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Apple - 21.5" iMac® - Intel Core i5 (2.3GHz) - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1817 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice, but...

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    Mike
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    No issues with the service at BB, they were great. I bought this iMac over the internet and it was ready when I arrived at the store to pick up, 5 stars. The iMac was a gift to my mother, The iMac, beautiful, screen is fantastic, no pixel issues, etc. Just a word of caution, and the reason for 4 stars, and this is my fault, spend the extra $200 for the 16GB memory upgrade. The computer is a bit slow with the old school 1TB HDD, that extra 8GB of ram for $200, I believe would make a world of difference in regards to speed. I think that upgrade would make up for some of the hard drive lag I am experiencing. Now, don't get me wrong, this is a fine computer, but if you plan on photo editing or running some of the Adobe programs, that extra bit of RAM will make a world of difference if you are on a budget and cannot afford the SSD model. For email and web browsing, just buy it, you will be very happy. Just my .02

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mac is as good as ever

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    Anthony
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    Bought this at the store open box. It was missing the cable to charge to the bluetooth mouse and keyboard. No big deal right? No. I called the "store" but some central call center picked up and took 3 separate calls to others at store and higher managers to resolve a simple item missing from their open box computer. Definitely not up to the Apple Store standard. Yeah I got the same deal as refurbished from Apple.com but BB service was sub par. $1000 computer was unusable because they didn't put the proper components back in the box. They should have sent me another one but I had to go back to the store to get the cable. As for the Mac, I hate the mini keyboard without the number pad. Desktops need the full keyboard. But other than power, no cables. Very clean and easy installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality!

    Posted
    Frankie1234
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    We got this Mac “open box” and everything was perfect! Even the scratches they said it had, was very very very faint and small. And it was like 2 small ones. HOWEVER it got 4 stars for 2 reasons. One it’s a little harder to set up than your phone and MacBook. Second because the person who returned it had added her iCloud and it took forever to be able to delete it through tech support and allow for me to put mine. Until now there are still some things that come up with the old users name. I wish Best Buy would check these things so that the person returning these items can delete everything like brand new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Students: Read this Review

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    Jeremy
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    I love this Mac but there are some things I’ve had to adapt to. I’m a graduate student, and have experienced frustration with Blackboard and Grammarly. It does not allow you to submit your assignments while using the Safari browser, you have to log in to Blacboard through Chrome or Firefox, so keep that in mind students. The other issue is with Grammarly. There is no Microsoft add-on for Mac, so you have to repeatedly cut, copy and paste your writing into the Grammarly application and back into Word. It was a pain at first but have adapted after a couple of months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    hope it's a repeat performance

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    belairtrappist
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    This was purchased as a replacement for my Mac. It's enough for my simple needs. The last one I bought was in 2008 and it has lasted my almost ten years with no major issues. Decided it was time to update when the old one could no longer support all the updates to the operating system. Yeah, it's pricier than a Windows computer and not as portable as Chromebook or tablet but, as with most Apple products, it just works, I don't want to be dependent on cloud storage or internet access for things to work. Of course, your mileage may vary

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stunning design, good for basic user

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    Joeschmo
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    These iMacs are a such beautifully crafted computers. For the price, it is a great desktop when you come in with limited expectations. The beginning tier of the iMac lineup, it is great for web browsing, working docs, and possibly some video editing all at the same time. It definitely has its limits and it does freeze on us from time to time. Overall, we love having this as our desktop. I leave all of my super tasking to my MacBook Pro, and use the iMac to do the basic and average multitasking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek look and great price

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    Slp877
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    This is my first iMac and I love it! Got it at a good price during the Black Friday sales. Display is large with good graphics and it has a sleek design. Doesn’t take up much space and was easy to set up. The only issue I have with it is that the keyboard and mouse that comes with it isn’t the best. The keyboard is cramped and hard to use when compared to Windows and even MacBook. I might be able to find something better but you would think that wouldn't be a problem at this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic computer

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    biff
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    This is the best thousand dollar desktop computer Apple has ever built. It's ideal as a silent desktop computer for doing everyday non-gaming tasks in a small home office or den. So it's an iMac. The i5 in this computer feels a lot faster than the numbers would suggest. The 5400-rpm hard drive is this system's achilles hill but most of the time it doesn't slow the thing to a crawl if sticking to everyday tasks like browsing or Microsoft Office. Despite the hard drive it is still a great iMac and a fantastic desktop computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xlnt Desk top - iMac is my Business Center

