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Apple iMac MK462LL/A All-in-One: iMac offers a spectacular Retina® 5K display on the 27" model. And a wider color gamut means a palette of up to 25 percent more available colors. So photos and videos look crystal clear and vibrant, and text is razor sharp.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 27" iMac with Retina 5K display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive
    • Power cord
    • Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1661 out of 1699)

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    Features


    • Intel 6th Generation Core i5

    All-in-one design saves space and cuts clutter

    A full computer is housed inside the monitor, so you get all the power of a desktop in a streamlined design that involves fewer cables and takes up less space on a desk, table or kitchen counter.

    27" Retina 5K screen

    Native 5120 x 2880 resolution boasts 7x the resolution of a standard HDTV, providing breathtaking color and clarity. Compensation film offers wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight. Low-reflection coating.

    6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor

    3.2GHz quad-core, 8-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers up to 3.6GHz of extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.

    8GB system memory for advanced multitasking

    Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.

    1TB hard drive for ample file storage space

    Holds a significant collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 7200 rpm spindle speed enables rapid read/write times for handling large files and complex applications.

    AMD Radeon® R9 M380 graphics

    Powered by 2GB dedicated video memory to quickly render high-quality images for videos and games. Powerful performance to support your 4K content and display.

    Built-in HD webcam

    Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over FaceTime®.

    Built-in SDXC memory card reader

    for simple photo and video transfer.

    4 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

    USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

    2 Thunderbolt 2 ports connect to high-performance devices

    Blazing fast speeds and powerful connectivity for peripherals and high-resolution displays.

    Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices

    Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

    802.11ac wireless and wired network connectivity

    Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to a network on the most common Wi-Fi standards. Gigabit Ethernet LAN port plugs into wired networks.

    Seamless design with a 5mm thin edge

    The stylish aluminum display makes a bold statement without taking up a big space.

    Wireless keyboard and wireless mouse reduce cable clutter

    Island-style Magic Keyboard® features chiclet keys and volume control. Click, scroll and swipe anywhere on the seamless Magic Mouse® surface.

    Additional ports

    Support for Mini Display, HDMI, DVI, VGA and dual-link DVI.

    OS X El Capitan

    Brings new ways to manage multiple windows and spaces, a more powerful Spotlight® for searching, refinements to essential apps and an all-new Notes app. Plus faster performance across the board.

    Note: This all-in-one computer does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

    Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1699 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lovely All-in-One; Maybe too big

      Posted
      QuirkilyNerdy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I think I would put this as 3.5 stars. While I am quite in love with the iMac, I have found some things that could be done better - of which only one issue is insurmountable. I bought the iMac after extensive research. It replaced my much beloved and over-used Dell XPS 9300 that I have had for 9 years (I bought the iMac and iPad Pro as a replacement solution for the gamer laptop). I am a amateur nerd and have owned and worked on a number of computers over the last 8 years, 90% of which were Windows systems. I chose the iMac for the following reasons - all-in-one (minimize cable clutter), the incredible clarity and beauty of the retina screen, the massive screen presence (allow me to do actual work as well as play) and just the sheer beauty of the unit. Have been using it for just over 3 months and here are my thoughts: Pros: a) The monitor/screen is worth every penny with just incredible color and accuracy; b) Creates an elegant looking work desk; c) The accompanying bluetooth/wireless keyboard and mouse are very pleasant to use (accept for some points noted in cons) and have a very long battery life between recharges [1-2 weeks depending on use]. Additionally the top of the mouse is touch sensitive and so scrolling and other actions are done using that. While the multi-touch gestures are not as extensive as avaible on the MagicPad, it does quite well for non-demanding users. Cons: a) More to do with the OS than the hardware, but every now and then I find the system slow to respond especially when using non-Apple applications like Microsoft Office - not the end of the world, but expect better. This is the negative 1 star for me; b) The mouse while elegantly delightful to use has a few quirks that I can only call design flaws. The edge is quite defined and doesn't allow what I would consider a comfortable and intuitive grip (unless you have small hangs with long slender fingers). Additionally the charging port is at the bottom of the mouse, which means you cannot use it while it is charging (that said it charges very quickly and so we are talking about not being able to use it for maybe 10 minutes). Easy fix is to buy a better mouse, but I take away 1/4-star for that. c) After only 3 months my harddrive died on me. While hardware failures of those sorts are known to happen, I expect much better QA from Apple and for such a pricey product. Additionally, the fact that I couldn't replace the drive myself and had to take it to the store for replacement is worth taking away another 1/4 star. A final couple of thoughts: 1) If you do a lot of office work (i.e. not design or audio-video), then the screen might be too big. There is a lot of travel (mouse-wise and eye movement) on a 27" monitor and it reduces efficiency when working on spreadsheets or power points. I find myself leaning back a lot. If that is the case I would recommend sticking with the 21.5" model. 2) If you are a multi-monitor sort of person, then there is no good solution with the iMac as there are no identical style screens available. In that case I would recommend a laptop with a dock and 2 HP screens instead (not as good as the retina display, but good enough)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Mac OS The Best

