Apple’s new iMac is the best all-in-one yet — and the best Mac ever

“Oh, iMac, I’ve missed you. I thought I could replace you with a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 27-inch LG Ultrafine display,” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple World Today. “Actually, I did for seven months, but the entire experience just wasn’t as smooth. Plus, the Apple all-in-one’s display is so much more elegant than LG’s monitor.”

“The recent rev of the iMac with 5K Retina display is the company’s finest Mac ever. Use it and you may never be able to use any other computer again thanks to the spacious, gorgeous screen,” Sellers writes. “The latest incarnation of Apple’s all-in-one is, hands-down, the world’s best desktop. Its performance — up to 50% faster than its predecessor — is beefy enough for all but the most demanding ‘power users.'”

Apple's iMac receives major update featuring more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3 and brighter displays
Apple’s iMac receives major update featuring more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3 and brighter displays

“I have the high end model that comes with a 3.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, Radeon Pro 580 graphics card with 8GB of view memory, graphics and a 2TB Fusion Drive. However, I quadruped the standard amount of RAM [to 64GB],” Sellers writes. “Performance is quiet and smooth with no lag even when I have seven apps running in the background as I edit a video in iMovie.”

MacDailyNews Note: The highest-end 27-inch iMac can be equipped with a 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz.

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This is, of course, debatable. “Best Mac ever” means different things to different people:

Our own SteveJack says, “My ‘best Mac ever’ is my favorite Mac ever: The 11-inch MacBook Air (loaded). Simply because it’s the most fun Mac I’ve ever used day in and day out while on the go. It’s certainly not the most powerful. It doesn’t have the greatest display. But, it slips into my backpack, onto tray tables, and pretty much everywhere and it always just works.”

But, certainly, the latest iMac has a rightful claim to being the “best Mac ever.” What’s yours?


  1. Never owned an iMac but I’m planning on getting one later this year. Several reasons why I’m going to try it over my MBP. The biggest being that I’m not going to need the mobility of the MBP anymore.

  2. My 2012 27″ maxed iMac is my first Mac, not only is it my favorite Mac, it is BY FAR the best computer I’ve ever used.

    I’ll probably wait until fall to replace it but the current iMac lineup looks awfully sweet……..

  3. OMG I can’t believe he would buy that amazing machine without putting at least a 512 SSD. Seems like he bought a Tesla and put bicycle wheels on it. Fusion drive or no it just seems wrong.

  4. I have to agree with you on that–a Fusion Drive when he could have added a 512 SSD for the max at this date. Only I saw it as the new Lexus coupe CL at $110,000 driving on four Energizer D batteries with the Pink Bunny banging his drum (of couse the batteries would be out of date since the bunny is no longer seen in the U.S.). It just didn’t make sense. Hopefully, he will come to his senses, see the way to wisdom and make the right choice.

  5. Maybe next summer I’ll finally move on from a 2008 iMac, which I bought nine years ago this month. As it is, with my modest demands, I spend more time on my iPad 4th gen.

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