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Faster than ever: Macworld Lab speed tests the mid-2011 iMacs

Price when rated: $1499

Pros

  • Fast performance from Sandy Bridge quad-core processor
  • Facetime HD camera
  • Thunderbolt port
  • Core i7 CPU and SSD storage options

Cons

  • No anti-glare screen option
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Price when rated: $1699

Pros

  • Fast performance from Sandy Bridge quad-core processor
  • Facetime HD camera
  • Two Thunderbolt ports

Cons

  • No anti-glare screen option
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Where to buy
Price when rated: $1199
Lowest price: $950.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Fast performance from Sandy Bridge quad-core processor
  • Fast hard drive
  • Facetime HD camera
  • Thunderbolt port

Cons

  • Slower 3D performance compared to other models
  • No SSD option
  • No anti-glare screen option
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Price when rated: $1999

Pros

  • Zippy performance from Sandy Bridge quad-core processors
  • Facetime HD camera
  • Two Thunderbolt ports
  • Fastest graphics performance in iMac line
  • Has the most configuration options

Cons

  • Not much faster overall than the less expensive members of the iMac family
  • No anti-glare screen option
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