iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display (late 2014)

The Retina display is one of the Best Desktop in I Mac , If you want than go and buy it and its price is 2499$ it seems fair, considering the amazing display.  Though the new 27-inch  iMac with Retina display has the same overall design as Apple’s previous all-in-ones, it ushers in a 14.7-million-pixel 5K display with screen resolution of 5,120 x 2,880. That’s seven times as many pixels as 1080p, and 67 percent more than you’ll find even on a 4K panel. I’m not exaggerating when I say there’s nothing like it.  As it is, you’d be hard-pressed to find a 4K all-in-one, and meanwhile, here’s this machine from Apple, with enough pixels to view a 4K video at full resolution, and still have room left onscreen for other stuff, like the Final Cut Pro dashboard. Needless to say, it’s in a league — and price class — of its own.

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Configuration options

The Retina display iMac starts at $2,499 with a 3.5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive and AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. From there, you’ve got a few upgrade options. On the CPU side, you can step up to a 4.0GHz quad-core Core i7 chip to the tune of $250. You can increase the RAM to either 16GB ($200) or 32GB ($600). For $250, you also have the option of adding a beefier GPU (the AMD R9 M295X), which comes with four gigs of VRAM, not two. Finally, let’s talk storage. For the same starting price of $2,499, you can get a 256GB SSD instead of that 1TB Fusion Drive. Alternatively, you can choose a 3TB disk ($150), a 512GB solid-state drive ($300) or a 1TB SSD ($800). Do you have $800 to spend on a 1TB SSD, by the way? Well, then. I’m jealous of you.

 

The Retina display iMac is the best all-in-one desktop you can buy right now, and yes, the $2,499 seems fair, considering the amazing display. That said, precisely because it’s twice as expensive as some rival machines, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. There are casual users — web surfers, Facebookers — who will be perfectly satisfied with the regular iMac, which starts at $1,099. But for people who are serious about their photos, and serious about their videos, this new model is in a class of its own. There’s simply nothing else like it — no other 5K all-in-one, not even a 4K machine that would come sort of close.

In particular, I’d recommend this to someone who couldn’t quite justify the Mac Pro, which starts at $2,999 without a monitor. Even the entry-level, $2,499 Retina iMac handles 4K video editing smoothly and remember, you don’t have to pay extra for a super-high-res screen. Now, if you already own a Mac Pro and want that 5K display, well, the best you can do is look on with envy — and hope Apple gets around to releasing a standalone 5K Cinema Display sooner rather than later.

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The Retina display is one of the Best Desktop in I Mac , If you want than go and buy it and its price is 2499$ it seems fair, considering the amazing display.  Though the new 27-inch  iMac with Retina display has the same overall design as Apple’s previous all-in-ones, it ushers in a 14.7-million-pixel 5K display with screen resolution of 5,120 x 2,880. That’s seven times as many pixels as 1080p, and 67 percent more than you’ll find even on a 4K panel. I’m not exaggerating when I say there’s nothing like it.  As it is, you’d be hard-pressed to find a 4K all-in-one, and meanwhile, here’s this machine from Apple, with enough pixels to view a 4K video at full resolution, and still have room left onscreen for other stuff, like the Final Cut Pro dashboard. Needless to say, it’s in a league — and price class — of its own.

 

 

Configuration options

The Retina display iMac starts at $2,499 with a 3.5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive and AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. From there, you’ve got a few upgrade options. On the CPU side, you can step up to a 4.0GHz quad-core Core i7 chip to the tune of $250. You can increase the RAM to either 16GB ($200) or 32GB ($600). For $250, you also have the option of adding a beefier GPU (the AMD R9 M295X), which comes with four gigs of VRAM, not two. Finally, let’s talk storage. For the same starting price of $2,499, you can get a 256GB SSD instead of that 1TB Fusion Drive. Alternatively, you can choose a 3TB disk ($150), a 512GB solid-state drive ($300) or a 1TB SSD ($800). Do you have $800 to spend on a 1TB SSD, by the way? Well, then. I’m jealous of you.

 

The Retina display iMac is the best all-in-one desktop you can buy right now, and yes, the $2,499 seems fair, considering the amazing display. That said, precisely because it’s twice as expensive as some rival machines, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. There are casual users — web surfers, Facebookers — who will be perfectly satisfied with the regular iMac, which starts at $1,099. But for people who are serious about their photos, and serious about their videos, this new model is in a class of its own. There’s simply nothing else like it — no other 5K all-in-one, not even a 4K machine that would come sort of close.

In particular, I’d recommend this to someone who couldn’t quite justify the Mac Pro, which starts at $2,999 without a monitor. Even the entry-level, $2,499 Retina iMac handles 4K video editing smoothly and remember, you don’t have to pay extra for a super-high-res screen. Now, if you already own a Mac Pro and want that 5K display, well, the best you can do is look on with envy — and hope Apple gets around to releasing a standalone 5K Cinema Display sooner rather than later.

 

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