Apple announced a new 27" iMac at its October 16th event, and it features a Retina 5K display with a resolution of 5120 x 2880. It has 14.7 million pixels, which is four times the amount of pixels found on the previous generation iMac. It uses highly efficient LEDs, which Apple claims use 30 percent less power while still delivering the same display brightness. It has the same seamless aluminum design as before, with edges just 5mm thin.
iMac with Retina 5K display runs on fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processors up to 4GHz. It features an AMD R9 M290X graphics processor with up to 4GB of video RAM. System memory is configurable up to 32GB. Internal storage options include the Fusion Drive up to 3TB in capacity, or Solid State Drives up to 1TB.
Connections and expansion on the iMac with Retina 5K display include a headphone jack, SDXC card slot, four USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a gigabit ethernet port. It supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi and is IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
While this new 27" retina display is sure to be stunning, it may be best to hold off until we know more about its performance. Stay tuned to our product review show 'Before You Buy' on the TWiT network for a full review of the new iMac with Retina 5K display.
Apple's 27" iMac with Retina 5K display is available now, and starts at $2,499. Learn more about iMac with Retina 5K display at Apple.com