Stunning. That’s perhaps the easiest way to describe Apple’s latest iMac, which features a stunning “5K” display with a body that tapers to a stunning 5mm edge.
A display resolution of 5120 x 2880 is nothing to scoff at, and the sheer size of it makes the 2014 iMac even more impressive. It also lets Apple label the new iMac with having “the world’s highest resolution display”. In comparison, the 2014 iMacs have 67% more pixels than a 4K display, and has an astounding seven times more pixels than a Full HD display.
Besides that, the new iMac pack plenty of power under the hood too. The base model ships with a 3.5GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM, an AMD R9 M290X GPU, and a 1TB Fusion drive. Users can customise them to pack up to a 4GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, and a choice of 3TB Fusion drive or a 1TB SSD fitted inside.
Despite the raw amount of pixels to render, Apple claims that the new iMac actually uses 30% less energy than previous models. This is due to two new additions on the 2014 iMac: a “timing controller” fitted in the display, which is an Apple-designed chip that increases bandwidth by up to four times, and a technology called organic passivation that reduces pixel cross-talk, thus saving energy.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new iMac would be its retail price. The new iMac is available in the US from today at a starting price of $2499 for the base model The older 21.5-inch and 27-inch non-Retina models are also still available, with reduced retail prices which start from $1799.
(Source: The Verge)