Pros

  • Impressive image quality from display and any angle
  • New SD card slot
  • Improved speaker system
  • Mini DisplayPort has video-in support

Cons

  • Apple Remote not included
  • No significant performance increase over previous top-of-the-line model
  • Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter

At A Glance

The Late 2009 iMacs are really about the new displays, and this model can do double duty as part of a home entertainment center for watching videos. Performance-wise, however, this system doesn't really out-pace the less expensive 21.5-inch iMac with the same ATI graphics.

Manufacturer’s Description

The new iMac 27-inch display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what's on-screen. Movies, TV shows, websites, photos - everything looks stunning on the new 16:9 widescreen iMac display.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 3.06 MHz
Display
Included monitor Yes
Display size 27.0 inches
Display type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4670
General Information
UPC Code 885909286300
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Performance

Macworld Labs
SpeedMark 6 Score 162.0
Cinema 4D XL 8.5 162
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.6.1 with 4GB of RAM

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