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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good to be back!!

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    About 20 years ago I had an iMac, I loved it. It was lost in a large house fire my wife and I suffered. Thankfully, after that 20 year span, I am back!! I have suffered through windows repeated "updates" to their operating system and alway swore I was going back to mac. I love it!! Took a while to get used to the small differences like the close and minimize buttons being in the upper left hand corner. I also purchased the magic touchpad. This is highly recommended!! Once you learn all the gestures you will regret ever using a mouse. It does come with a mouse and it is a very nice touch style mouse, I am just so used to touch devices and gestures. I do a lot of photo and video editing and this thing is a dream!! It is sleek and stylish. My brother kept asking me where the rest of my computer is?? The display is amazing. I look so forward every day to getting home and firing this thing up.....and oh yes, I am writing this on my mac! Don't even get me started on the whole continuity with my iPhone 6. I can send emails and web pages back and forth from phone to mac and can also make and take calls from my mac. It will also tap into my iPhone for wifi if my network goes down!! Genius! If you are a mac fan and looking for an awesome desktop, this is your machine!!! You will love it. Oh yeah I almost forgot!! New iOS coming soon this fall with many updates. The new iTunes music is already out and It is so much better than the old iTunes, I used iTunes on my phone and was not a fan. I do love it now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    There isn't anything else like this. Period.

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    The moment after setting up and seeing the desktop for the first time, I literally forgot to breathe for about 5 seconds. That says something about how amazing this display is. Even though we've all seen retina displays before on the phones and computers, this is simply not on the same scale: being about to see some many pixels on one panel. I used to be a PC supremacist, talking specs here specs there. But if we compare a regular PC all in one to the iMac with retina display, you simply can't compare the color correctness, the contrast (How black the black is, how white the white is), the pixel density. And being the first commercially available 5k panel, it's worth it to get the display for 2499, let alone they decide to throw in a powerful computer in there as well. Believe me when I said there is nothing else like this, because there really isn't anything like this out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Happy!!!!

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    Such a beautiful display! I got the 3.5ghz version with the 1TB Fusion Drive here at bestbuy because it was cheaper than at Apple or elsewhere. Overall the computer runs very smooth and cool, even after an hour of browsing the web with the screen at almost max and a ton of background apps open, music playing etc. the computer is absolutely stone cold to the touch like its on sleep mode! I'm upgrading from the 2011 iMac 21" so it's a huge contrast. That sucker runs HOT! I don't use this computer for any type of photo editing or gaming really just word processing, music Internet/browsing and a movie or two. This computer has fulfilled all of my expectations and then some! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love the iMac

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    This is a beautiful iMac. I love the way it looks. The Retina display makes the movies I watch come to life. I'm ecstatic about the speed and ease that it runs my programs (Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro). I'm looking forward to making great movies and music with this new powerful new computer!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome for photo post processing.

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    When I first saw the 27 inch 5K iMac, I realized how great it would be to post process my photos on it. I had considered moving to Apple because of my disappointment with Windows, and all it took to win me over was the awesome 27 inch display that was so clear it hurt my eyes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best computer ever.

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    I had been debating on switching from a PC to an iMac for a few years now. This is by far the easiest computer I've ever used. The learning curve isn't as bad as I thought it would be and the setup was so much easier than when getting a PC. I highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best computer I have ever had.

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    I'm kind of new to iMac and still learning. But I like this one. Display is unbelievable. I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great screen I love it

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    Need more practice its different then a pc but it's worthy and thank you to the geek squad they help a LOT

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Thanks to Best Buy for my new iMac 5K

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    I got iMac 5K from Best Buy. The best IMac ever Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Screen was great, now not so much

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    Screen has weird marks propagating up from the corners. This happened after about 6 months of use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    nothing like it

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    If you can swing it, do yourself a favor and buy the retina 5k iMac. You will not want to go back to any other computer. You get a lot for your money, as comparable 5k displays alone cost as much, and don't include a computer. The display is amazing. The colors are deep, rich and accurate. I cannot say much more - you just have to see it and compare it with other displays. The sound is way better than I expected from an all-in-one - deep and full, not tinny at all. FYI - you can also plug a digital audio cable into the headphone jack and get full surround if you have external speakers or surround headphones. The fusion drive makes a huge speed difference vs standard hard drives (see Mac Mini), though not quite as quick as an actual solid state drive at some tasks. The 3.5Ghz quad-core i5 processor is more than adequate for just about anything you can throw at it. Mild-to-moderate gaming can be had, though more avid gamers know Macs are not ideal gaming rigs. You should be able to achieve 30+ FPS with no problem playing most recent games at medium or high settings. This makes an awesome media center or workstation. Craftsmanship of the hardware is top-notch, as you would expect from Apple. Upgradeability is limited to RAM, so make sure it's what you want when you buy it. Memory is very easy to install though. The included keyboard and mouse are nice. I especially love that you can use swipe gestures with the mouse. I would personally choose the full-sized wired keyboard over the wireless keyboard if I had the choice, but that can be purchased separately for ~$50 if need be. The wireless keyboard is good for most uses, but doesn't have a number pad. You can spend the same amount, or less and get a PC that technically has better processor specs or video card, but it won't have a retina display or an Apple logo. If you already own Apple devices or are wanting to see what all of the fuss is about, the retina iMac will bring you into the Apple fold with open arms.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Computer Available

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    Best computer available, screen is amazing! Power isn't quite what is available in a Mac Pro but based on price and screen that is integrated into this computer it can't be beat! Get this computer if you can!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Apple does it again!

