Apple iMac 27-inch (mid 2011)

80
Global
Score
80

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Model
2.7GHz

Key Specs

Type
All-in-one
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2.7 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
All-in-one (Glossy)
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Snow Leopard [10.6])

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)
Processor speed
2.7 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Quad-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (ATI / AMD)
Video outputs
Array

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (6.0 GBps)

Other features

Wireless keyboard / mouse
yes (Bluetooth)
Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (4 port(s))
Thunderbolt
yes
FireWire (rear)
yes (800)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Power

Power adapter
Internal (310 W)
Model
3.1GHz

Key Specs

Type
Desktop
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
3.1 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB

General

Type
Desktop
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Lion [10.7])

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)
Processor speed
3.1 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Quad-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (ATI / AMD)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
None

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (3.0 GBps)
RAID support
None

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (4 port(s))
USB (front)
None
Thunderbolt
yes
FireWire (rear)
yes (800) (Powered)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)