Ars Technica reviews the 27-inch iMac

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By: switchtoamac at: 5:36 PM on December 15, 2009 | Comments (1)
In its December 13, 2009 review of Apple's latest iteration of the iMac desktop, Ars Technica states, "It has been just over two years since Apple last revamped the iMac's design, and the refinements are largely worth it."  
The review was based on a 27-inch iMac with the following specs:
  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2560 x 1440
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 8x SuperDrive
  • ATI Radeon 4670 with 256MB
  • $1,699
The review is segmented into the following sections:
  1. In the box
  2. Screen
  3. Bonus external monitor included! (Some restrictions may apply)
  4. Ports
  5. Performance
  6. Conclusion

We'd like to highlight a few quotes from the review
"aside from the obvious portability offered by a notebook, the sleek machine offers more bang for your buck than a mobile, but without any of the ugliness that typically comes with a desktop machine".

"More important than the screen size itself is the fact that the new displays are finally LED-backlit like the rest of Apple's notebooks and cinema displays. Again, this is the first time Apple has added LED backlighting to the iMac, allowing the screen to go both brighter and dimmer than the previous generation".

"If you liked the previous iMac, you'll like the new iMac--especially the 27" version. The single largest improvement is by far the screen, both in its size and its LED backlighting, which gives you tons of space for work and play on a crisp-looking display. And if you've dreamed up some scenario in which you need both an all-in-one computer and an external display for use with a notebook on the same desk, then this is practically your dream machine."

You can review the extensive review in its entirety here.

1 Reader Comments

Apple's new 27-inch iMac will charm plenty of you with its screen size alone. Fortunately, that won't lead you astray. Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the deal. This iMac isn't perfect, but its positives far outweigh its negatives.

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