New iMac Features 5K Display

Posted Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT by
iMac 5K

4K not enough for you? Well, don't worry, Apple's got you covered. The latest iMac boasts a 27-inch Retina screen with 5K resolution. 

Apple has fully detailed its newest iMac. The premium all-in-one computer is the most powerful model yet, and the company claims it features the "world’s highest resolution display."

"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 new iMac features a 27-inch 5K Retina display with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 and a whopping total pixel count of 14.7 million. In addition, the screen uses an oxide TFT-based panel and a supercharged Apple-designed timing controller to drive the pixels and deliver vivid brightness. Likewise, the display also uses a special photo alignment process and a compensation film for deep blacks and superior contrast. Finally, each screen comes calibrated using three state-of-the-art spectroradiometers.

Under the hood, the new iMac includes options for a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, and a 4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.4 GHz. The base model includes AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive, but customers can opt for AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to a 3TB Fusion Drive or 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage.

The Apple iMac with Retina 5K display is now available for purchase with prices starting at $2,499.

Source: Apple

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