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A best-in-class machine gets even better

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The iMac remains our favorite all-in-one desktop, and returns this year with beefier graphics, faster WiFi and brisker disk speeds.

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Critic reviews

8.4
7 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.3
  • Design and form factor
    9.3
  • Expandability
    5.6
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Size and weight
    8.6
  • Power consumption
    8.0

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User reviews

9.7
3 reviews
9.0
Engadget Oct 8, 2013

For families and students, we're inclined to say the 21.5-inch machine is better, if only because the $1,299 starting price will be more palatable.

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8.0
Ars Technica Sep 28, 2013

If you liked the 2012 iMac, this year's version is a better take on the same idea. If you hated the 2012 iMac (or certain things about the 2012 iMac, like its reduced upgradeability), Apple has done nothing to assuage your concerns.

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8.0
AnandTech Oct 7, 2013

Overall the new 21.5-inch iMac is a very compact, cool and quiet machine. The 21.5-inch model in particular is an easy recommendation for anyone looking to get into a Mac desktop.

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7.0
Macworld Oct 3, 2013

The new $1299 entry-level iMac may not be nearly as groundbreaking as its predecessor, but the updated internals offers welcome, if subtle, performance enhancements.

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10
Pocket-Lint Oct 7, 2013

If you're after a Mac and your work is desk bound - yet needs an injection of oomph behind it - then the large-screen iMac is a no-brainer, despite its potential price tag ... The combination of speed, design, and screen real estate make it a lovely machine to use, even if it's not a Retina screen.

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8.0
TechRadar Oct 22, 2013

While the 2013 update is a welcome refresh, it's also nothing radical. Perhaps this is unsurprising coming less than a year after the radical redesign of late 2012.

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