Apple iMac with 5K Retina display Review

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display Review

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display Review

Apple has jumped between these two GPU brands before, and currently, you’ll find AMD in the Mac Pro and new iMac, while Nvidia powers the 15-inch MacBook Pro and the non-5K iMac.


The GoodThe new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year’s high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

The Bad Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year’s version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

The Bottom LineApple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals — or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Video About iMac with Retina 5K display

Just when you thought it was safe to get comfortable with the look and language of 4K, Apple comes along and adds what the company is calling a 5K display in the premium 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktop.

Officially called the iMac with Retina 5K display, the screen uses a new material, oxide-based TFT, and borrowed tech from the Retina iPad to reduce pixel crosstalk to keep images sharp. The panel is also just as bright as the previous-gen model, but uses 30 percent less energy, according to Apple.

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Source: Dan Ackerman

Image Source: Jon Fingas