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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 776 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW). 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 reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions. 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 are impressed by the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size, and there are some mixed reviews about the price.

design, reliability

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (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 are impressed by the size and design, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the price and reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability, price

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

Nov, 2019

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

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

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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 : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple's new 27-inch iMac offers 5K for less

 

The iMac with 5K Retina display now starts at $1,999, but keeps last year's CPUs.

May, 2015

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-Inch 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.

Conclusion It's hard not to get caught up in the rhetoric whenever a new Apple system comes out, but the iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display silences critics by offering something nobody else has: a potent all-in-one desktop with an unparalleled 5K...

Oct, 2014

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 : 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

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

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