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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 91

21 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 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 really like the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the price.

design, reliability, usability

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Pierce (

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 : Ian Morris (

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: "Stunning design, amazing performance"


Review: Apple's iMac 5K looks good and boasts superb performance levels, too.

Breathtaking design and class-leading display ; PREVIOUS ARTICLERHA's MA750i headphones have potentialNEXT ARTICLENest Learning Thermostat review ; Upgrading memory is easy ; OS X Yosemite runs with ease

Will require some performance upgrades for a first-rate gaming setup ; Audio quality falls slightly short

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (

Apple 5K iMac review: Leapfrogging the competition


Apple has squeezed a 5K display into the same confines of its current iMac and has managed to do so without blowing out the price.

The high price of resolution rich displays makes a 5K iMac a no-brainer of a purchase for creative professionals. It is the best all-in-one on the market and it’s the best at a competitive price.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display


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 $2999 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 : Trevor Long (

Apple iMac with Retina 5K screen – Review


When Apple announced a new iMac last week, I wondered how such a machine could be improved – a common thought with many of today's technology products – not least Apple devices. As it turns out, like many upgrades, the iMac is improved not in its...

Oct, 2014

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Good ...but ..


Amazed that this item does not have an integral dvd player/recorder and the only Mac add on player is not a Blue Ray one , otherwise excellent.

Oct, 2015

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Beautiful screen.


Outstanding screen,. Computer is not as fast as I expected but am generally happy overall.The only let-down is the lack of an internal blu-ray/DVD drive. I bought a USB Samsung. Blu ray writer as Apple only sell a read-only external blu-ray drive.With...

Sep, 2015

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Worth every penny


Switch it on and its ready to use almost immediately. Shut it down and it switches off just as quick. As a long time PC user this is an absolute joy to use. No waiting for it to 'boot up' or install 'updates' when shutting down. The large HD screen is...

Sep, 2015

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Apple iMac.... unbelievable picture


Really pleased with my new Apple iMac, will keep me busy finding out all the things I can do with it.I love making cards and also photography and this is made so easy with the Apple iMac.

Sep, 2015

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It's about the display


As a photographer, there is nothing to match this display. Beware if you want to transfer an Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop library though, it is far from straightforward and the Apple Photos app doesn't let you use it as a default library location.I...

Sep, 2015