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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)
alaScore 97

774 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 774 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) 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 and size. The usability and price also get good feedback.

design, price, usability, size, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple MF886B/A 27 inch All-in-One iMac PC (Intel Core i5 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Mac OS X)Apple MF886B/A 27 inch All-in-One iMac PC (Intel Core i5 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Mac OS X)

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size.

price, design, usability, reliability

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac with Retina 5K displayApple iMac with Retina 5K display

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review

 

Every once in a while, a gadget completely resets the curve. Once I started wearing good, expensive headphones, I suddenly couldn't even tolerate Apple's EarPods anymore. When I first grabbed my...

Spectacular display ; Slim, attractive body ; A terabyte of solid-state storage is a remarkable thing ; Seriously, the screen is fantastic

You'll pay for the power you need ; Doesn't work as a secondary display

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display

 

The 5K display in the new 27-inch iMac is the most beautiful, most pixel-packed screen on the market, and the computer inside ranks near the...

Absolutely the best PC display, desktop or otherwise, you can buy. Very reasonable price tag for a 5K machine. Solid performance. Whisper-thin unibody design

Wish the stand had adjustable height. Rear ports are difficult to reach; plugging in peripherals takes some trial and error. Broadwell processors will likely bring faster processing in an update next year

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (27inch, 2014)

 

Officially called the iMac with Retina 5K display, the screen uses a new material, oxide-based TFT, and borrowed tech from the Retina iPad to reduce pixel crosstalk to keep images sharp. The panel is also just as bright as the previous-gen model, but...

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display (27-inch) review:

 

Just when you thought it was safe to get comfortable with the look and language of 4K, Apple comes along and adds what the company is calling a 5K display in the premium 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktop.

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

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Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display

 

Apple's beautifully designed 27-inch iMac will surely dazzle anyone who works in 4K video or high-resolution photography. The unmatched 5K Retina display paired with solid high-end performance at a surprisingly affordable price makes it our top pick...

Brilliant 27-inch 5K display brings Retina to the iMac. High-end performance for video and photo editing. Fusion Drive comes standard

Loses the monitor functionality of other iMacs. Upgrades limited to adding RAM. Lacks height adjustment. Rear-mounted ports aren't convenient

Editors' Note: This version of the Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display has been updated. A full review of the most current Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display can be found here.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz (quad-core)

 
May, 2011

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (pcworld.com)

Apple 27-inch Core i5 iMac/2.8GHz (quad-core)

 
Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (pcworld.com)

Apple 27-inch iMac/3.06GHz

 

Impressive image quality from display and any angle ; New SD card slot ; Improved speaker system ; Mini DisplayPort has video-in support

Apple Remote not included ; No significant performance increase over previous top-of-the-line model ; Glare and reflections from screen may frustrate some users ; FireWire 400 peripherals require an adapter

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display Review and Ratings

 

Apple brings unbelievable 5K resolution to the all-in-one desktop, lifting photo and 4K video editors to ecstasy and delivering a nearly flawless hardware/software/visual experience.

Astonishing 5,120x2,880 display ; Zippy performance, except for gaming ; Nifty Fusion Drive ; Superlative software ; Fairly priced

No video input ; Unlike other iMacs, can't be used as a monitor ; No front-mounted USB ports ; Oh, forget it, just look at that screen

We wish we could quit humming, "Nobody does it better, makes us feel sad for the rest" whenever Apple stages one of its patented, hardware-and-software-in-tandem triumphs. The iMac with Retina 5K Display is a triumph because it makes everyday computing...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Apple 27″ iMac 3.2GHz Core i5 Ivy Bridge

 

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.

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Display

Detachable display: No
HD type:5K Ultra HD
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat

Energy Management

Autonomy mode: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:20
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412

Ports & interfaces

Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Devil's Canyon / Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84 / 88

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1