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    This iMac is beautiful. I haven't had a Mac since they were still on OS 9, so I was a little nervous about making the switch after all this time. But, since Ive been using iOS for a while on both an iPhone and iPad i figured the learning curve couldn't be all that bad. I was right. Not only have I gotten up to speed quickly, I barely had to do anything to get it set up. Even the packaging was a masterpiece of engineering. I thought music was going to start to play when I opened the box.. Once I turned it on it asked me a few questions and then Poof, it was done. On top of it all, the screen is AMAZING! I hurt my eyes trying to get my face close enough to the screen to actually see pixels and whether its my age or the fact that its a freaking 5K monitor, I couldn't see them. Needless to say I'm very pleased. and they created a very easy to use app that just worked to transfer my important stuff off my pc. It just had to be on the same wifi network. I downloaded a small app from apple for the pc then they found each other and began the work. It did take about 3 hours but it moved about 600 GB worth of stuff, so it was fast as far as I'm concerned. the continuity stuff is just cool. phone calls, text messages, and web pages just appear on whatever device I'm using. it wasn't cheap but i don't think ill need a new computer for a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    PC convert

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    I resisted the urge to be an apple convert long enough. I've spent many years building my own PC's and have never been happy with the results...the moment I unboxed the iMac, I was impressed. As with anything Apple, it has a minimalist appearance yet is anything but. Plug it in and your ready to go; setup is pretty intuitive....I know very little about working with the iOS being a PC and android user, I'm not familiar with the apps or navigating the system in general. I found it relatively easy to pick it up. The display is incredible putting myHDTV to shame. I use the computer primarily for web surfing, productivity apps, garageband, and streaming video. iMovie is pretty sweet too, if you are interested in converting old family videos into something more artistic. The computer is also remarkably quiet relative to its PC counterpart...you don't even know it's on if you shut your eyes. I really like the ability to tie in all of our Apple devices from my kid's iPhones, iPods, ipads, and Apple TV. I give up....Apple's got me hooked; I'll be trading in my droid for an iPhone soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Product but don't expect a PC

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    Mac products are excellent and integrate well. I brought an iPad after fretting for over a year and once I bought it, it seemed to do about 90% of what a laptop would do but not the same as having a desk top. I bought the desk top apple computer after my desk top PC started to run lines in the screen. Well, I was already somewhat familiar with the workings of the desk top, but I still had quite a ways to go to get use to the desk top version and be comfortable with this product. A few things I miss are the right click, a CD/DVD insert, easy access to the USB port and access to my printer. I can see where Apple is going by not going with these features. It is forcing me to think more wireless integration and depend on the internet for software downloads and access. So I am okay with being retrained to embrace the thought process since I already am one of those people that shops and banks online. As the bank manager once said, you are one of those people that strictly uses online banking, except of course when I had to go into the bank for one of those few things that I couldn't do online. Since I was converting over to the Mac but still need my business side depending on Windows, I had the windows app downloaded to my Mac. It does not feel 100% comfortable running windows on a Mac but it works. I did excel spreadsheets on my PC which you can run a spreadsheet on a Mac but without a right click a few process are a little longer. Working without a CD/DVD is circumvented by buying a CD/DVD player, but I am realizing that technology is being replaced by downloading software from internet websites so we will probably see the CD and DVD go the way of the cassette player. Also, thumb drives can easily replace that medium and currently this computer has USB ports. I wonder how long movies are going to be made on DVDs. And CDs have a similar story. So considering this, I am not sure this is a negative to have apple without a CD/DVD player. Of course, this is from a guy who has cleaned out a lot of DVDs and CDs recently and donated them to charity. Did I mention, I already have digital copies of all those old CDs. I have been shopping on iTunes for music for the last several years so having the apple desk top has made that integration of digital copies somewhat seamless. And since apple keeps my records of songs it automatically downloads those songs to a new apple producst. I now buy DVDs with digital copies so that is where I am restarting my movies. It is nice because, I can access movies so much faster. I know it is in digital form on my computer with associated back up. It sure beats keeping a stock pile of DVDs. And guess what when I have company they can also easily access my movies along with the cable and netflix. Oh did i mention I have apple TV, so it is all integrated and so much easier to integrate than the PC ever was. The integration of my desk top as the workhorse has made the whole experience much less labor intensive. Sort of scary to have every thing integrated. When I save a password in my IPad while I am away, it immediately updates to my desktop when I get home. And when I plan something on my IPad, it also saves on my desk top. Oh did I mention that when my friends text me on my iPad when I am working on my desktop, I can respond on my desk top. The integration is so convenient and smart. So lifestyle wise I think it really has made my life practically painless to go from my desktop to my labtop back to my iPad. It all works together well. I travel for work sometimes so it just nice to have that level of integration. The pain of retraining has been worth it with this apple product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fast, Bright & Beautiful!

