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

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K (Late 2014)
alaScore 94

216 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K (Late 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some negative views 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 (Late 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K (Late 2014) 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 usability and size.

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

Feb, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K (Late 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2021

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 : 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

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

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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 : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

iMac with Retina 5K Display Review – Powerful Pixels

 

It takes a lot to stand out in tech these days, but the 2014 iMac with Retina 5K display manages it. Fronted by a frankly astonishing number of very, very pleasing pixels, it's the all-in-one that's already luring many away from the Mac Pro order page....

There’s no denying that there’s a dearth of generally available content to suit the iMac’s Retina resolution. The regular 27-inch version can handle 1080p, iTunes still doesn’t have 4K content, and while Netflix is one of the few streaming services...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Apple iMac with 27-inch 5K Retina display

 

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display : Apple unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world's highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are...

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display begins shipping today with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive for a suggested retail price of $2,499.

Oct, 2014

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 ; Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at $2,499 (configuration tested) from the Online Apple Store, but Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo...

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 : Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display: Finally, a Retina display for the desktop

 

So the rumors were true. Apple recently released a new iMac which comes with a 27-inch display that has a mind-boggling 5120 x 2880 pixels resolution. Do you really need a 5K display? And does it compromise performance? We answer these questions and...

Gorgeous 5K display ; Slim, compact, elegant design ; Decent overall performance ; Good value considering Dell's 5K monitor

Cannot be used as external monitor ; Pricey with upgrades ; Not suitable for gaming ; Stand does not adjust for height

To end, the iMac with Retina 5K display can be seen as a herald of things to come. Ultra-high resolution displays will continue to be popular and there are convincing reasons to get one. However, technology still needs catching up to do to be able to...

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

Price comparison for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K (Late 2014)

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New Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (27-inch, 8GB...
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$1,674.00 TO SHOP
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A-Tech 32GB (4x8GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz RAM for...
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