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

Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
alaScore 97

66 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the price and design are generally positive, but many are critical about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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

Apple iMac (27-inch, 2017) review

 

Apple dusts off its veteran 27-inch iMac all-in-one, updating it just enough to bring it up to 2017 standards for speed and features, as well as to brighten its 5K display and give it the ability to simulate more colors. In practice, that means Apple...

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 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 on our full review to...

Jun, 2017

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

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

iMac 27-inch (2017) preview

 

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.

Jun, 2017

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

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch, 2017) review

 

Apple dusts off its veteran 27-inch iMac all-in-one, updating it just enough to bring it up to 2017 standards for speed and features, as well as to brighten its 5K display and give it the ability to simulate more colors. In practice, that means Apple...

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

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i7)

 

Apple puts an Intel Core i7 into its huge 27-inch iMac desktop. It's power and beauty all rolled into one.

Huge display. Quad-core CPU with TurboBoost. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. Mini DisplayPort input. Better screen resolution than a 1080p HDTV. EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 certified.

Card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI input. No Blu-ray option. No numeric keypad on wireless keyboard.

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Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display (2017): CPU and GPU upgrades deliver better value for money

 

When the iMac was first launched, it was very much intended as an affordable home computer -- and, indeed, was often derided for its cute, candy-coloured design. In recent years, though, the iMac has gradually evolved into a professional-level graphics...

7th generation Kaby Lake CPU ; Improved GPU ; Brighter display ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

Poor upgradeability ; Only 8GB of RAM as standard ; Expensive build-to-order options

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch with 5K Retina Display (2017) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's revamped 5K iMac delivers the best (and brightest) screen we've seen in any AIO desktop to date, and packs peppy component and port updates. But on both the design and performance fronts, it faces stiffer competition than ever from a few...

Best-in-class display, both in terms of pixels and brightness ; Thunderbolt 3 ports bring more bandwidth and modernize the connectivity ; Hybrid drive now comes standard ; Easily upgradable RAM

Design, while excellent, now faces stiff competition from Windows AIOs ; Thick bezels ; Bundled Magic Mouse 2 still has awkward charging port

Apple's 2017 27-inch 5K iMac is still an attractive, well-rounded desktop, and its upgraded internals and ports are all much appreciated. And starting at $1,799, with the best screen we've seen in any all-in-one to date, it's fairly priced, too. The...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Lizzie (argos.co.uk)

Considered purchase but worth it

 

This is definitely a considered purchase but I've been after a Mac for a while and decided to go for it. The large screen makes it easy to have several things open at once. The screen quality is fantastic and I love that you can transfer files from a...

Sep, 2017