Apple Announces 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display Starting at $2500

At today's media event, Apple announced the next-generation 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display carrying a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels, as expected from recent rumors. Featuring 14.7 million pixels, the new iMac offers improved improved contrast, viewing angles, and color accuracy.

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Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7 million pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2, it’s the most beautiful and powerful iMac ever.

The base iMac with a Retina 5K display will be available with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive starting at $2,499 with shipping beginning today. The new Retina iMac models can be upgraded with 4.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics processor. All Retina iMac models come standard with two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

The remainder of the iMac lineup has not been updated, with the 21-inch model still starting at $1,099 and the 27-inch iMac without a Retina 5K Display starting at $1,799.

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Top Rated Comments

ethanwa79 Avatar
86 months ago
Where is the updated Thunderbolt Display????
Score: 79 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
86 months ago
Apple has lost its way. Give it proper specs and price it for $2999 please.

Then buy the $2999 configuration.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
echo44 Avatar
86 months ago
rename

They really need to rename this web site

"mac whiners " I never seen a more whining group of individuals that are on this forum.

If Apple came out with a new device that made you irresistible to the opposite sex, produced for you a never ending supply of cash and provided you with eternal health and happiness. Most of you would find something to complain about.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pearvsapple Avatar
86 months ago
Apple uses that outdated Radeon gpu while PC gets the crazy fast GTX 980m... Wtf
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
-LikesMac- Avatar
86 months ago
Again

Once again, I see the issue of a system with a very high resolution display coupled with inadequate CPU/GPUs. :(

That said, 5K is insane.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eweie Avatar
86 months ago
Anyone saying that it's underpowered is a freaking teletubbie.

a 5k display in an industry where PCs in 4k isn't even standard yet, windows doesn't even handle scaling well and still with young crappy hardware at high cost.
way to kick their butt Apple.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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