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Apple iMac MD093LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)

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  • 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
  • 1 TB (5400-rpm) hard drive, 8 GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 1920-by-1080 resolution
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion
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Product Information

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Screen Size21.5 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8 GB SDRAM
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive1 TB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Wireless Type802.11n
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 4
Brand NameApple
SeriesMD093LL/A
Item model numberMD093LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X Mountain Lion
Item Weight12.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H6.90 x 20.80 x 17.70 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
  
Additional Information
ASINB004YLCFCM
Best Sellers Rank #4,890 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight21.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 23, 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

A big, bold display. Third-generation Intel quad-core processors and the latest NVIDIA graphics. Cutting-edge storage options. And much more. No desktop has ever brought so much to the table.

Innovations you can see.
You won't want anything to distract you from what you're viewing on these big, beautiful 21.5- and 27-inch displays. And nothing will, thanks to a new display design that reduces reflection by 75 percent. In addition, because the LCD now sits right up against the glass, your content seems to leap off the screen.

IPS technology and LED backlighting.
The gorgeous iMac display looks great from any seat in the house. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) gives you a bright picture with excellent color from nearly any angle. And LED backlighting offers instant-on, uniform brightness with no waiting. So you're always ready to share that vacation slideshow with the family.

Vivid, true-to-life color. Every time.
Everything you see on the big, glossy display from skin tones and dark shadows to bright blue skies and green fields is rich and vibrant. And the colors are more true to life, too. That's because every iMac display is individually color-calibrated using state-of-the-art spectroradiometers to match color standards recognized around the world.

The ultimate all-in-one. Honed to the cutting edge.
The first iMac was a revolution: An all-in-one computer that put everything display, processor, graphics, storage, memo

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The stunning new all-in-one iMac features a beautiful, completely re-engineered 21.5-inch widescreen display that's 75 percent less reflective. Third-generation quad-core Intel Core processors and superfast NVIDIA graphics make it the most powerful iMac yet. And it comes standard with 8 GB memory, a 1 TB hard drive, and advanced, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3 ports. All in an impossibly thin enclosure that's only 5mm at the edge.

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The 21.5-inch iMac is just 5mm thin at its edge and features a bright display with 75 percent less reflection (view larger).

This version of the 21.5-inch iMac (model MD093LL/A) features a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor as well as an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics processor with 512 MB of video memory (see full specifications below). It also comes with the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

Key Features

Completely Re-Engineered

Redesigned from the inside out, the iMac's aluminum and glass enclosure has up to 40 percent less volume than its predecessor and an edge that measures just 5mm thin. It also features a completely reengineered display that reduces reflection by 75 percent while maintaining brilliant color and contrast. In the new design, the cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied using a high-precision plasma deposition process.

 

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Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology

Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O (input/output) technology delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second of transfer speeds in both directions. Built into the Mac mini, the Thunderbolt port allows you to connect to new Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals as well as existing USB and FireWire peripherals using simple adapters. You'll be able to move data up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and more than 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, and you can daisy-chain up to six high-speed devices without using a hub. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays.

USB 3

With USB 3 built into the Mac mini, you can connect your external hard drive and transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every Mac mini comes with four USB 3 ports--with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2--and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or digital camera.

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Keep your desk clutter free with Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse (view larger).
More Energy Efficient, Highly Recyclable

The iMac is more energy efficient than any previous iMac, using up to 50 percent less energy in the idle state with the display on. And its hardware components work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve even more power. The environmentally friendly iMac design is free of many harmful toxins, including mercury, arsenic, BFRs, and PVC. It’s also made from materials such as aluminum and glass, which are more likely to be recycled and reused.

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 with the FaceTime HD camera placed above the display in the iMac's thin aluminum and glass design, you'll be able to make video calls in HD 720p resolution to friends and family on another iMac or MacBook. Additionally, you'll be able to connect to those using a FaceTime-enabled iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

 

Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Magic Mouse

Magic Mouse is unlike any other mouse you've ever used. The entire mouse is the button, so you can click anywhere. And it can be configured as either a single- or two-button mouse.

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.

 

  Apple iMac (model MD093LL/A)
Display 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 1920-by-1080 resolution with support for millions of colors
Processor 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz) with 6 MB L3 cache
Storage 1 TB hard drive (5400 RPM)
Memory 8 GB (two 4 GB) of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory (maximum of 16 GB)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics processor with 512 MB of GDDR5 memory
Video Thunderbolt digital video output (native Mini DisplayPort output); compatible with DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI output using optional adapters
Audio Stereo speakers; dual microphones; headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack); support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Connections
and Expansion
  • Two Thunderbolt ports (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Four USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps)
  • SDXC card slot
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
Communications 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking (802.11a/b/g compatible); Bluetooth 4.0; Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Camera HD 720p FaceTime camera
Keyboard
and Trackpad
Included Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse
Size and Weight 20.8 x 17.7 x 6.9 inches; 12.5 pounds

What's in the Box

21.5-inch iMac, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Apple Magic Mouse, printed and electronic documentation

Note: The iMac does not come with an optical drive, however OS X Mountain Lion offers the convenient DVD or CD Sharing feature, which lets you wirelessly "borrow" the optical drive of a nearby Mac or PC. So you can install applications from a DVD or CD and have full access to an optical drive without having to carry one around. Additionally, you can connect an optional optical drive (such as the Apple USB SuperDrive) via one of the USB ports.

