Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017)

Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017)

Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017)

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  • 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 2TB Fusion Drive
  • 27" 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 580 Graphics Card (8GB)
  • UHS-II SDXC Card Reader
  • Thunderbolt 3 | USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • Magic Keyboard & Magic Mouse 2 Included
  • macOS
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Configuration: Base

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CPU: 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core

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RAM | Storage: 8GB RAM | 2TB Fusion Drive


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8GB RAM | 2TB Fusion Drive

GPU: AMD Radeon Pro 580 (8GB)

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Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Overview

  • 1Description

Apple weds high-res 5K visuals into its sleek, 5mm thin, mid 2017 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display. With a 5120 x 2880 screen resolution, this iMac provides 1 billion colors and 500 nits of brightness, which is 43% brighter than the previous model. The Retina 5K display also features a wider color gamut. Using a P3-based color gamut, the Retina 5K display provides a larger color space that more equally represents red, green, and blue, as compared to standard sRGB displays. And with more available colors, the images will appear more vivid and reveal greater detail, with more balance and precision.

The iMac's processor has been upgraded and now houses a 7th-gen Kaby Lake 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor that can be overclocked up to 4.2 GHz, as well as 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM. Visuals are powered by a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics card with 8GB of vRAM, and for storage, there is a 2TB Fusion Drive.

Outfitted with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n for speedy hook-ups to your home network, this iMac is also configured with Bluetooth 4.2, as well as a UHS-II SDXC card slot, two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and a FaceTime HD camera. It also has a Kensington lock slot for added security.

Apple's 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) operates using 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and includes an Apple Magic Keyboard, an Apple Magic Mouse 2, a Lightning to USB cable, and a power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 1-year warranty, which can be extended using AppleCare.

This Mac comes preloaded with macOS. Updates can be downloaded for free via the Mac App Store. Please check Apple's website for upgrade eligibility.

General Features

27" Retina 5K IPS Display
Whether your iMac is in your studio, living room, or kitchen, the display is the focal point. With a 5120 x 2880 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, you'll be able to playback 5K content natively. The IPS panel allows for wider viewing angles so more people can enjoy the display without having to crowd around it. With a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics card and 8GB of vRAM, the iMac delivers visual effects and 3D graphics, as well as video editing capabilities that can tackle multicam projects in Final Cut Pro X with up to five streams of full-res 4K video, as well as the ability to edit 360° video and create 3D VR content.
7th-Gen Kaby Lake Quad-Core Intel Core Performance
The iMac houses a 7th-Gen Kaby Lake Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor that can reach a stock speed of 3.8 GHz. It can also be overclocked up to 4.2 GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. The 7th-gen Kaby Lake Intel processor uses low voltage for better energy efficiency while still providing fast performance needed to run processor-intensive applications such as Logic Pro or Final Cut Pro. Combined with 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, the iMac allows you to multitask quickly and efficiently.
External Displays
The iMac simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and either one 5120 x 2880 (5K) external display at 60 Hz with support for 1 billion colors, two 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) external displays at 60 Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or two 4096 x 2304 (4K) external displays at 60 Hz with support for millions of colors.
Thin Design
The iMac maintains its 5mm profile, which is up to 40% less volume than the 2011 iMac. Its display panel is 1.4mm thin.
802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2
With three-stream 802.11ac technology, you're instantly connected to all your favorite content. Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Gigabit Ethernet
For a more reliable network connection, take advantage of wired Gigabit Ethernet technology.
Thunderbolt 3
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports come standard on all iMac models, each delivering up data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s external drives and cameras, plus twice the bandwidth for video and display connectivity. Thunderbolt 3 also supports 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2. Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA output is also supported using adapters (sold separately).
USB 3.0
With USB 3.0, you can transfer large files in seconds instead of minutes. Every iMac comes with four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports - with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - and you can connect all your USB-compatible devices, including your iPhone, iPad, iPod or digital camera.
Up to 64GB RAM
While the current 8GB memory configuration is made up of two 4GB modules, the memory can be upgraded to a maximum of 64GB, using a 16GB chip in each of the four 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets.
FaceTime HD Camera
A built-in FaceTime HD camera allows users to use apps such as FaceTime and Skype for video calls.
UPC: 190198088437
In the Box
Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017)
  • Magic Keyboard
  • Magic Mouse 2 (Silver)
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Specs

