All about the Apple iMac

In many ways, most Apple Macs are quite similar when it comes to price and specifications. The iMac however, consistently remains the most famous Mac to date. The expansive screens and larger storage place these computers in peak position.

The idea behind each Apple iMac is to have the best display, high performance processors, graphics and storage.

Ideal for running the most powerful apps, such as Photoshop, Logic or even the Microsoft Office Suite, the iMac comes in a 21.5 or 27 inch display.

With a larger hard drive, the Apple iMac has a 1.6 GHz dual-core, Intel Core, 5 CPU, Intel HD 6000 graphics card. Standard models offer an AMD Radeon R9 Graphics card, which has 2GB of memory on all models.

Each iMac also comes standard with a 1TB hard drive as well as 8GB of RAM.

The 21,5 inch desktop version comes with a 4K display, while the 27 inch version comes with a 5K retina display.

So what’s the fuss about the retina display?

Apple says that the pixel density is so high that you won’t detect a single one while using the iMac. This allows for sharper text and it also has a wider colour gamut.

An Apple study shows that large monitors provide productivity gains of between 50- 60 percent

This Apple desktop has better processors, so it can run newer software for longer. While this extends the lifespan of the machine, the faster speed will make a lot of difference if you’re using Photoshop and 3D imaging software or video editing.

The SDXC card slot in the Apple iMac is complemented by four USB 3 ports.

Each Apple iMac also comes with an Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse. Fusion Drive combines speedy flash storage with a high-capacity high drive.

On the downside, you won’t be able to carry the desktop around. So if you want to use it outside or simply place it on your lap while sitting on your couch, you’ll have to give this a miss.

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