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

At A Glance

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.

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.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2.66 MHz
Display
Included monitor Yes
Display size 27.0 inches
Display type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4850
General Information
UPC Code 885909286317
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • Mini DisplayPort
Memory
Memory type DDR3
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Performance

Macworld Labs
SpeedMark 6 Score 209.0