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Engadget score

80
90
86
78
91

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Avg. critic rating

7.9
8.7
8.3
7.7
8.8

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Avg. user rating

8.7
8.6
8.7
8.9
9.7

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Price

General

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Type

All-in-one
All-in-one
Small form-factor
Other
Desktop

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Screen size

27 inches
27 inches

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Screen resolution

2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440

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Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

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Screen type

LCD (Color, LED backlight)
LCD (Active, Color, LED backlight)

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Touchscreen

No
No

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Screen surface

Glossy

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Bundled OS

Mac OS (Snow Leopard [10.6])
Mac OS (Mountain Lion [10.8])
Mac OS
Linux
Mac OS (Mavericks [10.9])

Processor

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Processor make

Intel
Intel
Intel
Other
Intel

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CPU family

Core i5
Core i5
Core i5
Xeon

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CPU model

E5

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Processor speed

2.7 GHz
3.2 GHz
2.5 GHz
700 MHz
3.7 GHz

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Number of CPUs

1
1
1
1
1

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Number of cores (per CPU)

Quad-core
Quad-core
Dual-core
Quad-core

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Hyperthreading

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Cache size

Video

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Graphics adapter

Discrete
Discrete
Integrated
Integrated
Discrete

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Graphics (discrete)

ATI / AMD (Radeon)
NVIDIA (GeForce)
ATI / AMD

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GPU model

6770M
GT 755M
HD 4000
Broadcom VideoCore IV
FirePro D300

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Graphics speed

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Video RAM

512 MB
1 GB
4 GB

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Graphics (integrated)

Intel
Other

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Clock speed

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Memory type

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SLI

No
Dual

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Video outputs

DisplayPort
DisplayPort (Mini connector)
HDMI (v1.4)
HDMI (v1.4), RCA / composite
HDMI (v1.4)

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Integrated TV tuner

No
No
No

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Analog tuners

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Digital tuners

Optical media

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Optical drives

1
None
None
None
None

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Disc loading type

Slot loading

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Readable optical media

DVD, CD

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Optical write support

Yes

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Writable optical media

DVD, CD

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Writable Blu-ray formats

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Writable DVD formats

DVD-R (DL [double layer]), DVD-RW, DVD+R (DL [double layer]), DVD+RW

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CD formats

CD-R, CD-RW

Networking

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WiFi

802.11 a, b, g, n
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
802.11 b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
No
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
None
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

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Ethernet ports

1 ports
1 ports
1 ports
2 ports

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Analog modem

None
None
None
None

Memory details

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RAM bus / speed

DDR3 (1333)
DDR3 (1600)
DDR3 (1600)
DDR3 (1866)

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Memory package

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RAM slots

4 slots (total)
4 slots (total)
2 slots (occupied)
3 slots (total)
1 slots (occupied)
4 slots (total)

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Maximum RAM

16 GB (system)
32 GB (system)
8 GB (per module)
16 GB (system)
8 GB (per module)
64 GB (system)
8 GB (per module)

Storage details

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Storage interface

SATA (6.0 GBps)
SATA
SATA

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eSATA

No

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Drive bays

2.5 inches
1 bays (total)
1 bays (occupied)

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RAID support

None

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RAID type

System

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Chipset

Intel
Intel

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Chipset model

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System bus speed

Slots / bays / chassis

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Expansion card slots

No

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Card slots

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Accessible external bays

No
No

Environmental

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System cooling

Fan-cooled
Fan-cooled

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Noise level

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Energy Star compliant

Yes
Yes
Yes

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RoHS compliant

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EPEAT rating

Gold
Gold
Gold

Other features

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Wireless keyboard / mouse

Bluetooth
Bluetooth
No
No
Bluetooth

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IR port

No
Yes
No

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Remote (included)

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Integrated webcam

Yes
Yes
No
No

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Security lock slot

Yes
No
No

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Case lighting

No
No
No

Memory and storage (basic)

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System RAM

4 GB
8 GB
4 GB
256 MB
12 GB

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Hard drive(s)

1 TB (total)
Platter
1 TB (total)
Platter
500 GB (total)
Platter
256 GB (total)
SSD

Connections

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USB (rear)

2.0 (4 port(s))
3.0 (4 port(s))
3.0 (4 port(s))
2.0 (1 port(s))
3.0 (4 port(s))

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USB (front)

None
None
None

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Thunderbolt

Yes
2 port(s)
Yes
No
6 port(s)

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FireWire (rear)

800
No
800
No
No

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FireWire (front)

No
No
No
No

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Bluetooth

2.1 + EDR
4.0
4.0
4.0

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Common profiles

HID [peripherals]

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Legacy ports

Audio

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Type

Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
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Audio inputs

3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm

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Audio outputs

3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm

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Audio channels

Stereo
Stereo
Stereo

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Surround channels

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Built-in microphone

Yes
Yes
No
No
No

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Speakers

Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Stereo

Memory card reader

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Memory card reader

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Memory card support

SD (SDXC)
SD (SDXC)
SD (SDXC, SDHC)
SD, MMC

Removable disks

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Removable disk drive

No
No
No

Power

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Power adapter

Internal (310 W)
Internal
Internal
External

Size and Weight

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Height

20.4 inches
20.3 inches
1.4 inches
3.37 inches
9.9 inches

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Width

25.6 inches
25.6 inches
7.7 inches
2.13 inches
6.6 inches

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Depth

8.15 inches
8 inches
7.7 inches
0.67 inches
6.6 inches

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Weight

30.5 pounds
21 pounds
2.7 pounds
1.59 ounces
11 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

May 3, 2011
September 24, 2013
October 23, 2012
February 29, 2012
December 19, 2013

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Announced (US)

May 3, 2011
September 24, 2013
October 23, 2012
2011
June 10, 2013

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$1699 USD
$1799 USD
$599 USD
$25 USD
$2999 USD

Colors

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Colors

Silver
White
Silver
Green
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year