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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price are also appreciated.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( 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 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 Comments about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and price also get good views.

design, price, usability, size, reliability

100% of the reviews on 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)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 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 Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the size.

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

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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Ian Morris (

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 (

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 : Tony Ibrahim (

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

Expert review by : David Pierce (

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review


Every once in a while, a gadget completely resets the curve. Once I started wearing good, expensive headphones, I suddenly couldn't even tolerate Apple's EarPods anymore. When I first grabbed my...

Spectacular display ; Slim, attractive body ; A terabyte of solid-state storage is a remarkable thing ; Seriously, the screen is fantastic

You'll pay for the power you need ; Doesn't work as a secondary display

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Christina Bonnington (

Review: Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display


The 5K display in the new 27-inch iMac is the most beautiful, most pixel-packed screen on the market, and the computer inside ranks near the...

Absolutely the best PC display, desktop or otherwise, you can buy. Very reasonable price tag for a 5K machine. Solid performance. Whisper-thin unibody design

Wish the stand had adjustable height. Rear ports are difficult to reach; plugging in peripherals takes some trial and error. Broadwell processors will likely bring faster processing in an update next year

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

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


Just when you thought it was safe to get comfortable with the look and language of 4K, Apple comes along and adds what the company is calling a 5K display in the premium 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktop.

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


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


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


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 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


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


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


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 Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes


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


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


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
System bus rate:5
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
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D


Bundled software: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


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
Width:65 / 650