Apple iMac (27-inch, mid 2011)

Apple's 2011 iMac looks practically the same as its predecessor, but there's more power inside — quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, up to AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics, and the new Thunderbolt port.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 3, 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,699.00

What You Need To Know

  • The higher-end 2011 version of the iMac
  • Retains the physical design of the 2010 version
  • 27-inch screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio

Verge Review

Hard to believe it's only been 10 months since the last iMac update, but Apple's venerable desktop needed a quick bump to stay current with Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and the Thunderbolt interconnect. So here we are, looking at the $1,999 27-inch 3.1GHz Core i5 iMac, which is the fastest stock configuration. (There's a 3.4GHz Core i7 available build-to-order, but we wanted what you could buy in a store today.) In addition to the new processor and Thunderbolt, Apple also bumped the...

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Basic Specs

Operating system Mac OS X
Screen size (diagonal) 27 inches
CPU brand Intel
Graphics type Discrete
Base Discrete GPU brand AMD
Base discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6770M
Base RAM size 4 GB
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Optical drive type Slot-loading
Wi-Fi Yes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Width 25.6 inches
Height 20.4 inches
Depth 8.15 inches
Weight 30.5 pounds
Color Silver
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
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Cores 4
Clockspeed 3.1 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Sandy Bridge
Cores 4
Clockspeed 3.4 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Discrete
Base Discrete GPU brand AMD
Base discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6770M
Dedicated VRAM 512 MB
GPU (max)
Discrete GPU brand AMD
Discrete GPU model Radeon HD 6970M
Dedicated VRAM 2 GB
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM 16 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz
Slots 2
Storage
Options HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
Base storage type HDD (7200RPM)
Base storage capacity 1 TB
Max. config HDD 2 TB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader Yes
Memory card support SD
Optical Drive
Optical drive type Slot-loading
Media supported DVD Super Multi
Audio
Speakers 2
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Ports
USB 4
FireWire 800 1
Thunderbolt 2
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
3.5mm headphone 1
3.5mm line-in / microphone 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 2.1 + EDR
Power
PSU wattage 310 W
Bundled Accessories
Bundled Accessories Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Magic Mouse
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