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

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

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

93
 

User Reviews

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

Speed and features

89
 

Size and weight

80
 

Expandability

60
 

Design and form factor

80
 

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