Apple Announces 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display Starting at £1999 / $2500

Apple today announced the next-generation 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display carrying a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels.

Featuring 14.7 million pixels, the new iMac offers improved improved contrast, viewing angles, and color accuracy.

“Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,”

said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7 million pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2, it’s the most beautiful and powerful iMac ever.

The base iMac with a Retina 5K display will be available with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB Fusion Drive starting at £1999 in the UK or $2,499 in the USA with shipping beginning today. The new Retina iMac models can be upgraded with 4.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics processor. All Retina iMac models come standard with two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

This machine is already being touted as the ultimate machine for photographers and video editors due to it’s breathtaking resolution, clarity of screen, incredible speed and of course the quality of software available for the Apple Mac – a machine already a huge hit with people from the creative industry.