... Plus if you want to do more on the iMac you can go to Apple's website and customize it with more Ram, CPU, Graphics, and hard disk space. So, as far as CPU goes I think it speaks for its self. Normally this model of the iMac Ships with an quad core 3.1 GHz i5, but you can customize it to have ... Read review
Kingston 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3 RAM Memory For Apple iMac Core i5 3.1GHz 27" Mid-2011.Brand: ... more
KingstonWarranty: LifetimeMemory Speed: 1333Mhz PC3-10600Capacity: 16GB (4x4GB Sticks)Pins: 204 SODIMMRAM Type: DDR3 SODIMMRAM Data Integrity Check: Non-ECCRAM Features: UnbufferedIf you are running a 32Bit OS then there is a possibility that your system will only show 3.5GB-4GB of useable RAM regardless of if your system will accept 8GB or 16GB or higher and you purchase higher than 4GB of RAM. So for example, if your system allows 16GB max capacity, and you install 16GB RAM, but your are only running a 32Bit OS then it will most likely only show a useable 3.5GB-4GB. Most 64Bits will allow the full RAM useage providing you purchase the correct capacity for your system. If you are unsure then please contact us. We will advise if you're unsure.If 4GB is installed, the recognized memory may be reduced to 3.5GB or less (depending on system configuration and memory allocation). Maximum configurations require a 64-bit operating system.
iMac now supports ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When it's connected to an 802.11ac base ... more
station - including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule - wireless performance is up to 3x faster than with the previous generation of iMac.5 And your Wi-Fi range improves as well. Ultrafast and ultra flexible, the tiny Thunderbolt port offers unprecedented transfer speeds and incredibly versatile expansion capabilities. Connect high-performance peripherals such as external drives, cameras, audio and video captu
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Apple iMac ME089B/A 27" All-in-one is a thing of beauty that brings elegance and sophistication to home computing like no other desktop. Process-driven computing Outstripping previous iMac models, the M-E089B/A is faster than ever, running on a 4th generation quad-core 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 processor that delivers effortless, amazing performance every time you turn the computer on. This is configurable to a 3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz. With the equally impressive built-in NVIDIA GeForce 775M graphics processor with 2 GB of dedicated memory, you'll experience drastically higher performance for video, photo and other graphics-heavy applications. See more frames per second in 3D games and edit HD movies faster and easier than ever. Slim PC Setting the new standard for all-in-one PCs, the new 27" iMac All-in-one houses the most advanced attributes and features in a stylish casing that's just 5 mm thin at its edge and occupies up to 40% less volume than previous models. The two sides of the iMac ME0-89B/A meet in a seamless, ultra-strong join that holds all manner of incredible features.
Great CPU, Ram, Graphics, Hard Disk space, Operating System, and over all form factor.
Expensive as Heck!
"This latest version of the iMac, particularly this model being it is the upper end iMac of the 2011 series is mind blowing. You can run Final Cut Pro X on it in one desktop space and go over to another in Safari and you will not even notice that FCPX is open, with absolutely no performance loss in Safari. So running Safari, iTunes, and FCPX is a breeze. Plus if you want to do more on the iMac you can go to Apple's website and customize it with more ..."
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Product Information for "Apple iMac - Core i5 3.1 GHz - Monitor : LCD 27"" »
Manufacturer's product description
Today's iMac has come a long way from the first 15-inch iMac. Take one look and you'll see just how far. A display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what's onscreen. Movies, TV shows, FaceTime HD video calls, websites, photos - everything looks stunning on the widescreen 16:9 iMac display.The more pixels a display has, the more light those pixels need to achieve the best picture possible. And that's exactly what the LED backlighting in iMac does: it pushes light through each pixel with remarkable brightness and efficiency. Because the LED backlight doesn't take up much space, the iMac enclosure stays thin - even with all the high-performance components inside.The widescreen iMac display allows more room to separate the two hottest components, the CPU and the GPU. This keeps things cool inside the iMac enclosure. Apple engineers also implemented an intelligent control system that monitors temperatures and delivers just the right amount of airflow to critical components. And the three fans inside iMac have been tuned to be ultra quiet, so you hardly know it's on.Watching a movie, updating your blog, editing photos. Tasks like these require data to travel from place to place. The Intel Core architecture puts the processor, cache, memory controller, and graphics engine on a single chip. Since data doesn't have as far to travel, you get faster performance and greater efficiency.Thunderbolt technology has arrived - and Apple computers are the first to have it. With one tiny port, you get lightning-fast transfer speeds and huge expansion capabilities. Two 10-Gbps data channels per port mean you can transfer data up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. And don't worry about a single drive or peripheral tying up the Thunderbolt port: you can daisy-chain as many as six devices plus a display.
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1
Expansion / connectivity
4 (total) / 2 (free) x SO DIMM 204-pin
2 x Thunderbolt ¦ 1 x FireWire 800 ¦ 4 x USB 2.0 ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF input/line-in ¦ 1 x LAN (Gigabit Ethernet) ¦ 1 x IrDA
AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Operating system / software
Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Apple QuickTime, Apple iTunes, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple iLife, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Front Row, Photo Booth, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Service & Support
1 year warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days