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

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Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017)
Key Features
  • 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 512GB SSD
  • 27" 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 580 Graphics Card (8GB)
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.
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Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Overview

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 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor that can be overclocked up to 4.5 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 512GB SSD.

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 i7 Quad-Core processor that can reach a stock speed of 4.2 GHz. It can also be overclocked up to 4.5 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.

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
macOS (64-Bit)
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
GPU
AMD Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display Size
27"
Native Resolution
5120 x 2880
Total Installed Capacity
512 GB
Ports
4 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
USB-C
2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Weight
20.8 lb / 9.4 kg
Performance
CPU
4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
Maximum Boost Speed
4.5 GHz
Memory Type
2400 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Memory Configuration
2x 4 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity
64 GB
Memory Slot Type
SO-DIMM
Memory Slots
4 (2 Available)
Graphics Type
Dedicated
GPU
AMD Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display
Panel Type
IPS
Display Size
27"
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Native Resolution
5120 x 2880
Touchscreen
No
Finish
Glossy
Maximum Brightness
500 nits / cd/m2
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Adaptive-Sync Technology
No
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
512 GB
Optical Drive
No
Inputs / Outputs
Ports
4 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
USB-C
2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speakers
2
Built-In Microphones
1
Media Card Slots
1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II [312 MB/s])
Communications
Network I/O
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
4.2
GPS
No
NFC
No
Webcam
User-Facing: 720p
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Wireless Full-Size Keyboard
Pointing Device
Wireless Mouse
General
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
31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
31 x 24 x 10.5"

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Reviews

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Any major disadvantage buying this as opposed to ...

Any major disadvantage buying this as opposed to the latest 2019 model (upgrading from a 2009 IMAC 21"), ? thanks!
Asked by: m
The comparable 27" 2019 3.0ghz model has a 6-core processor that is about 10% faster in single threaded operations and 40% faster in multi-threaded operations versus the 3.4ghz quad core processor in this 2017 Model. Basically everything elsie is identical. The 570X 4gb is just a rebranded 570 4gb and 2666mhz vs 2400mhz memory is basically a wash (maybe ~2% difference). Personally I'd pay extra for the 40% multi-threaded increase in having a 6-core machine vs a quad core. However for the current $300 price difference the 2017 model is also quite attractive.
Answered by: Bryan
Date published: 2019-12-04

this machine have inbuilt final cut pro?

this machine have inbuilt final cut pro?
Asked by: dharmaraj
Mine does not.
Answered by: Christopher
Date published: 2019-11-28

Is this OS10.12 ?

Is this OS10.12 ?
Asked by: Robert
Mine came with High Sierra, 10.13, but i upgraded to Mojave(10.14) without issue.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-25

Is this wall mountable?

Is this wall mountable?
Asked by: Andrew
No it is not wall mountable
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-25

is ti new?

is ti new?
Asked by: Fernando
Yes, this is a new Apple product.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-21

Is the screen shiny/reflective?

Is the screen shiny/reflective?
Asked by: Andrew
No.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-21

Does it have touch screen?

Does it have touch screen?
Asked by: A. Robert
No doesn’t
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-20

Can i get keyboard in Spanish?

Can i get keyboard in Spanish?
Asked by: Fernando
Yes, you can use localization in software to add Spanish characters to the shipped keyboard. Or, it’s possible to purchase a native Spanish keyboard at additional expense.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-11-15
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