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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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Asus ET2300

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Dell XPS One 27

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Comparison

Product

Asus ET2300

Asus ET2300

Apple iMac 27in (2013)

Apple iMac 27in (2013)

Dell XPS One 27

Dell XPS One 27
Details
Part Code ET2300 iMac 27in (2013) XPS One 27
Review Date 2 Apr 2013 1 Nov 2013 28 Jan 2013
Price ex VAT £733 £1,591 £1,417
Price inc VAT £880 £1,909 £1,700
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 6 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 1 yr return to base 1yr collect and return 1yr on-site
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 1,000GB 1,000GB 2,032GB
RAM capacity 4.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB
Screen size 23.0in 27.0in 27.0in
Processor
CPU family Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7
CPU nominal frequency 3.30GHz 3.40GHz 3.10GHz
Processor socket LGA 1155 FCLGA1155
Motherboard
Motherboard chipset Intel B75 Intel H77
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory sockets free 2 0
Memory sockets total 4 0
Hard disk
Hard disk Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Capacity 1.00TB 2.00TB
Hard disk usable capacity 931GB 1.81TB
Internal disk interface SATA/600
Spindle speed 7,200RPM 7,200RPM
Cache size 64MB
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 DVD writer Blu-ray reader
Graphics card
Graphics card Intel HD Graphics 2500
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
3D performance setting Medium Medium Low
Graphics chipset Intel HD Graphics 2500 Nvidia GeForce GTX7 75M Intel HD Graphics 4000/Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
DVI-I outputs 0
HDMI outputs 1 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 2 0
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 904:1 697:1
Screen brightness 407cd/m2 297cd/m2
DVI inputs 0
HDMI inputs 1
VGA inputs 0
DisplayPort inputs 2 0
Rear ports
eSATA ports 1 1
PS/2 mouse port no
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1 1
3.5mm audio jacks 2 1 3
Additional Peripherals
Speaker type 4 x 1.5W, 1 x 3W subwoofer Stereo
Peripherals Wireless keyboard/mouse
Case
Case format All-in-one All-in-one All-in-one
Dimensions 572 x 265 x 448mm (WDH) 650 x 203 x 516mm (WDH) 664 x 249 x 501mm (WDH)
Front ports
Front panel USB ports 2
Front panel memory card reader yes
Mouse & Keyboard
Mouse and keyboard Asus wireless keyboard and mouse
Operating system and software
OS family Windows 8 Mac OS X Windows 8
Recovery method Recovery partition Recovery partition
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 51W 42W 76W
Peak power consumption 102W 233W 155W
Performance tests
3D performance (crysis) low settings 13fps 108fps 155fps
3D performance setting Medium Medium Low
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.74 0.98 0.94
Responsiveness score 0.81 0.98 0.73
Media score 0.80 1.04 1.08
Multitasking score 0.60 0.92 1.00
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