Apple didn’t just reveal a new set of iPads today, but they also announced an all-new 27-inch iMac with Retina Display.
The latest iMac model gets a huge bump in the display department as it features a 27-inch oxide TFT display that has a 5,120 x 2,880 resolution, which is why Apple is calling this particular display “Retina 5K.” Its internals have also received an improvement as the new iMac will feature a quad-core 3.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, which can be upgraded to a 4GHz Intel Core i7 if you need as much power as possible in your desktop.
An AMD Radeon R9 M290X GPU is featured along with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2 ports that are capable of transferring data at 20 Gbps. If those specs are too tame for you, you’ll have the option to improve the iMac by choosing up to 32GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon R9 M295X GPU, a 3TB Fusion Drive and 1TB of PCIe flash storage.
Now that you know what’s inside of it, it’s time to know just how much it’ll set you back. Apple is pricing the base model of the 27-inch iMac with Retina Display at $2,499. Yes - that’s for the base model, which means if you want to consider any of the options mentioned above, you’re going to need pretty deep pockets. On the other hand, if you don’t need a “Retina 5K” display, you could always purchase the current 27-inch iMac, which now retails for $1,799.
For anyone looking for something smaller, there's the Mac Mini with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, and Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000 options across three different models. There's a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel i5 model with 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 5000 card that runs for $499.
There's a 2.6GHz dual-core i5 processor with 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and Intel Iris Graphics for $699. And finally, there's a 2.8GHz dual-core i5 processor with 8GB RAM, a 1GB Fusion Drive, and Intel Iris Graphics for $999. There are also upgradable configurations that can boost the Mac Mini up to a 3.0GHz dual-core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of flash storage.
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"Fuck it, we're doing 5K's!"
I can't wait for Monoprice to get those panels.