‘iMac’ Specs And Details: ‘21.5-inch iMac’, ’27-inch 5K iMac’, iMac Review

‘iMac’ Specs And Details: ‘21.5-inch iMac’, ’27-inch 5K iMac’, iMac Review
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Recently, Apple announced updates for its iMac computers. The 21.5-inch iMac was released with a Retina 4K display, while the 27-inch iMacs come with Retina 5K displays.


The upgraded screens, according to Apple, will “make photos and videos more impressive and true-to-life thanks to a wider color gamut and spectacular image quality.” The Retina displays are not just the main focus of this new breed of iMacs. The new Apple products also feature powerful processors as well as two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

For the “21.5-inch iMac“, Apple has added a resolution of 4096 x 2304. That’s a lot of pixels. But pixels can only go so far if the color gamut is unimpressive. Luckily, the new screens are able to display 25 percent more colors, according to Gizmodo. Furthermore, the 21.5-inch iMac boasts a fifth-generation Intel Core processor as well as a vastly improved Intel Iris Pro Graphics. The aforementioned Thunderbolt 2 ports can deliver up to 20Gbps worth of data.

On the other hand, the 27-inch 5K iMac does better, if you can afford the extra money. With 14.7 million pixels, the screen boasts the “world’s highest resolution all-in-one display.” That’s 7 times more pixels compared to your average HD display. The sixth-generation Intel Core processor and latest AMD graphics driver ensure gamers that they will have lag-free gaming experiences.

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Speaking about the past and current iMacs, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, said in a statement, “These are the most stunning iMacs we’ve ever made. With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience.”

The 27-inch iMac is now available at the Apple website for three U.S. models. Prices vary: $1,799, $1,999 and $2,299. On the other hand, the 21.5-inch iMac costs $1,099 and $1,299 depending on the model as well. Every newly bought iMac comes with a Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.