Apple iMac 27"
Apple iMac 27"

iMac 27", Apple Desktop from Apple in the iMac series.

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Hatsubai 06/05/2011

Apple iMac 27" : Hatsubai's user review

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The 27’’ iMac is the latest all-in-one computer that Apple currently offers at the time of writing this review. The one I’m reviewing has a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of memory, 1 TB hard drive and an AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512 MB of RAM.

First off, the design itself is beautiful. It takes cues from the iPhone, but it also has its own thing going on at times. When you turn the computer on, the first thing you notice is the wonderful IPS display. This display is extremely true when it comes to colors. The display resolution itself is 2560x1440, so there’s tons of space. In fact, I believe this might even be the same monitor that is used in the 27’’ Apple Cinema Display, but I can’t say for sure. There are various upgrades you can do, but I find that this 27’’ model is the best in terms of performance and price.

The OS that this comes with is Apple’s latest OS 10.6 Snow Leopard. The OS is an upgrade of the 10.5 Leopard OS, and it now supports full 64-bit native applications. Not only does it get a bit of a revamp under the hood, but the Wi-Fi is greatly improved. That was a huge issue with 10.5. The Wi-Fi was broken or whatever reason, even up to the latest update. They seem to have fixed the issue with this model.

The graphics card in this is a pretty decent one. It’s not top of the line, but it definitely gets the job done. The one on the 3.1 GHz model is a bit better, but they’re all still mobile graphics cards. Don’t expect some insane frame rates if you’re into hardcore gaming and trying to max out Crysis, but it should get the job done for most people.

If you’re in the need of a new Apple computer and want a complete package, check out this model. It sure surprised me how nice it actually is, and I currently have one as my living room computer.