Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2020)

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Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2020)
Key Features
  • 3.8 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core (10th Gen)
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD
  • 27" 5120 x 2880 IPS Retina 5K Display
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT (8GB GDDR6)
Take your creative ideas from conception to completion with the 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display from Apple. Intuitive and packed with powerful tools, you'll be able to take your ideas to the next level, and the 27" display will further elevate your experience, alongside an improved processor, graphics, memory and storage, and enhanced audio and video capabilities.
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Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2020 Overview

Take your creative ideas from conception to completion with the 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display from Apple. Intuitive and packed with powerful tools, you'll be able to take your ideas to the next level, and the 27" display will further elevate your experience, alongside an improved processor, graphics, memory and storage, and enhanced audio and video capabilities.

With a 5K (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 display is further enhanced by True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience

The iMac's processor has been upgraded and now houses an 10th Gen 3.8 GHz Intel Core i7 8-Core processor that can be overclocked up to 5.0 GHz, as well as 8GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM in a 2 x 4GB configuration that can be upgraded to 128GB by using an 32GB module in each of the four SO-DIMM slots. Visuals are powered by a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory, and for storage, there is a 512GB PCIe SSD.

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 5.0, 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 1080p FaceTime HD camera. It also has a Kensington lock slot for added security.

Apple's 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display 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
Everything looks better on a Retina display, with its one billion colors and 500 nits of brightness. Photos and graphics leap off the screen. Text is super sharp. And for the first time, the 2" iMac features True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience.
Processor and Memory
iMac and powerful processors go hand in hand. The 27" model offers up to a 10-Core Intel Core i9 processor to sail through heavy tasks like layering dozens of audio tracks or compiling and testing code. It can also be configured with up to 128GB of memory, which is double the capacity of the previous generation, to fly through the most complex pro workflows up to twice as fast.
Graphics
The graphics on iMac make everything a sight to behold. The 27" model brings AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics with up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory for graphics-intensive workflows like editing UHD video or developing lifelike game environments.
Storage
All-flash SSD storage is now standard on all iMac models, bringing high capacity and lightning speed. The 27" iMac can now be configured with up to 8TB of SSD storage with up to 3.4 GB/s sequential read and write speeds, for screaming-fast access to all of your photo and video libraries, massive files, and pro apps.
Camera, Speakers, and Mics
From crystal clear video calls and voice recordings to music and movies that fill the room, iMac is an all-star for communications and content. The 27" iMac now features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera and a studio-quality three-mic array. And the T2 chip acts in concert with the speakers to enable variable EQ and an enhanced bass response, so all your content can have big, balanced high-fidelity sound.
Apple T2 Security Chip
The Apple T2 Security Chip comes to the 27" iMac, with a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. The T2 chip also enables powerful features like the 1080p FaceTime HD camera, face detection, enhanced speaker bass response, and "Hey Siri" - and makes transcoding HEVC video up to twice as fast as the previous generation.
Connectivity
Every iMac features two superfast Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports and four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, giving you plenty of high-performance options for connecting external drives, cameras, displays, and more. All iMac models come with a 1Gb Ethernet port, and now you can configure the 27" iMac with 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times the throughput of the previous generation. There is also Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.0, so you're instantly connected to your favorite content and wireless devices.
Apple Accessories
Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard pair perfectly with iMac and come included in the box. If you're looking for extra functionality, Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Magic Trackpad 2 offer some impressive options.
UPC: 190199711341

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2020 Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
macOS (64-Bit)
Processor
Intel Core i7 (10th Gen)
GPU
AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Display Size
27"
Resolution
5120 x 2880
Touchscreen
No
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/HDMI/VGA)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.0
Model Year
Mid 2020
Performance
Processor
Intel Core i7 (10th Gen)
CPU
3.8 to 5 GHz 8-Core
Graphics Type
Dedicated
GPU
AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory Type
2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Memory Configuration
2x 4 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity
128 GB
Memory Slot Type
260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots
4 (2 Available)
Display
Panel Type
IPS-Type LCD
Display Size
27"
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Resolution
5120 x 2880
Touchscreen
No
Maximum Brightness
500 nits / cd/m2
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
512 GB
Solid State Storage
1 x 512 GB Integrated PCIe
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/HDMI/VGA)
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speakers
2
Built-In Microphones
3
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Communications
Network I/O
1x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.0
NFC
No
Webcam
User-Facing: 1080p
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" / 65.02 x 51.56 x 20.32 cm
Weight
19.7 lb / 8.94 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
30.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
31 x 24.25 x 10.75"

Apple iMac 27" 5K Display Mid 2020 Reviews

The best and will be the best iMac ever

By Andy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-05

The bad new business model from Apple, the M1 chip made me find this iMac. I disagree totally with the way They are integrating RAM and VRAM into the processor. So in order to get the specs I want down the road would mean big bux, so I got this one to save future $$. This is my 4th iMac over 15 years and with this one I will be on it for many years to come. This computer is superior. iMac is superior. Enough said.

