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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
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    10
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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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Ryken Ryken

Purchasing an iMac was the best decision I've ever made. It aids in virtually everything I need when it comes to my computer needs. I use it for graphic design, audio programs, a bit of programming, and web browsing. I don't use it for gaming, so I don't know how well games would run on it. I...

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8.0
spunkymonk spunkymonk

The imac has come along way. I am not sure why anyone buys mac pros. This computer is very fast and handles after effects very well. The only thing I would recommend is that you get the wired keyboard as the mini bluetooth keyboard is no ideal for editing or animating.

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