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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 1685 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing 5K all in one suitable for everyone

    Posted
    Nick
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    Where do I begin, really there is so much positive to say about this 27 inch iMac. Usually I don't write reviews but I have felt compelled to write this one due how well this machine has performed. I purchased the entry level edition to do my YouTube videos and editing and I got to say that this product has met my professional needs with ease. The 5K display is very easy on the eyes and extremely bright, but also gets extremely dim and the colors pop. The performance is awesome with dedicated graphics and even with the base 8GB of ram it was able to handle my video editing needs with pretty much ease. When I need more ram I can easily upgrade it on the rear. That made this an easy choice because at this price this computer is an investment and upgradeable ram to 64GB makes this a worthy one. The fusion drive is not quite as fast to boot up as a ssd but its still very quick for daily work and it seriously is not an issue unless you have absolutely zero patience the fusion will be fine for most. The design is super solid and sleek just like the rest of the apple product line it reminds me of the iPhone 6/7 aluminum body and MacBooks but just much larger. This computer is pretty heavy though so I think you might want to set it up a and leave it in one place for a while. Really the iMac is suitable for family households, businesses, profession bloggers, video bloggers, app developers, musicians. After using this for 2 months now I can say this is probably more computer than most people need, but if you are looking for the absolute best 5K bargain and all in one bargain this machine cannot be beat currently. Also best buy price matched B and H and would have price matched any competitor I was told so do that before you purchase and enjoy your new beast machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crystal Clear screen, performs like a champ

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    Michael
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    Screen's 5K display looks incredible compared to my old Mac. Makes text crisp and clear to improve legibility. I'm a graphic designer, and I also do video work. It handles photoshop easily as well as the rest of the adobe suite. It can render video in real time, which is a huge time saver and convenient. Adding RAM is a breeze, just like older models, simply open a easy access compartment and slip in the additional slots. The fusion drive is also super convenient for quicker access to important features. One of my favorite features is the complete silence. I'm coming from a Mac with a loud fan when rendering video. Which sometimes had to be done while I sleep and kept me up. This machine is 100% silent. You can't even tell if it's off or on once the display sleeps. Great machine. Doesn't look much different from previous mac's on the outside, but has had a complete overhaul in the innards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Struck Gold

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    djpj21
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    I purchased my Apple - 27" iMac® - Intel Core i5 (3.4GHz) - 8GB Memory - 1TB Fusion Drive in silver about a month ago and I have never been happier. I hesitated to get an 8GB machine knowing that I would be using it for video editing and projects that involve Final Cut Pro and Photoshop. However, I watched a vid on YouTube as to how easy it was to add additional RAM, yourself, and even save money in the process- that completely sealed the deal for me. I needed a machine with power and a big monitor as I have several projects going on simultaneously. And with the integration of iCloud, I'm never without my projects. I take my MacBook Pro along with me and I'm able to access my files anywhere. This iMac has served all of my purposes, wants and needs and then some. If you are on the fence about the Apple - 27" iMac® - let me assure you that it's a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

    Posted
    Baaaaaa
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    This machine replaced a 27" IMac from approx 2009-10 which died with a bad video card... I like the IMac 27, good high resolution screen, decent sound and much prefer the OS over any form of Windows... although do have windows box for security video monitoring... Given that, I feel Macs are over priced... but if you like the Mac OS, there are really no other choices. Mac support plan is good for the 3 years for which it is available, and reasonably priced. It must be purchased with the machine, or shortly thereafter. Includes parts and labor and customer support... things are generally solid during that time anyway. Downsides after that: 1. Apple seems to only provide security patches for the OS for about 3 years. After that you must upgrade the OS if you want the patches. 2. Apple discontinues making parts for these things after roughly 5 years... and there may be no third party sources... so know before going in that you may be on a forced upgrade treadmill. I tend to avoid this kind of thing, but for me, at this time, it is what I am comfortable with and appears to be the the right choice. This machine has a 4 core I5, the new ones just announced (and I believe more pricy) have a 6 core I5...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    IT CAN BE DONE!

