5K iMac 27-inch 2015 Review – It Looks Identical to Its Predecessor, But It’s Not

The 5K iMac 27-inch 2015 might not have amassed the same level of popularity as the iPhone 6S, but this is a revelation all on its own. Design-wise, it looks fairly identical to its predecessor, but the sharpness of the images brought into the screen are not something to be trifled with. This year, the tech giant has brought the Retina-quality display with 4K technology.

5K iMac 27-inch 2015 Review - It Looks Identical to Its Predecessor, But It's Not

The 5K iMac 27-inch 2015 Brings in Sharper Images

When you look at the style of the 5K iMac 27-inch 2015 model, you would not be the least bit surprised about it. After all, this look has been around since 2013. However, this look does bring a type of disservice to the device as it still is one of the best looking computers that you can have.

For the screen, there is a slim metal stand holding it. Speaking of slim, the monitor is thin as well. It is amazing how Apple had crammed a lot of high-end components into a slim architecture, which includes a decently powerful graphics card. This is not a table ornament, but rather an absolute workhorse that sports a modern and minimalistic appeal.

But there are some sacrifices to the slim design, and one of those is that Apple decided not to put an optical drive with the mix of features. Those who desperately need one can purchase an optional external USB SuperDrive. This may not be the most heroic of decisions, but the external drive does work, and it is compatible with DVDs and CDs (sadly, no Blu-rays here).

Still, there is a decent amount of connectivity to go around. There is an Ethernet port, four USB 3.0 ports, and two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

While still on the screen, it measures 27-inches, has Retina IPS TFT display technology, and supports up to 5,120 x 2,890 resolution. Apple has worked really hard to make their monitor stand out, and their efforts were not in vain. There is a tech behind it called “organic passivation,” in which it will sit directly behind the panels. It will reduce the amount of crosstalk between pixels, so this makes sure that no pixels will bleed and images come out as clear as possible.

Everything else about the 5K iMac 27-inch 2015 is a powerhouse. The solid overall performance is brought to life with the Skylake Chipset and a discrete GPU. The rechargeable keyboard is an improvement to its predecessor as well. However, as with all other iMac devices, it is somehow not ideal for gaming.


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