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Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2009 (MB950)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2009 (MB950). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2009 (MB950) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 user reviews of Apple iMac 21.5-inch, Late 2009 (MB950) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The price and design also get good comments.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Apple iMac 24in - 2009 Edition


Still the best all-in-one PC money can buy?

pointed out, that remains the case. iPhoto is particularly useful thanks to the addition of a nifty new face recognition system and Facebook integration, but every element of the suite exudes the usual Apple ease-of-use and comfort. So, given most...

May, 2011

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Apple iMac 27in 2009 review


Bigger, better and with a multitouch mouse, the new 27in iMac is the world's most covetable computer. Should you start preparing your desk?

A better screen than most standalone monitors with a top notch Mac thrown in for free, though the new mouse is far from magical

Oct, 2009

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Apple iMac 24in 2009 review


There's not much new in the new iMac. Is it enough to fight off stiff competition from Dell, Sony and HP?

Still the pick of the all-in-ones – an awesome machine at a brilliant price

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (

Apple iMac 27" 3.06GHZ (2009) review


The latest release of Apple's all-in-one computer enjoys several key improvements

Impressively large screen ; Expanded RAM capacity ; Can be wall-mounted ; Can be used as external display

No Blu-ray option ; No matte screen option

A very welcome and extremely capable update for Apple's classic desktop, though there's still some room for improvement

Nov, 2009

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Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Apple iMac (27-inch review


If we could, we'd take points away from this iMac simply because by giving it a 27-inch display Apple threatens our livelihood. You don't need our input to simply walk past the 27-inch iMac on a store shelf and recognize that it's the largest...

Largest display among all-in-ones; fast dual-core CPU makes up for lack of quad-core (mostly); finally has an SD card slot; wireless mouse and keyboard; Mini DisplayPort input ripe with possibility.

Most Windows all-in-ones in the price range have Blu-ray; touch-sensitive mouse gestures not as responsive as we'd like; Apple's nickel-and-dime customer service policy.

Apple's new 27-inch iMac will charm plenty of you with its screen size alone. Fortunately, that won't lead you astray. Behind its expansive display, Apple has packed one of the fastest all-in-ones available, and added a few useful extras to sweeten the...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Karen Haslam and Roman Loyola, (

21.5- and 27in iMacs review (Late 2009)


Overall, there isn't much of a performance difference between the Early 2009 iMacs and these new machines. The Late 2009 iMacs are really about the new displays - and the displays are impressive (as long as you can adjust to a glossy screen).

Product: 21.5in iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz (Nvidia GeForce 9400M) Pros: Impressive image quality from display at any angle; improved speaker system; new SD card slot. Product: 21.5in iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz (ATI Radeon HD 4670) Pros: Impressive image...

Product: 21.5in iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz (Nvidia GeForce 9400M) Cons: Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users; FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter; Apple Remote not included. Product: 21.5in iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz (ATI...

Featuring bigger and better screens and shiny new mice, the physical changes to the aluminium iMac in this update are the most dramatic since it was introduced over two years ago, but the speed improvements are marginal at best.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Sift Ninja (

Apple iMac 24in. (2009)


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...

Redefining Apple’s signature all-in-one design, the new iMac integrates the entire computer system into a sleek enclosure for a striking, clutter-free desktop. An elegant glass cover joins precisely to the aluminium enclosure creating a virtually...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

Apple iMac 21.5in (Late 2009)


Apple beefs up its consumer desktop PC with a faster CPU and an energy-efficient display

LED-backlit display, SD card slot, powerful, comparatively inexpensive

No Blu-ray drive, Magic Mouse is troublesome

Apple's latest iMacs are noticeably refined compared to their predecessors, though they aren't significantly different. Both 21.5in models are quite powerful and their 1080p LED-backlit displays are certainly vibrant.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Apple iMac (24in 2009)


Design remains superb, good performance, Apple attention to detail, all-in-one casing saves space

Exorbitant price, no included Apple remote, keyboard has no number pad, rear casing gets hot, only RAM can be upgraded, no adapters included for DVI or VGA connections

The upgrades to the latest Apple iMac are largely underwhelming, but the computer retains its excellently crafted design. It's still an outstanding machine, but the smaller keyboard, lack of included remote and the fact that no display adapters are...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

Apple 21.5-inch Core i5 iMac/2.5GHz (quad-core)

May, 2011