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    Review: 27-inch iMac mixes advancements, compromises

    Posted January 26, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Apple's largest all-in-one desktop computer, the 27-inch iMac, was recently updated with a long list of under-the-hood changes, but it's the strikingly thin design that people notice first. And while the 5mm edge on the new iMac is certainly impressive, you can't help but wonder if the tradeoffs Apple made for the new design are worth it.
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    Lab tested: new 27-inch iMac speed results

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:05 am

    Finally, after many phone calls to many Apple Stores--as well as a few heartbreakingly fruitless trips to far-flung retail stores--the hard-to-get 27-inch iMacs are in our lab and tested. The results, however, were not what we expected.
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    Thin is in with new 21.5-inch iMacs but user upgrades, SuperDrive are out

    Posted December 7, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    The two most significant changes to the new iMac are its thinner design--which introduces compromises you'll need to make--and the option to upgrade to Apple's Fusion Drive technology.
  • Review

    Apple's latest iMac looks great, even faster

    Posted July 4, 2011 - 7:52 am

    The Sandy Bridge chips add a speed boost, Thunderbolt offers the promise of peripheral heaven in a few months, and the iMac design itself remains current.
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    Thunderbolt iMac: The perfect compromise

    Posted June 15, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Apple's blazing-fast, elegant, and economical everything-in-one goes where ordinary desktops can't
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    SSD gives new 21.5-inch iMac signifcant speed boost

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:54 am

    In our ongoing effort to provide benchmark data to help you choose the right iMac, we now present test results from a 21.5-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). You can use these results to compare with the standard-configuration iMacs and two build-to-order (BTO) models with Core i7 processors.
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    New build-to-order iMacs impress with speed

    Posted May 13, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    When Apple released new iMacs in early May, the company also made available new build-to-order (BTO) options in addition to the standard-configuration models. Macworld Lab tested two iMacs with BTO processor upgrades that offer faster speeds and more processing power, and the results show that the additional cost for the upgrades are worth it--if you run software that takes advantage of the technology.
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    New 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz speed results

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 10:16 am

    On Tuesday, Apple released an updated line of iMacs, featuring quad-core Sandy Bridge Intel processors and Thunderbolt ports. Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration models, and the results for the $1999 27-inch iMac are in. The results do not disappoint, with the new iMac besting the previous generation of standard-configuration iMacs. The new 3.1GHz iMac even bested the performance of some impressively-equipped build-to-order models we've tested previously.
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    Lab tested: 27-inch Core i7 iMac/2.93GHz quad core with SSD

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, the fastest Mac we've ever seen is currently sitting in the Macworld Lab. It's the 27-inch 2.93GHz quad core Core i7 iMac, equipped with a solid-state drive (SSD). This built-to-order (BTO) model posted the highest Speedmark 6 score of any iMac we've tested--for now.
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    Review: Apple iMac (21.5-Inch, Late 2009): Fast, But Not Cheap

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 11:13 pm

    Speedy all-in-one PC runs Windows 7 and OS X, but lacks extras like multitouch, Blu-ray, and a TV tuner.
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    Product review: 27-inch Core i5 iMac (with Core i7 option)

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    When Apple announced new iMacs last month, it included a major step forward amid the subtle-but-welcome refinements in most of the models: the first ever iMac to offer a quad-core processor.

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