Australian Review: Apple iMac with Retina 4K Display (21.5-inch, 2015) – In need of an upgrade

Last year's 5K Retina iMac was the first big refresh in a product line that hasn’t really changed since Apple slimmed it down at the of 2012. Unsurprisingly, a high resolution screen warrants an appropriately high price point, putting the 5K iMac well into the premium end of Apple's product spectrum.

This year, Apple's refreshed the 21.5-inch iMac with an equally stunning 4K display, providing a more affordable entry point to high resolution goodness. But if you're thinking of springing out for Apple's latest you might just want to budget an extra AUD$320 on top of the AUD$2,299 asking price. The hard drive included in the base model is simply far too slow.

Before I get into it, here's the hardware my review unit was kitted out with:

3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (fifth generation)
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
21.5-inch 4K display

This is the stock standard 4K iMac, which retails for AUD$2,299.

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