Apple iMac 27-inch 3.2GHz All-in-One Computer
It’s amazing to look at. And even more amazing to use.
A big, bold display. Third-generation Intel quad-core processors and the latest NVIDIA graphics. Cutting-edge storage options. And much more. No desktop has ever brought so much to the table.
Huge, LED-backlit widescreen display. Easy on the eyes. Actually, phenomenal.
Innovations you can see.
You won’t want anything to distract you from what you’re viewing on these big, beautiful 21.5- and 27-inch displays. And nothing will, thanks to a new display design that reduces reflection by 75 percent. In addition, because the LCD now sits right up against the glass, your content seems to leap off the screen. Learn more about the iMac design
IPS technology and LED backlighting.
75% Less reflection
The gorgeous iMac display looks great from any seat in the house. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) gives you a bright picture with excellent color from nearly any angle. And LED backlighting offers instant-on, uniform brightness with no waiting. So you’re always ready to share that vacation slideshow with the family.
Vivid, true-to-life color. Every time.
Everything you see on the big, glossy display — from skin tones and dark shadows to bright blue skies and green fields — is rich and vibrant. And the colors are more true to life, too. That’s because every iMac display is individually color-calibrated using state-of-the-art spectroradiometers to match color standards recognized around the world.
The latest Intel processors
Four cores, infinite possibilities.
Powered by third-generation Intel Core processors, the new iMac is the fastest yet. Every model in the lineup comes standard with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, starting at 3.2GHz and topping out at 3.4GHz. .
All-new NVIDIA graphics.
Up to 60 percent more powerful.
Across the line, the new iMac features advanced NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors built on the Kepler architecture, delivering up to 60 percent greater performance for graphics-intensive tasks.1 You’ll see more frames per second in 3D games, and you can edit HD home videos with more speed and responsiveness than ever before.
Advanced storage options.
Hard drive. Flash. Or the best of both.
Up to a 3TB hard drive.
Go ahead and take all the photos, buy all the music, and shoot all the video you want. A 1TB hard drive comes standard on the new iMac, with the option to upgrade to a massive 3TB drive — which is 50 percent more storage than ever before offered on iMac.
Up to 768GB of flash storage.
For maximum performance, you can configure a 27-inch iMac with 768GB of flash storage instead of a traditional hard drive. Flash storage delivers up to three times the performance of a traditional drive — speed you’ll notice when you start up your iMac, launch an app, or browse your photo library.
Introducing Fusion Drive.
The new iMac introduces a breakthrough storage option called Fusion Drive, which combines a high-capacity hard drive with high-performance flash storage. Fusion Drive automatically and intelligently manages your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos, and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive. You’ll enjoy shorter boot times, and as the system learns how you work, you’ll experience faster application launches and quicker file access.
Ports and connections.
The most advanced high-speed I/O.
Ultrafast and ultraflexible, the tiny Thunderbolt port offers unprecedented transfer speeds and incredibly versatile expansion capabilities. Connect high-performance peripherals such as external drives, cameras, audio and video capture devices — even Mini DisplayPort displays for more screen real estate. All iMac models include two Thunderbolt ports, so you can create the ultimate do-anything desktop.
Bring on your printer, digital camera, mobile phone, and external hard drive. Every iMac comes with four USB 3 ports — with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2 — so you’ll have plenty of peripheral possibilities, including your iPhone or iPod, printer, or Apple USB SuperDrive.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
The latest 802.11n wireless technology in iMac makes it effortless to connect to a Wi-Fi network.4 Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can use your favorite wireless accessories — such as the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse — right out of the box.
Audio and Visual
We’ve made things even more perfectly clear.
Higher-fidelity sound and a larger soundstage.
Even though the iMac enclosure is thinner than ever, the new built-in speakers deliver higher-fidelity sound than before. So when you’re listening to that new album, watching the latest flick, or playing your favorite action game, you’ll get immersive sound and a surprisingly wide soundstage.
Be heard loud and clear.
iMac has two built-in microphones that work together to home in on your voice and filter out the sounds around you. That means more accuracy when you’re using Dictation and better clarity during FaceTime video calls.
HD camera for high-resolution video calls.
Get everyone in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera lets you make video calls that are so clear, it seems like everyone’s in the same room. Make FaceTime calls from your iMac to any FaceTime-enabled Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Wireless Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad
Two ways to Multi-Touch
Choose your perfect cord-free setup. Magic Mouse — which comes standard with iMac — lets you perform simple gestures across its smooth, seamless top shell. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. To take advantage of all the Multi-Touch gestures that make OS X Mountain Lion so easy and intuitive to use, choose the Magic Trackpad option when you buy from the Apple Online Store. Designed with a touch-friendly all-glass surface, it’s the largest Multi-Touch trackpad made by Apple. So there’s plenty of room for scrolling, swiping, pinching, rotating, and then some.
Click or double-click anywhere. The whole surface is the button.
Set up two-button click (right click) in System Preferences.