    Operating System macOS (64-Bit)
    CPU 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.2 GHz
    Memory Type 2400 MHz DDR4
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Memory Configuration 2 x 4 GB (User-Replaceable)
    Maximum Memory Capacity 64 GB
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Memory Slots 4 (2 Available)
    Graphics Type Dedicated
    GPU AMD Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 27"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 5120 x 2880
    Touchscreen None
    Finish Glossy
    Maximum Brightness 500 cd/m2
    Refresh Rate 60 Hz
    Adaptive Sync Technology None
    Storage and Expansiontvweuusysqwcwqzsxewrywbtzzddtuefaswu
    Total Installed Capacity 2 TB
    Hybrid Storage 1 x 2 TB Integrated Fusion Drive
    Optical Drive None
    Ports 4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    USB Type-C Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
    Built-In Speakers 2
    Built-In Microphones 1
    Media Card Slots 1 x SDXC (UHS-II [312 MB/s])
    Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    Bluetooth 4.2
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard Wireless Full-Size Keyboard
    Pointing Device Wireless Mouse
    Security Kensington Lock Slot
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Operating Temperature 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Dimensions 25.6 x 20.3 x 8" / 65 x 51.6 x 20.3 cm
    Weight 20.8 lb / 9.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 32.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 24.0 x 11.0"

    Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Reviews

    27- iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 326.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple's best iMac yet! I've owned multiple iMac computers over the years, and the mid-2017 iMac with 5K Retina display is simply the best I've ever used. It's updated Retina display is gorgeous; the Intel Kaby Lake CPU is so blazingly fast, it blows my mind how quickly this machine boots up and is ready to go. There's plenty of USB, USB-C, Thunderbolt, and other ports for all your peripherals and accessories, and the new Magic Mouse/Keyboard 2 are a pleasure to use with long-lasting battery life. B&H customer service: you guys are excellent! By far the best customer service experience I've had with any company to date! Would highly recommend this computer to any professional.
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First iMac, second Apple product Hi - I have built PC's since the 1980's. I still work on them extensively. I just switched to the iMac after my last home built PC failed. The high quality of the engineering of this machine just floors me. The quality of the display, the fast boot up time, the OS, ... well I'm amazed. My only concerns are that when I had problems with PC's, I could generally fix them on my own, This will not be possible with this machine so I am relying on its durability. The only other thing I would like to see is a back lit keyboard like on their laptops. Nonetheless, I feel I have a very solid computer that will run trouble free for many many years.
    Date published: 2017-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! My first iMac but not my first apple product. I have to say that the computer is great. I use it for video editing and photo editing and I couldn’t be happier. One thing I would HIGHLY recommend is that if you were to buy one of these with 8GB of ram, wait for it to turn up and then order more RAM for it. Mine now has 24GB and has made it a lot faster and since the RAM has been upgraded it really opens up the iMac and allows it to breath. Overall I would highly recommend buying one of these if your looking for a long lasted iMac. Just upgrade the RAM to open up the performance possibilities.
    Date published: 2018-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Video editing dream machine! I purchased the June 2017 5K 27 iMac to replace my 2012 15 MacBook Pro for video editing. The MacBook was passed down to a family member which gave me the opportunity to go back to a desktop. I ordered it with the 4.2GHZ processor, 1 TB SSD and 8GB of RAM then added another 32GB myself saving $300. I use it primarily to edit video using Final Cut Pro X including 4K footage from my Lumix GH5. This is a Dream Machine for editing. I no longer have time to grab a coffee before it's done transcoding a video. I use a 6 core Mac Pro with dual graphics cards at work and this new iMac smokes it. On top of that, the 5K display is a big plus for my tired eyes. I considered another MacBook Pro but after adding up the purchase cost, external display & dongles and having a less powerful machine, I am very satisfied with my iMac purchase.
    Date published: 2017-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great iMac for video and photo editing I upgraded from a MacBook Pro late 2013 model. I upgraded to a SSD and that helped stretch the life of it. However, the laptop showed it’s age whenever I tried any video editing in Final Cut Pro X. Lightroom and Photoshop performance were acceptable. I’m not a pro in the slightest. However, when I buy a Mac I buy more computer than I need since I can’t upgrade anything (besides the RAM). The iMac is awesome and I don’t miss the portability of the laptop. I have an old Cinema Display attached to it too. Having all the real estate to work with is worth loss of portability. It slices through FCP X, LR and PS. It’s a lot of money for this computer but it performs well. This is my third Mac since 2008 and they’ve all been rock solid.
    Date published: 2018-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Update The 2017 iMac is a great update to the line. The 2 TByte fusion drive with 128 GByte SSD is especially nice if you don't want to spend the extra dollars on a full SSD. It provides quick program start up and photo editing for enthusiasts-- video editors would probably want to consider the full SSD option. I opted for the 8 GBytes of Apple supplied RAM as aftermarket RAM is about half the price allowing the system to be configured with 40 GBytes total. The specifications on the soon to be released iMac "pro" model are impressive. No doubt the price will be as well. So unless one needs the "pro" level of performance, this model/configuration will provide good value for an amateur photographer.
    Date published: 2017-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful monitor and great speed I was drawn to the iMac by the beautiful image provided by its 5k monitor. ?It is a replacement for a pc purchased in 2007. ?The iMac provides a startling increase in the speed at which it conducts business. ?I am impressed with how quickly it loads Lightroom CC, which was frustratingly slow on the old pc. ?I must now face up to the task of transferring my photos and the LR catalog to the iMac. ?My only complaint is having the on-off switch and fittings for USB, Thunderbolt, and ethernet connection on the backside of the unit. ?This may make for more pleasing lines on the front of the unit, but promises to be a pain for actual use.
    Date published: 2018-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent machine for the $ This model 27i 5k iMac gives ample storage, solid speed and power, and of course has the best display currently sold by Apple. The 2tb Fusion drive has a larger ssd portion than the 1tb which is a nice plus. I added 16gb additional ram for a total of 24gb which is plenty for most purposes. The only drawback is not having all ssd storage. I had a 2012 Mac Mini that I had installed full ssd and scrolling through my library in Photos was seamless. Now it takes a moment to display full resolution but Apple ssd prices are just too much so the trade off is acceptable. Everything else about this machine is excellent.
    Date published: 2019-06-17
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    Can you exchange the Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse for the Magic Numeric Keyboard and Magic Track Pad and pay just the difference rather than having to purchase the outright and separately?
    Asked by: Tom
    No, I am sorry but we do not offer the option to exchange it. We can however place a special order with the accessories you need, please note special order items may take up to 4 weeks to ship. For more information please contact our sales team directly.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What is the drive speed of the 2TB Fusion drive? Is it 5400rpm or 7200rpm?
    Asked by: Brian
    The 2TB Fusion drive on the Apple 27 iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) B&H # APMNED2LLA is a 5400RPM drive with a 128GB SSD Cache.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    What is the difference between an iMac and an ...

