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Apple iMac MC510LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

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  • Intel Core i3 Processor 3.2GHz
  • 4GB SDRAM RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • 27-Inch Screen, ATI Radeon HD 5670
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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Product Information

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Screen Size27 inches
Max Screen Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels
Processor3.2 GHz Intel Core i3
RAM4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive1 TB
Graphics CoprocessorATI Radeon HD 5670
Chipset BrandATI
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Brand NameApple
SeriesiMac
Item model numberMC510LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
Item Weight1 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H24.90 x 10 x 30.40 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeDVD SuperDrive
  
Additional Information
ASINB00361EZX8
Best Sellers Rank #10,930 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight38.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 27, 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The ultimate all-in-one. Turbocharged. The new iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. Its Intel Core i3 processor feature an advanced architecture and set new benchmarks for iMac performance. And fast discrete graphics processors now come standard in every iMac. The 27-inch widescreen displays is perfect for HD video, and the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse keep your desktop tidy.

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The new iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. Its Intel Core i3 processor features an advanced architecture and set new benchmarks for iMac performance. And fast discrete graphics processors now come standard in every iMac. The 27-inch widescreen display is perfect for HD video, and the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse keep your desktop tidy.

27-inch Apple iMac
The 27-inch iMac features a brilliant LED-backlit, edge-to-edge glass display (see larger image).

The iMac's display offers a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution (for native 1080p high-definition viewing), and it uses IPS technology to deliver consistent color across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle. This 27-inch model (MC510LL/A) offers improved graphics with ATI Radeon HD 5670 discrete graphics featuring 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, a 1 TB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an SD card slot, and a total of four USB 2.0 ports (see full specifications below).

It also comes with the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system as well as the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

Key Features

Bright, Colorful Display

This 27-inch, all-in-one Apple iMac features an edge-to-edge glass display that utilizes LED backlighting for improved brightness and energy efficiency as well as In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, which delivers consistent color across a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

Clutter-Free Desktop

You'll be able to cut the cord with the included Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse, both of which connect to the iMac using Bluetooth wireless technology. Additionally, the Magic Mouse features a seamless Multi-Touch surface that enables you to use the same intuitive gestures used on the MacBook trackpad to easily scroll through long documents or swipe to move forward or backward through a collection of web pages or photos. And it can be configured as either a single- or two-button mouse.

Rear of the 27-inch Apple iMac
The iMac's seamless aluminum enclosure (see larger image).

And with the iSight camera placed above the display in the iMac's thin aluminum and glass design, you'll be able to video chat with up to three of your friends simultaneously as well as use the included Photo Booth software to create photos with fun effects for your favorite social networking sites.

Side of the 27-inch Apple iMac
Intel Core i3 Processing Power

The first level in Intel's latest processor family, the dual-core Core i3 provides a fast, responsive computing experience for your everyday tasks as well as image management in iPhoto, video editing in iMovie, and enjoying your entire music and HD video collection in iTunes. Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.

Key Specifications

  • 27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with IPS technology, a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 375 cd/m2 brightness rating, and 178-degree viewing angle (horizontal and vertical). Supports input from external DisplayPort sources (adapters sold separately) and is wall-mountable with optional VESA Mount Adapter Kit.
  • 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 dual-core processor (4 MB shared L3 cache).
  • 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • 4 GB installed RAM (1066 MHz DDR3; supports up to 16 GB)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics processor (with 512 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory) with enhanced performance for graphics-intensive applications such as games and video editors.
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/
  • Built-in iSight camera for video chatting
  • Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification; 802.11a/b/g compatible)
  • Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000BASE-T)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and cell phones
  • Side-loading SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port
  • Mini DisplayPort video output with optional adapters for DVI and VGA output
  • Built-in stereo speakers with two internal 17-watt high-efficiency amplifiers along with built-in microphone, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in
  • Dimensions: 25.6 x 8.15 x 20.4 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 30.5 pounds

Key Specifications

What's in the Box

iMac, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, cleaning cloth, power cord, install/restore DVDs, printed and electronic documentation

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Mouse is unlike any other mouse you've ever used. The Multi-Touch surface lets you use gestures to swipe through photos and scroll down web pages. And the entire mouse is the button, so you can click anywhere.

Apple Wireless Keyboard

Apple Wireless Keyboard
The sleek aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard lets you type in front of your computer, on your lap, or anywhere within range. It's also incredibly thin and streamlined, so it sits on your desk surrounded by nothing but glorious space.

Limited Warranty And Service

The iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a 1-year limited warranty, which can be extended to 3 years with the AppleCare Protection Plan.

Installed software

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is an even more powerful and refined version of the world's most advanced operating system. In ways big and small, it gets faster, more reliable, and easier to use. New core technologies unleash the power of today's advanced hardware technology and prepare Mac OS X for future innovation.

  • Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools, and more)

iLife helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song--including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.

  • iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iDVD)
AppleCare Protection Plan

AppleCare Protection Plan

Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to 3 years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.

Optional Accessories and Related Products

Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Back up a lifetime's worth of memories with Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X. It's also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with simultaneous dual-band support. Choose from 1 TB and 2 TB models.

