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Apple iMac 27-inch (mid 2011)

80
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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User Reviews

90
falleninsea
Overall I like the machine. I like the look and wireless accessories it comes...read more
90
blendermf
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
vwoelm
Really wonderful product. I have the basic 27" - it absolutely flies.
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Key Specs

Type
All-in-one
Screen size
2722
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.719
System RAM
41
Video outputs
DisplayPort
Model
2.7GHz

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
DisplayPort

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Slot loading) (Dvd, Cd) (Yes)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
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
Screen size
27 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
6 MB L3 cache
4 slots (total)
16 GB (system)
1 TB (total)
Platter

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
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3 5mm, Toslink
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

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 (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
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
6 MB L3 cache
2 slots (total)
2 slots (occupied)
16 GB (system)
1 TB (total)
Platter

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
3 5mm, Toslink
Audio outputs
3 5mm, Toslink
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)