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The Apple iMac 27-inch is an all-in-one (AIO) desktop originally released in 2009, but later upgraded and re-released in 2010.

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Pros

space saving design - appreciated by the vast majority of practical / aesthetically interested consumers

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4GB of memory and 1TB of disk space standard

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runs OSX (Windows too)

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ingenious MagSafe power connection - insures the device is not damaged permanently if the power cord is tripped on / yanked out

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comes with everything you need to start using right away (includes display, built-in computer, wireless keyboard and high quality mouse)

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highly configurable directly from the manufacturer

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more than powerful enough for the majority of consumers - will last for years

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cool and quiet

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impressive built-in peripherals (iSight camera and speakers)

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now features dual SATA drive slots - capable of storing dual HDDs or a HDD / SSD combo for a large amount of storage with a speedy SSD for the OS / applications

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features the latest Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors - features the best performance and thermal / energy efficiency to date

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stunning Apple engineering / build quality

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stunning 27" display with professional IPS panel for much improved colour accuracy and viewing angles over basic TN-based displays, massive 2560 x 1440 px resolution

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now available with powerful discrete ATI Radeon HD GPUs with 512MB or 1GB of DDR5 memory

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Cons

still no Blu-ray - for watching the latest in HD optical media on the high quality display (and no digital HD inputs for use with an external player)

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high price for the majority of consumers

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still no HDMI output (stuck with the relatively unused DisplayPort)

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all-in-one design makes repair, upgrade and using parts for future builds difficult or impossible

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expensive upgrades

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limited performance due to its lower powered parts demanded by its small volume, mobile graphics chips and processors

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The Apple iMac 27-inch is an all-in-one (AIO) desktop originally released in 2009, but later upgraded and re-released in 2010. The new version offers faster Core i3/Core i5 CPUs with hyper-threading; a stronger ATI Radeon HD graphics module; a larger SATA hard drive in additional to an optional solid-state drive; and an ultra-large 27” LED-backlit display with an ultra-high 2560x1440 display resolution. This iteration of the Apple iMac also adds along support for SDXC memory expansion, as well as faster Gigabit and Airport Extreme connectivity. Also included is an integrated MagSafe charger, an iSight camera, integrated speakers, and a DisplayPort for audio/video connectivity.

Features
  • All-in-One Desktop
  • Ultra-Large MultiTouch Display
  • Intel Core i3/5 CPU
  • DDR3 RAM
  • SATA/SSD HDDs
  • ATI Radeon Graphics
  • SDXC Memory expansion
  • Wireless Keyboard + Magic Mouse
  • Gigabit / Wireless N Connectivity
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Integrated Webcam
  • Mini Displayport
  • DVD SuperMulti
Universal Specifications
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 (16GB Max)
  • Optical: 8x Double-Layer SuperDrive DVD
  • Display: 27” (2560x1440)
  • Input: Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse   
  • WiFi: Airport Extreme 802.11n
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • Webcam: iSight
  • Ethernet: Gigabit
  • I/O: USB 2.0, FireWire 800, SDXC
  • I/O: Mini DisplayPort w/Support for DVI, VGA, and Dual-Link DVI
Model 1 Specifications
  • Price: $1699.00
  • CPU: Core i3 (3.2GHz)
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5670 (512MB)
  • HDD: 1TB SATA
Model 2 Specifications
  • Price: $1999.00
  • CPU: Core i5 (2.8GHz)
  • GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5750 (1GB)
  • HDD: 1TB SATA + Optional 256GB SSD
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