Apple has introduced a new desktop iMac with a 27-inch Retina display.

At 5120 x 2880, the company calls it the 5K Retina display and claims that it is the world's highest resolution desktop display screen. Saying that it has seven times more pixels than a 1080p monitor or TV.

The iMac's screen is also just 5mm thin. Plus, the entry level version houses a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel i5 processor, but can be upgraded to run on a 4GHz quad-core Intel i7 processor.


The graphics chips can also be upgraded. The entry machine comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M290X GPU, while the extended version can have an AMD Radeon R9 M295X.

Thunderbolt 2 is on board with Fusion Drive as standard. And the price of the new iMac with Retina display starts at $2,499. It ships from today (16 October).

Apple is still selling the regular iMac desktop computers too, with the 21.5-inch iMac priced at $1,099 in the US, with the 27-inch version without the 5K Retina display costing $1,799.

Sections Apple Laptops