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27-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz

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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.

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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.

    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
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