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Review: Thin is in with new 21.5-inch iMacs but user upgrades, SuperDrive are out

Where to buy
Price when rated: $1,299.00
Lowest price: $1,960.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Faster processor
  • USB 3 support
  • Improved speakers
  • Reduced screen glare

Cons

  • 5400-rpm hard drives affect performance
  • RAM not user accessible
  • No optical drive
  • No FireWire 800
  • No Fusion Drive or Core i7 processor upgrades offered
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Where to buy
Price when rated: $1,499.00
Lowest price: $3,685.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Faster processor
  • USB 3 support
  • Improved speakers
  • Reduced screen glare
  • Fusion Drive option

Cons

  • RAM not user accessible
  • No optical drive
  • No FireWire 800
  • 5400-rpm hard drives affect performance
 Compare

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