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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2)

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2)
alaScore 100

252 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 26 expert reviews and 226 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 96/100. The average review date is 10-06-2017. We have compared these reviews to 343383 reviews from other Desktop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Stuart Miles, Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all

 

iMac remains the all-in-one to beat in almost every department. Its design is impressive, the screen is bright, sharp and colourful and the entry

Stunning design ; Brilliant bright display and very fast performance

Upgrade pricing is steep ; Smaller bezel please

The iMac remains the all-in-one to beat in almost every department. Its design is impressive, the screen is bright, sharp and colourful and the entry model is good value. It's as capable of chucking out 4K ProRes files as it is dealing with raw format...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

For the 2017 iMac 27, Apple doesn't mess with success

 

New components under the hood make for a faster iMac. But they're packed into the familiar chassis of yesteryear.

The Apple iMac's 27-inch 5K display remains the most color-accurate monitor we've seen thus far in an all-in-one, and performance is much improved. Plus it's got two USB-C/Thunderbolt connectors which can drive more external displays and faster file...

The overall design remains unchanged since 2014 -- including the inconvenient rear-mounted ports and SD slot.

The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iMac Pro: Apple’s powerful new desktop is impressive, but it isn’t cheap

 

Apple refreshes its all-in-one computer lineup, including the all-powerful iMac Pro

Expect to read my full Apple iMac Pro review in the near future.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27-inch (2017) review

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With its 27-inch, 5k monitor, there's no denying that the Apple iMac 27-inch is a bit of a looker, and with impressive specs under the hood, including the latest 3.4Ghz i5 processor and 8GB of Ram, we're expecting big things. Read our full review to...

May, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple iMac Pro 2017 review

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It's been a while since we've seen a new iMac from Apple, but it may have been worth the wait. The new iMac Pro borrows its design and screen from the 2015 'iMac with Retina display', but stuffs in a whole load more impressive specs, including an...

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Adam Shepherd , Zach Marzouk (itpro.co.uk)

Apple iMac 27in 5K review: Still a stunner

 

Not quite the latest model, but it remains one hell of a machine

Excellent graphics performance; Sharp and vivid screen; Beautiful design

Fusion Drive lags behind SSD; Hard to access ports; Large screen bezels

The latest Apple iMac is a thing of beauty. Not only does it look excellent, it's got sterling performance and an absolutely first-rate display. If you're an artist or designer, you need this in your life.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

iMac 27-inch (2017) review

 

With new graphics cards, a better display, faster processors and improvements to the RAM you couldn't really ask for anything more from the new 27-inch iMac

We’re impressed by the new 27-inch iMac because it’s apparent from the changes this generation brings that Apple has been listening to users, especially creative pros and probably gamers too, if the new graphics cards indicate anything.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K review: It sucks... you right in

 

The screen is truly mesmerizing.

Even brighter 5K Retina display than before ; $200 cheaper than previous entry-level ; Wicked fast Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports ; Fusion Drive standard on all models

Sluggish performance with 8GB of RAM

The 2017 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display is an incredible all-in-one computer, but only after you add more RAM.

Jul, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac Pro

 

The Apple iMac Pro is a beautiful ode to creative professionals, combining remarkable computing power with the same brilliant 5k display and sleek design of the iMac.

Intel Xeon CPU and AMD Radeon Vega offer serious computing power. Gorgeous design in Space Gray extends to the wireless peripherals.

Pricey. Performance gains depend upon workflow. Uncomfortable keyboard.

Bottom Line: The Apple iMac Pro is a beautiful ode to creative professionals, combining remarkable computing power with the same brilliant 5k display and sleek design of the iMac.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-Inch With 5K Retina Display (2017)

 

The newest 27-inch Apple iMac is a gorgeous all-in-one with a brilliant display and a handful of modern upgrades at an appealing price. It's not revolutionary, but it's the best version of the iMac to date.

Sleek, trend-setting design remains. Stunning 5K display is brighter than before. Includes USB-C with Thunderbolt 3.

Rear-facing ports are inconvenient. Limited tilt and no height adjustment options.

That said, Windows-based desktops just keep getting better. The physical hardware is often as well designed, and there are important differentiators being added to the large-display designs. The HP Envy is more eye-catching with its huge curved display...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:Silver
Wall mountable:Y

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:54.6 / 68.6
Display Resolution:4096 x 2304 / 5120 x 2880
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:4K Ultra HD / 5K Ultra HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 4096 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8570A / AMD Radeon Pro 560 / AMD Radeon Pro 570 / AMD Radeon Pro 575 / AMD Radeon Pro 580 / AMD Radeon RX 460
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 300 / 0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Display diagonal (metric):68.6

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC, Lightning / Lightning
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:N / Y
Power cord included:N / Y
Trackpad included:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Product Type:All-in-One PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
FireWire 800:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N / Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.5 / 4.54
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR32V / SR334 / SR335 / SR338
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7500 / i5-7600 / i5-7600K / i7-7700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7500 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 91
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology:N
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Processor ARK ID:97123 / 97129 / 97144 / 97150
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SDHC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 3000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Fusion Drive / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 3000 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:175 / 203 / 79
Height :447 / 450 / 516
Weight:9.44
Width:528 / 650