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Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display (late 2014)

Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display (late 2014)

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93 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
93

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The iMac's 5K Retina display puts it in a class of its own, though with a starting price twice that of rival machines, it's not for everybody. We mainly recommend it for photo and video enthusiasts, especially people who couldn't otherwise justify the cost of a Mac Pro and a standalone 4K monitor.

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Pros
  • Best-in-class 5K screen offers bright colors, wide viewing angles
  • Fast performance
  • Attractive design
  • Robust audio
Cons
  • Expensive compared to other all-in-ones
  • Can't be used as a secondary display

Reviews

90
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 7

90
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 3
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
All-in-one
Screen size
2722
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
3.519
System RAM
81
Type
Screen size
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
All-in-one
2722
Mac OS
Core i5
3.519
81

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93 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
93

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

93
 

User Reviews

90
daflyguy
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
musclehobbit
Well, the screen is really fantastic. Photographers will love it! But this machine...read more
100
Andersburn
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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