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Cracking Open the 27" Apple iMac (2011)

27" Apple iMac teardown: Hardware specifications

As of this writing, the 21.5" iMac starts at $1,199 (US), and the 27" iMac starts at $1,699.

Our 27" test unit cost $1,768 (before taxes), and the following technical specifications:

  • Processor: 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
  • GPU: AMD RadeonHD 6770M 512MB GDDR5
  • RAM: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • Storage: 1TB Serial ATA Drive
  • Display: 27-inch LED-backlit glossy screen (2,560 x 1,440 resolution)
  • Optical drive: 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Ports: SDXC card slot, audio line output, audio line input, four USB 2.0, one FireWire 800, two Thunderbolt, Mini DisplayPort output (DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI), Gigabit Ethernet, and IR receiver
  • Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers and two internal 20-watt amplifiers
  • Camera: FaceTime HD camera
  • Input device: Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Warranty: 1-year limited warranty

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