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GigaOM says:

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If you’re looking for a machine that eliminates the technical hurdles of your daily grind, while delivering more than enough power to make your leisure-time activities much smoother, too, this is it. quote


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Critic reviews

7.9
7 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.3
  • Design and form factor
    8.9
  • Expandability
    5.1
  • Noise
    10
  • Size and weight
  • Power consumption
    6.0

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User reviews

8.7
60 reviews
8.0
Engadget May 9, 2011

For a general consumer setup we can't help but think this is a bit too much. The vastly more affordable and still hugely capable 21.5-inch model makes a lot more sense ... But, for ease of setup, aesthetic appeal, and overall performance and flexibility, the iMac is as hard to ignore as ever.

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9.0
GigaOM May 12, 2011

If you’re looking for a machine that eliminates the technical hurdles of your daily grind, while delivering more than enough power to make your leisure-time activities much smoother, too, this is it.

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8.0
CNET May 3, 2011

We recommend Apple's new 27-inch iMac to digital media editors and others with serious performance needs on the strength of its impressive speed, its connected device potential, and its market-leading 27-inch display.

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8.0
Macworld May 5, 2011

The 2011 iMacs bring the product line up to date with the latest Intel’s processors and with FaceTime HD cameras, and the inclusion of Thunderbolt and SATA-3 compatible drive connections makes them ready for the next generation of storage devices.

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8.0
PC Mag May 4, 2011

It's pricey, has a huge screen, and is as powerful as an Asgardian thunder god. If you need a graphics PC for your business, the new Apple iMac 27-inch (Thunderbolt) will rival the huge tower workstations currently available.

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7.0
AnandTech May 27, 2011

It used to be that if you needed a fast desktop that ran OS X you ... had to shell out for a Mac Pro. With this generation I firmly believe that the 27-inch iMac is a real alternative.

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7.0
SlashGear May 13, 2011

This isn’t the all-in-one for buyers on a budget, and shopping around for regular desktops may find you equal or greater performance for your money, but the 2011 iMac is a polished update to one of the best machines on the market today.

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9.0
ethank ethank

I got the 3.4 ghz Core i7 with SSD and the big graphics card. I'm running Lion currently. This thing is by far the fastest machine I've ever used. Of course, that being said, in two or three years it'll seem pokey but still.

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9.0
falleninsea falleninsea

Overall I like the machine. I like the look and wireless accessories it comes with. I am both a Mac and a PC user but prefer the Mac as my primary machine mostly because of the ease of use of the software and the packaged software that comes with the machine. The 27 inch 4 gig of ram, i7 is a...

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6.0
ArmpitOfDeath ArmpitOfDeath

Having anticipated no worthwhile update for the Pro, consequently I test-switched a couple of my Pros to iMacs quite recently - as I saw increasingly little point in buying what was even originally a slightly crippled workstation (in comparison to actual professional tools such as the HP Z800)...

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