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Apple - 27" iMac® - Intel Core i5 (3.4GHz) - 8GB Memory - 1TB Fusion Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 1687 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough

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    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    What better than 5K

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid but not large update

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    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

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    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

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    Trina
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    The IMac is worth the money but the Magic Mouse and keyboard gave me trouble 3 weeks into the buy. Had to go to the Apple store to have them both replaced and was told that the charger that came with the mouse and keyboard wasn’t an original Apple charger and that my keyboard keys wasn’t right at all. Had I not purchased the AppleCare I would have been screwed! Bestbuy must have sold me a computer that had been purchased and returned. I paid for a new , never used computer but may have gotten played! Haven’t had the opportunity to call and make the complaint to the store until this survey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I've always wanted one...

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    Ozzie
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    Since college I've wanted a Mac, but was never in a position to purchase a device with my budget. So I've treated myself. And I'm very pleased. I concerned that the ecosystem wouldn't provide enough economical alternatives to software, but there is no need for that concern now. If the apps offered in the app store are sufficient there are plenty of ways and online tutorials to access to satisfy your what you're searching for. The machine is stable. And I don't have a fewer of malware and viruses like I do with other OS. Accessory options are the only drawback. Most are limited in choice and expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a great Computer

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    Bootsy
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    I'm using this i-mac to replace my 10 year old i-mac. So far I like this Mac better because it is upgradeable by you and not Apple. i have a much larger screen and even more capable software to perform task. I like the Siri feature even though I don't own an i-phone but it's a plus for this i-mac. I love the speed the amount of memory and the great ease of use. The only draw back is you have to buy an external CD/DVD burner if you still like to use this type of tech. But I'm keeping my old mac just for that reason. Why did i rate this 4 out of 5 because computers always change and has room for improvement. I would give it 4 and a half because it is upgradeable. But overall it is a great computer to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy for now

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    timarii
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    So far so good! Im leery of giving a raving review just yet because I only made this purchase because my previous desktop randomly died and was not fixable due to being considered vintage after only 5 years. Don't expect this one to last too long either but its a necessary evil unfortunately for what I do. Screen is beautiful, I love the large high quality screen especially after looking at other non apple screens in the store. Seems fast unless I have a lot of programs open or browser tabs. Happy with this model choice, I would just be happier if it were BY luxury choice instead of force.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product with one caveat

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    RunningMan
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    Bought this to replace a MacBook Pro that died after many years of service. The screen is stunning, and the iMac will please any Apple user not looking for the portability of a laptop or tablet. Fit and finish is superb, although those with fat fingers may want to spring for a full size keyboard. My only caution is the Fusion drive. This computer would be blazing fast with a true SSD. The fusion drive lags when retrieving data from the non-SSD storage disc. Need top speed? Order your iMac with a true SSD and you will be very happy with your purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    FYI

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    Authenticsoul

    APPLE HDD ST1000DM003: Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes) Model: APPLE HDD ST1000DM003 Revision: AQ04 Serial Number: Z4YF9B54 Native Command Queuing: Yes Queue Depth: 32 Removable Media: No Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: disk1 Rotational Rate: 7200 Medium Type: Rotational Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified Good enough...after exhaustive research. Photog. Price match. Should drop in price drastically very soon. Upgraded to 24 for men.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great family computer

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    Jobrowneyes
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    The stunning display and easy to use interface Mac’s are know for make this a great family computer. The only thing that has been an issue is that I’ve only ever had Computer that ran windows software so it take a little adjusting. I really like that since both my wife and I have the iPhone X and now the iMac desktop we can have our phones backed up via Bluetooth regularly without have to plug in our phones. The handoff feature is really convenient as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Screen! Overall good computer

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    kardiackidneykids
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    This a good computer. the screen is to die for, and overall a nice performing computer. However, that said I found the fusion drive a little slow. decided to run an external SSD instead and that sped things up considerably. a plus is you can also update the ram. You will not go wrong if you buy this as long as you know you are getting. unfortunately for me, this was not the right purchase and returned it for a macbook pro as i needed a larger screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from old computer

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    Bootsy
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    My old Mac was 9 years old and couldn't be upgraded any more. I had no choice but to buy a new computer to support all the new software out there. I needed serious memory and speed and this computer provided that for my usage. So why the 4 star rating? It's because all computers somewhere down the line will have it's faults, for instance I'm not impress with the siri feature. But other wise i'm pleased with my purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    jason54915
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    This machine is incredible! Been using a 13 inch MacBook Pro for about 5 years and decided to add iMac desktop for the basement, boy am I happy! Only complaint is the small keyboard which is very hard to get use to compared to a standard sized keyboard. I would rate 5 stars if it wasn't for this small annoyance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4 stars for now expect it to go up

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    HMOWNER
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    I'm a lifelong windows computer user. It does take some time getting used to a Mac. So far, this machine is very impressive. I've had minimal use, meaning the looks, graphics, sound quality, everyday use speed, all of that have been 5 star. I will use it in the future in more of business type applications. Maybe then I'll update the review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the machine. Wish it was more 'customizable

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    MikeH
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    Apple is pricey..no surprise. Long term reliability is yet for me to experience. I do wish their all-in-one machines were more customizable - memory, hard drive, GPU, etc. What you buy is all you get, and we know how technology changes, and prices for tech improve over time. Apple locks us in to their fixed solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer, but bugs to fix.

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    Frank
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    I am an avid Apple user. This computer replaces my 10 year old PC which was also an Apple. I am sure once the bugs are addressed, the product will be just as great as my last PC. There is no cd player attached, no game bundles, it does come with Pages software and none of purchased software works with High Sierra. A lot to fix, but I will be patient because the product is always good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but good

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    Superman730
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    If you like this brand of computer, this is a good one and I got it on Black Friday deal so I felt a little better about the amount I spent. But if you're not an Apple fan, you can find something similar at a cheaper price point. I went with the 27 inch because it has easy access to upgrade it with aftermarket RAM where as the smaller computer does not.

    I would recommend this to a friend