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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)
alaScore 98

1628 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 55 expert reviews and 1573 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 90/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is 07-03-2016. We have compared these reviews to 343383 reviews from other Desktop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

iMac with Retina 5K display: has Apple created the ultimate all-in-one?


Update: Apple has refreshed its 27-inch iMac models with Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors, upgraded AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics and displays that boast a wider, multimedia-friendly DCI P3 colour gamut. In T3's tests, the Quad-Core Core i5...

Incredible display ; Design ; Build quality

Merely OK graphics ; Price ; Fusion Drive not standard

The iMac with 5K Retina display is a stunning computer that’s also practical thanks to its pixel-packed display. All of those pixels make a tangible difference to its usability, as not only can you fit more onto the screen, the increased quality makes...

Dec, 2015

Pocket-lint editors choice

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse


Apple introduced the world to a 5K-resolution version of the 27-inch iMac last year and, well, it was an absolutely fantastic workhorse that not only looked the part, but performed it too.

Beautiful and slim design, stunning and improved display, plenty of power, new Magic Keyboard is lovely, upgradeable RAM port, lower price than predecessor

Ports on the rear difficult to access, extra RAM from Apple is pricey, 1TB Fusion Drive drop in SSD portion (no issue for 2TB), not all applications will render resolution optimised

The new Apple 5K iMac is an excellent all-in-one. It not only looks beautiful, but it performs impeccably too. It is the machine for professionals; those who need a computer that won't let them down when it comes to editing 4K video or crunching...

Nov, 2015

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Apple iMac with Retina 5K 27in (2015) review


All your pixels are belong to us

Incredibly sharp, smooth 27in screen ; Excellent heat management ; Stunning design

Speakers and webcam need improving ; Rear sockets aren’t the most convenient ; Pretty pricey

Still the most desirable all-in-one PC in the world. Some upgrades are due, but it’s a smash.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display (27-inch, late 2015) review


With more colours, Apple's iMac now puts everything on display

Display ; Peformance ; Sound ; Accessories

Core i7 costs extra ; No height adjustability ; No Target Display Mode

Apple's best iMac gets even better thanks to a subtle, but noticable improvement in colour support, alongside Intel's latest Skylake processor.

Dec, 2015

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (

27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: The fastest, most stunning iMac ever made


An amazing display with so many pixels makes the 27-inch iMac a real winner and puts itself in a league of its own

Stunning 5K display ; Performance


When you look at it like that, the 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina Display isn’t just amazing value, it’s a complete steal. Given the quality of the display, the speed of the internals, the build quality and the amazing wireless peripherals, there’s...

Jun, 2017

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Apple 27-inch 3.06GHz iMac review


Apple's latest iMac is desirable, but it's neither an entertainment all-rounder nor a true powerhouse.

The iMac is an excellent computer, with a sleek design and a stunning display, but its humdrum performance stops it from being a serious workstation. Those with serious image or video work to undertake should spend the extra £200 for the Core i5 version.

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: Apple’s greatest all-in-one is a belter


Kaby Lake internals, a faster Fusion Drive and better graphics give the 5K iMac a much-needed boost

I’m going to keep this brief: the Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is still fantastic. I love it. Even though it's even longer in the tooth than it was in 2015, I’d totally buy one if I had the money, and there isn’t anything – other, perhaps,...

Feb, 2018

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Apple iMac 27-inch (A1419) 2015 review

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This model has since been superseded by the 2017 Apple iMac 27-inch, but could it still be worth picking up if you find it for a knock-down price? Find out in our full review.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (

2015 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display review


We take a look at the three new 27in iMacs, all of which now have a 5K Retina display, along with better Skylake processors.

The idea of a 5K 27in iMac for less than £1,500 might sound attractive, but we’d advise that you think twice about that model, equipped as it is with a standard (slow) hard drive. Essentially the only difference between that model and the one above it...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Christina Warren (

Apple iMac 2015 review: Still the best all-in-one, now with less sticker shock


The 5K iMac remains the best all-in-one on the market, and in 2015 it gets an even better display and -- even better -- a lower price.

Amazing screen with even better color detail ; Reduced price ; New accessories have built-in rechargeable batteries

Fusion Drive not available on base model

The 5K iMac remains the best all-in-one on the market, and in 2015 it gets an even better display and — even better — a lower price.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:N / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Y / Yes
RMS rated power:4


Certification:iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks
Energy Star certified:N / No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Bronze / Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Rosewood, Silver / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium
Wall mountable:Y / Yes


3D:N / No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No / Y / Yes
Display diagonal:10.2 / 68.6
Display Resolution:5120 x 2880
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / 5K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS / PLS
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Touchscreen:N / No / Y


CUDA:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M290X / AMD Radeon R9 M295X / AMD Radeon R9 M380 / AMD Radeon R9 M390 / AMD Radeon R9 M395 / AMD Radeon R9 M395X
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 10,100,1000 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6530D / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Via UniChrome Pro
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal Memory:16 / 3 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 1867
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 4
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM


Built-in Camera:No / Y / Yes
TV tuner integrated:N / No


Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,2500 / 10,100,1000,5000 / 10,100,1000,5000,10000 / 10,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11ad / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 10 - 358

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooksiMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC / Lightning
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:N / No / Y / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Y
Trackpad included:N / Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Product Type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Audio output:Y
Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
FireWire 800:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:1 / 2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4 / 40 / 45
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y


AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:650
AC adapter output voltage:203
Autonomy mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Battery capacity (Watt hours):516
Power auto-sensing:N / No


64-bit computing:N / Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:1 / 32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1 / 34.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor code:SR1QJ / SR1QN / SR2BW / SR2BX
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4590 / I5-4590S / I5-6500 / I5-6600 / I7-6700K
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA1151 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:64 / 71 / 71.35 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 84 / 91

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Ready Mode Technology:Y
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80815 / 80816 / 88184 / 88188 / 88195
Processor code:SR1QJ / SR1QN / SR2BW / SR2BX
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D


Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / macOS Sierra 10.12 / Windows 10 Education
Operating System Language:German


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDHC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:100 / 1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 3000 / 3072 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 203 / 516 / 7.9 / 79
Height :203 / 44.7 / 447 / 45 / 51.6 / 516
Weight:8.7 / 9.54
Width:65 / 650