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 | 1TB 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 1TB 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

Operating SystemmacOS (64-Bit)
Performance
ProcessorIntel Core i7
CPU4.2 to 4.5 GHz Quad-Core
Memory Type2400 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory8 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 4 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots4 (2 Available)
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUAMD Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display
Size27"
Resolution5120 x 2880
TouchscreenNone
FinishGlossy
Maximum Brightness500 cd/m2
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyNone
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity1 TB
Solid State Storage1 x 1 TB Integrated PCIe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type-C2 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speakers2
Built-In Microphones1
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth4.2
GPSNone
NFCNone
WebcamUser-Facing: 720p
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardWireless Full-Size Keyboard
Pointing DeviceWireless Mouse
General
SecurityKensington Lock Slot
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Dimensions25.6 x 20.3 x 8" / 65 x 51.6 x 20.3 cm
Weight20.8 lb / 9.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight30.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)31 x 24 x 11"

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2017 Reviews

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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?
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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.
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I've heard that there are issues when working with Premiere Pro on the retinal displays where colors are not displayed correctly since Premiere is not color managed. Anyone able to profile this display and have WYSIWYG with Premiere?
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Is this AppleCare eligible
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Yes, Applecare is available for this iMac, by adding the computer to your shopping cart.
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Will this model be available to be shipped with MacOS High Sierra installed when the new operating system is released later this month?
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This iMac description says that it has a 4.2 processor, 8gb RAM and a 1 TB fusion drive. These specs aren't available as an option to buy on Apple's website, which makes me feel like the information is either inaccurate or it's been modified. I want to buy this computer but I don't feel comfortable doing so after seeing that the specifications don't really line up with Apple's??
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The Apple 27 iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2017) B&H # APIMTQMNEA44 is available from Apple. You can select it by choosing the second configuration on their website and changing the processor to the 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core instead of the i5. We are an Apple Authorized Reseller so the configurations we have are the same you would be able to order from Apple directly. If you have any other questions about this model, please reach out to us directly via Live chat, Phone or Email at [email protected]
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Date published: 2019-06-18
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