Apple Release 27″ iMac Retina (Hands-On Video)

October 17th, 2014 Jump to Comment Section 14
Apple Release 27" iMac Retina (Hands-On Video)

Apple has released a new iMac, the 27″ retina screen utilizes 14.7 million pixels to produce a 5K resolution back lit display.

imac retina

Billed surprisingly as “the most amazing iMac Apple have ever built”, the 27″ iMac retina stands as Apples flagship iMac, without replacing its non retina cheaper counterparts.

imac retina 5k$2499 will see you the base spec iMac retina, that’s $700 more than the standard 27″ model.

It carries the same 3.5GHz quad-core i5 base processor, same 1TB SSD/3TB fusion drive options, and 8G memory as standard.

Graphics takes a changes however with an AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor as standard with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.


  • 27-inch (diagonal) Retina display with IPS technology
  • 5120X2880 resolution
  • 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)
    Configurable to 4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz)
  • 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible
    Configurable to 16GB or 32GB.
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
    Configurable to 3TB Fusion Drive or 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage (SSD).
  • AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
    Configurable to AMD Radeon R9 M295X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
  • Headphone port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Kensington lock slot

I’d imagine it would only be a matter of time before we see this filter down to the Apple Display screens also. I’d love a high resolution for their Macbook Air line also, but perhaps less likely.



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