Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Early 2019)

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Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Early 2019)
Key Features
  • 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Six-Core
  • 16GB of DDR4 RAM | 2TB Fusion Drive
  • 27" 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 580X GPU (8GB)
Apple weds high-res 5K visuals into its sleek 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Early 2019). With a 5120 x 2880 screen resolution, this iMac provides one billion colors and 500 nits of brightness. The Retina 5K display also features the wider P3 color gamut, which provides a larger color space that shifts away from standard white LEDs to red-green phosphor LEDs that more equally represent red, green, and blue. 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 Early 2019 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Retina Display
  • 4Performance
  • 5macOS
  • 6Design
  • 7Connectivity
  • 8Apple Accessories

Apple weds high-res 5K visuals into its sleek 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Early 2019). With a 5120 x 2880 screen resolution, this iMac provides one billion colors and 500 nits of brightness. The Retina 5K display also features the wider P3 color gamut, which provides a larger color space that shifts away from standard white LEDs to red-green phosphor LEDs that more equally represent red, green, and blue. 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 9th-gen 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Six-Core processor that can be overclocked up to 4.6 GHz, as well as 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM in a 2 x 8GB configuration that can be upgraded to 64GB by using a 16GB module in each of the four SO-DIMM slots. Visuals are powered by a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 video memory, and for storage, there is a 2TB Fusion Drive.

Outfitted with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 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 an 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 (Early 2019) operates using 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and includes an Apple Magic Keyboard , an Apple Magic Mouse 2, a Lightning to USB Type-A cable, and a power cord. Protection is provided by 90 days of complimentary technical support and a limited 1-year warranty, which can be extended by purchasing AppleCare+ for Mac.

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

Retina Display

Bright and Colorful

Available with a 5K resolution of 5120 x 2880, the Retina display shines beautifully on iMac. With one billion colors and 500 nits of brightness, graphics, text, television shows, and movies are sharp and lifelike, while games also display fine details.

True-to-Life Color

The world is full of color, and iMac brings more of them to your screen. The Retina display uses P3 color that shifts away from standard white LEDs to advanced red-green phosphor LEDs. That means all three colors - red, green, and blue - are more equally represented and show off real-world color with more balance and precision, bringing all your photos and content to life more vividly.

Performance

Speed

This iMac is equipped with a 9th-gen 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 Six-Core processor and an AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 video memory. Storage moves along quickly too, with a 2TB Fusion Drive, so no matter what you're into, you can get it done on your Mac.

Six Processing Cores

With a powerful six-core processor, this iMac clocks Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.6 GHz, which means you get more muscle when you're using processor-intensive applications like Logic Pro X or Adobe Photoshop.

Graphics

This iMac features robust AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 video memory to deliver visual effects and 3D graphics that exhibit raw power in a polished form.

Storage

Storage is about space, but it's also about speed. A 2TB Fusion Drive gives you the best of both worlds. The apps and files you use the most are automatically stored on fast flash storage, while everything else moves to a high-capacity hard drive. From booting up to launching apps to importing photos, it's faster and more efficient to do it all with Fusion Drive.

macOS

iMac + macOS

MacOS is the operating system that powers everything you do on a Mac. It lets you do things you simply can't with other computers. That's because it's designed specifically for the hardware it runs on - and vice versa. macOS has features inspired by its most powerful users but designed for everyone.

iMac + iPhone

Your iMac works seamlessly with your iPhone. So whether you're texting, or snapping a photo, you can move between devices without missing a beat.

iMac + Apps

Powerful creativity and productivity tools live inside every Mac. These apps will help you explore, connect, and work more efficiently. They include Safari, Photos, Mail, Siri, Calendar, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, News, Messages, FaceTime, and Notes.

App Store

Find even more apps in the Mac App Store, including Microsoft Office 365.

Design

Iconic Design & Advanced Engineering

iMac has always stood out in form and function. It is an elegant, quiet, all-in-one computer that puts everything - display, processor, graphics, storage, memory, and more - inside one simple, stylish enclosure. And thanks to its superslim profile, which measures 5mm at its edge, it fits in almost anywhere, yet stands out everywhere.

Connectivity

Packed with Ports and Possibilities

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports come standard on the iMac, each delivering data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s for external drives and cameras, as well as ample bandwidth for video and display connectivity. Four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports give you plenty of options for connecting peripherals, including your printer, iPhone, thumb drive, and more. And with fast three-stream Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, you're instantly connected to all your favorite content.

Turn Your Workspace into a Showcase

Thunderbolt 3 lets you add one 5K display alongside the one already on your iMac. Or, you can connect two 4K displays and put over 32 million pixels into play.

Apple Accessories

Keyboard & Mouse

Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard pair with iMac and come included in the box. If you're looking for extra functionality, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Magic Trackpad 2 are sold separately and offer some additional options.

