Apple has released another update to its iMac with Retina 5K Display ($1,799 – $2,299), following up on the iMac with Retina 5K Display (Mid-2015) released in the spring. The lineup once again sees a slight price drop, making the entry level model more affordable, while the 27” 5120 x 2880 “5K” Retina display features a wider P3-based color gamut, which promises to deliver a 25 percent larger color space. The new models also pack in sixth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors along with the latest AMD high-performance graphics, which should deliver up to 3.7 teraflops of computing power. Two Thunderbolt 2 ports and 802.11ac Wi-Fi are now standard, supporting wireless speeds up to 1.3Gbps.
The entry-level model is powered by a 3.2GHz Intel Core i5 processor, with 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and AMD Radeon R9 M380 graphics with 2GB of video memory, while the top-end model pushes that to a 3.3GHz i5, AMD Radeon R9 M395, and a 2TB Fusion Drive. The new models can of course also be customized, with built-to-order options including a 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 32GB RAM, and an AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB video memory, as well as an assortment of Flash and Fusion Drive options. The new iMac also comes with Apple’s latest Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 as standard options, bringing the Force Touch feature first debuted on the new MacBook to the desktop iMac experience.