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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1365 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 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. 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. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the price, and there are some negative views about the size.

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)

Jul, 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 126 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions 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)

Jul, 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

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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

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

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (macworld.com)

Review: iMac with Retina 5K display is among Apple’s brightest lights

 

Among the many new and improved technologies promoted by Apple, one of the most attractive has been the “Retina display.” This is a marketing term rather than a technical one and refers to displays with a pixel density where individual pixels are...

Gorgeous display ; Plenty of ports ; Solid performance

Fan comes (and stays) on when very heavily tasked

The iMac with Retina 5K display has a lot going for it. The display is gorgeous, at $2,500 it’s like getting a free computer with your high-resolution display, it has enough ports to please all but the most demanding user, it won’t jack up your power...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (t3.com)

iMac with Retina 5K display: has Apple created the ultimate all-in-one?

 

Update: Apple has refreshed its 27-inch iMac models with Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors, upgraded AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics and displays that boast a wider, multimedia-friendly DCI P3 colour gamut. In T3's tests, the Quad-Core Core i5...

Incredible display ; Design ; Build quality

Merely OK graphics ; Price ; Fusion Drive not standard

The iMac with 5K Retina display is a stunning computer that’s also practical thanks to its pixel-packed display. All of those pixels make a tangible difference to its usability, as not only can you fit more onto the screen, the increased quality makes...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display (27-inch, late 2015) review

 

With more colours, Apple's iMac now puts everything on display

Display ; Peformance ; Sound ; Accessories

Core i7 costs extra ; No height adjustability ; No Target Display Mode

Apple's best iMac gets even better thanks to a subtle, but noticable improvement in colour support, alongside Intel's latest Skylake processor.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Detachable display:No / Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / 5K Ultra HD
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Curved / Flat

Energy Management

Autonomy mode:No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Packaging Content

Trackpad included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:No / Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
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 / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 84 / 91

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80815 / 88184 / 88188 / 88195 / I5-4590 / I5-4590S
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2