Apple iMac 27 “5k Review – Retina wholesale





Apple iMac a calibrated screen with extremely high resolution, given good contrast and high brightness. This makes the computer ideal for image editing. There are some flaws, which have mainly to do with flexibility. So Windows can not control the screen at 5k and works Target Display Mode, use as an external monitor, not on this system. The price is relatively low in vergeiljking with a loose 5k monitor, which has been running soon as you let air system upgrades.

Excellent screen
Relatively cheap
Fast video card


No 5k in Windows
Not to be used as an external monitor
Expensive upgrades

Tweakers zegt: goed!
Price at time of publication: € 3129, –

In 2009, Apple introduced the 27 “-iMac that the 24” -iMac succeeded as the most expensive iMac version with the biggest screen. The 27 “-iMac got a screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and a Core 2 Duo processor with. Over the years, the processor has been upgraded several times, and the first major external change came in 2012, when the SuperDrive was deleted and the iMac became a lot thinner. Apart from that a diet is the look of the iMac in seven years hardly changed and he looks in our opinion still not mature out, though opinions differ on this course.

Apple iMac 5k

For the 2014-generation iMac fell some hardware concerns little refresh. In 2013 was the switch to Intel Haswell processors already made and successor Broadwell will take some time coming. Instead of a hardware upgrade so it was an upgrade of the screen. After the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro iMac has now received the ‘Retina’-quadrupling of the number of pixels.

The result amounted to more than five thousand pixels in width, “5k” in marketing terms. For those pixels to send supplies Apple iMac with a standard Radeon R9 M290X graphics card, but there is also an option for an R9 M295X graphics card, which is based on AMD’s new architecture Tonga. Our test model included the last video card, along with a Core i7-4790K processor and 8GB memory. We look or 5k screen is worth and benchmarking passing AMD’s fastest mobile GPU.


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