Apple iMac MD096LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

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Apple iMac MD096LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Apple iMac MD096LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

  • 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
  • 1 TB (7200-rpm) hard drive, 8 GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 27-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1440 resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion

The ultimate all-in-one. Turbocharged. The new iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. Its Intel Core i3 processor feature an advanced architecture and set new benchmarks for iMac performance. And fast discrete graphics processors now come standard in every iMac. The 21.5-inch widescreen displays is perfect for HD video, and the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse keep your desktop tidy. The stunning new all-in-one iMac features a beautiful, completely re-engineered 27-inch widescreen display that’s 75 percent less reflective. Third-generation quad-core Intel Core processors and superfast NVIDIA graphics make it the most powerful iMac yet. And it comes standard with 8 GB memory, a 1 TB hard drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports. All in an impossibly thin enclosure that’s only 5mm at the edge. The 27-inch iMac is just 5mm thin at its edge and features a bright display with 75 percent less reflection (view larger). This version

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  1. 35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Expensive desktop that is worth the cost, January 30, 2013
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    Jason M. Page
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    This review is from: Apple iMac MD096LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION) (Personal Computers)

    I spent a lot of time debating upgrading to Apple’s latest desktop product. After all, my 2009 27″ iMac was still humming along fine… how much did I really “need” those upgrades, anyway? One factor was that Macs hold their resale value very well, and since mine was still covered by Apple Care, it would be far easier to sell it now, then a year or two later after all warranty coverage had expired.

    When my local Apple Store got the top spec version of the 27″ iMac in stock, I caved in and picked it up. Many of my comments come from the point of view of someone who had what was effectively the predecessor “top of the line” model, the 2009 27″ i7 equipped iMac.

    The iMac that I purchased tips the scales at a hefty $2599. What do you get for this price point over the “entry” level 2012 27″ iMac?

    * Fusion Drive
    * i7 quad core CPU with hyper threading
    * Nvidia 680MX Mobile Graphics

    When I pulled this new iMac out of the box, I placed it on the same L shaped desk next to its predecessor. Physically, the new machine is a dead ringer for the old one when viewed straight on. However, if it sits on a desk and can be seen at an angle, it’s almost mind-boggling how skinny it looks. This is a bit of an optical illusion since it gets thicker towards the middle of the enclosure, but it is a gorgeous computer that will look right at home perched on a desk in your swanky office. The new Mac makes the old Mac look a bit chubby by comparison. One of the ways that Apple achieved this miracle of thinness was elimination of the optical drive. I have moved on to using a portable Blu-ray reader anyways, so this one doesn’t bother me at all. While I still love physical discs (I only purchase my movies on Blu-Ray because I want a physical copy of them), the reality is that the technology is on life support, and for people like myself that still use them quite a bit there’s no harm in plugging in a small external unit.

    One of the things I wanted to compare between the two iMacs was the quality of the screen. See, the new 2012 iMac has exactly the same gorgeous IPS panel display, at the same impressive resolution as last year’s iMac. What is different is that now Apple builds the LCD as a sealed unit, with the glass directly over the display (the older model employed magnets that held the glass on the bezel)… this results in the image appearing just slightly sharper since everything visually appears as if it’s right on the glass surface… a similar affect to what you see with the newer iPhones.

    Another display improvement is that Apple is now laminating the display with an anti-glare coating to cut down on unwanted reflections… this is very welcome for users like myself who use the computer in a room with lots of windows. Does it work? Yes, and it’s impressive! With the two Macs sitting next to each other it was pretty apparent which was which, just based on the reflectivity of the display… putting the same photos fullscreen on both displays demonstrated that not only is the new display less reflective, it also appears to have deeper color saturation and better contrast. The new iMac displays are supposedly individually calibrated before they leave the factory and it shows.

    So what are the other improvements? Well, this new version, like previous year-on-year model upgrades offers all of the latest PC hardware. The new Intel Ivy 3.4ghz i7 CPU is a beast, with handbrake encodes going over 40% faster than on my previous 2.8ghz i7 based iMac. The new top end Nvidia graphics card is far and away, the fastest “mobile” style graphics board that has ever been available, you can play newer games at very high resolutions without this iMac breaking a sweat (and if it does “break a sweat” the new cooling system is noticeably quieter than the one on the previous generation computer).

    The Fusion drive is similarly a big step up. OS X boots in under 15 seconds. Applications launch more or less instantly. The system intelligently figures out what to keep on the 128GB SSD flash drive and what can be offloaded to the pokey 7200 RPM 1TB desktop hard drive. It works folks. I have observed that all of the apps I use the most frequently, Mail, Safari, Lightroom, Photoshop, DevonThink, all launch and run pretty much instantly. With my old 2009 iMac I had cracked it open and installed a 256GB SSD in place of the older hard drive and this new Fusion drive, for all intents and purposes, mirrors that experience, but with the bonus of having a lot of “bulk” storage for big files that don’t benefit from the snappy SSD. If I rip a Blu-Ray disk to MKV, the huge resulting file, which I will possibly end up re-encoding later, is going to wind up on the physical hard drive, and that’s nice, because I don’t have to feel boxed in with a small SSD running out of room.

    So, what’s not to like? As others have reported, there’s no…

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  2. 55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Visually stunning and powerful, December 21, 2012
    By 
    MexiCan

    This review is from: Apple iMac MD096LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION) (Personal Computers)

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    I ordered my 27 inch iMac, BTO 2.9 i5 w/ 1tb Fusion Drive, directly from Apple on 11/30/12 and received it on 12/17/12. Although I have only had the iMac for a short amount of time I am extremely impressed. It opens up photoshop CS6 so fast that I cannot read the credits and boots up in about 16.5 seconds, thanks to the Fusion drive. The 27 inch iMac also allows the ram to be upgraded very easily and I personally upgraded the ram to 24gb. As expected the design is visually stunning and thin, due to no built in optical drive. I did buy a external Apple SuperDrive and as a result I believe that the lack of a built in optical drive was worth it. The one draw back, due to the georgeous design, is learning how to stop staring at the iMac from the side. The iMac is also very quiet and does not even get warm to the touch. The new LCD screen is also a pleasure to look at. Reflections are no longer a problem and the image looks stunning.
    FYI: On the 27 inch iMac the ram is easily upgraded by a rear pop out access door. If you decided to add two more ram sticks make sure you get oem comparable spec ram sticks, CL 11 PC12800s ddr3 1600 sodimm. Then simply install them into the two empty slots, 1 and 3. If you replace all ram sticks be aware that slots 1/3 and 2/4 are paired slots.

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  3. 27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best ever, December 25, 2012
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    This review is from: Apple iMac MD096LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION) (Personal Computers)

    This is hands down the best computer I have ever owned. The graphics are stunning, the speed is amazing, and I just can’t stop looking at it. Is it pricey? Yes – outrageous, but I don’t regret it for a second.

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