27-inch iMac Core i5/2.66GHz

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Pros
  • Beautiful big 27-inch display
  • Blazing performance
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Lacks extras: Multi-touch, Blu-ray, TV tuner, etc
At A Glance

Only slightly slower than the blazing Core i7 iMac, this Core i5-based 27-incher runs Windows and OS X, but you don't get extras like mulit-touch, Blu-ray, or a TV tuner.

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Core i5 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2.66  MHz 2.8  MHz 3.2  MHz 3.1  MHz

Display

Included monitor Yes Yes Yes All-in-One
Display size 27.0  inches 27.0  inches 27.0  inches 27.0  inches
Display type LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen LCD Display w/ Glossy Screen Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 2560 x 1440  pixels 2560 x 1440  pixels 2560 x 1440  pixels 2560 x 1440  pixels

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4850 ATI Radeon HD 5750 ATI Radeon HD 5670 AMD Radeon HD 6970M
Graphics Type       Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset       ATI Radeon HD

General Information

UPC Code 885909286317 885909390038 885909389735 885909446421

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort Bluetooth|Mini DisplayPort

Memory

Memory size 4000.0  MB 4000.0  MB 4000.0  MB 4000.0  MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory speed       1333.0  MHz

Other Features

Devices Keyboard|Mouse Keyboard|Mouse Keyboard|Mouse Keyboard

Power

Power Supply Wattage   365.0  watts 365.0  watts 310.0  watts

Performance

Overall Rating

WorldBench 6 Score

123.0      

Office Productivity

Web Browsing

seconds (lower is better)

253.0      
Office Suite Use

seconds (lower is better)

333.0      
File Compression

seconds (lower is better)

171.0      
Multitasking

275.0      

Content Creation

Image Editing

seconds (lower is better)

358.0      
GPU Graphics Rendering

seconds (lower is better)

298.0      
CPU Graphics Rendering

seconds (lower is better)

266.0      
Video Encoding

seconds (lower is better)

175.0      
DVD Burning

seconds (lower is better)

344.0      
Video Editing

seconds (lower is better)

173.0      

Gaming

Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

199.0      
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050

Frames per second (higher is better)

141.2      
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200

Frames per second (higher is better)

87.9      
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768

Frames per second (higher is better)

128.9      
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050

Frames per second (higher is better)

112.1      
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200

Frames per second (higher is better)

71.6