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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1592 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design is also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the size. Reviews are divided on the price.

design, reliability

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MF885B/A 27-Inch Desktop (Intel 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, Mac OS)Apple MF885B/A 27-Inch Desktop (Intel 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, Mac OS)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the price and reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability, price

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MF885LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple iMac MF885LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum, Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iMac Retina 5K 27-inch M390 (Late 2015) Retina Review

 

5K in the second generation. Apple uses new Skylake processors in the current iMac Retina 5K version, but also a new graphics card from AMD as well as new input devices. The sophisticated build quality and powerful hardware create an impressive...

design, slim chassis, build quality and materials, system performance in Mac OS X, high-resolution 5K display, input devices with rechargeable battery

maintainability, port access, no USB-C, no Thunderbolt 3, less SSD storage with FusionDrive, charging mechanism Magic Mouse 2

Once again, the second iteration of Apple's Retina 5 K all-rounder leaves a very good impression. The manufacturer has produced a device with high quality chassis and an elegant design. The new input devices impress us and finally have rechargeable...

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iMac Retina 5K 27" Review

 

Looking sharp. Last year, Last year, Apple presented us with the first iMac with a Retina display. Equipped with a desktop CPU and a mobile graphics card, this machine, that represents the apex of performance, is now ours to scale and lay bare.

Let us set aside the question of whether the 5K display is an advantage for the average users. However, when it comes to video editing we quickly noticed a difference between this machine and the non-Retina version. Editing 4K films in particular, can...

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Apple iMac review: two sizes of Retina

 

Last year's iMac brought the Retina display to Apple's desktop product line in dramatic fashion. The 27-inch 5K screen was a jaw-dropping addition that made the all-in-one impossible to look away...

Stunning display ; Great performance in upgraded models ; Runs whisper quiet

Default 7200-rpm hard drive is slower than flash storage ; No USB Type-C ; Plugging stuff in is a hassle

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display (late 2015) review: Superb image quality for the price

 

The late-2015 iMac's competitive pricing and outstanding 5K display will make it a very tempting option for creative professionals such as video editors.

5K display now supports professional-level P3 colour technology ; Competitive price ; Elegant, all-in-one design ; Good performance from 6th-generation Intel Skylake processor

No internal drive bays or expansion slots ; Limited user upgrade or repair options ; Apple's build-to-order upgrades are expensive

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display (2015)

 

The latest iteration of the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display delivers 14.7 million pixels in a very sleek package to your desktop, and it's more affordable than ever.

Brilliant 5K Retina Display. Top-notch multimedia performance

User upgrades limited to RAM. Lacks height-adjustment options. No Target Display mode

The 2015 Apple iMac ($1,999 as tested) features a brilliant 5K Retina In-Plane Switching (IPS) display backed by a beefy Intel Core i5 processor and AMD R9 graphics. It's the system to get if you perform a lot of tasks that require insane levels of...

Jun, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-Inch With Retina 5K Display (2015)

 

The latest iteration of the Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K Display delivers 14.7 million pixels in a very sleek package to your desktop, and it's more affordable than ever.

Brilliant 5K Retina Display. Top-notch multimedia performance.

User upgrades limited to RAM. Lacks height-adjustment options. No Target Display mode.

At $1,999, the latest base-model iMac is a $300 discount from the top model. That certainly makes it a good deal if you're willing to forgo the slight speed bump you would get with the Fusion Drive and the slightly faster 3D graphics of the higher...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Roger Fingas (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display still best all-in-one around

 

A 27-inch 5K iMac is no longer a novelty, but 2015's model is an upgrade bound to satisfy most Mac users -- though Apple did, strangely, decide to hold back on certain key advancements.

Even better 5K display with wider color gamut ; Handles tasks like 4K video with ease ; Stylish and practical design ; Decent built-in speakers

Base model performance suffers from weak graphics, slow disk drive ; Needs USB-C & more default RAM ; Expensive compared to similarly-performing PCs ; Magic Mouse 2 is terrible ; Apple prices the new iMac with Retina 5K display at $1,799 for a baseline...

Apple's philosophy this year can be summed up with the cliché "if isn't broken, don't fix it." Skylake and better graphics hardware at least keep the iMac relevant, and people new to the Mac platform may be happy, mostly because of the incredible...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (2015) Review and Ratings

 

Apple trims maybe $200 worth of performance and $500 off the price of its stunning 5,120x2,880 all-in-one desktop, making a hard-to-resist photographers' and videographers' machine that much harder.

Spectacularly vivid and detailed display ; Symphonic sound ; Elegant software

Sluggish startup ; No front-mounted USB ports ; No HDMI-in

Even with Windows 10 just weeks away, we consider OS X the most consumer-friendly yet powerful operating system. And the Windows world has nothing—nothing under $2,000, anyway—to compete with the 5K iMac (though we give kudos to MSI, a brand consumers...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (macworld.com)

iMac with Retina 5K display review: New $1999 model almost as good as its predecessor

 

The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is a Mac through and through--with powerful technologies, incredible performance, the world's most advanced desktop operating system, and amazing built-in apps. And with a remarkable 5120-by-2880 resolution,...

Gorgeous display ; Very good performance overall

Hard drive will affect performance on disk-intensive tasks

The iMac with Retina 5K display is one of the most impressive desktop computers to come from Apple, and now there are two models from which to choose. The $1999 Retina 5K iMac is the better choice as an everyday computer for typical users—you probably...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Mikey Campbell (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

 

After years of waiting, Mac faithful can finally purchase an ultra high-resolution display made by Apple that not only mates quality with a competitive price tag, but comes with a capable built-in computer to boot.

Retina 5K display is incredibly bright, detailed and accurate ; Ability to cut 4K video with screen real estate to spare ; Priced in line with standalone ultra high-res monitors

Base configuration needs more RAM ; Retina 5K display, buffed internals command $700 premium

From the moment you power on the iMac with Retina 5K display and are met with OS X Yosemite's familiar Apple logo rendered in crisp relief, it is exceedingly clear that Apple has built something special.

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:N / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y / Yes
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:99.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):99.5
Battery life (max):9
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby Time:30

Camera

Front camera: Yes

Certificates

Certification:iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks
Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Bronze / Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook
Wall mountable: Yes

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Detachable display:N / No / Y
Display Diagonal:15.4 / 27
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800 / 5120 x 2880
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / 5K Ultra HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:85
Autonomy mode: No
Power auto-sensing: No

Graphics

CUDA:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M290X / AMD Radeon R9 M380 / AMD Radeon R9 M390 / AMD Radeon R9 M395 / AMD Radeon R9 M395X / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:79
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 1867
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:No / Y / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11ad / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 177165.4
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC / Lightning
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:No / Y / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Trackpad included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
FireWire 800:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:85
Autonomy mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Power auto-sensing:N

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1 / 34.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-4590 / i5-4590S / i5-6500 / i5-6600 / i7-6700K
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1QJ / SR1QN / SR2BW / SR2BX
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 3 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4590 / i5-4590S / i5-6500 / i5-6600 / i7-6700K
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:LGA1151 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:64 / 71 / 71.35 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 84 / 91

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80815 / 80816 / 88184 / 88188 / 88195
Processor code:SR1QJ / SR1QN / SR2BW / SR2BX
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / macOS Sierra 10.12 / Windows 10 Education

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:256
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Storage media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 3000 / 3072 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 3.11 / 7.99 / 9.72
Height:0.709 / 17.6 / 17.7 / 20.3 / 7.99
Weight:19.2 / 21 / 4.5
Width:14.1 / 25.6