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Apple iMac 27in (2013)

Apple iMac 27in (2013)

Verdict

A formidable all-in-one, with updated Haswell internals and new Nvidia graphics - at an even higher price

Review Date: 1 Nov 2013

Price when reviewed: £1591

Full review

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Dell XPS One 27

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Comparison

Product

Apple iMac 21.5 (2013)

Apple iMac 21.5in (late 2013)

Dell XPS One 27

Dell XPS One 27

Apple iMac 27in (2013)

Apple iMac 27in (2013)
Details
Part Code iMac 21.5 (2013) XPS One 27 iMac 27in (2013)
Review Date 24 Dec 2013 28 Jan 2013 1 Nov 2013
Price ex VAT £1,083 £1,417 £1,591
Price inc VAT £1,299 £1,700 £1,909
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 1yr on-site 1yr collect and return
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 2,032GB 1,000GB
RAM capacity 8.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB
Screen size 27.0in 27.0in
Processor
CPU family Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i5
CPU nominal frequency 2.90GHz 3.10GHz 3.40GHz
Processor socket FCLGA1155
Motherboard
Motherboard chipset Intel H77
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory sockets free 0 2
Memory sockets total 0 4
Hard disk
Capacity 1.02TB 2.00TB
Hard disk usable capacity 1.81TB
Internal disk interface SATA/600
Spindle speed 7,200RPM
Hard disk 2 make and model Samsung PM830
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity 32GB
Hard disk 2 spindle speed N/A
Drives
Optical disc technology Blu-ray reader
Rear ports
eSATA ports 1
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1 1
3.5mm audio jacks 3 1
Graphics card
3D performance setting High Low Medium
Graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce GT 750M Intel HD Graphics 4000/Nvidia GeForce GT 640M Nvidia GeForce GTX7 75M
DVI-I outputs 0
HDMI outputs 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 0 2
Number of graphics cards 2
Monitor
Resolution screen horizontal 1,920 2,560 2,560
Resolution screen vertical 1,080 1,440 1,440
Resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
Contrast ratio 697:1 904:1
Screen brightness 297cd/m2 407cd/m2
DVI inputs 0
HDMI inputs 1
VGA inputs 0
DisplayPort inputs 0 2
Additional Peripherals
Speaker type Stereo
Peripherals Wireless keyboard/mouse
Case
Case format All-in-one All-in-one
Dimensions 664 x 249 x 501mm (WDH) 650 x 203 x 516mm (WDH)
Front ports
Front panel USB ports 2
Operating system and software
OS family Mac OS X Windows 8 Mac OS X
Recovery method Recovery partition Recovery partition
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 29W 76W 42W
Peak power consumption 93W 155W 233W
Performance tests
3D performance (crysis) low settings 142fps 155fps 108fps
3D performance setting High Low Medium
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.88 0.94 0.98
Responsiveness score 0.80 0.73 0.98
Media score 0.94 1.08 1.04
Multitasking score 0.89 1.00 0.92
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