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

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    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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    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.

    Article Link: Apple Announces 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display Starting at $2500
     
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    Simply amazing, too bad it ships standard with mediocre specs with a high price. But 5K? God damn Apple.

    Even the Mac Mini got some love. :D No denying, these guys are pioneers in innovation and engineering.

    (Sadly the iMac keeps its chin though...)
     
  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    Specs are terrible; core i5 and mobile AMD gpu.
     
  5. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    5k display !!!! Even though its using i5, but apple is pushing 5k display to the masses!!
     
  6. pearvsapple macrumors 6502

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    Apple uses that outdated Radeon gpu while PC gets the crazy fast GTX 980m... Wtf
     
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  9. Razeus macrumors 603

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    Apple has lost its way. Give it proper specs and price it for $2999 please.
     
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    The iMac retina is going to be amazing I'm sure, but only if you're into photo/video editing and similiar stuff. If you like to game regularly, then it's not so good. That begs the question, where is the updated regular iMac 27'' with the new Maxwell GPU?
     
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    Looks fantastic - wish I'd held out from Jan 2013 to buy one, not as cheap, but definitely worth it.
     
  13. -LikesMac- macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  14. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    As great as the new iMacs long overdue update was, the announcement was so extraordinarily ordinary. =/ Nothing unexpected.
     
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    You are kidding right? They are shipping it with the fastest intel i7 CPU and one of the the fastest mobile GPU's out there. I suppose you didn't see the CTO options.
     
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    :rolleyes: Thats hardly new. Why the uproar?
     
  18. quagmire macrumors 603

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    The 4790K is available as a BTO......

    But the crappy AMD GPU is disappointing. The 980M is a much better GPU to choose.....
     
  19. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    Then buy the $2999 configuration.
     
  20. Bob Sanders macrumors member

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    Not possible until Thunderbolt 3. This was well known going into the event.
     
  21. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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    You do, it's called CTO.
     
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    I wish my eyesight were good enough to appreciate a 5k display. :(
     
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    iMacs always uses mobile gpu
    someone has some performance gpu between these AMD and 780M ?
     
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    Looks like they removed the TB display from their 'Mac'-place on the site.. not good..
     
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    Yeah I wonder what the frame-rate is going to be for even fairly basic games?
    I don't game much, nor do I photo and video edit. I would mainly buy this because it would (with pixel-doubling presumably) make text for reading/writing absolutely incredible, and that's what I do all day. For that, I guess a crappy GPU will be okay.
    But I game occasionally, so for that, it's not exactly unexpected, this being Apple, but disappointing!
     

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