Here it is. The new iMac. With a gorgeous Display. Well. At least with a high resolution display.
First, I have to say: I love Apple Products. Most of them. In my household, there are plenty of them. iPhones, iPad, (the old) Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacMini and iMacs. Darn. It’s actually a lot of computer gear, but who cares.
I love the design, but even more I love the fact my “computer downtime” and “computer health care time” are kind of zero. I am simply more productive on a Mac right now.
So I am interested in the new Apple Products. But this new 5K-iMac does hit me differently.
I am working on a Retina Display and I really love it. It’s sharp and the Colors are quite good – at least for a mobile computer. The iMac isn’t exactly a mobile computer, even if some part of it are borrowed from laptops. But this is not a big deal anymore. I saw the new 5K-Retina-iMac and thought:
Is this Apples Megapixel-Race?
So why am I picking to the 5K-Display? Right. I am working on 4K or 5K Video, probably made with a RED EPIC. I am dealing with Images as well. That’s what they say:
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.
Apple once proudly said: “This iPhone  displays sRGB“.
Apple now says: “This screen is unbelievable detailed, has four times as many pixels as the standard iMac and let you experience unbelievable detail.”
I really hope I am wrong, but this sounds for me like Nokias 41 Megapixel Smartphone…
Apple. Please – make your Screens as thick as you want. The professionals really don’t care. But please cover at least 97% AdobeRGB.
And if it is not the monitor you are here for, here are the rest of the critical specs:
Price starts at 2.499$:
- 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
- Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
- 8GB (two 4GB) memory
- 1TB Fusion Drive1
- AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2GB video memory