A 5K Display Makes the iMac Even More Appealing (if You Have the Cash)

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The iMac is one of few all-in-ones we still seem to give a toss about, and Apple’s decided it’s high time for a refresh. The Cupertino beast has released a new line of 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMacs, all of which are available right now.

The big news is that all 27-inch models now come with ridiculously sharp 5K displays, making them ideal options for video and picture editors. Apple says they also feature a wider, P3-based colour gamut that should provide more vivid, lifelike images. Inside the new 27-inchers are Intel’s sixth-generation Core processors and AMD’s high-performance graphics. The 27-inch iMac comes in three models starting at £1,449, £1,599 and £1,849.

Only the top-spec 21.5-inch iMac, meanwhile, has received a bump up in the display department, with Apple hitting it with a 4K number. On the inside, the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac runs on a fifth-generation 3.1GHz Intel quad-core Broadwell processor with enhanced Intel Iris Pro Graphics, and RAM has been upgraded to 8GB of 1867GHz LPDDR3 that’s upgradeable to 16GB.

All models, of course, run OS X El Capitan as standard. The new 21-inch iMac starts at £899, with the 4K version coming in at £1,199. The 27-inch iMac will set you back a little further, starting at £1,449. For more details, head to Apple's website.