Apple launches the latest updates and redesigns to its 27-inch iMac. With an almost entire update done to its internal system, the signature desktop computer keeps put with the same external design. This new iMac comes with an upgraded and faster processor of 10-th generation Intel CPUs, a Retina 5K display and a 1080p webcam.
New iMac Turbo boosted processor and improved memory
Apple has effectively made the processor turbo-boosted on the newest iMac, which is now powered by all the latest configurations, which are 6-, 8- or 10-core 10th Gen Intel processors. There are four new available CPU SKUs with new GPUs for each too:
The base 27-inch iMac model features a 3.1GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 with AMD Radeon Pro 5300 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM that can Turbo Boost to 4.5GHz.
The mid variant has a 3.3GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 with AMD Radeon Pro 5300 with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM that can Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz.
The high-end model has a 3.8GHz 8-core Intel Core i7 with Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8GB GDDR6 that can Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz.
Both the mid and the high-end models are also customizable with a 3.6GHz 10-core Core i9 that can turbo boost up to 5.0GHz.
Apple is also introducing new memory and storage space options with its latest iMac upgrade. All the three mentioned models come with 8GB (2x4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 memory, which could be configured up to 128GB total across the four SO-DIMM slots, with easy user accessibility feature. The 27 inch iMac now also features a completely flash-based storage system. The base model comes with 256GB; the mid variant comes with 512GB with 1TB or 2TB options and lastly the top-end variant which also comes with 512GB along with 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB options.
Advancement to a New iMac Better Display
The new and updated iMac also comes with a 27-inch Retina 5K display with built-in True Tone technology. This technology now supports adjusting the color temperature based on the room it is in through sensors in the iMac. It features a 5120 X 2880 resolution, building it to be vibrant and packed with details, and hence serving the user with a much more immersive experience. The display additionally is packed with support for the P3 wide color standard, getting it super bright with 500 nites which contains 14.7 million pixels.
There is also an optional $500 nano-texture glass coating choice. This option can be said to be similar to the Pro Display XDR where the coating eases reflections and glare on the screen by engraving the glass at a nanometer level. It is believed to be beneficial only to those working in bright environments as it tends to have an effect on the contrast and viewing angles a little.
New 1080p FaceTime webcam of iMac
Apple has included its T2 Security Chip to the 27-inch iMac to make it work with the new flash based storage. This also contains the storage controller for encrypting the storage drives and secure boot.
Along with a new vibrant and bigger display, the 27-inch iMac is moving beyond a 720p FaceTime HD camera which is likely the biggest upgrade for all of its users. Apple is elevating it to 1080p resolution which finally brings blurry FaceTime periods to an end.
It is also introducing improves set of new studio-quality microphone collection for higher audio quality. The ISP on the T2 chip enables effects like exposure control, tone mapping, and face detection on the new camera. Moreover, it also works with the speakers to provide higher fidelity, variable EQ and a deeper bass.
The prices of this new updated 27 inch iMac begin at $1,799 and escalate to $2,299 if you wish to go for one with the highest specs or the high-end model.