    Posted
    Chris
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    I was raised with a PC, I knew an Apple was out there, I heard from APPLE LOVERS they thought this was the best system on the market, I know all the reviews from Apple owners was always positive, hapy with quality,,,but I had to follow the line getting a PC, and never was sorry. THEN I purchased this new compjuter, seeing the monitor so sharp, so clear,,I had to break down. Came home with this new product, with my best friend, my SON! HE said, "Don't worry Dad, I'm here" and he gave me APPLE LSSSONS in ten minustes and said, "Ok, you should be set". That day I was thinking and asking myself, "Son, why did you treat me so wrong". The next day, went to work again thinking, "should I remove my son out of my will NOW?" The following day my thoughts were changed, buy the third day, "my Son was back in the will, and then some". I was told that I would be lost going to Windows 10,,didn't happen, not a problem. Felt the same with tne new Apple, never happened. The transformation from a PC to an Apple was NOT A PROBLEM, The quality of this machine was built in, I purchased a lap top PC three years ago, i stil have problems with that thing. MY APPLE was the perfect choice for me, and I have a new friend and I know about this new Apple than I ever thougt possible. Thank you Apple for a new life line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great replacement buy

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    artistagrl
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    I had a Macbook Pro for years that has lived well past its days, and had been on the market for a replacement for quite some time. I knew I didn't need the mobility/portability that a laptop provides, something I definitely needed in my college student days. Being a graphic designer, I knew the best bet was purchasing a new Mac versus buying a PC even though Creative Cloud can be utilized on both platforms.... and just for compatibility purposes for old work files, I needed to to stay with Mac. I compared iMac models, and settled for this one. Not only have I used it for graphic design projects, I've also used it for stream entertainment. It's also nice that there's no slow down from having multiple programs work simultaneously. The price match available made this computer purchase even more worthwhile. It's only been about a month, but I hope that I can use this iMac for many years to come before there's need for another replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice discount at Best Buy’s Apple Zone

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    DrBob
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    100$$ less than the Apple Store one exit down the highway. The salesguy was VERY knowledgable about each of the iMac models, and explained various differences among the models. This replaced my “retirement present” to myself, a 27 inch mid-2011 model that wouldn’t support windows 10 Pro on Bootcamp. Easy to add relatively inexpensive superfast memory-I tossed in 2 eight gig chips to the 2 four giggers that it came with, total 24 gigs of DDR4 memory. It was fine on the original eight gigs, but there’s an amazing difference in start up time and app switching. The newly styled Magic Mouse 2 and sturdy keyboard were a pleasant surprise too. Because of Best Buy’s excellent discount on several machines and well educated sales persons, I’ve chosen Best Buy to purchase my Mac needs for the past seven yeats, including three iMacs, two MacBook Pros, and three iPads. Great price, great selection within each product family, and always great staff to learn from and guide the purchase based on YOUR needs. BB is MY Apple Store!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go for it, you know you want it!

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    Tinman
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    Kept looking and looking, hesitatant to pull the trigger on this purchase for awhile. I have everything else Apple and this was last (so far) item I wanted to complete the set! I have a MacBook Pro which I love, but wanted something bigger for my home office. Finally did it and am absolutely loving it! The 27" screen makes things so much easer. I can load three programs on the screen and use them all - copy and paste, drag and drop or just use references for my work piece. The screen is so clear you don't get the red eye when working for several hours. I will do a review of the MagicTrackpad separately but strongly suggest getting it to use with this set up. The screen is huge so it takes forever to use a mouse to maneuver around! I use these for general home projects: bills, research, email, writing and streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What better than 5K

