92
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92

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Apple iMac review (2012)

Summary

The iMac remains the best all-in-one on the market, with a gorgeous, low-glare display, fast speeds, strong audio and robust graphics performance.

Pros
  • Stunning, low-glare display
  • Fast performance
  • Slim design
  • Robust audio
Cons
  • No optical drive
Apple iMac review (2012)

Better, faster, stronger. The new iMac claims to be better in all the ways you'd expect a refreshed product to be better: it steps up to Ivy Bridge, and packs NVIDIA Kepler chips for stronger graphics performance. It sports an improved display that cuts down on glare by 75 percent.

But thinner? For the first time in the product's history, the iMac is missing a built-in optical drive, which allows it to measure just 5mm thick around the edges. We can't say we've been waiting for a desktop quite that skinny, but if the new iMac delivers substantive improvements over the last-gen model, we won't begrudge Apple a little eye candy. So, does the iMac do more than just sit pretty? Are the performance and display as good as we've been led to believe? In a word, yes. Here's why.

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Scores

Engadget

92
 

Breakdown

Speed and features
9.1
Size and weight
8.5
Expandability
7.0
Power consumption
8.0
Design and form factor
9.1
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Specs

iMac

Type
All-in-one
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.9 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
8 GB
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Specs

iMac

Type
All-in-one
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.9 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
8 GB
View Full Specs
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