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  • Apple iMac 27" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 3.20Ghz, Core-i3, 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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Apple iMac 27" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 3.20Ghz, Core-i3, 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 i3 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 gives you two ways to pinch, swipe and rotate
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Technical Details
Product Dimensions77.5 x 63 x 25.5 cm
Item model numberMC510B/A
Screen Size27 inches
Processor TypeCore i3
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Wattage365 watts
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X
Lithium Battery Weight25 Grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 92,170 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight19 Kg
Date First Available27 July 2010

Product Description

Product 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 27-inch 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.

High Resolution

The 21.5-inch iMac features 1920x1080 HD resolution. Apple engineers could simply have stretched that resolution up and out for the 27-inch iMac. Instead, they took the display well beyond HD with 2560x1440 resolution. That’s 78 per cent more pixels than the 21.5-inch iMac. 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

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 27-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.

Box Contains

  • iMac
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Power lead
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Choosy on 7 Nov. 2010
    This is a powerful and elegant computer with a wealth of features. Its memory size, storage capacity and enormous screen make it ideal for editing and storing digital images, video editing, and music software.
    I am however a little less enthusiastic about the supplied wireless "Magic" mouse and keyboard than an earlier reviewer. The keyboard does not include a number keypad to the right hand side of the letter keys as supplied with earlier iMacs. This omission from Apple is somewhat puzzling and a retrograde step, as software such as Sibelius makes use of this keypad if the keyboard has it. For this price, surely Apple could have retained this feature? Earlier iMacs also included two Firewire ports (400 and 800) - this machine only has one Firewire 800 port. The "ergonomic" shape of the mouse is taking some getting used to, and there are no side or top buttons which in my view increase flexibility of operation.
    This machine was delivered with iLife 09 installed, which was disappointing as Apple have recently launched iLife 11.

    For the above reasons 4 stars not 5.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Parker on 1 Mar. 2011
    After spending 6 years with an HP Pavilion running Windows XP, we decided it was time for an upgrade. 6 years with Microsoft's quite frankly, poor service, we looked at Apple. A few friends highly recommended Mac OS X. After looking at models for a few months, we went to the Glasgow Apple Store, and walked out with the new 27" iMac. (Off topic, but the Apple store staff were amazing, giving us a quick run through of the Mac)

    Setting up the iMac was a COMPLETE breeze. The hardware was a pleasure to set up, with only one wire needed. The on-screen set-up was fantastic aswell, giving you nice easy instructions to set it up (Wi-Fi, Account etc.)

    Having had the iMac for nearly 3 months now, I simply cannot fault it. Mac OS X "Snow Leopard" is a truly amazing Operating System, with everything being easy to use, and it runs so smoothly. Looking forward to Mac OS X "Lion", being released this Summer. The hardware looks so great aswell, we have had it in our dining room for the whole time, and it looks amazing with only one wire. The i3 processor is great, making the Mac run exceptionally smoothly. The 27" Screen is just an absolute visual treat, colours are so vivid.

    The iLife '11 software (Which comes free with every new Mac) is great fun to use - iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. iPhoto blows Windows Photo Gallery out the water, iMovie shadows Windows Movie Maker completely and GrageBand...I don't even know if Windows has an onboard music editing program.

    I can't speak highly enough of Apple and the Mac. The OS, the hardware, the Apps, they all just work. Everything is just that little bit easier than in Windows.

    Unless you haven't already guessed, I highly recommend this computer.

    I can firmly see why people say "Once you go Mac, you never go back". I know I won't.
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    27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By sunny on 10 Sept. 2010
    First off is the size, it is massive, I bought it as I paint using Corel painter and Photoshop. The resolution is first class and the wireless keyboard and mouse are beautifully designed. It has a huge hard drive 960gb for storing all those movies, music and documents. It is extremely fast and i have had it now for 2 months and no problems so far. i know pcs are cheaper but you will never get a virus on a mac, this is my second, the last one i had was a power mac g4 and that has lasted 8 years and still going. If you want to watch movies or are a creative user then this is the only computer you should be buying!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pete F. TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Mar. 2011
    I have owned the 27" iMac for a few weeks now and I am really glad that I did bite the bullet and upgrade from my previous Mac. The size and quality of the display makes working in programmes such as Photoshop and Corel Painter so much easier than on my 17" intel core 2 duo.

    I was a bit worried that I might have problems finding somewhere to sit this, given the size of it, but in reality it takes up very little more room than my previous machine - and if you were really stuck you could always mount it on a wall!.

    Performance wise this machine is excellent - fast, quiet and pure quality - as, in my opinion, are all Apple products. Everything just works, straight out of the box!

    I think enough has been written by other reviewers about the pro's of owning one of these machines so I'll just point out a couple of things that I have found to be minor negatives:

    1) If migrating data from a previous machine be sure to get a Firewire 400/800 adaptor, I didn't think of this beforehand and of course my previous Mac was Firewire 400 and this one is Firewire 800. You can of course use an Ethernet cable if your previous machine isn't too old (like a G4 800MHz).

    2) No remote control is included in the box. If you like using Front Row you'll need one of these, they can be bought for about £15-£20, but when you're spending this sort of money on a computer you would think that items such as this would come as part of the deal.

    3) If, like me, you like to have a second monitor connected there are a couple of things that I have found. The cursor of the mouse often behaves erratically when the second monitor is connected but not turned on, turn on the second monitor and everything works fine.
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