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