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Early 2019 Specs

Operating SystemmacOS (64-Bit)
Model YearEarly 2019
Performance
CPU3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed4.6 GHz
Memory Type2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory16 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots4 (2 Available)
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUAMD Radeon Pro 580 X with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Display
Size27"
Resolution5120 x 2880
TouchscreenNo
Maximum Brightness500 cd/m2
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity2 TB
Hybrid Storage1 x 2 TB Integrated Fusion Drive
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/HDMI/VGA)
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
NFCNo
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%
Mounting-Hole PatternYes
Dimensions25.6 x 20.3 x 8" / 65.02 x 51.56 x 20.32 cm
Weight20.8 lb / 9.43 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight31.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30.5 x 24 x 7"

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Early 2019 Reviews

Looks just like my 2012 27 iMac, but runs a lot faster.

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-02

The Mac arrived quickly from B&H exactly as ordered. I installed the 3rd party RAM (really easy) and the iMac booted right up and ran perfectly. After recreating my system (see below) the big test was using iMovie and Final Cut Pro to create and export video clips. This computer is really a lot faster than my top of the line 2012 iMac. The 5K screen is gorgeous. The Thunderbolt ports support USB3-C. I restored the computer from my current Time Machine backup and got the entire system back. The only hitch there was having to log back in to most of my applications (finding all the passwords) and re-activating some of my applications (Microsoft and FileMaker Pro).

Buy It For Whatever You Need. Add RAM

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-15

You can't go wrong. This computer will handle everything, from photo to video editing. The iMac is the cornerstone of Apple's desktop computing line up. You could spend less money on the smaller screen version (21inch) or the fusion drive hard drive, but the faster solid state HD and bigger 27 inch display are worth it once you experience it.  My only recommendation is that you increase the RAM. Add 32 MG of ram for a total of 40MB and you will notice the power up. And it's a long running industry tip that don't buy the RAM from Apple. They charge double. So do like I did, buy your iMac with without a RAM update and buy addition RAM from B&H or some other computer retailer.

B & H continues it's great service.

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-19

When my ten year old iMac crashed suddenly, I was concerned about being able to complete some client projects on time. No fear, B&H offered just what I needed at a great price, an option for a credit card to spread the payments out over the next year and most importantly the unit was shipped the day I ordered and arrived in perfect condition the very next day. Connected the back up from the old computer and was up and running, in time to complete clients projects. With the added Apple care protection plan and B&H service, I'm a happy camper.

It is everything I hoped for

By Catherine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-13

I have been a Mac book pro user for almost 20 years and I still love they convenience but increasingly I was taking my iPad with me on the road so my 2012 laptop was becoming a destroyed machine - and not a very handy one. I added a stand-alone monitor to help with my photography work and I added several external hard drives to store my growing photo files and a separate keyboard and mouse to make it easier to edit. And my laptop suddenly was just a cpu that couldn’t be expanded any more and took up a tremendous amount of desk space. The IMac is sleek, fast, and loaded with storage and external ports. And the screen is breathtaking. I couldn’t be happier

Definitely an upgrade from 2015

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-02

Purchased this and added 32 GB of memory. This unit has the 1TB internal SSD; a huge improvement from the slow 3Tb Fusion in the older iMac. Also with the Tb3 I was able to add an external expansion box and an nvme SSD. The combination is much faster in processing photos and video. Definitely a good thing. Catalina has caused some issues but it is getting better. Also it would be nice if Apple could allow us to lock in the screen brightness. You can set it easy enough but one has to monitor to make sure it didn't decide to make things brighter. That isn't something you want when doing photo editing and printing.

Magnificent

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-26

This is exactly what I’ve needed for years. My MacBook was literally falling apart after a decade of heavy use. In returning to photography, something powerful was needed. So far, it has lived up to all expectations. Maybe I sound like a fanboy, but this is a device you want and will not regret. Obviously this is also the place to buy it regardless of where you are, especially in light of free shipping that is often expedited and the possibility of interest-free financing. It’s a good computer and I’ve had a great buying experience. Knowing Apple, it will be many years before I’ll need to upgrade, but when I do, this is where I’ll do it.

A Powerhouse!

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-17

First iMac I've ever owned. Long time PC guy switching to Mac and so far I'm loving it. It's a huge upgrade from my old Win 7 PC. I purchased additional memory to boost my iMac to 64GB. 5K Display is phenomenal! Super quiet unlike my old PC. The bluetooth Chiclets keyboard and mouse are smaller than what I'm accustomed to, so I will replace them at a later point in time. Only issue of transferring files was my iTunes library, which is now just Apple Music, and Catalina was looking for my music in a different folder than what was shown on YouTube. As soon as my music library was imported to the correct folder and subfolder, all was there!

Good Computer

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-27

I moved up from a late 2012 iMac to this early 2019 iMac and I have to say not to much difference. The screen has higher resolution but it's hard to see the difference The USB ports are somewhat faster then the old machine. The SSD is far faster than the Fusion drive in the old mach. The Thunderbolt 3 ports are a problem because most of the hardware for them has compatibly problems making them almost useless at this time. My advice if you have a usable computer now don't bother to upgrade. As for B&H They are the place to buy any electronics super service fast delivery. they are the best.

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