memory 6 MB L3 cache
6 MB L3 cache
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.8 in x 6.9 in x 17.7 in
20.8 in x 6.9 in x 17.7 in
Hard Drive (3rd) None
None
Weight 12.5 lbs
12.5 lbs
Monitor 21.5 in - LED - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
21.5 in - LED - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Storage Removable None
None
Networking Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
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
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
Apple iMac - Core i5 2.9 GHz - 8 GB - 1 TB - LED 21.5 in
Operating System Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications
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