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Apple - iMac® / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 21.5" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Computer, but kinda laggy.

    Posted
    yearofthe
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this for Christmas and fell in love with it. My friends went wow, I spent my time downloading Windows 7 blah blah. Anyway, to shorten all the cons together, it's simply a powerful tool. I, however got the i3 version. This will not be able to run everything smoothly running both OS X and Windows 7 (though I should probably try Windows XP on it) smoothly. I would recommend the i5 and i7 (if you can afford it) if you can. The speakers aren't great, but they are loud. The media player (iTunes) runs without any problems. I guess the only other con, is that it didn't recognized my PC mouse well. I had to jiggle the USB a lot for it to recognize it. I'm going to get a new mouse though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes little space

    Posted
    AndyLor01
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This i-Mac does not come with a tower where you put in your cds and flash drive. Instead, the slot for the cd and flash drive is on the monitor itself which is great. The crystal clear pictures is what motivated the buy along with the no-fuss design and large screen. The wireless key board and mouse also makes this iMac desktop even better, but for those of you who don't like to type on a small keyboard, be warned because this keyboard isn't the biggest. For your FYI, the keyboard and the mouse does take batteries but it does last. Also, the mouse doesn't right click, which is an inconvenience for those who just want to open a new internet tab or window by right clicking or who just want to right click to easily copy and past. It may be frustrated converting from PC to Mac, but I believe that in the long run a Mac is worth every penny. The greatest thing is that it take less time to start-up than a PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good, but not as good as i hoped

    Posted
    cathouse1320
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    i bought this to replace an h/p laptop, that i owned for 2 days and decided was pure junk. it actually replaces a 20" imac from 2007 that i couldn't boot up, ( of course after i bought this, the other one booted up and has worked fine since. this seems to boot a little quicker and shut down a little quicker than the other imac. i assumed that the i3 processor would be quicker/better/more, but i've really noticed no performance difference ( the old one has a core 2 processor ). the screen on this has a little more real estate than the old one and the price was $700 less than the old one, (the old one was $1499 + another $400 in upgrades i did at the apple store) this one has all those upgrades and a larger hard drive, so the price was less, but still more than a comparable windows machine, IF YOU CAN STAND USING WINDUHS, i cannot , hence the extra money for this .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good performance, simple UI

    Posted
    Azaraith
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm a PC guy through and through, but I can easily recommend Macs for those who aren't concerned with gaming and are more comfortable with the way OSX is organized vs Windows. Different strokes... Just helped the parents (who know

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Posted
    graveman19
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    this is a great product by apple but in my home about two weeks after this purchase we got a macbook and we havent use the imac much we just dont need the power and preformance it offers but i would recommend u spend the same amount on a macbook pro 13 inch i mean the screen is great on this but i like the portability of the macbook and how i can do everything on it that i can do one the imac but the macbook always has to be plugged in now that my mom has an imac and a macbook i would rather have a macbook for myself as i dont do much besides surf the web and play some online games. great purchase though when we didnt have the macbook we used this like crazy so what im saying is if i could i want take the imac back and get the 13 inch macbook pro for myself since the imac doesnt get used much

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great home computer

    Posted
    GeeDawg
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is our first MAC and so far all is great! Out of the box and running in less than 15 mins. Easy connect to home network and network printer. Great display and the system is fast. Thought we might have some problems moving from Windows to Mac OS but it has been fairly straight forward. All the applications are easy to use and everyone has really enjoyed iPhoto and iMovie. Transfer of old files from to PC to Mac was easy using Seagate GoFlex portable drive. Just go to Seagate website before connecting the drive to the Mac and follow the instructions. Since only had for a couple of months cannot really rate reliability but expect it to be good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Desktop, very happy with it so far

    Posted
    cleaner
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this Imac 21.5 Core I3 as a replacement for a broken Dell Dimension Desktop. Would have cost close to the same for a new Dell Xps Tower and new 22" monitor so decided to go Apple this time. Just bought it and was a ridiculously easy setup. Getting used to OS as opposed to Windows 7 but just takes a little time. I love the display and the video playback and quickness of the machine. This is the base machine for this year and more than adequate for internet use and some multi media applications. I am very happy with it...no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good for a beginner Mac user

    Posted
    kgrif
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My husband and I purchased this, our first Mac, approx. one month ago in anticipation of switching over totally from our PC's at some point in the future. I was impressed at the ease of set-up and installation of additional software and really enjoy some of the neat applications such as I-chat and Phone Booth. We're both eager to learn and Apple makes it easy to learn as little or as much as we want in any given day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the all in one set up.

    Posted
    grandof7
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My first Apple purchase and I love it. It was very easy to switch from Windows to the Apple program. I still need to do a lot of exploring, but so far I am very satisfied. I love the large HD screen, the all in one setup, even the small keyboard. It was set up in less than a half hour, it responses really fast, and the photo program is great. I do miss Favorite Places and the little symbols on AOL which does not appear with the Apple Program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So-so

    Posted
    imnotyourtechsupport
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Finally decided to make the jump and introduce a Mac into the household. So far, it's done an okay job but nothing spectacular. iMac is very quiet, has a great screen and doesn't take up a lot of space. Would have preferred a keyboard with 10-key pad - especially for a machine costing $1200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Learning Mac

    Posted
    mimi1922
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I ordered this from best buy online and was amazed that it was available the same day for pick-up. I am new to Mac so I wish that Best buy offered some training classes to help with newbies like the Apple store does. I like the features of the mac and how it is not all cluttered up with stuff that you don't know what it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer.

    Posted
    Ninamoodie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I must say it's very different and a little hard to use. I'm having trouble putting my printer on to my computer and downloading photo albums to facebook. I the other hand I love how its all compact and does not take up alot of room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I would suggest an IMAC to anyone.

    Posted
    Julia7
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Imac is awesome, easy to set up and easy to navigate. Love the large screen and being able to pull up more than one page at a time! Dashboard is great easy to keep what you want at your fingertips!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer, but still too expensive vs PCs.

    Posted
    Gethdary
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I love Mac and their OS, but I still feel they are too expensive for what you get. If they were 15-20% less I would recommend them any day, but as it is, I only recommend them for clients that have the extra money to spend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great machine

    Posted
    Alvalaj
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    What can I say? Its a Mac and it performs great. I bought this computer as a back-up to my lap-top, but now I am using it as my main computer. I wish it had a multi-card reader.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not bad at all

    Posted
    chseth
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Its a good computer. It is very user friendly. One cord plug in is great. Overall satisfied. It is a bit pricey but then again so is all apple stuff. Do not miss windows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer

    Posted
    ACole
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    This is my first Mac! It takes a little getting used to but I will be replacing my home computer and my laptop with Apple products in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice computer

    Posted
    Oldbill

    I wanted to change from pc to Mac So far I'm not sure it was a good idea. Getting used to a new format is not as easy as I thought it would be

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great computer so far

    Posted
    Cark
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a good computer. The batteries for the mouse went dead within days of purchase. Easy access to email account features would be nice to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great desktop!

    Posted
    chinkychard
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this to replace my Sony desktop. It's awesome and fast. The only drawback is it's not a touchscreen.

    I would recommend this to a friend