Apple iMac (27-inch, late 2012)

Verge Review

As soon as it was unveiled on stage in October, I started looking forward to getting the new iMac in for review. See, my main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I mostly love. But sometimes I want a bigger screen for watching movies, or more processing power when I'm dealing with photos or video, or a half-decent GPU when I feel like playing games. The new iMac promised all that, in a newly slim package that would fit nicely on my desk. Then there's the Mac mini, which has occupied a...

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Basic Specs

Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 27 inches
CPU brand Intel
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Base discrete GPU model GeForce GTX 660M
Base RAM size 8 GB
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Wi-Fi Yes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Width 25.6 inches
Height 20.3 inches
Depth 8 inches
Weight 21 pounds
Color Silver / Black

Software

Operating system Mac OS X

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 27 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology IPS LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 2560 px
Resolution (Y) 1440 px
PPI 108.79

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Base CPU model Core i5
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.9 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.6 GHz

Processor (max)

Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7
Cores 4
Clockspeed 3.4 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.9 GHz

GPU (base)

Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Base Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Base discrete GPU model GeForce GTX 660M
Dedicated VRAM 512 MB

GPU (max)

Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Discrete GPU model GeForce GTX 680MX
Dedicated VRAM 2 GB

Memory

Base RAM size 8 GB
Max. config RAM 32 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
Slots 4

Storage

Options HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
Base storage type HDD (7200RPM)
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Max. config HDD 3 TB
Max. config SSD 768 GB
Max config hybrid 3 TB
Card reader Yes
Memory card support SD

Audio

Speakers 2

Webcam

Video resolution 720p

Ports

USB 3.0 4
Thunderbolt 2
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
3.5mm headphone 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0

Bundled Accessories

Bundled Accessories Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Wireless Keyboard

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by Overdose of Apple (Currently owns)

    I have used many Apple products before this one, including an older 2008 24'' iMac, and once again, I was completely amazed by the quality of this machine.

    First of all, the aesthetic appearance is no less of what one would expect from Apple; it is sleek, shiny and has a high-quality finishing that no other manufacturer could hope to match.

    As soon as I started using the machine for my school work and some gaming (League of Legends), I was impressed by its responsiveness. All the graphics and videos I had to load up on its 27 inch display were displayed with immaculate detail, whilst never missing a beat.

    The one thing that some might have issues with is the lack of a DVD drive; but since we're running Mountain Lion and everything important can be electronically distributed, it really isn't that much of an issue.

    In conclusion, this machine is well worth the money.

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