Apple iMac Core i5 3.2 27-Inch (Late 2013)

An Attractive Option for Professionals and Casual Users Alike

The powerful iMac series of all-in-one desktop computers shines brightly in Apple’s lineup as yet another feat of versatility and performance. Arguably one of the most elegant, aesthetically pleasing desktops in existence, the iMac has since its genesis been an attractive option for professionals and casual users alike.

Available over the years in 17″, 20″, 24″, and more recently 21.5″ and 27″ display sizes, with screaming fast Intel processors, top-of-the-line consumer graphics options, and plenty of RAM and hard drive configurations, the iMac can be configured to excel at nearly any task.

From graphic design to programming, from video editing to writing, from business to photography, and — yes — even gaming! The iMac’s have more than enough display space that even the avid multitasker will feel at home, and its sheer speed and power won’t fail to please those engaged in intensive work or play. 

When the recent, tapered edge iMacs were released and Apple decided to forgo inclusion of an optical disk drive in further models, they also saw fit to make it significantly more difficult to upgrade the RAM and hard drive. However, this resulted in a far sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing case design.

Perfect for the home and the office, the iMac has seen heavy use in nearly every avenue of personal computing.

Stable, sleek, versatile — the iMac is yet another example of Apple’s transcendent, artfully engineered personal computers.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The iMac Core i5 3.2 27-Inch Aluminum (Late 2013) features a 22 nm “Haswell” Quad Core 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 (4570) processor with four independent processor cores on one chip, a 6 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-12800) installed in pairs (two 4 GB modules), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. It has a built-in FaceTime HD webcam and stereo speakers, but does not have an optical drive.

This model has a gorgeous 27″ 2560×1440 LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen IPS display with the cover glass fully laminated to the LCD and anti-reflective coating. The rear of the case is aluminum, is thicker in the middle, and tapers to razor thin 5 mm edges.

Connectivity includes dual Thunderbolt ports, four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n compatible), and Bluetooth 4.0.

This model essentially has the same external enclosure as its predecessor, but has a much more efficient Fourth Generation processor and architecture, faster graphics, faster Wi-Fi, and the option of faster storage.

The Late 2013 iMac models include a compact aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard. The buyer chooses either a multi-touch Magic Mouse, a multi-touch Magic Trackpad, or a traditional wired Apple mouse.

3.2 GHz Core i5 (I5-4570)
8 GB 32 GB
GeForce GT 755M GDDR5
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
1 GB 1 GB
Details: This model has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.
27″ 16:9 Widescreen 2560×1440
Details: This model has a 27″ LED-backlit 16:9 widescreen TFT active matrix display with IPS technology and a native resolution of 2560×1440. Apple also reports that the “cover glass is fully laminated to the LCD and an anti-reflective coating is applied.” Previous Aluminum iMac models have the LCD covered by glass. The company no longer reports viewing angle or contrast ratio, however.
Dual/Mirroring 2560×1600 (x2)
Details: This model can simultaneously support two external displays up to 2560×1600 via Thunderbolt.
1 TB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (6 Gb/s)/PCIe
None None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11ac 4.0
4 (3.0) None
SDXC SD Card None
Details: N/A
Apple Wireless Keyboard Magic Mouse/Trackpad
All-in-One 27″ iMac Late 2012
ME088LL/A Late 2013
A1419 (EMC 2639) iMac14,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1419 Model Number, the 2639 EMC Number, and the iMac14,2 Model Identifier.
N/A N/A
X 10.8.4 (12E4022) Current
Original Price (US): $1799

Rating overview

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Total score
Good 4.7

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