The new 21.5in Apple iMac (2012) delivers in all the ways we’ve come to expect iMacs to. It’s new super slim design is streaks ahead of the competition, as is the machine’s build quality. Plus it’s competent on all other crucial fronts, with a decent set of included peripherals, good screen, excellent audio and satisfactory performance. However, not only do you pay a serious premium for that design and build but you also miss out on some functionality offered by rivals such as an optical disc drive, adjustable stand, more connectivity, a touchscreen and upgradability. As such, it’s only really worth considering for those that are absolutely sure that all they require is simply the snazziest, most compact all-in-once PC currently available, whatever the price.
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