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  • New Apple iMac 21.5" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 3.20Ghz, Intel Core i5, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD,  ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics, Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) (Launched July 2010)
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New Apple iMac 21.5" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 3.20Ghz, Intel Core i5, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HDD, ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics, Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) (Launched July 2010)

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  • All-in-one desktop PC with supercharged performance, speed and graphics
  • Intel Core i5 processor sets a new benchmark for iMac performance
  • Dedicated ATI graphics processor for everything from film editing to advanced gaming
  • LED-backlit display with widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio for flawless HD video
  • Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad gives you two ways to pinch, swipe and rotate
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Technical Details
BrandApple
Product Dimensions65 x 56.2 x 23.4 cm
Item model numberMC509B/A
Screen Size21.5 inches
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed3.2 GHz
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Wattage241 watts
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X
Lithium Battery Weight25 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB002NX0MWI
Best Sellers Rank 74,458 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13 Kg
Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
Date First Available27 July 2010
  
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Product Description

Apple iMac - All-in-one - 1 x Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 1 x 1 TB - DVD±RW

Manufacturer's Description

Big, Beautiful Displays

Today’s iMac has come a long way from the first 15-inch iMac. Take one look and you’ll see just how far. A 21.5-inch, 1920x1080 HD resolution display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what’s onscreen. Films, TV programmes, websites, photos--everything looks stunning on the 16:9 widescreen iMac display. A 1000:1 contrast also ratio gives you more vibrant colours and blacker blacks. All that in a widescreen display with a 16:9 aspect ratio--the same as an HD TV

LED Backlighting

Full brightness with no waiting. That’s the big advantage of the LED-backlit iMac display. Unlike most displays that take time to warm up before they reach maximum brightness, an LED-backlit display is instantly on and uniformly bright. LED backlighting also gives you greater control over screen brightness. So you can finely tune the iMac display to suit the ambient light in even the dimmest room.

IPS Technology

The iMac display is designed to look great from almost any angle. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) makes this possible. Whether you’re sitting in front of the display or standing off to the side, you’ll get a great picture with superb colour.

All-in-One Simplicity

It was a great idea then, and it’s a great idea now. The all-in-one design of the first flat-panel iMac cleaned up the desktop. It put everything you need--display, processor, graphics card, hard drive, optical drive, memory and more--inside one simple enclosure. New technology on the inside makes the new iMac a worthy addition to the all-in-one dynasty.

Seamless Enclosure

While you’ll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won’t find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminium surface. And there’s only one lead: the power lead.

Cool, Quiet Components

The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultra-quiet. The result of all this tinkering with heat and sound? A system that operates at 18 decibels when idle--so quiet, you hardly know it’s on.

Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse Included

iMac embodies simple design that eliminates desktop clutter. So naturally, it comes as standard with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and the wireless Magic Mouse. You can also add the new Magic Trackpad.

Magic Mouse with Multi-Touch

Magic Mouse is designed to do all the things a mouse should do--pointing, clicking and scrolling--but with no scroll wheel, no trackball and no visible button. Magic Mouse uses Multi-Touch technology to let you click, scroll or swipe anywhere on its perfectly smooth, seamless top shell. But the real magic of Magic Mouse is how it knows what you want to do. A chip inside Magic Mouse acts as a brain, detecting the difference between a resting hand, a scrolling finger, a two-finger swipe and a simple click. It’s the smartest mouse we’ve ever made.

The New Performance Standard

All iMac models now include processors from the blazing-fast Intel Core series, featuring an advanced processor architecture that helps set new performance benchmarks for iMac. The 21.5-inch models come with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor starting at 3.06GHz. And since Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to take full advantage of Intel dual and quad-core architectures, you get the fastest performance possible.

Revved-up Graphics

Every iMac comes with high-performance discrete graphics processors from AMD that make games run smoother, photos load faster and pro applications work better.

Plenty of Memory and Storage

The new iMac has 4GB of DDR3 memory as standard--now running even faster at 1333MHz--with room in its four SO-DIMM slots for up to 16GB, so you can use more applications simultaneously. And with a Serial ATA hard drive of 1 TB, feel free to load up on photos, videos and music.

