Apple has introduced the 'Retina' terminology seen so far in the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro to its range of desktop all-in-one computers. The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display comes with a 5120x2880 display, which Apple is terming the "world's highest resolution display."
"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."
iMac with Retina 5K display has four times more pixels than the standard 27-inch iMac and 67 percent more pixels than a 4K display. A single supercharged Apple-designed timing controller (TCON), with four times the bandwidth, drives all 14.7 million pixels. Apple says the iMac with Retina 5K display also uses highly efficient LEDs and organic passivation to "improve image quality and reduce display power consumption by 30 percent, even while driving four times more pixels at the same brightness."
For those who obsesses about colour accuracy, Apple
claims the iMac with Retina 5K display is "calibrated using three state-of-the-art spectroradiometers to ensure precise and accurate colour." Apple is also boosting of improved contrast ratio on the iMac with Retina 5K display.
While the highlight of iMac with Retina 5K display is of course the display, it is no slouch in terms of the other specifications. The iMac with Retina 5K display comes with a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz, with an option to configure it with a 4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.4GHz.
Every new iMac with Retina 5K display also comes with AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and can be configured with AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphics, delivering up to 3.5 teraflops of computing power.
iMac with Retina 5K display comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB Fusion Drive, Apple terminology for the SSD + HDD hybrid. The new iMac can also be configured with up to 32GB of memory, a 3TB Fusion Drive, or up to 1TB of PCIe-based SSD storage. iMac with Retina 5K display includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports that deliver up to 20Gbps each, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation, 4 USB 3.0 ports, SDXC slot, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone slot.
The iMac with Retina 5K display comes with Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse.
Every new Mac comes with OS X Yosemite, which was officially released on Thursday
. iMovie, GarageBand and the suite of iWork apps come free with every new Mac.
iMac with Retina 5K display can be ordered from select Apple Authorised Resellers starting next week. The 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive is priced at Rs. 1,79,900.