    Posted
    Knight86
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    What else can I say, the 5K display on this is gorgeous. The computer is fast and so far works great with just about every photo editing program I use. The keyboard does take a little getting used to but I've compare it and it is a normal sized keyboard minus the numeric portion. The speakers on this thing do not disappoint at all and the setup is super simple as 123. The front camera is not as great as I thought it would be but I guess thats something apple just won't change so for that I give it 4 stars. So far everything has been working like a charm so I don't really have anything negative besides the keyboard that does take some getting used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I expected

    Posted
    pawpaw
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    I’ve had the iMac for several weeks now, and it still just blows me away. Instant on, ready to go. Unlike my Win computers . And that screen ! That a lot of real estate there . I didn’t realize how big a 27 inch monitor really would be. The only drawbacks so far , are attempting to use the manic mouse , with that much space to cover. I am using my Logitech roller ball mouse , instead. Problem solved. Also, the USB-c ports are rather inconveniently around back, so I added a 7 slot expansion stick, so that problem is solved . Switching from Win to Macs is a learning experience, and I’m still learning where everything is . I don’t have much time to really use it right now , so it’s going slow. On the whole , I love my new iMac . I would Highly recommend it , and Apples support is superb! If you can’t find an answer in the online community, they are right there for you, and will take as much time to solve your issue as it takes .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    OpenBox Bust

    Posted
    MacAttack
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    Fell in love with the computer in store. All I wanted for the last year was to add a iMac to my Apple collection. I went in to my local store and was going to buy a new Mac but the salesman showed me a open box iMac (same one) for 250$ cheaper. So of course I bought it. Got home and set up was shot. I wasn’t able to even get the computer to get to the main screen for set up. Took it in to have checked out (because I still wanted it) and the geek squad guy said if there is a problem after less than 12 hours then just return it. So I did and they had to “inspect” the Mac before I could return it (which should’ve been done before I bought it as well). Instantly powered on to a failed screen and the geek squad guy told me the motherboard / hardrive is trashed... so how did I manage to get to purchase a trashed 1500$ iMac. Also I was told they will not match a price of any other open box iMacs. So i got my money back and will never purchase an open box product from Best Buy again. This was my first and last try at giving an open box product a go and it failed. Buy New.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was seeking

    Posted
    Aeriecrew
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    I've been using the iMac for many years. Before buying this one, my last one was the 2013 model. It was running fine, but I don't like to get too far behind on the hardware front. This 2017 version seems very similar in every way compared to my 2013 model. I was hoping it would knock my socks off, but the modest speed increase and the better display will make work that much more pleasant. My wife gets my old one (which will replace her old iMac, and she really noticed the speed increase, so everybody wins. One of the nicest things is the Magic Mouse. I had no expectations for this -- and I'm pretty picky about mice and trackpads. This has to be the nicest mouse I've ever used. Wish I could have gotten the Magic Keyboard with the number pad, but since that was not an option I'll be looking to upgrade in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the investment

    Posted
    Amanda
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    I was in need of a new home computer after my Microsoft Surface died on me after about 4.5 years. I am someone who works from home three days a week and made it work with a small surface pro but knew I needed something better and bigger long before the sucker died. I was interested in a system with a fast processor and big screen for my remote workstation. After connecting with many Best Buy representatives and reviewing comparisons online, I knew it was time for me to go back to Apple and invest in the 27" screen specifically as someone who opens many windows when I work from home. This thing is not only sleek and beautiful but it performs so well and it does not bother me with constant updates to systems and firewalls. It was easy to install my work remote set up through an app! Definitely worth the investment, so glad I took the plunge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid but not large update

    Posted
    Doublearon
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    It is the same stable, quiet fast enough for most everyone with a beautiful screen iMac. I had a 2016 model still in the return time period so I swapped it for the updated model. My MacBook Pro had the C type connectors so I am glad to have them the same. As for the updates in the new model yes it is a little faster and in some specific cases a lot faster. The main benefits are the better screen and built in H.265 processing in the processor. Everything is moving to H.265 (HEVC) and having hardware decoding will be more of a benefit in the future. I dock it one star because if you really load it down with say video encoding it does not have adequate cooling and will end up throttling the CPU during a long encode. I bet this issue is fixed with the new Pro model but that is a huge jump in price to the pro model and I consider it a design flaw that needs to be fixed not an upgrade path.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent item - upgrade it immediately