Built-in Wi-Fi

High-speed 802.11n wireless technology is built into iMac. And with Time Capsule or the AirPort Express Base Station, every computer in every room can wirelessly connect to iMac, the Internet and each other.2 Over this network, everyone can print, surf the web and play music on iTunes through your home stereo--wirelessly.

iSight Camera

Look closely: hidden behind the glass display at the top of iMac is an iSight camera. Use it with iChat, and you can be anywhere without actually being there. Video chat with up to three of your friends, share a video with a colleague or present to a client.3 Use iSight with Photo Booth for fun photo effects. And there’s no need to waste valuable primping time installing software or configuring the camera. Like everything Mac, iSight just works.

Ports for Everything, and then Some

Mini DisplayPort

The Mini DisplayPort lets you connect an external display, including the Apple LED Cinema Display, to your iMac. On the 27-inch iMac, the same port offers input too. So you can connect any external source that has DisplayPort output — including a MacBook or MacBook Pro — and use your iMac as a display.

SDXC Card Slot

Transfer your photos and videos to and from your iMac just as fast as you’re able to take them. The built-in SDXC card slot works with standard SD and SDHC cards along with the new SDXC format, which supports capacities up to 2TB. Just insert your camera’s memory card and import your photos to iPhoto. From there, it’s easy to organise your photos by the people in them, share them online or create photo books.

USB and FireWire

Bring on your iPod, digital camera, mobile phone and external hard drive. If it has a cable, iMac has a port for it. Four USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 800 port give you plenty of peripheral possibilities.

iMac and the Environment

Efficient Power Supply

iMac includes a highly efficient power supply that reduces the amount of power wasted when bringing electricity from the wall to your computer. Lower power consumption reduces energy bills and lessens the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Advanced Power Management

Unlike a lot of Windows-based PC systems, iMac uses energy-efficient hardware components that work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve power. Mac OS X spins down hard drives and activates sleep mode on already energy-efficient LED-backlit displays. And it balances tasks across both central processors and graphics processors. Mac OS X never misses a power-saving opportunity, no matter how small. It even regulates the processor between keystrokes, reducing power between the letters you type. That’s just one of many ways Apple manages small amounts of power that add up to big savings.

ENERGY STAR Qualification

iMac meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR qualification. ENERGY STAR 5.0 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer’s typical annual power consumption.

Fewer Toxins

The greatest environmental challenge facing the computer industry is the presence of arsenic, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), mercury, phthalates and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in products. Apple engineers have worked hard to eliminate BFRs and PVC from iMac circuit boards, internal and external cables, connectors, insulators, adhesives and more2. And they’ve eliminated many other toxins that are a common part of desktop computer manufacturing — choosing, for example, mercury-free backlighting and arsenic-free glass for the iMac display.

Recyclable Materials

Apple designers and engineers have integrated the entire iMac computer into an enclosure made from a single, solid piece of recyclable aluminium. The display is made of recyclable glass. Both aluminium and glass are very desirable to recyclers, which means the raw materials used in iMac can be reused in other products.

The EPEAT Gold Rating

Through its innovative and environmentally friendly design, iMac has earned the highest rating of EPEAT Gold3. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it’s designed and manufactured.


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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2010
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I'm not going to lavish praise on Apple or tell you why you Windows PC's "suck". If you're new to the world of Apple Macintoshes, then all you need to know is that they mostly have significant advantages of the competitors, and of course like any product, have some flaws. The bottom line however is that they make an important contribution to the computing industry and provide much relief for many users through Apples own Software and Hardware combination. The result? Quality control over the entire product.

Every 'Mac' is installed with 'Mac OS X Snow Leopard', Apples latest Operating System. The iMac is Apple's mid-range computer. Being an 'all-in-one' design, their ethos has remained the same for the past decade: everything should be build into one unit, set-up should be easy (just one cable - the power!), and operation should be simple. With it being mid-range, the iMac is neither a slave to simple tasks, nor is it going to allow you to render scenes from 'Avatar'. Instead, it is perfect for the Prosumer - the individual who requires plenty of horsepower to use the most common creative (and sophisticated) software with ease, but within their lifestyle and average working budget. For these reasons alone, the iMac is perfect computer for the creative person(s) whom, once set-up, only needs to choose their software, whereas the Mac Pro (twice as expensive) provides more power than a home user could ever need to use, in affect.

