Apple Announces iMac with Retina 5K Display
Apple announced the long-rumored iMac with Retina Display. The new Mac sports the same basic form-factor as the existing 27-inch iMac but features a new “Retina 5K Display” with a resolution of 5120×2880, for a total of more than 14 million pixels.
Apple had to build a custom timing control to handle the increased pixel count, but new technologies result in a 30 percent reduction in energy usage. The new iMac is powered by Haswell-based quad-core Intel CPUs and AMD graphics, with a 1TB Fusion drive as a standard option.
Perhaps most impressive, the new iMac ships today for $2,499, a surprising price compared to the cost of professional-grade high resolution displays.
Non-Retina iMacs will still be available, with the 1920×1080 21.5-inch model starting at $1,099 and the 2560×1440 27-inch model starting at $1,799.