    Posted
    atomjohn
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    The 27" inch iMac meets my needs perfectly, it used to be app support would mean I'd have to keep switching back to Windows but of late Mac OSX provides near everything I need, and sometimes more. First thing I found I had to do as a semi pro user was upgrade the 8GB of RAM - I added an extra 32GB as I found just basic day to day use I was burning through about 17GB of RAM. 1TB may be limited for semi power users these days too. I think Geek Squad can help you with both but I've not tried, I followed the Apple guide to upgrade my memory. Overall an excellent piece of hardware which will last me for a good few years, and it came at the excellent recommendation of a Best Buy employee who spoke with me to assess my needs and help me decide based on them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Machine

    Posted
    Jacob
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    This was my first Mac purchase. I decided to buy a Mac after multiple PCs kept quiting on me and couldn’t handle my work load. I always knew Macs were worth the price and now that I own one I can definitely back that claim up. The display is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I use this to edit photos and videos at home and it handles everything very well. It renders my photos very quickly and I can edit videos flawlessly without complications. Took me a while to figure out the operating system, but thats what Youtube Videos are for. I have an iPhone and I love the fact that I can transfer files to and from the iMac very easily. The only complaint I have, is the fact that this huge 27in. all-in-one computer comes with a small keyboard. I do wish it came with a fullsize but I can always get one in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Office 365 can’t be activated on this product

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    MItch
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    I bought both an iMac and a MacBook on 3/27 with the understanding that Offfice 365 would run on both. I have the same problem with both. The next day, I successfully installed Office on both computers, but I could not activate it on either machine. When I click on “Sign In” on the activation window, the window just goes blank and stays that way. Apple had me delete and reinstall with the same result, then said it wasn’t their problem, that I needed to contact Microsoft. Microsoft said they knew about the issue, it started the previous day, it must be something Apple did, and they didn’t have a solution but would contact me in 2 days on the current status. I have washed hour and hours on this and the computers are useless to me without Office. If you need to run Office, don’t buy a Mac.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple as always

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    Flceltic
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    I bought my new iMac after my old one died after eight years. Not much has changed between them. Somewhat faster, better screen resolution. When I got it home and set it up, Inrealixed it came with High Sierra and not the Mojave OS. I had put Mojave on my old one, which caused my various software packages to not work. Since that computer died, I had to get new software. More expense, needless subscriptions, etc. Now, Apple keeps prompting me to upgrade to Mojave. I asked the Apple guy at Best Buy why it didn’t come on my new iMac. He had no answer. What does “new” really mean? That was a large expenditure. I’m wary about “upgrading.” Apple never changes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second Time

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    Workhorse
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    I called this "Second Time" because this is the 2nd 27" I-Mac I have purchased. I bought my first 8-9 years ago to use in my photography business... elise-photography.com It was a workhorse and lasted 8-9 years without fail. It started getting a little wonky....so I offloaded all my software and images and went looking for another computer....Well here we go "Second Time" I have a saying. "if it is not broke do not fix it" I knew how much I loved the first I-Mac 27" and immediately knew that was the way to go again. Of course 9 years later the computer is far better with video rendition and color profiling. I would buy it again.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for any Mac lover!

    Posted
    Katie
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    I had a Mac in college but in an unfortunate event of leaving it in the car on a hot summer day in Florida, it reached its end much too soon. I waited years to purchase a new computer but we finally broke down and decided to go for the Mac desktop. I love it!! The clarity is amazing, it has tons of helpful tips, and its so easy to use! The speed is also amazing. I think I will always miss my old Mac laptop, i mean, you never forget your first love but this Mac Desktop is a match in computer heaven.

    I would recommend this to a friend