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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 775 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and price also get good comments.

design, price, usability, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MF886B/A 27 inch All-in-One iMac PC (Intel Core i5 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Mac OS X)Apple MF886B/A 27 inch All-in-One iMac PC (Intel Core i5 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Mac OS X)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and usability. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the size.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac with Retina 5K displayApple iMac with Retina 5K display

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

With ultra-high definition resolutions becoming increasingly commonplace, the desire for pixel-packed screens is bigger than ever. And the Apple iMac with Retina display surpasses the 4K trend that is eking its way into the home cinema space by...

Great design makes for a slim 27-inch screen all-in-one, huge 5K resolution is ideal for video/photo/design work, customisable powerhouse with RAM access to rear

Ports all to rear, not all applications will render resolution optimised, can become expensive as you’ll want the RAM for heavyweight tasks, noise when fan kicks in

The iMac with Retina 5K display is a great looking and powerful workhorse machine that, thanks to its super-high resolution, aligns itself with current professional practice and makes the desktop all-in-one relevant again. We're sad to see our review...

Nov, 2014

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Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display all-in-one PC review

 

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The iMac with Retina 5K display is obviously in a class of its own, as well it should be at this price. However, the level of performance and ergonomics you get make it a very good value for money option if you can afford it. If you want touch input or...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iMac Retina 5K Display

 

Hands on: Apple crams 5K into the iMac's sleek body

With a starting price of £2000/$2499 this is not a computer for the masses. But when you consider that the price of a good 27-inch 4K screen is upwards of £1000/$1500, the iMac Retina 5K doesn't seem unreasonable.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

New iMac with Retina 5K display first-look review

 

A major upgrade to the Apple iMac was made today with the introduction of a 5K Retina display for the 27-inch model. See also: iMac with Retina 5K display release date, price and specs.

First impressions suggest this seemingly simple difference has changed the game in desktop computer displays.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Apple iMac with 27-inch 5K Retina display

 

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display : Apple unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world's highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are...

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display begins shipping today with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive for a suggested retail price of $2,499.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review

 

The Apple iMac now packs 14.7 million pixels into its 5K Retina display - the best all-in-one gets better.

The new iMac commands a daunting premium, but given the pedigree of the components and hardware inside, it’s actually quite reasonably priced; Dell’s forthcoming 5K 27in monitor, for instance, is set to retail for around £1,500. For photography...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Ian Morris (digitalspy.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: "Stunning design, amazing performance"

 

Review: Apple's iMac 5K looks good and boasts superb performance levels, too.

Breathtaking design and class-leading display ; PREVIOUS ARTICLERHA's MA750i headphones have potentialNEXT ARTICLENest Learning Thermostat review ; Upgrading memory is easy ; OS X Yosemite runs with ease

Will require some performance upgrades for a first-rate gaming setup ; Audio quality falls slightly short

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (wired.co.uk)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review (late 2014)

 

Nigel Tufnel put it best in This Is Spinal Tap : "The numbers all go to eleven. Most blokes will be playing at ten but where can you go from there?" Eleven is "one louder" than the competition.

Amazing display, high performance across the board, excellent graphics performance, excellent design

Good value for the tech but still expensive in current all-in-one market, can't be used in Target Display Mode, software required to take full advantage of 5K display

If there was ever a headline waiting to be written it was "Retina iMac more powerful than Mac Pro". But that would be for shock value. The truth is that they offer different strengths to different people, but the Retina iMac is nonetheless a monster of...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Hands on: Apple iMac with Retina 5K display

 

Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display strode into view as almost an afterthought alongside the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Yet of all Apple's announcements today, it's the most intriguing and exciting.

A gloriously sharp display and a price that isn't too terrifying, but the key for potential purchasers will be colour accuracy

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple 5K iMac review: Leapfrogging the competition

 

Apple's leading all-in-one packs 14.7 million pixels into a 27-inch display

5K resolution display ; Fast internal storage ; Well designed

Headphone port is on the wrong side ; No CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive

The high price of resolution rich displays makes a 5K iMac a no-brainer of a purchase for creative professionals. It is the best all-in-one on the market and it’s the best at a competitive price.

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:No / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Sand / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium, Glass

Display

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M290X / AMD Radeon R9 M295X / AMD Radeon R9 M390
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:20
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1250
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / No

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1867
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

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

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: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 / 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 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

GPS (satellite): No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:AirDrop, AirPlay, Gatekeeper, iCloud, iCloud Drive, Dashboard, Mission Control, App Nap, Power Nap, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iBooks, Safari, FaceTime, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, iBooks, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Time Machine, Photo Booth, Mac App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Preview, Notes, Reminders / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC / Lightning
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Placement supported:Vertical
Product Type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N / No

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI / QPI
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.9 / 4.4
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor code:SR1QH / SR219
Processor codename:Devil's Canyon / Haswell
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:3.2 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4690 / I7-4790K
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84 / 88

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
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 Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / 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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
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: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80807 / 80810
Processor code:SR1QH / SR219
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D

Software

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

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 203
Height :51.6 / 516
Weight:9.54
Width:65 / 650