But if you're a newcomer to creative applications, then the iMac already has an upper hand over other machines. Installed and ready to use, the computer comes with 'iLife' - a series of applications that include;

iPhoto - Fun photo management software that allows you to import and organize your snaps by Album, Location, even Faces!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Karen on 10 Oct. 2010
Having been a user of Microsoft Windows for years, I read reviews on the imac 509 and with some trepidation, I placed my order. Firstly, Amazon was the only supplier to offer next day delivery - very important when you work full time and cannot spend the time chasing up someone who tries to deliver when you are out.

The product itself is very sleek, looks fantastic and it took me all of 10 minutes to set it up and that included me entering my internet account information. The joy of being able to open and close applications or even starting the computer without any delay cannot be underestimated. Even as a complete novice to mac products, I was able to find my around the system with no trouble at all. Added to this is the Apple website which gives you simple easy to follow tutorials on virtually every aspect of using your imac and associated applications.

The graphics are simply sublime. Movies - well to test out my new imac, I had a look at the brand new Harry Potter Deathly Hallows trailer and wow - what a difference - such clarity, sound (even without any additional speakers). This is so much clearer than my tv, I will be using my imac to watch dvds. I plumped for the 21.5 inch screen, which is large enough for me and I have not been disappointed.

I've downloaded a free 30 day trial of iwork and will probably buy that instead of Microsoft Office, as it too is very user friendly (although I do like Office).

Finally - if you think this costs too much - well it is more expensive than some desktop computers - however you most definitely get what you pay for and you really cannot put a price on the amount of time using this computer saves. I'm a total convert - get one now, before everyone catches on ......
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 23 Oct. 2010
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Having been in a PC support roll for many years and now taken early retirement I've finally switched to a MAC. All I can say is it's 'Brilliant' and that if it hadn't been for the need to keep up with MicroSoft I wish I'd switched before. It is so easy to set up and get on-line, comes with iLife installed - includes iPhoto (simple but effective photo editing software), plus other useful apps to get you up and running. I've recently purchased iWorks - so much cheaper than MS Office - and for what I do, all I need. Also purchased Aperture for photo editing, again it's all I need for my level of photography.

Oh, and it looks great - beautiful clear screen, simple aluminum stand with wireless keyboard and mouse!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Traveller on 29 Jan. 2011
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I own this awesome machine which I completed with a 4gb memory upgrade, trackpad and of course your dont leave home without the applecare. The machine starts up in less than 30 seconds and shuts down even quicker, although I only have about 20gb of stuff on the hard drive. Using the trackpad allows me to move around the screen very quickly, much faster than my PC. Of course I still use my PC to operate certain applications that dont work on a mac, so I feel there is a place for both. My mac has had to be shut down twice with the power button which shouldn't really happen to such a machine. I cant tell a lot of difference with the memory upgrade although it is suppossed to help against window freeze. The key things with this computer are the large hard drive, I dont think 500gb is really enough and the more space you have on the hard drive the faster the machine operates to a certain degree. Also, the graphics card is mid range but still very good and ideal for streaming film and music over the internet. This thing doesnt break a sweat when streaming film, my pc laptop used to scream at such things. This mac is just within airline restrictions for carry on and you can buy travel bags that will fit this computers size perfectly. My only regret is that I never bought the 27 inch, however when I get a bigger office I will certainly upgrade. This is my first mac so I cant complain. Apple really have it down to a T with the wide screen, hope they dont go back to the former box screens which look quite ugly compared to this. Iphoto is just perfect for storing all my many photos and Im using the latest office which converts my pc windows files with ease. You should get about 7 years out of this machine before performance becomes an issue so it has plenty of miles for the money. My PC laptop cost just over half this and was an utter mess after 3 years, performance was ugly. If you use a computer alot then this model is really worth the money.
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