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Testseek.co.uk have collected 32 expert reviews of the Apple iMac 21.5 inch - Mid 2010 MC508 / MC509 and the average rating is 81%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Apple iMac 21.5 inch - Mid 2010 MC508 / MC509.
Award: Recommended August 2010
August 2010
 
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The editors liked

  • Allaluminium case
  • Brilliant build quality
  • Big
  • Bright highresolution display
  • Decent performance
  • New processors and GPUs give the new iMac a welcome speed increase
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Object of desire
  • Elegant and compact allinone design
  • Attractive widescreen display
  • Improved performance
  • Good software bundle
  • Core i3 processor Great new ATI graphics Gorgeous screen SDXC compatibility An object of desire
  • Elegant and compact all-in-one design
  • Nice screen
  • Well calibrated
  • Nice look and finish
  • Satisfying across the board performance
  • Quiet
  • Compact
  • Absence of cords
  • Strong singlecore and multitasking performance for the price
  • Upgraded GPU handles most Mac games with ease
  • SDXC card slot supports highercapacity cards than older iMacs
  • Bestlooking allinone on the market
  • Design
  • Relatively powerful
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse included
  • Excellent screen
  • Good range of connectivity options
  • Superior operating system
  • Elegant design

The editors didn't like

  • Rather paltry connectivity
  • Reaching ports on the back of the iMac is a hassle
  • No Blu-ray
  • No third-gen connectivity ports
  • No option for anti-glare screen Lack of Turbo Boost
  • Expensive
  • Can’t be upgraded
  • Why no Blu-ray drive? Why no anti-glare screen option? Didnít get third-generation USB and FireWire Core i3 has no Turbo Boost Hard drive a little small
  • Limited and inaccessible connectivity
  • No BluRay player
  • Glossy screen subject to reflections
  • No HDMI input
  • No Bluray
  • Native quadcore CPUs better at multithreaded applications
  • Small screen size for the price
  • Runs hot
  • Still no Blu-ray option
  • Connections can be inconvenient around the back
  • Downward-facing speakers
  • Ergonomics could be better
  • Hard to access inputs

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  Published: 2010-12-14, review by: howtospendit.ft.com

  • Abstract:  It's the same with computers. My first computer, an Amstrad word processor, took about five minutes to boot up. And if you tried to save a long document, you were looking at another five minutes of churning and grinding. So when Apple announced lately th...

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  Published: 2010-10-26, review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • For close-up daily work, we found the size and resolution of this 21.5in full-HD screen to be a comfortable fit. Designers and those looking for large-screen entertainment are better served by the 27in iMac. Formidable attention to detail in design an...

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  Published: 2010-10-06, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Design, relatively powerful, wireless keyboard and mouse included, excellent screen
  • Still no Blu-ray option, connections can be inconvenient around the back
  • For the average user who wants to indulge in a little multimedia consumption and get on with a range of typical office tasks, the iMac makes a great choiceKey specs3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, Ethernet, FireWire, SD, SDHC, USB, Wi-Fi...

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  Published: 2010-10-05, review by: CNET.co.uk

  • Allaluminium case, Brilliant build quality, Big, bright highresolution display, Decent performance
  • Rather paltry connectivity, Reaching ports on the back of the iMac is a hassle
  • We found the port selection and placement a little irksome, but this 21.5-inch Apple iMac, complete with 3.06GHz Core i3 processor, is a beautifully crafted machine. It offers solid performance and a bright, vivid display....

 
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  Published: 2010-09-23, Author: Hugo , review by: trustedreviews.com

  • Good range of connectivity options, Superior operating system, Elegant design
  • Downward-facing speakers, Ergonomics could be better, Hard to access inputs
  • In a similar vein, the graphics options of the iMac have received a boost. The entry-level system's 256MB ATI Radeon HD 4670 isn't going to be running StarCraft II at its highest quality, but it'll happily play run any Steam game available for the Mac, Wo...

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  Published: 2010-09-03, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Nice screen, well calibrated, Nice look and finish, Satisfying across the board performance, Quiet, Compact, absence of cords
  • Limited and inaccessible connectivity, No BluRay player, Glossy screen subject to reflections
  • Without revolutionising the all-in-one concept, this iMac 21.5-inch is convincing all the same and has all the elements needed to make it a recipe for success. It does however lack some seasoning. We would have liked to see richer and more accessible c...

 
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  Published: 2010-08-19, review by: techradar.com

  • Core i3 processor Great new ATI graphics Gorgeous screen SDXC compatibility An object of desire
  • Why no Blu-ray drive? Why no anti-glare screen option? Didnít get third-generation USB and FireWire Core i3 has no Turbo Boost Hard drive a little small
  • The mid-2010 refresh of Apple's iMac range is more radical than it looks. Although they have the same form factor as their immediate predecessors, under-the-hood component upgrades take the respected all-in-one desktop range to a new level. As before, ...

 
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  Published: 2010-08-18, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • The weakness in the iMac range really lies in the models that aren’t available – I still miss the discontinued 24in model, while the lack of a more affordable machine in the £700-£800 range seems to suggest that Apple is simply turning its nose up at ...

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  Published: 2010-08-18, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Elegant and compact allinone design; attractive widescreen display; improved performance; good software bundle,
  • Expensive; can’t be upgraded
  • Impressive design and performance, but the £999 starting price is not very competitive...

 
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  Published: 2010-08-18, review by: v3.co.uk

  • Elegant and compact all-in-one design; attractive widescreen display; improved performance; good software bundle
  • Expensive; can’t be upgraded
  • Impressive design and performance, but the £999 starting price is not very competitive Good points Elegant and compact all-in-one design; attractive widescreen display; improved performance; good software bundle Bad points Expensive; can’t be upgraded...

 
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