Apple Launches New Retina 5K Display iMac

5K-iMac

Alongside new iPads today, Apple announced an impressive new iMac with a 27″ 5K resolution display for a base price of $2499.

The new Retina display iMac has been rumored for quite some time now. It offers the 4x the resolution of the previous 2560 x 1440 resolution panels on the 27″ iMac models. The new display weighs in with an incredible 5120 x 2880 resolution – that’s 14.7 million pixels! [Read more...]

21.5″ iMac for $1179 – Deal Alert

21.5-inch iMac Entry-Level 2014

Apple announced a new entry-level iMac this week. As I noted in the coverage, however, the processor and graphic performance are quite the drop off from the next 21.5″ iMac model up in line, which retails for $1299.

B&H has that $1299 model for $1179 right now, which means you get a big bump in speed from the entry-level model for $80 more, instead of the retail bump of $200 between the models. Check it out while the deal lasts here at B&H Photo.

27″ iMac and HP ZR2740w 27″ Monitor First Impressions

iMac

I picked up a new 27″ iMac a couple weeks ago when B&H dropped the price of the previous generation iMac by $300. Specifically, I bought the 3.2GHz Core i5 unit with a nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB GPU. I paired the iMac with a HP ZR2740w 27″ IPS display.

After using it for a couple weeks, I thought I would take a few minutes to share my thoughts on my new setup. I figured this would be an appropriate time since we have an active “Mac or PC” thread going on over on our Facebook page now.

I am generally not an early adopter. In fact, I often purchase a product near the end of its market life cycle (there are exceptions though – e.g., the 5D Mark II). This has worked well for me with Mac desktops and laptops over the years for a couple of reasons. [Read more...]