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Testseek.co.uk have collected 48 expert reviews of the Apple iMac 24 inch - Early 2009 MB418/MB419/MB420 and the average rating is 80%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Apple iMac 24 inch - Early 2009 MB418/MB419/MB420.
Award: Highest Rated March 2009
March 2009
 
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The editors liked

  • Compact
  • All-in-one design
  • Big
  • Beautiful screen
  • Good video frame-rate performance.
  • Looks beautiful as usual
  • Outperforms all previous iMacs
  • Blisteringly fast
  • Excellent screen
  • Good colour fidelity from the scren
  • Quiet
  • Overall good performance
  • Optical audio in and out
  • Good looks
  • Looks beautiful
  • Updated processor and graphics cards provide strong performance
  • Wide range of hardware features
  • Fastest CPUs in an all-in-one. Stunning design. Great value
  • An affordable 24in. allinone PC
  • Twice as much harddrive space as older models
  • Fast Nvidia graphics chip
  • Bestinclass multitasking performance
  • Comes with iLife digital media suite
  • Affordable
  • Twice as much hard-drive space as older models
  • Fast Nvidia graphics chip makes for a capable gaming system
  • Best-in-class multitasking performance
  • Apple iLife '09 digital media suite comes as standard
  • Crisp HD screen
  • Fully upgradeable innards
  • Small footprint on desk
  • Stylish

The editors didn't like

  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users
  • FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter. Min specs
  • 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4GB memory
  • 640GB hard drive
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 256MB memory.
  • 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 1TB hard drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 with 512MB memory.
  • Cant raise or lower screen
  • Standard keyboard has no numeric pad
  • No Bluray support
  • No HDMI or memory card reader
  • Glossy screen
  • Default keyboard and mouse
  • Nvidia 9400M struggles with gaming
  • No vertical adjust for screen
  • Keyboard has no number pad
  • Expensive
  • Silly keyboard design
  • No Blu-ray or quad-core options
  • Umption benchmark
  • And find out what issues your business needs to focus on.
  • Few interesting hardware features compared with recent Windows-based all-in-ones
  • No wall mount option
  • No Blu-ray
  • Hard drive not massive (but upgradable)
  • No touchscreen interface

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  Published: 2009-08-19, review by: businesscomputingworld.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Apple has updated its iMac and Mac mini desktop lines, including faster processors and twice the memory. Cosmetically, very little has changed with the new iMac (except for a row of ports on the back), but the line now comes with faster Intel Core 2 ...

 
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  Published: 2009-06-17, review by: alphr.com

  • A gorgeous screen, and plenty of power, but the rest is as basic as a nettop. ...

 
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  Published: 2009-05-13, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Updated processor and graphics cards provide strong performance; wide range of hardware features,
  • Expensive; silly keyboard design,
  • A stylish and powerful all-in-one system ­ but without Core i7, Apple’s flagship desktop computers are lagging behind PCs...

 
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  Published: 2009-05-13, review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • If you have the budget there is now a version of Apple’s all-in-one that can take on the games-tuned PCs we see in our monthly Top 5 charts. Pay the premium for this Apple iMac 3.06GHz if you need quiet operation, unparalleled build quality and eleg...

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  Published: 2009-05-09, review by: techradar.com

  • Looks beautiful, Outperforms all previous iMacs, Blisteringly fast, Excellent screen
  • No vertical adjust for screen, Keyboard has no number pad

 
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  Published: 2009-04-17, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Good colour fidelity from the scren, Quiet, Overall good performance, Optical audio in and out, Good looks
  • No Bluray support, No HDMI or memory card reader, Glossy screen, Default keyboard and mouse, Nvidia 9400M struggles with gaming

 
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  Published: 2009-04-05, review by: stuff.tv

  • Fastest CPUs in an all-in-one. Stunning design. Great value
  • No Blu-ray or quad-core options
  • Still the pick of the all-in-ones – an awesome machine at a brilliant price ...

 
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  Published: 2009-03-25, Author: Andy , review by: trustedreviews.com

  • Unlike the Mac mini, whose virtues are more contentious depending on your view, the iMac - particularly in its 24in guise - is an easier sell. It helps that most alternative 24in all-in-one's are more expensive, largely due to a greater emphasis on multim...

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  Published: 2009-03-17, review by: T3.com

  • Looks beautiful as usual, Outperforms all previous iMacs, Blisteringly fast, Excellent screen
  • Cant raise or lower screen, Standard keyboard has no numeric pad
  • Another winner in the iMac line. Not a massive revision, but a strong incremental upgrade

 
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  Published: 2009-03-16, Author: Roman , review by: macworld.co.uk

  • Compact, all-in-one design; big, beautiful screen; good video frame-rate performance.
  • Glossy screen may frustrate some users; FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter. Min specs: 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 640GB hard drive, 8x double-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 256MB memory.

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