    What is the difference between an iMac and an iMacPro?
    Asked by: Jim
    Pro is designed for commercial enterprises that could benefit from the enhanced performance of the Pro. This comes at a price of course so unless you truly have the need for higher performance, a regular iMac should suffice.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-19


    What's the difference in buying a new IMAC from B&H verses buying an IMAC from the Apple store? How would I go about transferring all the old data and files from my old IMAC to the new IMAC? The Apple Store use to perform the task of transferring the files for the customer.
    Asked by: George G.
    When you buy a Macbook at B&H, you will get better prices and better service as well.In order to transfer your data, included with the Mac is a program called Migration Assistant. Using this program, you can transfer files, programs, and even settings from the old computer to the new one.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Does BH accept Apple Store Gift Cards? (I have a ...

    Does BH accept Apple Store Gift Cards? (I have a store credit I'd like to apply to a BH iMac)
    Asked by: Jaimie
    I am sorry, at B&H we would not accept Apple Store Gift Cards as a form of payment.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2019-06-07


    Is this AppleCare eligible
    Asked by: lamario k.
    Yes, Applecare is available for this iMac, by adding the computer to your shopping cart.
    Answered by: Moe
    Date published: 2018-11-02


    Will this model be available to be shipped with MacOS High Sierra installed when the new operating system is released later this month?
    Asked by: EZEKIEL W.
    This is dependent on when we received the shipment. Any new shipments after the release of the operating system should include High Sierra. If it does not, you can easily upgrade for free once you start up the computer.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2019-03-28


    I am looking at getting a new 27 iMac for video editing. At the moment I plan to get the 4.2 Ghz, 1TB SSD and I'll buy the one with 8GB Ram and then add an additional 32GB myself. Can someone explain the difference for video editing that the GPU will make? If I order the above specs with AMD Radeon Pro 575 (4GB) then I can order now. Is it worth waiting until AMD Radeon Pro 580 8GB) is in stock or will this not make much of a difference for my needs?
    Asked by: Timothy
    It can make a difference depending on the video being worked on. If working on 4k video, the 580 can cut your render time down but, for 1080p video the advantage isn't as great.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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