27" iMac Tech Review


Posted December 21, 2011 - By Moye Ishimoto

The 27-inch iMac is both sleek and stylish with its aluminum design, quad-core processors, FaceTime HD camera and more. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the features in this all-in-one desktop from Apple, like the LED-backlit display, wireless connectivity and up to three times faster graphics.

Apple 27-inch iMac Review »

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need To Know

  • The aluminum design of the iMac is striking.
  • The 27" glossy screen is the biggest you can get with an all-in-one.
  • The display has a good amount of tilt to it, which will help if you are worried about glare.
  • The screen itself is bright and vibrant, with very good color reproduction.
  • There is an SD card sot next to the optical drive.
  • The back has 4 USB ports, 1 Firewire 800 port and 2 Thunderbolt ports.
  • Thunderbolt can handle 10 GBs each way, making it twice as fast as USB 3.0.
  • While there are currently many more USB 3.0 peripherals, we are starting to see more Thunderbolt peripherals hitting the market.
  • The 27-inch iMac ships with Lion so if you don't have it already, you are going to have to get used to the backwards scrolling.
  • If the Magic Mouse isn't magical enough for you, you have the option of ordering it with the magic track pad.
  • Backwards scrolling started with the Lion OS and it can be extremely frustrating at first.
  • The scrolling is just like an iPhone: swipe down to scroll up and vice versa.
  • Lion seems like it was built in anticipation of a touch screen interface.
  • The iMac is slim and powerful and this model has a quad core i7 processor so it can handle almost anything you throw at it.
  • These machines can handle heavy work loads with the best of them.
  • This is a 3.4 GHz i7 processor along with a 1 GB graphics AMD Radeon processor.
  • The iMac comes with 4 GB of RAM and though Apple is normally stingy with RAM, it's fine because their RAM is usually overpriced.
  • This iMac will handle up to 16 GB of RAM thanks to its 4 RAM slots.
  • Extra RAM is cheap online and easy to install.


  • Starts at $1,799 and the model we reviewed hear is $2,300.


  • 5 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The screen is gorgeous.
  • The aluminum construction sets this apart from other manufacturers.
  • There is plenty of power in here for anything you want to do.

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27" iMac Tech Review


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