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Apple - 27" iMac® - Intel Core i5 (3.8GHz) - 8GB Memory - 2TB Fusion Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 607 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent display, poor keyboard and mouse

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    Troll
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    I switched from PC hardware to an IMAC. I have been using Windows and Linux in the past. There is a learning curve to go the the Apple operating system but well worth the time. I am finding it much easier to use. The included software is adequate for the home user, but you need a better word processor and spreadsheet program to do any serious work. The included keyboard had no numeric keypad which is a necessity for spreadsheet work and the included mouse had no right click capability. An absolute must to open multiple tabs in the web browser. The built in speakers are pretty good but if you like to play music with Bass response you will need an external speaker system. The display is excellent if you use your computer to watch videos. I use mine for that a lot. There is no optical disc provided. If you want to load software or watch movies from DVD or blu-ray you need an external drive. Overall an excellent piece of equipment, but needs add ons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Switch from PC to iMac

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    Dave
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    I have wanted to switch to an iMac for many years but have remained with PC mostly because of cost. Also, some of the software programs that I use regularly do not run on IOS. Windows 10 has been a big disappointment and is the main factor in convinced me to make the move to Apple. The iMac's 27 inch 5K display is remarkably clear and bright. The 2TB Fusion drive is lightning fast making booting and software execution almost instantaneous. One of the things I don't necessarily like about the iMac is that there are no front ports. To insert any USB device or memory card, etc, you need to stand up, lean forward, spin the computer and awkwardly try to fit whatever device into the ports on the back of the unit. Also, my assumption that everything about IOS would be better than Window turns out to be false. I am still happy that I switched to Mac. If only we could have everything we want in a computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quintessential Apple

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    sdgvsdgsdgsg
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    The 2017 27" iMac is everything you would expect from an Apple product - beautiful, powerful, and at times, frustrating. Let me start by saying that OS Mojave is the best iteration of Mac OS to date - so if it's been awhile since you have ventured over to the world of Apple, now might be a time worth considering. The iMac is beautifully designed but with that design is the major trade-off of very limited customization (in essence you can add/remove RAM and that's about it).... the lack of customization doesn't bother me at all, but it may be a deal breaker for some. What you trade-off in customization you gain with simplicity and seamless integration with other apple devices. For me, the pros greatly outweigh the cons and I would highly recommend this device for anyone looking for a beautifully designed and powerful all-in-one.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good product, B+

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    MarkH
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    Just upgraded from an old 27 with Retina Display. Overall, I'm satisfied with the improvements Apple has made. Plenty of ports with good performance. New screen with greater adjustability in terms of brightness and color temperature is outstanding. Photo and video editing is lightning fast. If your current Mac is at least three years old, this is definitely an upgrade worth buying. I would have given five stars but for two quibbles. First, Apple should make it easier to change out the hard drive. Right now you can't do it without voiding the warranty (not good). Second, there should be an easy way to connect a VESA arm onto the back to get this huge screen up to proper eye level. I give it a solid B+ to A- score and do recommend this product.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally Decided to Get a MAC

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    Pumpkin
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    With my old PC, every time there was a software change or update, it would create problems. After decades of working with pcs at both work and home, I am trying a mac. The transition was easy once I became familiar with the basic methods of negotiating around the mac. This one has a beautiful screen that makes it very easy to see very small details, good for my amateur photography work. It boots up and shut's down quickly and without a fuss. The only reason that I did not give it five stars is that even with the large case, it does not come with a built in CD/DVD/BR drive. I have a very large collection of CDs and use iTunes to load many different iPods and I should not have needed to purchase a separate CD/Blu Ray drive.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Silver Medal Mac

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    HarveyZ
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    I was going to grab a Solid State PC (far cheaper), but I splurged on this Mac. It's got a huge beautiful Monitor, runs fast, and has been excellent so far. The only hiccup (which I knew going into this) is my games library on Steam was reduced by 20% as some games simply don't run on a Mac. But I knew that ahead of time- though I wish I had known Overwatch isn't on the Mac. But otherwise, it's been great to work with for my work needs and watching videos and all. The only other kicker that I love about this product is it really is a nice high-end Mac (though I say Silver, as the Pro version which is double the price is the highest/top of the line Mac to get), but this one is built to last as well. The more Mac products you have, the more you see the convenience of multiple Apple products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard Drives Matter

