Apple iMac (27" 3.1GHz i5) (No Longer Available)
27" iMac with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory, 1TB (7200 rpm) hard drive, and an AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
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Small Footprint, Huge Production Power!Faster performance, dazzling graphics, and quad-core processors with horsepower to spare - when Apple updates their products, they don't fool around! The new, improved, and ready-for-anything Apple iMac is the perfect computer for your home studio, editing suite, or any other media-heavy setup. Get face-to-face with friends, relatives, and colleges in high-definition, with Apple's built-in FaceTime HD camera. And a killer combination of advanced video capabilities and a super-high-resolution display add the kind of visual depth that will blow you away!
This iMac is totally wireless, including a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to complement it's already tiny footprint. You'll love how that opens up your desk space. You'll also love how this iMac's quad-core processor opens up new creative possibilities. No more reaching for that extra little bit of processing power to get the job done. Whether you're a serious music engineer or an all-around media power-user, performance like this is absolutely critical. When you've got an ultra-slim iMac on your desktop, you're going to experience all the apps you know, love, and use in a whole new way.
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I was a PC
by Bryan from Plattsburgh, NYOk..First of all, if you are on the fence about weather or not you want to give up your PC, get this machine and be done with it already. I was and still am a PC guy for many many years. My dad is a... read more [+] computer tech for over 35 years. I grew up with a PC in the house since they were able to be in the house. After receiving this computer last week, I haven't been able to tear myself away from it. I admit, it took a few days to feel out the Mac OS, but it is fairly intuitive for the most part. Say goodbye to all of the PC woes....I was going to grab the i7 with 2GB of video, but I started reading on other websites that they ran terribly warm ( One review stated that it increased the temp of his office by 5+ degrees!! ). I felt that what I did not need to spend the extra cash for something that I more than likely wouldn't miss. I was also lucky enough to get some extra RAM, upgrading to a full 16GB of RAM!! Save the cash from the i7 and buy extra RAM. You'll be glad you did. This thing is a monster and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a dedicated machine for music. Funny enough, it also came with bootcamp, so I am also running windows 7 no problem, of course you will have a shit ton of updates to do, seeing how windows 7 has been out for quit some time. Thats normal anyway. Garage Band thats included is pretty cool. I run a fast track pro interface into Pro Tools 10. My Fast Track Pro installed in seconds and I was jamming in Garage Band in no time. Whats cool is that even though they are built in speakers, I was playing directly out of the iMAC from Garage Band. It literally sounded better than some of my practice amps! GET THIS....I called Matt Adams, and this guy had this thing on my doorstep in two days. close [-]
November 16, 2011
Music Background: Guitarist, Aspiring Producer/Engineer
Once I got one that worked...I've loved it!
by Soren from La Mirada, CAThe process of getting this computer was a little bit of a headache, although I was very impressed with the customer service along the way. When I received my computer in the mail, it had a busted fan... read more [+] out of the box, and made a terribly loud buzzing noise that was obnoxious and would make recording impossible. I called Sweetwater and they immediately put another one in the mail, along with a return label to send back the one that didn't work.
June 27, 2012
Music Background: Singer/Songwriter, Musician, Recording Hobbyist
A week later I got the new one and sent back the old one. The new one would not even turn on, it felt like the power button was indented and useless. At this point I was frustrated because it had been two weeks and I still didn't have a computer that worked. I called Sweetwater again and they recommended that I go my local Apple Store. The amazing thing about Sweetwater is that they are an "authorized dealer" of iMacs, not a third party. This meant that I walked into the Apple store and they switched out my broken iMac for a brand new one.
Now that I have one that works, I absolutely LOVE it. This is my first mac and I got it primarily for work with Pro Tools. I could immediately tell the difference. Not only does Pro Tools load in 10 seconds, compared to 3 minutes with my old PC laptop, but it runs so much faster once I'm within the application too.
I would strongly recommend buying an iMac through Sweetwater. You get all the perks of their great customer service. And, because they are an authorized dealer, you still get the perks of walking into the Apple store if you would like. The two broken one's out of box was obnoxious, but clearly an anomaly and it was handled very well. close [-]
by Len from Indiana U.S.A.I would have been totally blown away if it were not for having to feel around on the back of this iMac for the power button because it is not conveniently located on the front of the unit like my iPho... read more [+]ne, & iPad. Minor annoyance when I weigh it against the overall experience of working and playing on iconic work of art. Windows Schmindows, I am now a fully committed Apple guy. iMac boots in seconds, screams speedily between aps and web sites, and looks incredible standing on my desk. I could have saved myself a great deal of stress if I had converted to Apple much sooner. close [-]
January 19, 2012
Mike, Cheney, WA
Apple iMac (27" 3.1GHz i5)
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