Apple recently unveiled the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display at a presentation at Apple’s corporate campus in Cupertino, California. The new iMac has basically the same slim design as its predecessor except for the fact that it features a 5K resolution screen that allows photographers to see 17-megapixel images in their entirety on the 5120 X 2880- pixel display. At this amazing resolution, the new iMac shows a ridiculous amount of detail in everything you look at- text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike and more. In apps like Final Cut Pro X, you can view 4K video at full size while still leaving plenty of room for your assets and editing tools.
The iMac with Retina display is equipped with a 3.5 GHz power quad-core i5 processor, which can be upgraded to an even faster 4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, called the Retina 5K display as the most powerful iMac ever made. Graphics are powered by an AMD Radeon R9 graphics chip, which Apple says delivers 40 percent faster performance.
The new iMac comes with the standard 8GB of memory and a 1TB Fusion drive that’s enough to store all your favorite movies and photos. It also comes with Mac OS X Yosemite pre-installed, so you need not panic about upgrading the OS later, as has happened with hardware launches in the past. The new desktop ships today and is priced at $2,499.