Much like Apple releasing a new mid-range iPad Air and iPad mini yesterday, Apple earlier this morning updated its iMac 4K and 5K models with new internals. The new updates make the 5K iMac a decent option compared to the iMac Pro. Here’s everything we know about the refreshed iMac 4K and 5K.
Apple recently announced a new iMac with an upgrade in performance. The iMac comes in 21.5 inches with 8th generation quad-core and 6-core processors for the first time. Alongside the 21.5’ iMac, the 27-inch iMac features 9th generation quad-core, 6-core, and 8-core processors. These new processors deliver 60% faster performance.
The iMac now comes with an optional Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics card on the 5K iMac and a Radeon Pro Vega 20 on the 4K model. This allows 80% faster graphics performance on the 21.5-inch iMac and 50% on the 27-inch iMac. Faster graphics performance on the iMac is great for running pro apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and many more.
Not only the iMac has a new processor and graphics card, but the display gets an upgrade. The display of the iMac features 500 nits of brightness, P3 wide color gamut, 14.7 million pixels, and 1 billion colors. These characteristics deliver an incredible viewpoint and make the graphics on the screen stand out.
Although the iMac only gained an upgrade on its performance this year, it’s still a go-to Mac for pros, consumers and everyone alike. The iMac will retail for a starting price of $1,299 USD for the 21.5-inch size, and $1,799 for the 27-inch version.
Apple also refreshed the iMac Pro with an available 256 GB of RAM that’ll set you back a steep $5,200.
All of these iMacs are available to order now at the Apple website.