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    TLPB1954
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    The new 2017 iMac is a big improvment over my 2009 iMac - faster, better screen, better processors and can take advantage of my Comcast 200+ MBPS speeds. The onboard High Sierra OS takes a bit of getting used to from my old Mountain Lion (10.8.5) - but is faster and easily as stable an OS I like the rechargeable mouse and keyboard - will save on those AA batteries, and the iMac is thinner. I will miss the old on board CD reader but already have a USB exterior drive Overall I am really liking the speed and functionality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for school & work

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    stever
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    I've had multiple Apple products and decided I needed a desktop. I compared this desktop to others and it made sense to purchase this Apple desktop. It's great for school and work, I am able to complete all my assignments and task. The only thing I do not like is the screen quality. I also have a MacBook Pro and it has a better screen quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One issue, but only one.

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    DarthVideo
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    This current version of the iMac is a great little machine, but therein lies the problem. With the smaller screen (vs.27") the default font size is hard to read. However, there is no way to adjust the font size... except by lowering the screen resolution. Seriously, the older models allowed for alteration of the font size... why was this abandoned?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    iMac 21.5

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    Hopsingh
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    I am completely happy with this computer. It was at a great price, which it’s hard to find Apple products on sale. It’s not the 4K edition, but for my purposes it’s perfect. I’ve never had a iMac and I am pleased I went with this choice. I’m very happy and hope to get a Mac book next. If you’re contemplating on getting one, get it you want be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice

    Posted
    B4Real
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    This is my first Apple computer. I had to take it into Geek Squad to learn the short cuts and how to use some of the apps/programs. The computer is beautiful. Screen size is great. Colors are vivid and computer processing speed is fast. The only thing I do not like it's the mouse. It is not especially comfortable to use and it seems as if it lags slightly. Definitely excited to use the computer more and learn about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice , fast, more than adequate for my purposes

    Posted
    Clawed
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    We have limited and often SLOW internet access, So as with our previous Mac it was extremely annoying to have to spend two days before we successfully downloaded the 2+ gigs of OS X upgrade required to be up to date on top of the OS X already on the system. The migration from the old Mac went quite well via hooking up our time Machine backed up external HD. AND the sale price was great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

    Posted
    soccermom1415
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    I couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase , I was amazed how big the monitor was , even knowing it was 21.5 inches it seems so big and amazing clarity. I felt so guilty splurging on this for myself, I bought it on sale and it just so happened to go on sale for 100.00 less within the 2 week return time , one call to Best Buy and they credited me the difference! Great customer service ! Couldn’t be happier .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great: but be warned

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    TheHulk
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    I bought this for my classroom. Keep in mind I have 3 other macs in my room, and I give them all whimsical names. (Fiona, Angus, Reba for example). I named this one “Chris” after Chris Kyle, the Daddy Mac of Kris Kross. My students had never heard of Kris Kross, so they didn’t get the joke. Therefore, I would recommend this product, but stay away from 90s pop references when naming it around middle school students.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice computer

    Posted
    Katiem
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    I was afraid to make the switch from a windows computer to an apple computer but I figured if it really was harder for the computer to get a virus and was comparable in price to others on the market why not try it out. I love that it syncs up with my iPhone . Typing out text messages on my computer is such an amazing thing I didn’t know I needed in my life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best computer, great quality

    Posted
    Mara
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    Apple leaves me always very satisfied. The product quality is always good. Also the good thing is that you always have a support group you can call when there is any issues. Apple by far is my all time favorite product when it comes to computers. I have never had a virus on my laptop and I am positive it will be the same with this new computer I bought.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you love Apple products

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    RVin
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    I have an iPhone, iPad, iTouch, and iMac. What I love my than anything is that when I put an appointment or photo or music on 1 device it syncs to ALL my devices. Makes my life so easy!! The only major disappointment is it does not have any kind of Office program, you have to buy that separately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love my I Mac

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    ReRe803
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    I ve recently been converting to all apple products for better overall storage of my things/files. i got tired of having to buy a new PC/Laptop every few years. So a friend of mines said she had her I mac for 7 years and it still performs great. Overall I'm satisfied with my i mac its fast its user friendly it has a nice sleek design and it keeps me connected with all my other apple devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend