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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing 5K all in one suitable for everyone

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    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: 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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I expected

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was seeking

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Machine

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second Time

    Posted
    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love This IMac

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    MimiKate
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    I love my IMac! It is so easy to use and the monitor is so clear and the color so vibrant. I love having everything on the Cloud. Set-up was done by the Geek squad and they did a wonderful job. I had an older IMac that did not connect to the Cloud. It had over 10,000 pictures on it that I didn’t want to lose. They successfully brought them over and then upgraded them to be compatible with the latest version of IPhoto. I loved my Best Buy sales team which included an Apple employee and expert. It was a great experience. I have always bought my technology from Best Buy and would never go anywhere else. Geek Squad and Apple Support, are the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I wish that I could give it 10 stars!!

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    BKGeekGirl
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    I absolutely love this computer and cannot give it enough praises. I have replaced my 2009 iMac, which still worked perfectly, but just slowed down a bit. I bought the 27" iMac on sale for $1599 2 weeks ago and it is incredible!! It is blazing fast and the 27" 5K screen looks phenomenal. It runs completely silent and can accommodate up to 32gigs of ram, 8 gigs is just fine for basic everyday tasks. Aesthetically it is just beautiful to look at, I installed several programs within minutes. Just remember that if you want a cd/DVD burner drive you have to purchase one separately. If you love to stream music and movies you will enjoy this computer. Written documents look phenomenal as well. It's an Apple!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High performance computer

    Posted
    Steve
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    My previous iMac was 5 years old so I decided it was time for an upgrade. I have been very pleased with this purchase. The larger screen is very convenient for having multiple folders or windows open. The best thing is the speed. The fusion drive is great! I bought separate DIMM memory modules and installed them to get 16G RAM. The computer is everything I had hoped for, no complaints at all. The only thing is that the internal internal hard drive is 1 TB and the system takes up almost 2/3 of the hard drive space. I bought a separate 8TB external drive, but still, if I had known I would have gotten the 2TB hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Desktop PC to End All Desktop PCs

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    NBoy
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    Bought this for the wife for Christmas. After setting it up and playing with it for a couple of weeks, my wife decided it's not what she wanted. She waited 2 weeks to tell me she wanted a freakin laptop. So we had to return it. But during those 2 weeks that we used it, she was doing things with it that appealed to her every day lifestyle and enhanced her hobbies. She enjoyed it and I really wanted her to keep it but I didn't want it to end up being an expensive decorative piece for her office. If only Apple made a 27 inch laptop then we'd be in business!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like my new 27 inch iMac !

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    BahamaJoe
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    I had been using a 2012 model iMac in my office and recently upgraded to the 2017 model . I quickly noticed the 5K screen resolution versus 2K in the older one. Colors are more saturated in photos , video and movies with more detail. The other thing you will notice very quickly is the lightning quick processor. WIFI connectivity was great too. It was incredibly easy to port all my data from the old IMAC to the new one. Less than one hour of downloading and I was good to go. The new iMac came with a High Sierra 10.13.6 OSx ( not sure why not Mojave) . Very happy with the upgrade thus far while my old IMAC is still in use as a work station.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I don't think you can beat an iMac!

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    MaureenJoan
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    I am a firm Mac believer, and the new iMac is just one more reason for loving Mac! It is so simple to travel from an old mac to a new one.... just a time machine plugged in, updated, and you can take every single thing from one machine to the next....clean, quick, easy. And, you also can leave behind anything that you do NOT want to take from one to the next. I debated between the 21 and 27 inch model... my son said that he finds in his world he is willing to run up a flight of steps to work on the 27 inch as opposed to the 21 inch on his desk. That was my selling point. this is my 4th Mac... and i have never been disappointed. The support from apple care is awesome...efficient, and very thorough. I am a happy new iMac owner!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Refreshing change

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    Nitro
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    After years as a PC user, I had problems with the desktop I purchased three months ago. Their support person said that while I had an extended warranty, it only covered hardware problems, not software. If I was willing to pay a mere $137, they could probably fix it. I told them I would fix it myself. When asked how I would do that, I told them I would junk it and buy a Mac. I bought this one and couldn't be happier. After years of putting up with constant updates, reboots, loading drivers, updating old drivers, and such, the Mac just works. No steep learning curve for the change as I worried about. It was something I should've done years ago. And Best Buy matched a lower price from a mail order camera place, which worked even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb build quality

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    Donkeychong
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    This is my first iMac and this 27” iMac has far surpassed my expectations. Best Buy was awesome with price matching. Runs All my games at high settings. Runs Final Cut Pro very smooth. Installing Windows 10 via bootcamp was also very easy. This computer does everything I expected and more. The screen resolution makes the experience by far better than any other. I was questioning the audio because the grills for the speakers were so small, but audio speakers are amazing. The iMac also has a built in mic somewhere. Not sure where it is, but it works. Overall great buy and very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend