The Monstrous 5K Retina iMac Launched – With An Equally Bold Price Tag Of $2499

Ramish Zafar

As expected, alongside the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 2, Apple has also launched a brand new 5K 27 inch iMac. The iMac is a pretty solid device by the looks of things so far. It comes with 5210 x 2880 pixels and a display which Apple claims is unprecedented on any other desktop before it.

With 14.7 million pixels, the Retina iMac has 7 times more pixels than a HD TV and 67% more pixels than a 4K display. To top it all off, the display is a mere 5mm thin on the edge. With the iPad Air 2 and now the iMac, Apple seems to have called dibs on making remarkably thin devices in the industry.

DSC_06995K Retina iMac With 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 or 4 GHz Intel Core i7 Launched - Being Dubbed As 'World's Highest Resolution Display'

With it's 5K resolution, the 27 inch Retina iMac will give all the top displays out there a good run for their money. Apart from introducing a startlingly high resolution for the device, Apple has also made the iMac more energy efficient. A feature being dubbed as Organic Passivation will reduce pixel cross talk on the iMac's display and make the display use 30% less energy. This will also be made possible courtesy of a new low power backlight and Oxide TF.

DSC_0704The Retina iMac will be coming with Intel's Quad Core 3.5 GHz Core i5 on board. There will be an option to upgrade to the 4 GHz Core i7 to cater towards more performance intensive needs. For graphics, Apple has chosen AMD's flagship Radeon R9 series with 3.5 Teraflops of graphics power with CTO. A 1 TB fusion drive and Thunderbolt 2.0 have also made it on board the Retina iMac. All of this will be couple with a standard 8 GB of RAM.

DSC_0722However, apart from the monstrous 5K display, perhaps the most striking feature of the Retina iMac is it's price. The 27 inch Retina iMac will be starting from $2499. Looks like Apple has decided to give tough competition to a PC market that it has already claimed is being dwarfed in sales by it's iPad. Lets see how things turn out.

(Photo Credits: The Verge)


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