      Posted
      Janman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've been working on a Mac computer since the late 1980s, but I never wanted one for home. I always had a Windows computer because that's what the kids wanted, etc. I can't stand the Windows operating system and haven't liked it since Windows XP. How many updates do you really need to suffer through on a daily basis? So the main reason I purchased this iMac was for the operating system and my familiarity with it. When I got it home, I realized there was so much more to love about it. I bought the extended keyboard and quickly realized it was unnecessary. The bluetooth mouse and keyboard that come with the iMac are first rate. And no batteries are required. Ever. The screen is beautiful. It's hard not to just sit back and admire it. So sharp and clear. And it runs at blazing speed that is unequaled by a Windows computer. If you have an iPhone like I do, you'll love the integration that this iMac can have with your iPhone. Sometimes I forget that I've silenced my iPhone and I miss phone calls. Not to worry. My iMac will prompt me when I have a phone call. Same with text messages and emails. And using the iMac to send text messages while you're doing work or web-browsing on the internet is a real joy. So much easier to type on the iMac than on my iPhone. The only negative thing I can say about the iMac is its limitation to certain programs/applications. Not all will run on the Mac OS. You can partition the iMac hard drive and install Windows 10 if you wish. You can toggle back and forth from Mac Sierra OS to Windows 10, but I'm at the point where I'm washing my hands of Windows, so I'm going to keep the iMac at the Mac OS only. But you will have versatility if you don't want to abandon Windows completely by purchasing the iMac. You can still hold on to your million Windows updates per day if that's what turns you on. All kidding aside, a great purchase. I preferred the better processor and larger screen for my iMac. I would suggest to you that the extra two or three hundred bucks is worth it. I have an older 27 inch iMac at work that's closing in on 10 years old. I expect my personal iMac at home to last longer than that. And it will. So why save a few hundred bucks by skimping a little on the processor and screen size? Get it. It's worth it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Imac

      Posted
      Thirds
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      When Apple introduced the iMac with Retina 5K in Late 2014, it was groundbreaking and it stood alone as the most impressive desktop computer in the world. A year has passed since then, and it still stands alone. When it came out, a lot of people felt it was too expensive, but as it stands a year later high quality 4K monitors still cost between $1000 and $2000 or more, just for the monitor. For example, Dell's 5K monitor is $1600 by itself. Dell Ultra HD 5K Monitor UP2715K 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor. This means that if you bought a Dell tower PC with similar specifications, it would cost far more than the 5K iMac, and it would be stuck running Windows. The price of 4K monitors are finally dropping, but 5K has 67% more pixels and when it comes to editing photos and videos, that extra space is a welcome luxury. We're talking about a screen that can show a 14.7 Megapixel photo, without zooming. That's simply amazing. The other thing to keep in mind is that because the 5K monitor is built-in, it has direct access to the graphics hardware. Using a cable creates a bottleneck because HDMI specs weren't designed with that kind of resolution in mind. Another benefit of the built-in display is that you know that it will work. If you bought a 5K monitor and tried to plug it into any old PC, you're going to need an expensive graphics card and a good CPU to keep up with it. I can edit and playback 4K video just as seamless as 1080. That's pretty amazing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      1st time Apple user

      Posted
      Tiptx4

      I was uncertain about going with the iMac as I have been with IBM compatibles all my life well except when IBM's were using DOS I had an Apple II GS & thought it was pretty nice but drifted away. Well after several different IBM name brands it would always seem that I would would hit with the blue screen or some other stupid error message. 1st want to say thanks to the guys at Best Buy from the sales person to the Geek Squad members they all were helpful & would let me play around on their store demo. The more I would use it the more I wanted it. Trust me it will grow on you. I especially want to thank everyone I ever talked to at AppleCare as your dealing with some of the most professional people and very polite. Each time I called my issue was solved quickly. This is a big jump for me but the learning curve has been very rewarding as no matter what I got figured out I thought Wow! thats so cool & something that your only able to do on an Apple. I love the 27" monitor as I've never seen colors so amazing on a monitor as everything seems so crystal clear that its unbelievable. This i5 runs at a speed that just blows me away. Everything is so easy to get up & running as I also have my iPhone 6S all sync up which was so simple as I will never go back to an IBM compatible brand. If anyone is one the fence about making the switch I would definitely say go for it as you won't regret. I will never go back as Im surprised that it took e so long to do it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome product - iMac does not disappoint

      Posted
      Armando
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My wife and I saw the 27" 5K with 1TB at Best Buy on sale for $1599, and we thought what the heck, lets go for it and give it a try. We are avid Apple users. We own iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, Apple TVs and more lately an Mac Book Pro, (I don't even want to know how much we've spent). We were not disappointed. The iMac screen is awesome, great resolution and it gives you great real state to work. Speakers are great too, always used at less than half volume because they are loud. The only down point for me was the startup speed and app opening speed, that, compared to that of my Mac book Pro, which uses a SSD, seems not as fast (I did not say SLOW!). If you have the money and perform serious tasks and look on having this iMac for years, try and go with at least the 2TB fusion option. If you are not very much into speed details, this will serve very very good. On the processing power though, I compared my 13" MacBook Pro (late 2015) and my iMac 27", and the iMac really showed incredible results: on single core the iMac scored 4590 vs 3463 of the Mac Pro. On multi core, the iMac scored 12243 vs the 6855 of the Mac Pro. Huge difference here. In summary were extremely happy with our product. Next time around we would buy the SSD option though.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Overprice