The Computer I Always wanted

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

I'm very pleased with my new Mac. I've been a Mac guy for a long time. I bought it for several reasons. I wanted a desk computer. Been using a Macbook for years. Have it set up. It helps you along the way to do this. The shipping was fast and the package was well protected. B&H did a wonderful job.

Back with Apple

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

Back with Apple, after about a three-decade hiatus with Dell. Love the 5K screen!

Best Desktop Apple Ever Made

By Susan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-08

It's too bad that Apple discontinued this model because it really is the best. Beautiful wide screen and peppy. The advantage of this 2020 model over older ones is that it has both USB-A and USB-C ports, a total of seven. While the Apple store is offering it as a refurb, B&H was able to sell a brand-new one. Get yours before they sell out!

iMac works great

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

This is the only 27 iMac currently available as new. I needed to update to a new machine and wasn't ready for the new M series machines. This Mac is speedy and quiet.

Perfect replacement for my 2013 iM

By Mary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

A perfect replacement for my 2013 iMac! My older iMac was still performing, but it could not process the newer versions of Adobe products. Apple could not support the older model. The new computer works like the older iMac, but has the newer processor that speeds everything up! Easy set up!

Love it

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

I bought this for the whistles and bells, plus I bought a lot of ram for editing my photography. It handles those ram hogging edits with ease, and is very fast too. Glad I got it.

Amazing computer

By jesse
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

Larger than life display, instantaneous loading.

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I'd like specific customizations on CPU, storage, ...

I'd like specific customizations on CPU, storage, video, etc. Will I be able to make the same selections on B&H as I am able to at the Apple Store?
Asked by: Justin
Please give us a call to discuss your options and also how to find the config you may wish on our website. Our phone number is 800-606-6969.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-01-01

What OS comes with this iMac ... can it be ...

What OS comes with this iMac ... can it be changed back to High Sierra?
Asked by: Richard
The manufacturer has not published what OS would be installed, but it most likely would have OS Catalina (OS 10.15). You would not be able to downgrade the OS to High Sierra (10.13).
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2020-09-07

What OS comes loaded and can it be changed back ...

What OS comes loaded and can it be changed back to High Sierra?
Asked by: Richard
It comes with Catalina 10.15.
Answered by: Narasimha
Date published: 2020-10-25

This iMac has the "512 GB SSD". Some of 512 GB ...

This iMac has the "512 GB SSD". Some of 512 GB will be used by the OS, Apple default apps, etc... Approximately, how much of the 512 GB will be available for users' storage such as video, music, photos, work documents, etc... ?
Asked by: Thanh
The Apple 27" iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid 2020), pre installed operating system and apps would take an estimated 10 - 20 Gigabits.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-11-10

Does this really only have WiFi 5? Not WiFi 6? ...

Does this really only have WiFi 5? Not WiFi 6? What...!?
Asked by: Nick
You are correct, this features the WiFi 5 standard.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-08-11

This "OB" unit is listed as having a full ...

This "OB" unit is listed as having a full manufacturer's warranty or 1-year B&H warranty. What does that mean exactly?
Asked by: Harrison
B&H does not offer warranty on products sold. All new Apple computers come with a limited one-year warranty - from Apple. Extended coverage options are either Apple's AppleCare (three-year service and parts plan) or the Allstate Protection Plan available in either two- or three-year plans. There are no other warranty options.
Answered by: Gregorio M.
Date published: 2021-07-28

Where is the iMac 27 l” 3.6ghz I9 10 core 5700 xt ...

Where is the iMac 27 l” 3.6ghz I9 10 core 5700 xt model?
Asked by: J
We have multiple configurations. Before knowing which complete configuration you may wish to have please see this link to all of them: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/products/iMac/ci/6490/N/4110474295?sort=PRICE_LOW_TO_HIGH&filters=fct_graphic-card_3052%3Aamd-radeon-pro-5700-xt%2Cfct_imac-model_6406%3Aimac-27in-w-retina-5k%2Cfct_processor-core_1290%3A10-core
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-08-18

Does this setup have a disc drive or blue ray ...

Does this setup have a disc drive or blue ray player?
Asked by: Lanis
No, there is not optical drive. Here is a good option: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1520036-REG/pioneer_bdr_xd07b_6x_slim_portable_usb.html
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2021-02-18
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