AirPort Extreme Base Station

AirPort Extreme Base Station
Speed, range, and easy setup make AirPort Extreme the perfect wireless solution for home, school, and small business. It offers simultaneous dual-band support and lets up to 50 people share Internet access, a wireless network, a hard drive, and a printer.

Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple Magic Trackpad
Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer, and it supports a full set of gestures. Click, scroll, swipe, and rotate to control what's onscreen. Use it along with your mouse or as an alternative to one.

Apple Battery Charger

Apple Battery Charger
The Apple Battery Charger comes with a high-performance, power-efficient charger and six ready-to-use AA NiMH batteries that are exceptional at holding a charge and can last for up to 10 years.

MobileMe

MobileMe
MobileMe is the service from Apple that keeps your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC in perfect sync--no docking required. MobileMe stores your mail, contacts, and calendar information in the cloud and uses push technology to keep everything in sync across all your devices (annual subscription fee and Internet access required).

Customer Reviews

I have wanted an Apple computer for a very long time.
AZJosh
Well, after all these years with a PC, experience with the Ipod Touch and the Ipad tempted me to develop apps on the Mac.
T. Bradford
I love the big screen and everything looks bright, clear and vivid.
Gary D. Thorington

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Reader on October 7, 2010
This was a transition from the PC for me, and I was originally going to get a Macbook, until a friend convinced me to try the all-in-one iMac. Great decision, and this has been a perfect experience. I've never had a machine go from in-the-box to in-use in such a short-time. My first reaction when I opened the box was "uh oh, where are all the cables and books?" It set up in no time. The display is nothing short of amazing, it's surprisingly intuitive for someone coming from a PC, and it comes with a stunning array of features like chat, photo apps, utilities, etc. It's nice to be able to turn it on, and use it in seconds instead of several minutes waiting for things to load. I've not had a single software or application conflict or install problem. The Time Machine backup runs silently and reliably in the background, so backing up is not a huge deal like it was for me before. The built-in web camera is clear and the sound is excellent. I use this with photo apps that get memory intensive, and it works remarkably well with them. I would definitely recommend this.
The only negative I can think of at all is that my financial software, Quicken, is not available in a comparable version for the Mac - there is a version of Quicken for the Mac, but it doesn't have the features that I need that the Windows version has. The other negative is that iWork doesn't substitute for Microsoft Office -- I can't create spreadsheets in it and have them open up in Excel, so if you really have to use Microsoft Office, you will need to buy the Mac version of it instead of trying to move between Office and iWork.
Small things though, and it is worth working around them.
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97 of 105 people found the following review helpful By korova on July 29, 2010
First things first: the iMac offered on this page has the dual-core Intel Core i3 processor. A configuration with a quad-core i5 processor is also sold by Amazon. In addition, an even more powerful quad-core processor, the i7, is available as a build-to-order option from the online Apple Store. Be sure you're looking at the configuration you want. Apple makes four 27" Aluminum iMac processor setups in all: an i3, two with the i5, and an i7 (see the Comments on this review for a link to Apple's official tech specs).

Now then, on with the show. Many reviewers of the previous release of the 27" Aluminum iMac have already discussed the essential hardware and software features. So, rather than repeating stuff that has already been said, I am going to focus this review on my experience of upgrading from a G4 igloo iMac that was running System 10.5.8 .

Migration Assistant
*I used a Firewire 400 to Firewire 800 cable to move the contents of my old computer to the new machine with Migration Assistant.
*The process was virtually seamless, with only a few minor adjustments necessary to the transferred data. Only four applications required reinstallation: ClamXav, iTunes (due to the Soundflower plugin--in any case, no music was lost or damaged), Microsoft Expression Media 2, and a Juniper Networks remote access program (part of a corporate telecommuting package).
*Rules for Little Snitch, a third party utility, need to be reestablished.
*Customized preferences for Spotlight must be reentered.

Magic Mouse
*iMacs now come with a wireless mouse as standard equipment.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jen on December 18, 2010
There are many ways to debate the Mac vs. PC debate. However, it really comes down to just a couple of things to me: 1) product quality; 2) customer support; and 3) price. The iMac comes in two sizes, the 21.5 inch and the 27 inch. Then they come with just a few different configurations that matter to most people. First, the size of the hard drive, which is either 500 GB or 1 TB (I am ignoring the 2TB and the solid state options for most people). The next thing is the chip, which is core duo, core i3, i5 or i7. They are all pretty fast, but get faster the higher the chip on the list. The video card matters next, both in speed and cache. Each time you step up with an Apple iMac you get a bigger hard drive, faster chip, and better video card. For most people, the 21.5" base model will be an excellent machine. The 27" screen is huge, and you will find that a lot of the screen space you don't use day-to-day. The hard drive space at 500GB is enough, and it is easy to expand with an external hard drive. However, if you don't want an external drive, then get the 1 TB, which should give you plenty of storage. If you are going to work with video editing and such, you may want to get the faster graphics video card and chip. I got the Core i5 and it is really, really fast. The product is of excellent quality. Well better than the plastic junk from HP and Dell. Customer support? I called and talked to someone in the US that spoke English, was helpful, and could resolve any issues. Not someone in India trying to be of help. Excellent way to go Apple. The price, well, you get what you pay for. It is more expensive to buy an Apple, but the product and support is clearly better. You will not be frustrated. Highly recommend this computer to anyone.
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