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27-inch Core i5 iMac (with Core i7 option)

At a Glance
  • Apple 27-inch iMac Core i5/2.66GHz

    Macworld Rating

    With the 2.66GHz Core i5 iMac (not to mention the build-to-order 2.8GHz Core i7 model), Apple has blurs the line between consumer and professional systems. The 2.66GHz Core i5 iMac offers faster...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    With the 2.66GHz Core i5 iMac (not to mention the build-to-order 2.8GHz Core i7 model), Apple has blurs the line between consumer and professional systems. The 2.66GHz Core i5 iMac offers faster performance at most tasks than the 2.66GHz Quad-Core Mac Pro. The Core i5 iMac also has more memory and more storage space than that Mac Pro, while costing $500 less. Unless you absolutely require additional PCI cards, multiple internal hard drives, or a lot of RAM, the Core i5 iMac makes a strong case for the being the go-to system for most Mac professionals.

    MSRP: 1999

    Pros

    • Amazingly fast Core i7 option
    • New SD card slot
    • Improved speaker system
    • Great image quality from display at any angle
    • Impressive speed

    Cons

    • Apple Remote not included
    • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
    • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter

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