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Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017

Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017
alaScore 94

200 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design. Comments about the price and size are different. Many are less positive about the usability and reliability.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iMac Pro review: is this really the pro-level beast Mac users have been waiting for?

 

Apple unleashes its most powerful desktop ever

Unbelievable power ; Looks great and saves space ; Gorgeous 5K screen

So much money ; Awkward port placement ; Not really upgradeable

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (t3.com)

Apple iMac with 4K display review: small all-in-one gains a hugely impressive screen

 

The most compact desktop around just turned beautiful, and more useful too

Display ; Design ; Build quality

Fusion Drive not standard ; No height adjustability ; No discrete GPU

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition

 

A new iMac range is here to woo you into staying with the desktop in 2015 rather than going mobile. If you are still wanting to be bound to the desk and go Apple then the iMac is certainly the way to do it. Going Retina is certainly worth the extra...

4K screen resolution in top-end model looks great, new keyboard, faster performance than predecessor

Slow 5,400rpm hard drive as standard, mouse uncomfortable to use, no post-purchase RAM upgrades, Fusion Drive limits flash to 24GB (down from 128GB)

If you are still wanting to be bound to the desk and go Apple then the iMac is certainly the way to do it. Going Retina is certainly worth the extra cash with this 21.5-inch model - delivering ultra high-definition 4K without breaking the bank.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Apple iMac (2017) review

 

A fine update to an aging all-in-one desktop design

Gorgeous 4K, P3 color display ; Excellent value ; Powerful even at entry level

Poor audio performance ; Baffling mouse charging method

The 2017 iMac is a fine update to Apple’s desktop computing platform, but suffers from a few nagging design quirks, as well as its own place amid rapidly-evolving desktop design trends. Still, for Mac fans in need of an upgrade, the 21.5-inch model...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Apple iMac with 4K Retina display (21.5-inch, Late 2015) review

 

Incredible display proves that good things come in small packages

Display ; Design ; Speakers ; Accessories

Fusion drive not standard ; Chunky display bezel

Apple's smallest all-in-one features a great design and fantastic 4K display. Just make sure you upgrade to the Fusion Drive (at the very least) for faster boot and resume times.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple iMac with 4K Retina display (21.5-inch, 2015) review

 

Last year's addition to the 21.5-inch Apple iMac line caught our attention by cutting the starting price to $1,099 (£899 or AU$1,349) and positioning itself as essentially a MacBook Air recast as a desktop system; the new version for 2015 aims higher.

Apple upgrades the 21.5-inch iMac with a stunning 4K-resolution display, along with faster processors and Thunderbolt 2. The redesigned keyboard, mouse and trackpad all have rechargeable batteries and lightning connectors.

The new processors are still one generation behind Intel's latest and there are no discrete graphics options. No HDMI input means it can't double as a TV monitor.

The smallest Apple iMac trades up to a 4K display, and jumps to newer, but still not the latest, processors. While the design hasn't changed, newly crafted accessories with rechargeable batteries and Lightning connectors add flair and convenience.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K review: It sucks... you right in

 

The screen is truly mesmerizing.

Even brighter 5K Retina display than before ; $200 cheaper than previous entry-level ; Wicked fast Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports ; Fusion Drive standard on all models

Sluggish performance with 8GB of RAM

The 2017 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display is an incredible all-in-one computer, but only after you add more RAM.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

21in 4K Retina iMac (2015) review

 

The 21in iMac has FINALLY been given an update and the top of the range model gets a 4K Retina display. We take a look...

The 21.5in iMac with 4K Retina display might not be as big as the 27in iMac, and it might not have as many pixels as that model, but it finally brings the Retina display on the iMac to around the £1,000 mark, which we think it a great deal - especially...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Snell (goodgearguide.com.au)

iMac with 4K Retina display review: A high-resolution desktop Mac for the masses

 

The transition of the iMac into the Retina display era is now complete—and worth upgrading to.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iMac review (21.5-inch, 2015): 4K is optional, faster hard drives shouldn't be

 

The iMac is still the all-in-one to beat, with an optional 4K display on the 21.5-inch versionand improved color accuracy. Creative pros will gravitate toward the 5K27-inch model, which offers better specs, while casual users will appreciate that the...

4K resolution is now an option ; Improved color accuracy ; Attractive design ; Input devices are now rechargeable ; Robust audio

Faster Fusion Drives are an up-sell, even on more expensive models ; Slow start-up with the entry-level 5,400 rpm hard drive ; Discrete graphics no longeroffered on the 21.5-inch iMac

The iMac is still the best all-in-one, with an attractive (if predictable) design, near-standard 4K and 5K screens, and even better color accuracy than before. The 21.5-inch version is in some ways the more interesting of the two models, as this is the...

Oct, 2015

Price comparison for Apple iMac 21.5-inch 4K, 2017

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