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

OS X Mnt

At the heart of every iMac--and every Mac--is OS X Mountain Lion, the world's most advanced desktop operating system. Since the software built into every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac, you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X works with the processor in your Mac to deliver the best possible performance. Power Nap even takes advantage of the Mac hardware to keep the entire system up to date while it sleeps.

OS X Mountain Lion Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, and more
iLife

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.

Apple iLife suite iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

 

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

 

USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive
Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Air with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.

 

Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Time Capsule is the revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with Time Machine in OS X Leopard or later. It automatically backs up everything, so you never have to worry about losing important files. It also doubles as a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station. Choose from 2 TB and 3 TB models.

 

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.

 

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.

Customer Reviews

This computer is fast, beautiful, and SO easy to use.
captain flynn
If I learn to use even a tenth of it's tools and capabilities I will consider myself a computer expert.
Bruce Berndt
I love having all of my data synchronized (iPhone, iPad, Mac Mini, IMac.)
Ernest Taylor Green

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

164 of 169 people found the following review helpful By FreeSpirit TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 9, 2012
This is my first iMac so I can't compare it to the previous versions except the ones I saw at the Apple store when comparing the overall dimensions and thickness of this latest 2012 iMac.

PACKAGING - Includes 21.5" iMac, Charging cable, Wireless keyboard, and Magic Mouse. Like most Apple's products, the packaging is thoughtfully done. All tape pieces are easily removed with the individual tabs attached to them. After set up it has a clean look on my desk, there is no clutter due to the fact that the keyboard and mouse connect wirelessly. Opening the box to setting it up took maybe 5 minutes tops.

FORM FACTOR - This iMac is super thin from the sides and light enough for one-handed portability if required. Looking at it from the front, it seemed only marginally different from its predecessor but the difference was very noticeable from the side. The back is slightly curved at the center and I am guessing all the components are packed in this bulge at the center back. The front glass seems to sit more flush with the body compared to the earlier version which had a tiny little gap. Has a super sleek look to it overall.

SCREEN - Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of this iMac is its screen. Given the amount of real estate you get combined with the stunning LED-backlit display, it's a pleasure using the screen with its vibrant colors and low glare. Apple claims this model has 75 percent less glare than previous versions - there's no way for me to measure this but suffice it to say that even with the screen turned off, the screen is not really reflective. Once it's turned on, the reflections die down even further. Images are crisp and pictures we have taken with our DSLR camera seem further enhanced given the resolution of the screen.
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97 of 107 people found the following review helpful By GoGirlGo on December 13, 2012
I am ecstatic about my new purchase of the iMac. What a fabulous computer. For the first time in 20 years I have walked away from Microsoft windows and it's continual crashing.
So here's what I think about this wonderful machine:

Pros:
Unbelievably clear high definition screen, which is super thin. Clarity is awesome!
Fast processer 2.9 Ghz and 8 gig Ram
Takes up very little room on the desk.
Looks very sleek and modern (as my husband stated "The future is here")
Sound is really wonderful. Who knew that built in speakers could sound that good?
Magic Mouse is superb. You slide your fingers in any direction and it slides your screens across. Think Ipad
Keyboard is nice, but it could be better.
Awesome, and I mean awesome customer service! I spent an hour on the phone with an apple rep and he very patiently showed me the differences and similarities to windows. So very helpful. It's so worth buying the $169 apple care with is a warrantee for three years with unlimited tech support. I never usually go for warrantees but this time, it's totally worth it. He even saved me over $100 by showing me I did not need Adobe Acrobat Pro, as their Adobe Apple Product does exactly what I needed the Pro for. This guy really deserves flowers and chocolates.
Lessons at the apple store several times a week. I have not attended one, but intend to.
There are 4 USB ports and 2 other ports for firewire, I believe.
Well priced portable CD/DVD drive under $80 with a USB connector. Also sleek and high tech. It's all you need for loading the occasional software, although apple makes it easy to download everything you need from online.
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86 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Sherif A. on December 28, 2012
I had a Macbook from 2007, the Black one, and loved it, no problems at all with it. Then I decided I wanted to get a new one, since I couldn't play some games on it anymore, such as World of Warcraft and CounterStrike.

I got the Macbook Pro 2011 earlier this year. I had it for only a week, and made trips in and out of the Apple store four times because it kept freezing, specifically after playing games. It was weird and an ongoing issues with their i5 quad-core processors in the '11 models. Something with the unit overheating so easily. So I returned it and got an iPad 3rd Gen (which is obsolete 15 days after I got it... anyways) I decided I would wait for the next models. When I heard about the new iMac with the thin outer edge and improved speakers and improved everything. I decided I'd wait for it. After painfully waiting for a whole month after Apple released the "coming soon in November" webpage, on November 30th I actually purchased the base model ($1299) directly from the Apple Retail Store on the day of the launch.

I can tell you, this is the best Mac I've ever had. It runs even smoother than my old macbook, which worked great for me as it was, and the newer software works excellent with my iPad and iPhone. Transferring Mac to Mac was pretty direct in how to do it.

It runs WoW excellently, before custom configuring, ran at 99 FPS on the recommended graphic settings. But I put a max FPS setting to not overuse the CPU. It runs so smoothly, and the huge HD screen looks better with the higher color saturation. And going from my 13.3" to the 21.5", there so much room!!! The speakers have great Bass, and are very clear, and LOUD. The bluetooth keyboard and magic mouse worried me, specifically on having to possibly replace the batteries frequently.
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