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Late 2013 iMac review: Faster than before, but the gains over previous models are modest

James Galbraith | Jan. 17, 2014
Back in October, we reviewed the new $1299 entry-level iMac, the first of the new iMac models that we could get our hands on. Regrettably, it took us a while to get the other three standard-configuration iMacs in the Macworld Lab to test. We finally took a good look at the rest of Apple's iMac line.

iMovie 10.0.1 enhance/export

Mac model

Result (seconds)

iMac/3.4GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

48.0

iMac/3.2GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

51.7

iMac/2.9GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

58.0

iMac/2.7GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

106.0

Mac Pro/3.0GHz (eight-core, Late 2013)*

170.0

iMac/3.5GHz (27-inch, quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 3TB Fusion Drive, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M, Late 2013)*

47.3

iMac/3.2GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2012)

82.7

iMac/2.9GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2012)

71.7

iMac/2.9GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2012)

72.3

   

*Customize to build model.

Results are times in seconds. Lower results are better. Best result in bold. Reference models in italics.

iPhoto 9.5.1 import

Mac model

Result (seconds)

iMac/3.4GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

48.0

iMac/3.2GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

51.7

iMac/2.9GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

58.0

iMac/2.7GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

117.3

Mac Pro/3.0GHz (eight-core, Late 2013)*

43.0

iMac/3.5GHz (27-inch, quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 3TB Fusion Drive, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M, Late 2013)*

47.3

iMac/3.2GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2012)

82.7

iMac/2.9GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2012)

71.7

iMac/2.9GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2012)

72.3

   

*Customize to build model.

Results are times in seconds. Lower results are better. Best result in bold. Reference models in italics.

iTunes 11.1 AAC to MP3 encode

Mac model

Result (seconds)

iMac/3.4GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

58.7

iMac/3.2GHz (27-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

64.3

iMac/2.9GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

65.0

iMac/2.7GHz (21.5-inch, quad-core, Late 2013)

72.3

Mac Pro/3.0GHz (eight-core, Late 2013)*

60.3

iMac/3.5GHz (27-inch, quad-core i7, 8GB RAM, 3TB Fusion Drive, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M, Late 2013)*

 

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