Apple iMac (MB950B/A)

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Apple iMac (MB950B/A)

The all-in-one iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer into a beautifully thin design. So within minutes of opening the box, you'll be doing ...

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Review of "Apple iMac (MB950B/A)"

published 11/06/2011 | smile89
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Pro Fast speed, minimal viruses, sleek design.
Cons A similar spec PC would be around £400, easy to put memory card in CD/DVD slot.
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A while back I purchased an iMac 21.5 inch from our local Apple store. I was excited when I got back home to open the rather heavy box. The one thing I can say is that the iMac was extremly well packaged in it's foam. The screen had a large foam/cloth like cover protecting it and the mouse was in it's own little pouch. I was very happy to see Apple had put a lot of effort into just designing the packaging.

Upon starting up the iMac I was greeted with an extremely helpful setup wizard, taking me through all the steps, even setting up the keyboard etc. In my opinion it was a much better and faster setup experience than Windows XP, Vista or 7.

After less than 15 minutes I was doing my usual computer tasks (well, at a more satisfying speed than before), exploring the extremely easy interface and taking funny photos on 'Photo Booth'.

`The interface is sleek, modern and quirky, it's extremely easy to navigate and I found that iTunes works like a dream on here compared to on Vista, although that is to be expected from Apple!

After nine months of using it I can truly say it was the best purchase I have ever made.. but, before I go I just need to give you a tip, LOOK CAREFULLY when inserting a SD card, 2 times I have put an SD card into the CD/DVD slot as they are so close together, luckily I got it out both times but some of you might not be so lucky... AND THERE IS NO WARRENTY COVERING THIS!

Thanks for taking the time to read my review.

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Product Information : Apple iMac (MB950B/A)

Manufacturer's product description

The all-in-one iMac packs a complete, high-performance computer into a beautifully thin design. So within minutes of opening the box, you'll be doing everything from sharing photos to creating movies and building websites. Setting new standards for elegance and simplicity, the all-in-one iMac packs all its components into an astoundingly thin, anodized aluminum frame. The advanced processors that power every iMac are faster than ever - delivering greater performance for everything from enhancing photos to playing games and more. Your photos, movies, and games will come to life in rich, vivid color thanks to the glossy widescreen display on every iMac.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iMac - Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - LCD 21.5", Apple iMac - Core i3 3.06 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB - LCD 21.5", Apple iMac - Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz - 4 GB - 1 TB - LCD 21.5"

Type: PC

Form Factor: All-in-one

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Norwegian / Norway, Swedish / Sweden

Processor: 1 x Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz ( Dual-Core ), 1 x Intel Core i3 3.06 GHz ( Dual-Core )

Cache Memory: 3 MB L2 Cache, 4 MB L2 Cache

Cache Per Processor: 3 MB, 4 MB

RAM: 4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz - PC3-8500, 4 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1333 MHz - PC3-10600

Storage Controller: SATA ( SATA 3Gb/s )

Hard Drive: 1 x 500 GB - SATA 3Gb/s, 1 x 1 TB - SATA 3Gb/s

Optical Storage: DVD±RW (±R DL)

Monitor: 21.5" - LCD - 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )

Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Shared Video Memory (UMA), ATI Radeon HD 4670

Camera: Integrated

Audio Output: Integrated - stereo

Networking: GigE, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

OS Provided: Apple MacOS X 10.6

Dimensions (WxDxH): 52.8 cm x 18.9 cm x 45.1 cm

Weight: 9.3 kg

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Card Reader: Yes

Processor Main Features: Hyper-Threading Technology

Video Memory: 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

Manufacturer: Apple

Processor / Type: Intel Core 2 Duo

RAM / Installed Size: 4096, 12288

Long Name: iMac Core 2 Duo 21.5" 3.06GHz 4 GB 500 GB, iMac Core 2 Duo 21.5" 3.06 GHz 1TB

Optical Storage / Type: DVD±RW Double Layer

Processor / Clock Speed: 3.06000244140625

Hard Drive / Capacity: 1024

General

MPN: MB950B/A, MC508B/A, MC413H/A, MC413S/A, MB950S/A, MB950H/A, MC413B/A, MC508

Type: PC

Product Form Factor: All-in-one

Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, antenna, infrared receiver

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Norwegian / Norway, Swedish / Sweden

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz, Intel Core i3 3.06 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

64-bit Computing: Yes

CPU Qty: 1

Max CPU Qty: 1

Front Side Bus: 1066 MHz

Processor Main Features: Hyper-Threading Technology

Cache Memory

Installed Size: L2 Cache - 3 MB, L2 Cache - 4 MB

Cache Per Processor: 3 MB, 4 MB

RAM

Installed Size: 4 GB / 16 GB (max)

Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Memory Speed: 1066 MHz, 1333 MHz

Memory Specification Compliance: PC3-8500, PC3-10600

Form Factor: SO DIMM 204-pin

Configuration Features: 2 x 2 GB

Hard Drive

Type: HDD

Capacity: 1 x 500 GB, 1 x 1 TB

Interface Type: SATA 3Gb/s

Spindle Speed: 7200 rpm

Storage Controller

Type: 1 x SATA - integrated

Controller Interface Type: SATA 3Gb/s

Optical Storage

Type: DVD±RW (±R DL)

Read Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed: 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)

Monitor

Monitor Type: LCD

Diagonal Size: 21.5"

Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )

Widescreen Display: Yes

Horizontal Viewing Angle: 178

Vertical Viewing Angle: 178

Image Brightness: 320 cd/m2, 330 cd/m2

Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1

Graphics Controller

Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M Shared Video Memory (UMA), ATI Radeon HD 4670

Max Allocated RAM Size: 256 MB

Video Interfaces: DisplayPort

Video Memory: 256 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

Audio Output

Type: Integrated

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Speakers: 2 x right / left channel

Camera

Form Factor: Integrated

Input Device

Type: Mouse, keyboard

Keyboard

Connectivity: Wireless

Interface: Bluetooth

Keyboard Name: Apple Wireless Keyboard

Mouse

Connectivity: Wireless

Interface: Bluetooth

Audio Input

Type: Microphone

Networking

Type: Integrated

Wireless LAN Supported: Yes

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1

Expansion / Connectivity

Slots: 4 (total) / 2 (free) x SO DIMM 204-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x SD card

Interfaces: 1 x Mini DisplayPort ¦ 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

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Cleaning cloth

Power

Device Type: Power supply

Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Operating System / Software

OS Provided: Apple MacOS X 10.6

Software: Apple QuickTime, Apple iTunes, Apple Mac OS X Mail, Apple iChat, Apple iCal, Apple DVD Player, Apple Address Book, Apple Safari, Apple iLife '09, Apple Dashboard, Apple Spotlight, Apple XCode Developer Tools, Front Row, Photo Booth, Apple Spaces, Apple Quick Look, Apple Time Machine

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: EPEAT Gold

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 52.8 cm

Depth: 18.9 cm

Height: 45.1 cm

Weight: 9.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%

Card Reader

Supported Flash Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Type: Card reader

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