27-inch iMac With 5K Retina Display Announced: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here: Apple has taken wraps off the new 27-inch iMac with Retina display. More details can be found right here after the fold!

Retina iMac 5K

Features / Specs


Starting with the beautiful Retina display, the new iMac is tailor-made to not disappoint on any end. With a mighty 5K Retina display with a  resolution of 5210 x 2880 pixels on a 27-inch panel, it’s hands-down one of the best displays out there on a desktop computer.

iMac 27 inch

According to Phil Schiller, the iMac boasts the “world’s highest-resolution display”, with a total of 14.7 million pixels, and considering how many pixels this beast packs, we’ll take the man’s word. Furthermore, if you need some perspective on how many more pixels the new iMac packs then comparing it with a regular HDTV would be the most logical choice. Packing 7x more pixels, this display is simply a stunner! It even has 67% more pixels than a 4K panel.

To drive all those pixels around the display, Apple even worked on a new tech which they call the ‘Timing Controller’, which increases the overall bandwidth of graphics. Apart from that, the display feature ‘Organic Passivation’, which reduces pixel cross-talk and saves energy.


iMac profile

Coming to the profile of the new iMac, it’s just 5mm thick around the edges, making it the sleekest Mac we’ve seen to date. But the rest of the design of the new iMac remains the same.


The base model of the iMac with Retina display ships with a quad-core Intel i5 3.2GHz processor with the option of going all the way up to an i7 clocked in at 4GHz.

In the graphics department, the new iMac is a screaming demon. Under the hood, the iMac is driven by an AMD Radeon R9 graphics chip, and as you’d expect, is a much faster option than what ships with the current generation iMac.

The 1TB Fusion Drive comes as standard with the new iMac, and coupled with Thunderbolt 2 I/O, you can set your mind at ease that you can drive your files around from one place to another at light speed.

In the RAM department, you’ll be treated to 8GB of RAM as standard, with the option of expanding memory at your disposal.


The new iMac start from $2499, and prices go up as you start customizing the desktop according to your own liking.

Release Date

The new iMac ships today and can be bought directly from Apple’s online store.

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