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Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1809 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability. The size also gets good reviews.

size, usability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face Apple iMac 27-inch All-in-One Desktop PC with Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard (Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB HDD, 7200rpm, Face

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 (ME088, ME089, Z0PF, Z0PG, Z0QF) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac ME088LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple iMac ME088LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Jan, 2019

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

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

 

With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

Fast, beautifully designed, graphics power, Fusion Drive is great, thin design and small footprint for a 27-in screen

Not really upgradable, screen could be higher res, can be fiddly to use slots around the back

The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of £1,599. Our review unit would cost an impressive £2,229 thanks to its 3.5 GHz...

Oct, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (techradar.com)

27-inch Apple iMac review

 

Apple's large-screen all-in-one desktop Mac gets some welcome late 2013 improvements

Haswell processors ; 802.11ac ; Beautiful slimline design ; Nvidia 7 Series graphics ; Good custom build options

No optical drive ; Limited upgrade options ; £50 or £100 more expensive than last year ; No Hyper Threading on standard processors ; Didn't get a Retina screen option

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Simon Jary (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple 27-inch iMac (Late-2013) reviews

 

Apple sells two versions of its 27-inch all-in-one desktop iMac, differentiated only by processor speed and graphics card. Here we speed test the late-2013 iMacs and look at which is best for you.

The 27-inch iMac is a beautiful all-in-one desktop Mac, starting at £1,449 and rising to a potential £2,199 for the Ultimate souped-up model. The screen is really something else and if you can afford it then go the extra mile above the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27in (Late 2013) review

 

The latest version of this 27in all-in-one is powerful and stylish but it's no longer without rivals

While Apple and the iMac have for a long time dominated the all-in-one PC market, we've seen an increasing number of powerful Windows PCs. At just over £1,900, this 27in PC is powerful and very capable, but it's almost more expensive than a similarly...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple 27in iMac 2013 review

 

Apple's latest 27in iMacs are slim, lovely and very expensive. They don't have optical drives anymore, as Apple switched to online software distribution and OS recovery last year. What this polished all-in-one does have is four USB3 ports, an SDHC card...

It’s beautiful and very powerful but the extra upgrades make this high-spec iMac rather too costly for most

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Christian Harris (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2013)

 

The 21-inch version of the iMac has found its way into reception areas in many businesses as a kind of technological fashion statement. However, its 27-inch big brother is a different proposition altogether. The iMac's large, high-resolution display...

The 27-inch iMac is an undeniably stylish all-in-one system that provides strong performance and a high-quality display that is ideal for graphics and video applications. However, it’s disappointing to see the price of the Mac rising at a time when...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (macworld.co.uk)

Apple iMac 21.5-inch and 27-inch (Late 2013) reviews

 

This year's update to the iMac is subtle, introducing two changes in technology over last year's major refit. With new processors and wireless capability, it's all about efficiency and range. But look out for the graphics suprise too.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (itpro.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27in review (late 2013)

 

The latest iMac packs Haswell chips and GeForce graphics, but skimps on the RAM and storage.

Attractive design; Stunning display; Haswell update and improved graphics; Thunderbolt ports

Expensive; Limited serviceability; No optical drive; Fusion drive not standard

The iMac’s design is in a class of its own, performance is strong and display near faultless. But PC vendors are catching up and are starting to offer better value alternatives.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (digitalspy.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review: Make your desk feel proud

 

The iMac is a beautiful thing. It's a matter of personal opinion, but we feel it's the best looking thing that Apple makes. A refresh in 2012 saw the iMac get even thinner, with a clever trick of the eye design that makes the whole computer look as...

While the new iMac looks the same as last years, we don't have any issue with that. It's a gorgeous piece of kit and feels far more premium than virtually every other desktop computer.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iMac review (2013)

 

The iMac remains our favorite all-in-one desktop, and returns this year with beefier graphics, faster WiFi and brisker disk speeds.

Stunning, low-glare display ; Improved graphics performance, disk speeds ; Attractive design ; Robust audio

No optical drive

We already loved the iMac for its attractive design, forceful audio and sharp, low-glare screen, so it's even easier to recommend it now that it's been upgraded with new processors, more powerful GPUs, faster 802.11ac WiFi and speedier PCIe SSDs....

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook / Safari, Mail, iBooks, Mac App Store, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Contacts, Reminders, Preview, Notes, iTunes, Game Center, Time Machine, Photo Booth / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out
Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Bronze / Gold / Silver

Design

Cable lock slot:No / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington / Noble
Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Glass / Silver
Product colour:Silver
Wall mountable:No / Yes

Display

3D:N / No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:10:9 / 16:10 / 16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display diagonal:68.6
Display Resolution:2560 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / PLS / SVA
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
CUDA cores:1536
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 256 / 3072 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR / GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:No / Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1600
Total MegaPixels:2
TV tuner integrated:N / No / Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 4.0 / 4.01
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,10000 / 10,1000 / 100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048 / 0 - 3050 / 10 - 35
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / HD DVD-ROM / N / No

Other features

Compatible products:Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:No / Y / Yes
Bundled software:DC 12V/5A / Headset. Notebook/PC converter cable. User’s guide. / HP Total Care Advisor, InterVideo WinDVD 5.0, Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business, Microsoft Internet Explorer / Google Toolbar / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\nMac App Store\niTunes\nGame Center / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Mac App Store / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Reminders / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime,\nMessages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center, Preview,\nNotes, Mac App Store / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, OS X Server / Mac App Store\nSafari\nMail\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nNotes\nTime Machine\nFaceTime\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center\niTunes\niLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand) / Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook / Safari, Mail, iBooks, Mac App Store, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Contacts, Reminders, Preview, Notes, iTunes, Game Center, Time Machine, Photo Booth / TV-RF In, DVI-D, D-SUB 15-Pin, AV1 (SCART 1) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS, RGB), AV2 (SCART 2) 21-Pin Scart (CVBS), Composite Video In, S-Video In, Component Video 1/2, Composite Video out / Windows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Ultimate
Cables included:AC
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Mounting brackets included: Yes
Mouse included:No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:No / Y / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Y / Yes
Warranty card:No / Y / Yes

Performance

Placement supported:Horizontal
Product Type:All-in-One PC / PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:00
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
FireWire 800:N / No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:00 / 1
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N / No / Yes

Processor

64-bit computing:No / Yes
Bus type:FSB / QPI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1333,1666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processing Die size:143
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.69 / 3.8 / 3.9
Processor cache:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor code:SR14D / SR14E
Processor codename:Haswell / Merom
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.06 / 2.7 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:22 / 65
Processor Model:I5-4570 / I5-4670 / I7-4771 / U7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket 479 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:6
Tcase:72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 84
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29763 / 75043 / 75047 / 77656
Processor code:SR14D / SR14E
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D

Software

Bundled software:Safari, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, AirPlay, Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter & Facebook / Safari, Mail, iBooks, Mac App Store, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Contacts, Reminders, Preview, Notes, iTunes, Game Center, Time Machine, Photo Booth
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / OS X MAVERICKS

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 3000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:10000 / 5400 / 7200
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:128
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Storage Media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / HDD+Hybrid-HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 256 / 3000 / 3128 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.5 / 20.3 / 203 / 23 / 7.9
Depth (without stand):7.9
Height :17.7 / 39.7 / 44.7 / 45 / 51.6 / 516
Weight:5.68 / 8.7 / 9.54 / 954
Width:50.7 / 52.8 / 56 / 65 / 650