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Overview

iMac 27in Retina 5K 3.5GHz i5 8GB/1TB fusion/M290X

A true work of art. And physics.
Precision and innovation have always been a part of the iMac story. Bringing the Retina 5K display to the 27-inch iMac was no different. It meant making incredible leaps in design at every level — from reengineering the brains of the display to maintaining 1/100th of a micron tolerances within the display cell. Not to mention fitting four times as many pixels — and the power to drive them — inside. All without compromising the amazingly thin iMac design.

Layers of innovation.
To engineer the world’s first iMac with a Retina 5K display, we had to rethink every component. And with 23 layers that make up the 1.4‑mm display panel assembly alone, it’s innovation too small to see with the naked eye. But it takes only one look to appreciate.
While we were at it, we made advancements to improve not only the resolution but also the quality of the entire iMac display. So in addition to the incredible detail, now you’ll see blacker blacks, more vibrant colors, and images that practically jump off the screen.

Orchestrating the performance of 14.7 million pixels.
A more advanced timing controller.
The timing controller, or “TCON,” is the brains of the display — it tells each pixel what to do and when to do it. Because iMac with Retina 5K display has four times as many pixels as the standard 27-inch iMac display, the TCON had to be able to handle more information than ever. But even the most powerful timing controllers available couldn’t manage this number of pixels, so we had to create a new one with four times the bandwidth of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac — up to 40 Gbps. Now a single supercharged chip beautifully orchestrates the symphony of all 14.7 million pixels.

As thin as before. More brilliant than ever.
The first iMac was a revolution: An all-in-one computer that put everything — display, processor, graphics, storage, memory, and more — inside one simple, stylish enclosure. Today iMac includes the most advanced, most brilliant desktop display we’ve ever built, and it’s filled with the latest high-performance technologies. Yet it’s still just 5 mm thin at its edge.

Seamless design.
One of the biggest challenges our engineers faced with the iMac enclosure was how to join the front to the back. The enclosure is so thin, it’s not possible to weld the pieces using traditional methods. So we searched far and wide for other ideas, and we found one in a process called friction-stir welding. It’s commonly used on airplane wings, rocket booster tanks, and other parts that simply can’t fail. This process uses a combination of intense friction-generated heat and pressure to intermix the molecules of the two aluminum surfaces — creating a seamless, precise, and superstrong join. You may not see it, but this iMac wouldn’t be possible without it.


Performance right to the core. Fourth-generation Intel Core processors.
With a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor at up to 3.5GHz — and up to 4.0GHz with the Intel Core i7 processor — this is the fastest iMac yet. And since OS X is designed to take advantage of each core, iMac captures every bit of performance from the processor.
Turbo Boost 2.0, which comes standard on the new iMac with Retina 5K display, gives you an automatic increase in speed when you’re using a processor-intensive application like Logic Pro or Final Cut Pro. And by shifting core frequency in small increments, Turbo Boost allows the processor to manage performance without sacrificing efficiency. All this takes place behind the scenes, so your work — and play — goes smoother and faster.

The latest AMD graphics.
All the pixels in the world won’t do you any good if you can’t quickly and efficiently command them into action. That’s why the new iMac with Retina 5K display features the latest AMD high-performance graphics — with up to 3.5 teraflops of graphics compute power. So you experience stunning motion graphics, jaw-dropping visual effects, and 3D graphics so true to life that you’ll feel like you’re part of the action.

High capacity. In a flash. Fusion Drive.
Fusion Drive is a breakthrough concept that combines the high storage capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high performance of flash storage. With Fusion Drive in your iMac with Retina 5K display, disk-intensive tasks — from booting up to launching apps to importing high-definition photos and video — are faster and more efficient. That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice.
For maximum performance, you can configure iMac with Retina 5K display with up to 1TB of flash storage.

Twice as fast. Just as versatile. Thunderbolt 2.
The ultimate all-in-one demands the most advanced I/O technology. Each tiny Thunderbolt port lets you expand the capabilities of your Mac. Connect high-performance peripherals. Transfer data at high speed. Even daisy-chain multiple devices. And the new iMac with Retina 5K display has Thunderbolt 2, delivering twice the bandwidth — up to 20 Gbps — for the fastest data transfers yet.

The next generation of wireless. 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
With three-stream 802.11ac technology, iMac takes desktop Wi‑Fi speeds over the top. When it’s connected to an 802.11ac base station — including AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule — you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps. That’s triple the previous 802.11n standard, which means you’ll get up to three times faster Wi‑Fi. You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz‑wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever.


Specs

iMac 27in Retina 5K 3.5GHz i5 8GB/1TB fusion/M290X

Processor

3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)
Configurable to 4.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz).
Memory

8GB (two 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 memory (four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible)
Configurable to 16GB or 32GB.
Display

27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display with IPS technology; 5120-by-2880 resolution with support for millions of colors
Storage

1TB Fusion Drive.
Configurable to 3TB Fusion Drive, or 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of flash storage (SSD).
Size and Weight

Height: 20.3 inches (51.6 cm)
Width: 25.6 inches (65.0 cm)
Stand depth: 8 inches (20.3 cm)
Weight: 21 pounds (9.54 kg)2
Graphics

AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
Configurable to AMD Radeon R9 M295X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Video Support and Camera

FaceTime HD camera
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and
up to 3840 by 2160 pixels on an external display
Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
Connections and Expansion

SDXC card slot
Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and
dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
Kensington lock slot
Input

Apple Wireless Keyboard
Full-size keyboard with 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
Magic Mouse
Smooth, seamless Multi-Touch surface with support for simple gestures (scrolling and swiping). Click and double-click anywhere. Ambidextrous construction accommodates left- and right-handed users.
Magic Trackpad
Glass Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch and expand, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, rotate, screen zoom, scroll, click and drag, click drag and lock, secondary click A and B.
Wireless

Wi-Fi
802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless networking;3
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Audio

Stereo speakers
Dual microphones
Headphone port
Headphone/optical digital audio output (minijack)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Electrical and Operating Requirements

Line voltage: 100-240V AC
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Operating System

OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. And it’s engineered to take full advantage of the Retina 5K display, so you’ll see everything on your desktop with stunning clarity.
OS X Yosemite Includes
AirDrop
AirPlay
Dictation
Gatekeeper
Notification Center
Facebook Integration
Twitter Integration
Multiple Display Support
Finder Tabs and Tags
iCloud
iCloud Keychain
iCloud Drive
Family Sharing
Dashboard
Mission Control
Spotlight Search
Safari Power Saver
App Nap
Power Nap
Compressed Memory
Built-in Sharing

Built-in Apps
iPhoto
iMovie
GarageBand
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
Maps
iBooks
Safari
Mail
FaceTime
Messages
Calendar
Contacts
Reminders
Time Machine
Photo Booth
iTunes
Game Center
Preview
Notes
App Store


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