Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with 14.7 million pixels. With a resolution of 5120 x 2880, iMac with Retina 5K display has four times more pixels than the standard 27-inch iMac and 67 percent more pixels than a 4K display.
iMac with Retina 5K display uses a precisely manufactured oxide TFT-based panel to deliver vivid display brightness from corner to corner and a single supercharged Apple-designed timing controller (TCON), with four times the bandwidth, drives all 14.7 million pixels. iMac with 5K Retina display also uses highly efficient LEDs and organic passivation to improve image quality and reduce display power consumption by 30 percent. To improve the contrast ratio, iMac with Retina 5K display uses a new photo alignment process and a compensation film to deliver blacker blacks and more vibrant colours form every viewing angle. In addition, every iMac with Retina 5K display is calibrated using three spectroadiometers to ensure precise and accurate colour.
iMac with Retina 5K display also comes equipped with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, and for the first time can be configured with a 4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.4 GHz. Each iMac with Retina 5K display also comes with AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics, with the ability to be configured with AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics, delivering up to 3.5 teraflops of computing power.
iMac with Retina 5K display comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB Fusion Drive for the first time. The device can also be configured with up to 32GB of memory, a 3TB Fusion Drive, or up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage. In addition, iMac with Retina 5K display includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports that deliver up to 20Gbps each, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation.
Every new Mac comes with OS X Yosemite, a new version of OS X, redesigned with a modern look, new apps and new continuity features that make it easier to work across Mac and iOS devices. iMovie, GarageBand and the suite of iWork apps come free with every new Mac, allowing users to create movies, make new music or learn to play an instrument and create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations. iWork has been redesigned with a new look, support for iCloud Drive and a handful of new features, including a new comments view in Pages. iWork for iCloud beta allows users to create their document on iPad, edit it on their Mac and collaborate with friends even if they use a PC.
iMac with Retina 5K display begins shipping on 16 October with 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive for a suggested retail price of USD 2,499.