Apple's New 27" Retina iMac Has an Incredible 5120 x 2880 Screen
While we've seen a number of companies introduce 4K screens, Apple has gone all the way to 5K with their new 27" iMac, which starts shipping today.
With a resolution of 5120 x 2880, the 27" iMac is really pushing resolution to the next level, and it's one of the first monitors that can actually let you watch 5K video from cameras like the RED EPIC and EPIC DRAGON. They are really pushing the editing of 4K video with this new iMac, though like the new Mac Pro, they've chosen AMD graphics internally.
Here are the specs:
- 27" 5120 x 2880 Display
- Intel Processor: 3.5GHz Quad-Core i5 (3.9GHz Turbo Boost) or 4GHz Quad-Core i7 Processor (4.4GHz Turbo Boost)
- AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB GDDR5 or AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5
- Four User-Accessible SO-DIMM Memory Slots, Configurable Up to 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
- Thunderbolt 2
- Up to 3TB Fusion Drive or 1TB Flash Storage
- 802.11ac WiFi
- Headphone Port
- SDXC Slot
- Two Thunderbolt 2 Ports
- Four USB 3.0 Slots
- Mini DisplayPort
- 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
- Price: $2,500 Base Model, $4,400 for Fully Maxed System with 1TB Flash Storage
And how it compares to the rest of their line:
Obviously this computer can't take advantage of CUDA acceleration since it only has AMD processors (though you could add an external NVIDIA card to do that), but more software is allowing GPU acceleration regardless of the make. We'll have to wait and see how this one compares.
It stands to reason we may also see a cinema display with this resolution, but that was not announced at the show. You can read more about the new iMacs over on the Apple page, and is available to order right now online.