Apple announces iMac with crazy 5K resolution screen

Apple today introduced the iMac with Retina 5K display, its first desktop computer to feature a high-pixel-density screen. The 27-inch all-in-one features a massive 5120 x 2880 pixel display, boasting approximately 14 million pixels – seven times more than a high definition 1080p image, and 67% more than a 4K display.

In terms of hardware, the iMac with Retina 5K display features a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, upgradable to a 4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7; 8GB of RAM, upgradable to 16GB or 32GB;  a 2GB AMD Radeon R9 graphics card, upgradable to a 4GB model; and a 1TB Fusion Drive, which can be swapped for a higher capacity drive or a Solid State Drive.

The iMac with Retina 5K display is available for purchase today, its base configuration will cost AUD$2999, and a maxed out model will retail for either AUD$4,509 or AUD$5,279  – depending on whether the user prefers a Fusion Drive or Solid State Drive.

Apple will continue to offer 21.5-inch and 27-inch non-Retina display iMacs.