Review: iMac with Retina 5K display

Apple’s latest 27-in. desktop comes with an impressive Retina display, great performance and a sleek design.

There are 14.7 million reasons to want Apple’s latest iMac — the 14.7 million pixels that make up its stunning 27-in. 5K Retina display. At $2,499, the new iMac isn’t cheap, but its screen makes this desktop a great value.

Though the tech behind iMac displays has changed over time, the one constant on the 27-in. iMac has been the resolution: 2560 x 1440. Even as pixel densities have increased on other Apple devices — starting with the iPhone 4 and then the iPad and MacBook Pro — a Retina-class display on a desktop Mac was elusive. No longer — on this new iMac, the LED display features a mind-boggling resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. And despite the display’s capabilities, Apple claims it uses 30% less power than previous models.

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Michael deAgoniaReview: iMac with Retina 5K display