Apple iMac 21.5-inch (mid 2011)

82
Global
Score
82

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Apple iMac (spring 2011) review

Summary

Pros
  • Excellent designPlenty of performanceThunderbolt capability
Cons
  • ExpensiveSD slot still close to optical driveStill no Blu-ray option
Apple iMac (spring 2011) review

The heaviest of heavyweights in the all-in-one field has seen another update, another batch of new internals to liven up the aging (but still classy) chassis. Apple unveiled its latest iMac refresh last week, surprising nobody with a new selection of AMD Radeon HD graphics cards, quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, and solid-state storage options, all designed to do one thing: go faster.These latest iMacs are quite naturally the speediest yet, as you'd expect, but with the right configuration they can be properly quick. Faster internals plus Thunderbolt ports on the outside turn what's supposed to be a family-friendly and eye-catching machine into an unassuming powerhouse that might just be quick enough for professional users. There's a more important question, though: is this $1,999 system the right choice for you?

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Breakdown

Speed and features
8.4
Power consumption
6.0
Size and weight
8.0
Design and form factor
8.0
Expandability
6.6
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Specs

iMac

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

iMac

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