Apple iMac 27 inch 5K Review – Retina recurrence





The design of the 2015 edition of the 27 “-iMac is understandably unchanged the aluminum unibody is completely up to date model that Apple has made available for the review is a little faster than the entry-level model, the i5 processor.. However, for serious render work is not capable enough. The storage consists of a Fusion Drive with a small flash component and the video card is a few generations old. The choice for dci-p3-color instead of Adobe RGB is somewhat strange. For faster model with i7 CPU and SSD, however, you pay quickly over three thousand euros.

Sleek design
Bright and sharp screen


Expensive upgrades to the CPU and SSD
P3 little useful in practice
Old, slow video card

Final Verdict
Tweakers zegt: 7
Price at time of publication: € 2329, –
Available from: € 2,210.13
Tested version: Apple iMac Retina 5K (2015) 3.2GHz, 1TB SSHD, R9 M390

Apple this fall introduced a new version of its 21.5 “- and 27” -iMacs. The aluminum unibody are hardly changed compared to the design that has been in circulation since 2012. The screen is however addressed and the latest Retina iMac includes not only a substantially higher resolution, but the color reproduction is improved. Naturally, the iMacs have also upgraded the processor, memory and video card received.

The 21.5 “-iMac has finally got a Retina screen. With a resolution of 4096 x 2304 pixels the screen has a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch, a considerable improvement over the full-HD resolution of other 21.5 “models. The 27 “-iMac had been since the autumn of 2014 not with a 4K only available with a 5k screen and the 2015 model maintains that resolution. However, the color range has been addressed. The 5120 by 2880-pixel screen can be expanded color Display dci-P3, which include a gamut used in digital projectors for cinemas.

iMac 27 & quot; 5K Retina (2015)

The newest 27 “-iMac not only got a new screen, but also upgrade the internal components. For example, the Haswell processor was replaced by a copy of the latest Skylake series and also the video card received an update. We have the model i5 provided with processor and Fusion 1TB-Drive. We viewed the speed gain of the Skylake-generation with respect to the Haswell-generation and examined how the screen is adjusted.

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The hardware


1. Introduction: more colorful
2. The hardware
3. Performance: screen
4. Benchmarks OS X

5. Windows installation and benchmarks
6. Specifications and photo gallery
7. Conclusion: prefer a more expensive model
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