At today’s event Apple has unleashed an astonishing 5K Retina iMac with 14.7 Million pixels or 5120×2880 resolution. This is 4 times as many pixels as compared to a standard 27 inch iMac.
“At such a scale, even the best existing technologies wouldn’t have made this iMac possible. So we did the impossible — developing a display with the performance to light up 14.7 million pixels, reducing energy consumption while maintaining our high standard for brightness, and advancing image quality for the most striking contrast ever.”
The 27 inch iMac starts shipping today for $2,499. While achieving this magnificent pixel count, Apple hasn’t compromised on the slim quotient. The display is just 5 mm thick.
To fire these pixels Apple is using 4th generation 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor. Turbo Boost 2.0 is also present to give you increase in speed while engaging in heavy tasks. Pixels will be handles by AMD high performance graphics chip for classic visual effects.
To store your data there is a high capacity is 1 TB fusion drive. “With Fusion Drive in your iMac with Retina 5K display, disk-intensive tasks — from booting up to launching apps to importing high-definition photos and video — are faster and more efficient. That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice.”
A thunderbolt 2 I/O port is also present for ultra fast 20Gbps transfer rate. It will be running OS X Yosemite out of the box.