5.0 out of 5 stars | Anthony Martinez
Replaced my 2018 i9 MacBook with the 2019 3.7 i5 iMac Best decision I could have made!!!
If you received your iMac and hate how slow it is Do not Return it! split your Fusion Drive!! this will release the fast NVME 128GB storage this iMac has and will allow you to install the OS on that fast drive and use a SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable External SSD - USB-C, USB 3.1 - SDSSDE60-1T00-G25 as your Fast storage or assign your home folder to that drive like I did and this thing will be blazing!!! you can also use the 2TB HDD as storage but i wouldn't recommend to use it as your home folder as it is slow. I upgraded to this iMac from an i9 2018 6 core MacBook pro! yes that may sound crazy but this computer actually outperforms it all day and that is simply because my MacBook would never surpass 2.7 GHZ because of thermal throttling!! my MacBook would hit 100C all day which is absolutely horrible. This thing sits at 4.2 GHZ with out breaking a sweat 50-60C all day long. this thing runs circles around my 2018 i9 MacBook Pro. Anybody considering this upgrade go for it!!!! If anybody is interested in doing this I may consider doing a blog with step by step instructions! email me if you are interested I think amazon blocks email so I will format it weirdly. it is anoniphonetography50 at mail dot com shouldn't be too hard to figure out!
- Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars | Emily
NOT FAST ENOUGH.
I am a professional photographer and decided to upgrade from a Mid 2014 Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro. The main reason being that since it was an older model it was starting to get slow for editing my photos which is what I used it for 90% of the time. I looked into this iMac because I felt it was time to get a desktop computer. The reason of my rating is because the computer is just too slow to render my files, I shoot with a SONY A7RIII and the files are considerably large, however I would expect a brand new computer to be able to perform at peak level straight out of the box. Upgrading to a significant larger RAM would had costed me about $700-$1k more. I just ordered 32GB more of RAM separately and will have to install myself which I appreciate that Mac at least has that option, but for me to have to spend more $$$ because the iMac doesn't perform well it's just a huge disappointment considering I spent $2k on this model (Tax and Apple Care included.)
- Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars | SupermanSlayer
2019 6 Core 9th Gen 2TB 3.6ghz w/ 40Gb ram
The iMac is beautiful and spotless. This is my first iMac and so I decided to go with higher trims but this is a disappointment. My 2015 MacBook Pro runs smoother and faster than this. I’ll be returning this and getting an iMac Pro.
- Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars | Dev Sin
Photo editing essential
I upgraded to this desktop to increase my workflow for photo editing. My only bit of advice is to upgrade the RAM asap. Apple charges too much for their ram, so look into third party.
- Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars | 007
Excellent Unit to replace my 10 year old Mac
My old one got a refresh a few years ago and it did ok for a bit but loading up QuickBooks and having to use sometimes a dozen apps and tabs was taking it's toll on speed. Planned to order it from Best Buy actually but they flat out would not ship to us (on an island of Washington coast) thought I'd check on Amazon. Literally minutes later and it was on the way and arrived perfectly and besides not being real easy to transfer the old files to the new Mac (google finally solved it after a few normal methods didn't seem to complete the transfer) and all is good. Hope this one serves a decade as it's predecessor did!
- Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars | Rudy
Needs to better integrate streaming and personal accounts apps. Not much use to me otherwise.
Navigating was difficult but the most disappointing issue was the inability to download favorite steaming apps that I use in other Apple products with IOS. iMac is not compatible with iOS.
- Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars | crankyd
REPLACED MY TEN YEAR-OLD iMac
PREFACE: I’M NOT A TECH GUY. AND IT SHOWS. Been using it for two weeks now, replacing my 2009 24-inch iMac. This one is noticeably lighter in weight, thinner screen/guts and slightly thinner aluminum base. Aesthetically, not much has changed in the look of the machine in ten years, but that’s ok; it’s was long ago pared down to about as simple as design gets (I am a designer, so I notice this kinda crap that nobody else thinks about). Not certain, but I think I paid about the same price ten years ago, but I have probably twice the power and storage of the old model, which was the most powerful off-the-shelf iMac that they offered at the time. I bought the new 3.7GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 2TB, probably more than I need, but what the Hell, I’m already spending nearly 2k. My very first Mac cost me $1800 in 1997, and that was just for the CPU; I still had to purchase a monitor. And NO Internet! So, the price doesn’t scare me. My old computer still had plenty of extra space, so I’m not at all worried about running out. I used the “Migration Assistant” app to transfer files through Wi-Fi, but it took about 18 HOURS to do, not kidding. If I had a cable it probably would’ve gone faster. At least I didn’t need to buy an additional hard drive to do it. This new machine definitely feels a bit faster, even though I’m still using DSL (I know). What really struck me was the improved screen resolution. This thing is like looking at a photograph. Now, When I use my old computer I feel like I’m looking at some kind of primitive cave painting with about three PPI. Seriously. It came with a standard rechargeable wireless keyboard and mouse, but I broke down and paid $112 (from Apple’s Amazon page) for an extended keyboard with ten-key because I’m used to the layout. If this one ever goes bad, I’ll have a backup. Glad to say that both the mouse and keyboard connected immediately, no screwing around with with a bunch of complex instructions. And both recharge very quickly (and stay charged) from the USB cord included. The only real drawbacks are that there is no longer a CD/DVD player, which was eliminated years ago (like everyone else). I still have plenty of music and old files on CD, so it looks like I’ll need to either use my old computer or buy a CD/DVD peripheral to add to my iTunes library (which Apple is winding down) because of some “new and improved” music service B.S. that old farts like me don’t care about. But the kids will love it, I’m sure. The other thing is that the wireless keyboard has no USB ports for charging devices, which I should have known. After all, it isn’t physically connected to a power source. Duh. No worries; I just bought a $9.00 USB splitter and I’m good. So far I’ve only had two problems: one time I froze up while searching websites and couldn’t quit my browser (Chrome), not even from the force quit menu. I had to shut it down and restart it manually with the power button at the back of the machine. The other problem was that the screen wouldn’t shut down automatically after several minutes of non-use. It had done so before. Even when I selected “Sleep” from the pull-down menu, it would only go to sleep for a few minutes and then the screen would light up again without touching anything. A restart fixed this, but I am a bit worried about this and the above issue. I hope these things don’t become a recurrent problem. This is my fourth Apple computer (plus two iPod Touches and two iPhones) and I have NEVER had issues before, but I know they aren’t perfect. Any company can inadvertently manufacture a defective product, no matter how good their reputation is. Oh, and though some people don’t care about this, I do. The packaging is greatly improved compared to previous models that I’ve had, not that there were ever any problems in the past. The main unit’s screen and vents are covered in a protective plastic film, and the boxed keyboard/mouse are secured by styrofoam, wrapped in plastic, and placed in a hinged boxed. Then, that box is placed in yet another box, a plain brown cardboard one. These things travel thousands of miles, but they’re packed accordingly. Overall, I’m happy with the product, but I am going to keep on eye on the above-mentioned issues. Looks like the Amazon price has gone up since I bought mine, but go to Apple’s site; I’ll bet their direct pricing has increased as well.
- Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars | Jose A. Contreras
It's Apple, I can tell you
A first video, extremely fast, more stylized, meets all my requirements, is my mac. But I got to look for a wired mouse and keyboard system, I feel safer that way, I do not want to run out of battery when I need it the most
- Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2019