iMac, Mac Pro and MacBook Deals This Week


B&H has a number of deals on Macs this week as part of its Photoshop World sale going on. Check out the list below.

27″ iMac w/ Retina 5K for $2099 (reg. $2299)

3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro w/ 16GB RAM and 256GB flash drive for $3699 (reg. $3999)

2.7GHZ 12-core Mac Pro w/ 64GB RAM and 1TB flash drive for $8699 (reg. $9599)

15.4″ MacBook Pro Retina for $2699 (reg. $3299)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina for $1499 (reg. $1999)

13.3″ MacBook Air for $1249 (reg. $1849)


27″ iMac w/ 5K Display Now Available for Pre-Order at B&H


B&H now has multiple configurations of the new 27″ iMac with Retina 5K display available for pre-order. While the base model is only $2494, I think the one to get is probably the 4GHz Core i7 with 4GB VRAM and only 8GB RAM for $2999. Then pick up some aftermarket OWC or Crucial RAM for a fraction of what Apple charges. Check out all of the configurations here at B&H Photo.

Apple Launches New Retina 5K Display iMac


Alongside new iPads today, Apple announced an impressive┬ánew 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…]

27″ iMac and HP ZR2740w 27″ Monitor First Impressions


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…]

Apple Updates iMac Line for Fall 2013


Apple updated its iMac line with a rather modest refresh. Key new specs include an update to fourth generation Intel quad-core processors – i5 is the base offering on all models; however, it is upgradeable to i7 processors up to 3.5Ghz.

Video editors will be pleased with the upgraded graphics cards, including the ability to upgrade to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB of video memory. However, the displays did not receive the 4K/Retina upgrade that had been rumored and hoped-for in recent months. [Read more…]