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Testseek.com have collected 32 expert reviews of the Apple iMac 21.5 inch - Mid 2010 MC508 / MC509 and the average rating is 81%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Apple iMac 21.5 inch - Mid 2010 MC508 / MC509.
Award: Recommended August 2010
August 2010
 
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The editors liked

  • Terrific price / performanceExcellent displayRefined design
  • The Apple 21.5inch Core i3 iMac has all the innovation
  • Power and design you expect from a Mac
  • Discrete graphics. Core i3 processor. SDXC card slot. 1080p HD screen. Wireless keyboard and mouse. 802.11 a/n 5GHz support. Internal power brick.
  • Betterperforming processors
  • Hyperthreading
  • Up to 16 GB of user installable RAM
  • Improved graphics capabilities.
  • Four RAM slots for 16GB maximum. SDXC slot supports cards larger than 32GB. Beautiful design and LED-backlit screen. Discrete graphics. Build-to-order 2TB hard drive and 3.6GHz Core i5 available from Apple.
  • Stark
  • Beautiful design
  • Innovative peripherals
  • Beefed-up performance
  • Stellar LCD

The editors didn't like

  • No Blu-ray optionSD card slot foolishly placedSuper-glossy display finish
  • The otherwise sleek glass display causes glare
  • And the allinone doesn’t have an HDMI input or a Bluray drive.
  • No eSATA. No Blu-ray option. Mini DisplayPort is output only.
  • Lacks dedicated HDMI output
  • No USB 3 or faster FireWire
  • I3based models do not support Turbo Boost
  • No SSD option.
  • A nonglossy display option would be nice. No eSATA port.
  • Lacks Blu-ray drive
  • HDMI port
  • Mouse features take getting used to
  • A few add-ons aren't included that should be

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  Published: 2010-10-19, review by: maclife.com

  • Four RAM slots for 16GB maximum. SDXC slot supports cards larger than 32GB. Beautiful design and LED-backlit screen. Discrete graphics. Build-to-order 2TB hard drive and 3.6GHz Core i5 available from Apple.
  • A nonglossy display option would be nice. No eSATA port.
  • As expected, the 3.2GHz model outperformed the 3.06GHz model in our testing, but not by much. Only two of our 10 tests showed a speed gain of more than 5 percent. And the Call of Duty 4 frame rate was only 3.2 percent better with the 3.2GHz model’s be...

 
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  Published: 2010-08-02, Author: Nilay , review by: engadget.com

  • Terrific price / performanceExcellent displayRefined design
  • No Blu-ray optionSD card slot foolishly placedSuper-glossy display finish
  • The iMac line has long been a pinnacle of refined and elegant desktop computing, and nothing about that has changed with the new models. What has changed is that the low-end model now offers great performance at an extremely competitive price: the not-yet...

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  Published: 2010-07-28, review by: macworld.com

  • Abstract:  On Monday, Apple updated its entire line of iMac and Mac Pro systems. And while the new Mac Pro models won’t be available until sometime in August, the new iMacs are in the Macworld Lab right now. The first system to finish our testing regime is the ne...

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  Published: 2010-07-28, review by: pcmag.com

  • Discrete graphics. Core i3 processor. SDXC card slot. 1080p HD screen. Wireless keyboard and mouse. 802.11 a/n 5GHz support. Internal power brick.
  • No eSATA. No Blu-ray option. Mini DisplayPort is output only.
  • The Apple iMac 21.5-inch (Core i3) is the system that can convert your friend/relative/significant other into a Mac-faithful. It has a great design, stellar performance, and a pretty kickass price. For all these reasons and more, the Apple iMac 21.5-in...

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  Published: 2010-07-01, review by: computershopper.com

  • Stark, beautiful design, Innovative peripherals, Beefed-up performance, Stellar LCD
  • Lacks Blu-ray drive, HDMI port, Mouse features take getting used to, A few add-ons aren't included that should be
  • The 2010 revision of the iMac, with a slate of new, more powerful components, continues to be the all-in-one desktop computer to beat. ...

 
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  Published: 2010-06-01, review by: toptenreviews.com

  • The Apple 21.5inch Core i3 iMac has all the innovation, power and design you expect from a Mac,
  • The otherwise sleek glass display causes glare, and the allinone doesn’t have an HDMI input or a Bluray drive.
  • The 21.5-inch Core i3 iMac isn’t for everybody, but it’s still gold standard for all-in-one computers....

 
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  Published: 2010-01-01, review by: about.com

  • Abstract:  Excellent High Color Display, Strong Performance, Excellent Mouse And Keyboard, Glass Gisplay Produces A Lot Of Reflections, All Peripheral Ports On Back Which Is Inconvenient, Keyboard Doesn't Include Numeric Keypad

 
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  Published: 2010-01-01, review by: about.com

  • Betterperforming processors, Hyperthreading, Up to 16 GB of user installable RAM, Improved graphics capabilities.
  • Lacks dedicated HDMI output, No USB 3 or faster FireWire, i3based models do not support Turbo Boost, No SSD option.

 
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  Published: 2010-08-05, review by: macworld.com.au

  • Abstract:  There’s little doubt that 2010 is the year of the iPad and iPhone for Apple, with the company largely focusing on the new kids on the block. But the Mac isn’t entirely out of the picture. While the Mac business is a more mature product line than Apple’...

 
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  Published: 2010-09-27, Author: Roman , review by: pcworld.co.nz

  • Abstract:  There’s little doubt that 2010 is the year of the iPad and iPhone for Apple, with the company largely focusing on the new kids on the block. But the Mac isn’t entirely out of the picture. While the Mac business is a more mature product line than Appl...

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