      Posted
      JuanJose
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I purchased this iMac and the first day, it wouldn't shut down. I had to force to shut it down. I rebooted right after I shut it down to make sure everything was fine, it booted fine. The third day I bought it, when I powered the computer up the screen started to flash white lines throughout the whole screen before it finally booted. A week later the computer wouldn't shut down again. I was able to stop background services that were preventing the computer from shutting down and I was able to shut down. In another occasion, I shut down the computer and it looked like the computer shut down because the screen was black, but I could still see that the white light in the back of the screen was still on. Again, I had to force it turn OFF. The speed on the processor is not very fast as they say. Some times it takes forever to open folders that are less than 1GB in size. I currently have 5GB worth of my photos and music in this Mac but it acts if I'm reaching the limit of my 1TB storage limit. I paid over $2,000 for this iMac. Which I will be returning it this weekend, and I will go for a Lenovo or may the new Surface Pro. (I owned Levono's before and I know their quality is way better than this overprice iMac I bought). P.S. One star because of the design and the mouse.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great monitor and speed for my projects

      Posted
      CEB2016

      This iMac replaced an 8 year-old MacBook Pro whose 2nd set of RAM chips died unexpectedly. Being retired and no longer having the need for heavy-duty computing mobility, I decided to return to my habit of Mac desktops started back in 1980! The 27" monitor is plenty big to accommodate having multiple apps open and the chips are up to multitasking. The Migration Assistant is almost pain-free. CAUTIONS: The QuickStart guide doesn't clue you in on the fact that there are On/Off toggle switches on the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and they need to be turned on BEFORE you power up the iMac the first time to enable pairing; BEFORE using Migration Assistant, ensure that the OSX version on your new iMac is the same as or later than that on your source, otherwise the migration process can mess up the Photos libraries and not enable you to access your pictures in the Photos app; even with a seemingly trouble-free migration, some of your permissions might be messed up and you'll have to tinker with things. Even with all of this, I suspect this process is much easier than anything in the windows environment! Seriously consider this iMac, especially since you will have the ability in the future to increase RAM up to 32GB. Enjoy!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Performance

      Posted
      MacMan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I have been using a relatively old Windows PC. After getting an iPhone several years ago, I starting taking a look at all Apple products. I really liked the IMAC but wasn't sure about the all in one design. With a Windows PC, if one thing stops working, you can repair or replace it. Not sure I can take the IMAC apart like I have done with Windows machines. However, over the last few years, friends have bought IMACS and all had great experiences, so I decided that my next PC would be from Apple. Thanks to a great price at Best Buy I finally took the plunge and I am so glad I did. Easiest set up ever, no useless trial programs to remove. Just plug it in and you are up and running. I also bought the 21.5 inch version for my daughter. I have an old HP printer that has wireless capability, but it is so old I didn't think the IMACS would work with it, but no problem at all. Apple products are really impressive. Unlike a windows PC, everything works well right out of the box. Although the products are somewhat expensive, I think the ease of use make up for the price!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, usability, size and reliability. Editors are less positive about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 96/100 = Excellent quality.
    • Alphr (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Jonathan Bray on February 12, 2018
      Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: Apple's greatest all-in-one is a belter
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    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Christopher Minasians on June 28, 2017
      27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: The fastest, most stunning iMac ever made
      An amazing display with so many pixels makes the 27-inch iMac a real winner and puts itself in a league of its ownFull Review
    • Macworld (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Karen Haslam on November 4, 2016
      2015 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display review
      We take a look at the three new 27in iMacs, all of which now have a 5K Retina display, along with better Skylake processors.Full Review
    • T3 (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Kane Fulton on December 15, 2015
      iMac with Retina 5K display: has Apple created the ultimate all-in-one?
      Update: Apple has refreshed its 27-inch iMac models with Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors, upgraded AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics and displays that boast a wider, multimedia-friendly DCI P3 colour gamut. In T3's tests, the Quad-Core CoreFull Review
    • crn.com.auSasha Muller on December 9, 2015
      Review: Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
      The new 5K iMac really hits the mark.Full Review
    • NotebookcheckRating, 4.5 out of 5Klaus Hinum, Nino Ricchizzi on December 6, 2015
      Apple iMac Retina 5K 27-inch M390 (Late 2015) Retina Review
      5K in the second generation. Apple uses new Skylake processors in the current iMac Retina 5K version, but also a new graphics card from AMD as well as new input devices. The sophisticated build quality and powerful hardware create an impressiveFull Review
    • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Britta O'Boyle on November 26, 2015
      Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
      Apple introduced the world to a 5K-resolution version of the 27-inch iMac last year and, well, it was an absolutely fantastic workhorse that not only looked the part, but performed it too.Full Review
    • Expert Reviews (UK)November 23, 2015
      Apple 27-inch 3.06GHz iMac review
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