This morning, Apple announced its new lineup of tablets and computers. The company will certainly disrupt the 4K monitor market with its brand new 27-inch iMac 5K Retina desktop computer (5120×2880) that delivers a stunning image quality with 14.7 million pixels, which is 57% more than the regular 4K technology and 7 times more than 1080pfull HD. According to Apple, a 4K monitor costs about $3,000, so getting a full 27-inch computer with a 5K retina display for $2499 looks like a real bargain, which is an unusual positioning for the manufacturer.
On top of this, the display is only 5 mm thin and consume 30% less energy than the previous model, thanks to its new LED backlight technology. To achieve such greatness in image quality, Apple had to design a brand new display controller, the chip that controls all the pixels. Check the gallery below for the set of new technologies packed into the display.
The system is powered by an Intel quad-core processor, from 3.5 GHz Core i5 up to 4Ghz Core i7 alongside a Radeon R9 GPU which is up to 45% faster than the previous model. On the memory side, the iMac 5K retina gets 8GB RAM and a 1 TB STD fusion drive for storage.
The new iMac 5K Retina ships today with the new OS X Yosemite for $2499.
Yosemite was in beta until today and Apple showed various demos of the new features that include a new design with new icons and new dock, new notification widgets, an entire new user interface for the applications such as the browser and the iWork application suite, and the famous Continuity feature that synchronizes all your Apple devices in real time, for more information read our article about Yosemite .