Apple has refreshed the 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktop with a sharper display. The new iMac is similar in every-way to the 2013 model, except that Apple has upgraded the display to what the company calls a Retina 5K display.
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The 2014 iMac 27-inch All-in-One desktop offers 4 times more pixels than its predecessor for an amazingly sharp view. The LED back-lit display offers a resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 pixels. Despite the sharper display the new iMac boasts of 30% less power consumption than the older iMac.
Apple iMac 27-inch runs on Intel Haswell generation up to 4.0GHz quad-core Core i7 processor. On-board RAM can be 8GB, 16GB or 32GB, while built-in storage can be an SDD of 256GB to 1TB or a fusion drive from 1TB to 3TB. To run graphics is AMD’s Radeon R9 with 2GB upgradeable graphics memory.
iMac 27-inch features 2 Thunderbolt ports, four USB 3.0 ports, memory card slot, Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, dual mics, stereo speakers, and FaceTime HD Camera.
The new Apple iMac comes with Apple’s wireless keyboard as well as Magic mouse or Magic Trackpad. It runs on Apple OS X Yosemite.
Pricing and availability
Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K has gone on sale in the United States starting at $2,499 without Retina 5k it costs $1,799, while the 21.5-inch model starts at $1,099. iMac 27-inch price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N400,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the All-in-One desktop.
Apple iMac 27-inch Specs
Here are a few specs of the Apple iMac 27-inch AiO Desktop:
- OS: OS X Yosemite
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7 up to 4.0GHz quad-core Processor
- GPU: AMD Radeon R9 Graphics
- Memory: 8GB RAM, 16GB, or 32GB RAM
- Colours: Aluminium
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 27-inch back-lit LED Display, 5120 x 2880 pixels
- Keyboard: Wireless Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad
- Built-in Storage: 256GB, 500GB, 1TB solid state drive or 1TB, 3TB Fusion drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: iCloud
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, FaceTime HD Camera
- USB 3.0: Yes, 4 port
- Thunderbolt: Yes, 2 ports
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, Gigabit Ethernet
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 SDXC slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- Stereo Speakers: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0