Apple iMac Core i7 3.4 27-Inch (Late 2012)

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 i7 3.4 27-Inch Aluminum (Late 2012) features a 22 nm Quad Core 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 I7-3770 (Ivy Bridge) processor with four independent processor cores on one chip, an 8 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM (PC3-12800) installed in pairs (two 4 GB modules), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 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 beautiful 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, 802.11n, and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Late 2012 iMac models have faster processors, faster architectures, faster RAM, faster graphics, as well as different connectivity than the Mid-2011 iMac line.

3.4 GHz Core i7 (I7-3770)
8 GB 32 GB
GeForce GTX 675MX GDDR5
Details: This model has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory. At the time of purchase, it could be custom configured with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory for an extra US$150.
1 GB 1 GB
Details: This model has 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. It could be upgraded to 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory at the time of purchase with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX option for an extra US$250.
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)
None None
None 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: N/A
802.11a/b/g/n (450 Mbit) 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
BTO/CTO Late 2012
A1419 (EMC 2546) iMac13,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.Also see: All Macs with the A1419 Model Number, the 2546 EMC Number, and the iMac13,2 Model Identifier.
N/A N/A
X 10.8.2 (12C2037) Current
Original Price (US): $2199

Rating overview

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Total score
Good 4.7

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