Apple iMacs now rock 5K displays
Apple is endowing every model of their 27-inch iMac with a 5K display, which means you can now get super high resolution for £1,4999. Apple is also saying that their new screen squeezes out up to 25% more colours.
The colour upgrade is apparently down to Apple switching over to a new display technology.
The new display is made up of what it calls “red-green phosphor LEDs,” which are, believe it or not, designed to improve reproduction of reds and greens. I know, right?
Regular LEDs are pretty capable in dealing out the blues, but these new LEDs are meant to even out how well reds, greens, and blues are represented.
Don’t worry though, this new display tech is also coming to a 4K version of the 21.5-inch iMac, which was introduced too.
The additional colours are going to be particularly helpful for you photo and video editors out there, since they may be working with cameras that can capture more information than the average computer screen is capable of displaying.
This means that means you might not notice the improved colour reproduction straight away, but it’s immediately obvious that the display looks fantastic.
Other than that, the exterior will remain the same. There are some more tweaks on the inside though.
The iMac is now jumping up to Intel’s new Skylake processors, with configurations starting at 3.2GHz quad-core i5 and going up to a 4.0GHz quad-core i7.
Graphics are handled by an AMD Radeon R9 series processor, starting with the M380 and 2GB of RAM and running up to the M296X with 4GB of RAM.
The system’s own RAM starts at 8GB of 1867MHz DDR3 memory — up from 1600MHz DDR3 memory — and can be configured to include up to 32GB total.
You also get a Thunderbolt 2 port.
The 27-inch iMac will also start to be offered with new versions of Apple’s keyboard, mouse, and trackpad.
These are now all rechargeable over Lightning, so you won’t have to dig up a pair of AA batteries every month to keep them running.
The keyboard and mouse come with the machines by default, but you can pay more to get the trackpad.
Getting a trackpad might be a wise addition to your Apple shopping list as it looks that OS X is becoming more-and-more trackpad biased thanks to the greater amount of gestures they allow – the poor ol’ mouse still only handles a few of the basics.
You can get the new iMacs right now.