21.5-inch iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013)

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21.5-inch iMac/2.9GHz (Late 2013)

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Price Best Price: $1,170.00
Best Price: $1,698.00
Best Price: $1,870.00
Best Price: $1,380.00
Pros
  • Faster, more efficient processor
  • Available PCIe-connected flash storage
  • Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Faster, more efficient processor
  • Available PCIe-connected flash storage
  • Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • User-accesible RAM
  • Faster, more efficient processor
  • Available PCIe-connected flash storage
  • Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking
  • Faster, more efficient processor
  • Available PCIe-connected flash storage
  • Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Cons
  • Integrated graphics doesn't perform as well as discrete graphics
  • 5400-rpm hard drive
  • No optical drive
  • RAM not user upgradeable
  • No optical drive
  • No optical drive
  • 5400-rpm hard drive
  • No optical drive
  • RAM not user upgradeable
At A Glance

Apple's most affordable iMac doesn't do anything revolutionary over its predecessor, but it's still a good value.

The overall speed improvement over its predecessor is ordinary, but we saw significant gains in processor-intensive tasks.

The speed offered but the $1999 iMac is impressive. Pro consumers will want to consider this machine over Apple's Mac Pro.

The discrete graphics card in the $1499 iMac, along with the faster processor, make it a better value over its $1299 sibling.