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    NerdHerder
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    We originally bought the door buster iMac 21 inch, with a decent i5 processor and 8GB memory, but the mechanical hard drive was a pig and the whole rig was sloooooowwwww. We returned and bought the far more expensive model listed, and it was night and day. Love the apple cross platform integration and sharing/connectivity, but the premium for Apple versus PC is way out of line. 2.5x the cost for a slower machine is truly non-acceptable. And why in the world is Apple selling any machine without a solid-state hard drive? It's crazy, especially at this price point. It borders on greed, yet my wife loves the apple modality. I paid it, I like it, but the price annoys me still. My 2 cents

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good product

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    lvbuyer
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    i purchase this product as an upgramde from my imac 2012., ser uo was easy, good speed. the price, is acceptable, only thing i dislike that it only comes with 8gb ram. and apple charges, crazy money for upgrades. yes i would recomend the product. but dont forget to add taxes, adapter, software, upgrades, insurance amount other cost. if you ate buying this for a more pro use expect spend about another 1,000$ if your are using this for email, some tiny videos, and photos taken from your phone and music. go cheaper. (you dont need a ferrari doing minivan work)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Review

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    saxsation
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    I've always been a fan of the iMac and this one is no exception. Great all in one design. Beautiful 5k display. Difficult to play 4k content though. A lot of restrictions on the web viewing content. (Ex. Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime) Fusion drive works well. I would probably recommend all flash storage though in the future. The FaceTime camera is not as good as it should be in 2018 but I dont use it that much. Apple also ditched the start up sound which is kind of disappointing. Taking away from Steve Jobs legacy. Apple is definitely a different company than the greatness of years past. Now they are just a good company. All and all I am happy with my purchase.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Computer but Expensive

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    BladeRubber
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    Having paid very near three grand it is a big investment for this computer. It is sleek, beautiful, easy to use, and visually stunning with vast capabilities. However, I’ve noticed a couple rare moments when I’m running a large program and things seem to slow down just a bit (possibly due to the factory standard 8GB ram). Otherwise, I highly recommend this desktop Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    THE GREATEST COMPUTER EVER BUT"

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    CENAIR
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    I would have given it 5 stars but no cd drive anymore on this model IMac and was shocked, and had to buy a seperate external drive for $80.00 . This was a a replacement for my 10 year old 21: IMac that still works perfect and wanted a bigger and sharper screen and this is amazing and the best computer and really fast. Too bad Apple doesnt give you a CD drive anymore built in and was shocked, and you have to by a separate external drive for another $80.00 to load your programs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First time Mac

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    Hollywood
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    I now understand why the macs and these Mac computers are more expensive than a regular PC. Their materias are premium and the screen is the best screen I’ve ever Owned. The retina 5k is beautiful , it shows images very well and the colors are vibrant . It’s amazing and the 27” doesn’t feel small at all . They have a much better experience . Websites have really catered to Apple , the same websites that you use with a PC don’t react the same way . I would recommend this product .

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Mac

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    bigAl
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    Used nothing but PCs for 20 years so there has been a learning curve. Very impressed with performance and have not had too much trouble "re-learning" how to do things. Love the syncing between the iPhone and the IMac. The price is premium but so far the hardware seems to be worth it. Expect to change to 5 stars when I finish the "re-learning" process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As advertised

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    Duane
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    This was the only Mac desk top I could upgrade memory to 64Gb so I got the faster processor and bigger hard drive with the least amount of RAM, upgrade was easy to install. Still learning the Mac system but it looks good and works great as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple read this.

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    djbubu
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    Beautiful product but the ports could be located in a better place. Fusion drive a joke, sounds very sophisticated but is slow like an hdd doesn't make a difference. 8 gb ram is outdated but the price from Best Buy awesome. Beautiful image.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific machine

    Posted
    Jojo

    Just set up the machine, added extra RAM. It's a pretty incredible screen, and lightning fast. No complaints. Definitely worth the wait for the upgrades. Wish the keyboard was a little bit bigger, but not a huge deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My review

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    Opinion
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    I love it !! It has been slow here and there but, there is no way for me to know if it’s Wi or the Fusion drive. I did my homework but I’m not computer savvy. Other than that. It is the most beautiful desk top I have seen and my photo programs look really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very satisfied

    Posted
    Dogg
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    Product is well made, compact , took some time to learn how to manage Mac operations of programs and files. Worth the effort. Glad I purchased the extended warranty for peace of mind. Use it for both family and work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Apple desktop!

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    Gregg
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    What a huge screen! This Apple desktop is so much bigger than what I had before and it takes up so much less room. No big hard drive to store under the desk. I am still learning the Apple operating system and learning new things everyday!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Computer

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    wtorres23
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    I love the new iMacs. However, I think it's time for Apple to remove completely the fusion drive and only have the SSD. The problem is that you can't control which program is in the SSD. And sometimes you can see the slowdown of a hard drive....

    I would recommend this to a friend