Scroll with one finger to move vertically and horizontally.
Hold down the Control key and scroll with one finger to zoom the screen.
Swipe left and right with two fingers to go forward or back in Safari.
OS X Mountain Lion
The world’s most advanced desktop operating system.
OS X Mountain Lion takes full advantage of the incredible technologies in every Mac. It makes a powerful computer intuitive and easy to use. It makes Multi-Touch gestures on the trackpad feel fluid and natural. It makes it easy to find, organize, share, and do just about everything. And thanks to iCloud, it makes your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch work wonderfully together.
Great built-in apps.
All the things you need to do all the things you want.
iMac comes loaded with the iLife suite of apps: iPhoto for organizing, editing, and sharing your photos; iMovie for creating Hollywood-style movies at home; and GarageBand for making great music. You also get apps for sending email, managing your schedule, and automatically backing up your Mac. There’s even an app for shopping for new apps at the Mac App Store.
Your content. On all your devices.
iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents, and more from whatever device you’re on. So if you take a picture with your iPhone or make changes to your meeting schedule on your iPad, iCloud makes sure everything appears on your Mac, too.
It’s like having your own team of experts.
Every new Mac comes with professional advice, award-winning service and support, and a world of online resources.
Support from AppleCare.
A Mac includes 90 days of free telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty. If you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan, you can extend that coverage to three years from the original purchase date of your Mac.
Support from the Apple Retail Store.
You can always get expert advice at the Genius Bar in any Apple Retail Store. Even better, when you buy a Mac directly from Apple, you can sign up for One to One. A personal trainer will help you transfer files from your old computer and give you a year’s worth of in-person training sessions.
We've gone to extraordinary lengths. And widths.
The ultimate all-in-one
Honed to the cutting edge.
Innovations at the molecular level.
One of the biggest challenges our engineers faced was how to join the front and back of the new iMac. The enclosure is so thin, it’s not possible to weld the pieces using traditional methods. So we searched far and wide for other ideas, and we found one in a process called friction-stir welding. It’s commonly used on airplane wings, rocket booster tanks, and other parts that simply can’t fail. This process uses a combination of intense friction-generated heat and pressure to intermix the molecules of the two aluminum surfaces — creating a seamless, precise, and superstrong join. You may not see it, but the new iMac wouldn’t be possible without it.
Now you’re closer to the action.
75 percent less reflection.
Full lamination has a second major benefit: It eliminates the reflection of light off the LCD panel and off the back of the display’s cover glass. But we also figured out how to reduce reflection off the front of the glass without compromising color quality. Instead of applying an antireflective coating to the glass in a conventional way, we adapted a process used on smaller surfaces like camera lenses and fighter pilots’ helmets. It’s called plasma deposition, and it involves coating the glass with layers of silicon dioxide and niobium pentoxide so precise and so thin they’re measured in atoms. The result: an astounding 75 percent reduction in reflectivity — and vibrant, accurate colors.
Individually calibrated for true-to-life color.
None of these innovations would matter much if the iMac display didn’t deliver vivid, true-to-life color. Which is why we put every single display through an exacting color-calibration process using three state-of-the-art spectroradiometers: one to measure gamma, one to measure white point, and one to check the work of the other two. This equipment is tuned to meet color standards recognized around the world for precision and accuracy.
iMac and the environment.
Highly recyclable and more energy efficient.
More energy efficient.
Friendly to the environment.
The environmentally friendly iMac design is free of many harmful toxins, including mercury, arsenic, BFRs, and PVC. It’s also made from materials such as aluminum and glass, which are more likely to be recycled and reused.
Highly rated designs.
As a result of all our efforts, iMac meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR 5.2 qualification. And it has earned the highest rating of Gold from EPEAT, which evaluates the environmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it’s designed and manufactured.
|Computer Case||Mac's seamless precision-forged aluminum enclosure|
|CPU||Intel Core i5|
|CPU Speed||3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz|
|Memory||8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (4GB x 2, Max: 32GB)|
|Hard Drive 1||1TB (7200-rpm) hard drive|
|Optical Drive 1||1x Slot-loading 8x-speed DVD SuperDrive|
|Card Reader||SDXC card slot|
|Monitor||LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with IPS technology|
|Monitor Size||27.0-inch LED-backlit Display with ips technology (2560 x 1440 pixels)|
|Graphic 1||NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor|
|Graphic Memory 1||1GB of GDDR5 memory|
|Keyboard||Apple Wireless Keyboard|
|Mouse||Apple Magic Mouse|
|Webcam||FaceTime HD Camera 720p|
Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
|Security||<p>Kensington Lock Slot</p>|
|Dimensions||Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm) Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm) Stand depth: 8 inches (20.3 cm)|
|Weight||21 pounds (5.68 kg)|
|Operating System||OS X Mountain Lion|
Apple Software: iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Xcode Developer Tools, and more
|In The Box||
Your iMac comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple- authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.
iMac and the Environment