Canadian Reviewer: Apple’s latest 27-inch iMac offers the very best performance combined with display innovation

“The latest 27-inch 5K iMac looks like its predecessors of years past, yet it packs enough innovation in display technology as well as power under the hood to be the most powerful Mac ever built,” Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla writes for Canadian Reviewer. “That is, until the Darth Vader-inspired iMac Pro finally ships at the end of the year.”

“Out of the box, the 5K iMac comes with a plug, the latest Apple Magic keyboard and mouse. That’s it. Plug the iMac and within 20 seconds you’re on you’re way. It’s been a while since I considered working on a desktop (oh, I do have one, but I don’t enjoy using it), this quickly changed with the 5K iMac,” Sevilla writes. “Once I entered my @icloud [information]… I suddenly had access to all the latest files and documents that I was working on in my daily driver MacBook. Talk about seamless… There’s absolutely no way you would experience this ease of use on Windows 10. Not with the endless necessary updates you need to install plus the hours worth of work just to delete included bloatware.”

Apple's 2017 iMac features more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3 and brighter displays
Apple’s 2017 iMac features more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3 and brighter displays

“The large, immersive 27-inch display is so detailed and crisp that it is a joy to behold,” Sevilla writes. “The 27-inch Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display is singular in offering the very best performance combined with display innovation on an all-in-one Mac desktop today.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Seamless. Unmatched ease-of-use. Innovative. A joy to behold. The very best performance…

Sounds like somebody who’s used to Windows PCs just got a nice big glass of crystal clear ice water.

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    1. I agree. the GPU that I got delivers very fast view port performance in Modo. I expected it to be good, but not this good. I also have never had a computer with 40GB of RAM. I can have everything open and not miss a beat.

    2. I’m getting ready to order a 27″ with the i7 processor, 580 graphics, 512 SSD and 8GB Ram. I will get two 16GB sticks from Other World Computing for a lot less money. This will be great for Lightroom and Photoshop, and a big upgrade from my trusty early 2011 MacBook Pro.

  1. cough up the bucks for a sleek, quiet, fast, crystal clear iMac and you’ll never look back.

    oh, and five years later you’ll be happy as a clam. My tricked out late 2012 non-retina 27″ iMac is still a beautiful workhorse.

    My iMac will still be perfectly fine, but I’m going to treat myself to a iMac Pro in the spring……. $5k? so what, it’s worth it.

  2. I bought a 21.5″ 4k (w/ i7 and SSD) last month, I don’t want it larger. The crisp screen and its colours are absolutely gorgeous.
    The only thing I deeply regret is not buying the larger keyboard (actually, I forgot to order it). While I like the clickyness of the keys, I absolutely hate the cursor keys, they give absolutely no help in orientation when operating “blindly”. I tried for weeks but I have given up, I’m using my former iMac keyboard now.

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