Apple iMac 27‑inch with Retina 5K Review

Apple iMac 27‑inch with Retina 5K Review

Apple iMac 27‑inch with Retina 5K Review

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Has a cutting edge 5K Monitor but only 8GB of RAM?  
Apple needs to stop Nickel and Diming their loyal customers


  • I love it! Just remember this does not have a disc drive - by Gwillion
  • the display is WOW. Apple products have never failed me. - by jack
  • The colors on this computer are simply amazing! This computer has made my photo editing time much quicker. I purchased the additional RAM to speed up the computer and was able to install it myself. - by Janeen
  • Setting up is a snap: turn on the Mac, follow some simple directions and make a few choices and you're up and running. - by Anoymous
  • This iMAC does not disappoint! The screen resolution is excellent. Easy to plug in and use right out of the box - by Marcel
  • It's like a piece of fine jewelry, only with great function instead of just eye candy! - by Louise


  • Bluetooth on the device stopped working after 2 weeks - by Philip
  • Not a fan that the right click feature and many short cut features have been eliminated, also, no CD ROM within the computer anymore, and no IPhoto. - Marcie
  • After only 9 months the screen went black on me. - by The Viking
  • I unpacked the computer, plugged it in, and was greeted with a gray screen with a white rectangle in the middle - by Stephen
  • This computer is so darn slow, on top of that, the keyboard and mouse need to be connected to USB to charge, always at the worst times. -
  • but it is painfully slow. Even just browsing photos (with no running programs) can ONLY be done at a glacial pace. - By Jay

Apple iMac MK482LL/A 27-Inch Retina 5K Display Desktop (Intel Quad-Core i5 3.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive, Mac OS X), Silver

From the Manufacturer:
“Accuracy. Brightness. Clarity. Regardless of how you measure the quality of a display, Retina is in a class by itself. The pixel density is so high that you won’t detect a single one while using iMac. Text is so sharp, you’ll feel like you’re reading email and documents on a printed page. And with a new, wider color gamut, the Retina display is able to deliver even more available colors — 25 percent more. So every photo and video you see appears even more true to life.”

  • Operating System: macOS Sierra
  • Retina 5K display: 27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display with IPS technology; 5120‑by‑2880 resolution with support for millions of colors
  • 3.3GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz). Configurable to 4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz)
  • Memory :8GB (two 4GB) of 1867MHz DDR3 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible. Configurable to 16GB or 32GB
  • Hard Drive: 2TB Fusion Drive : Configurable up to 3TB Fusion Drive or 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage (SSD)
  • Video: AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Configurable to AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Connection and Expansion ports:
    • 3.5 mm headphone jack
    • SDXC card slot
    • Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
    • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
    • Mini DisplayPort output : Support for HDMI, DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
    • Kensington lock slot
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Size and Weight: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm) x 20.3 inches (51.6 cm)
    • Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm)
    • Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm)
    • Stand depth: 8 inches (20.3 cm)
    • Weight: 21 pounds (9.54 kg)2
  • Limited Warranty and Service: 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date.

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  1. Speed9


    Video Picture Quality10

    Ability to Upgrade4


    Overall Experience10

    Its a MAC… What Can I say! They are Great!


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