• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Power Support Option for the iMac

    • Written by from El Cajon

    I have used several products but this one works well with the Apple line. The iMac detects the UPS via the USB data cord that comes included with this UPS. It provide great surge protect and standby run time. The UPS preferences are very configurable to automatically shutdown gracefully.

    65 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    • Written by from Beaverton

    Works for mid 2009 iMac one week in.

    It is confusing that the software that comes with it is PC only, and APC's own online support material says the same for this model. But connecting the UPS via USB to the Mac automatically brings up the UPS power icon in the menu bar. The profile can be set in the Energy system preference, with all the options you need to configure the power settings, including the time before shutdown. Be careful no other software is hijacking your USB ports, such as a running VMWare instance; this'll prevent the Mac from recognizing the device.

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    Have had one of these for about a year and a half now, and it's performance has been flawless. Pay no attention to the idiots claiming software for PC's only, just connect it via USB to your MAC and you will be ready to go in a few minutes.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts for only 1 year, starts beeping uncontrollably, Windows only software

    • Written by from Memphis

    The title says it all. I can't stop the thing from beeping about a failing battery because I have a mac. I can't even use it as a simple power bar because of this now.

    23 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb Battery Backup & Surge

    • Written by from Hampton

    I had bought this unit in 2008. I have had absolutely NO problems with it, I have not yet needed to change the original battery. Has worked seamlessly with all versions of OSX from Lion to Mavericks. Easily supported and monitored by USB cable, Mac OS automatically recognizes it and the settings (if you want to adjust them) are VERY easy to use and with no other software needed. Runs very quiet and barely hear it running. I've had my 2008 15"MBP Unibody, 24" LED Cinema Display, Bose Companion® Multimedia Speaker System, Apple Time Capsule, Several models of HP Photosmart Printers, External HDD w/External Power Supply, my cable modem , etc. all connected and have had NO complaints at all. I recently upgraded my Mac to a 27" iMac Quad-Core with numerous accessories and it is still running like a champ! I was so impressed with the APC Power Saving Back-UPS ES, 10 outlet, 750VA, 120V that I recently purchased a second one for the mini-home theatre in my bedroom. I have worked in IT for over 20 years now and have always trusted the APC name for reliability, quality, and a company who, if needed, stands behind their products 150%. I will ONLY install APC units to my clients businesses or homes. In my option they are the very best.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Unit

    • Written by from New Hartford

    I've had mine for 4 years now, and it still works like a charm. Sometimes it gets angry when my computer is under full load (~800W TDP) and starts beeping, but otherwise works like a charm.

    1 of 1 people found this useful