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    There is very little to say about this computer that is bad. The screen is huge, the resolution is fantastic, and the computer itself is a hotrod. I will do my best to keep the review limited to the computer and not the OS. Here are some of the highpoints in random off-the-top-of-my-head order: * Cold boots in ~20 seconds. * Bluetooth keyboard & mouse connect quickly & seamlessly * Excellent tactile reactions/feeling from the keyboard (although I prefer the extended/corded keyboard) * The mouse feels great and works like a charm - although I am torn about the whole rechargeable vs removable battery (this has a removable) * Screen is huge, bright, sharp & very responsive. Text is crisp. They boast of all sorts of color palette enhancements, but to my untrained eye everything simply looked nice. (neither more nor less "realistic" than before) With the absence of any real 4k (or 5k) content, it is hard to comment further on this. * The desktop wallpapers that come with it are great, but don't seem to be 5k resolution images. * The absence of bass that one would expect from an all-in-one form factor is normal, however this computer does have surprisingly good sound. * 8GB RAM comes in 2 x 4GB sticks (as opposed to 4 x 2GB sticks) - which easily allows me to up the RAM since there are 2 vacant RAM slots. Apparently this model can go up to 64GB (if I really want to get crazy) - which is double what the newer model can. Or course this makes me smile. Suggestion would be to get a base amount of RAM and upgrade it yourself. Get good RAM. The cheaper models (smaller screens I think) do not have removable RAM from what I hear. * The RAM cover release button is hard to push. You have to remove the power cord to find it, then be prepared to have something long, thin & strong (a chopstick...?) to push. Hard. * Whisper-quiet operation * I was dismayed to find out that this screen is glued in place as opposed to held in place by magnets (as in previous models). This lack of user-accessibility caused me to get the 3-year warranty - although I am a bit concerned thereafter (I am planning on using this beast at least 3-5 years beyond this warranteed period) * Integrated SD reader, but no CD/DVD/Blu Ray drive (external USB-based unit must be purchased separately) * 4 x USB 3.0 ports * 2 x Thunderbolt ports I haven't tested the USB 3.0 ports to their potential nor have I tried the thunderbolt stuff. (cables sold separately of course) From an OS standpoint, there is a stark contrast between getting this up and running as opposed to installing/getting my Windows 10 virtual machine/client up and running. But I digress... Al in all, up to this point this has proven itself to be more than a fine machine, and an excellent buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Breathtaking Resolution

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    The monitor itself is a steal, I was afraid the iMac5K was going to considerably expensive on the fact that competitors are selling just the monitor for the same price range. The videos, pictures you take, edit are beautifully rendered in this magnificent screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great computer for hobbyist photographers

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    This was my first iMac, so I'm still learning my way around Mac OS. Overall it has been mostly intuitive and there are many helpful and easy to find online tutorials. The monitor is the primary selling point here, and it meets expectations quite well... Should be excellent for photographers and video editors. If There is room in the budget, consider an upgrade for the Processor or video card to ensure high level of performance when using demanding software or sorting through large imaging files.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy on the Eyes and responsive computing too

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    If you have looked/starred at CRT, RGB, VGA and HD computer screens, first off you are either really old or a real computer nut or both. You will then REALLY APPRECIATE the graphics display on this computer. It is so easy on your eyes and with command + and - you can size the text and images to your content. With 27 inches of screen to fill, you almost need to sit three feet away from it, in order to take it all in. If the screen doesn't push you over the top then the responsiveness of the computer and the integration of all of the features of the OS that Apple is building out turns a double into an easy home run. Don't keep spending your money on OS upgrades and then software upgrades. Apple has sent out Yosemite free to their customer base and you can family share all APPs that you purchase at the Apple APP Store. That can save you tons of money if you have more than one Apple computer/device in your home/family.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing, fantastic, stellar, what more can I say?

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    Let me start by saying I'm a long-time Apple fan... but I will caveat that by saying I'm hyper-critical of everything Apple does, and if it's not perfect, I whine like there's no tomorrow. This is my second iMac, my first was the 2012 model 27" .... I went with this one because I really wanted the retina screen. I wanted the resolution, plus the processor bump. I am loving it. I decided to wait 4 months into the purchase to review it in case anything weird popped up. I can say that the ownership experience is amazing. It's the best computer I've ever owned ... yes it's an iMac, but more than that, it's a functional piece of aesthetic in my home. Usually you see people's computers and there's cords and clutter everywhere, but the iMac makes for a beautiful addition to any room. I highly recommend this more than any other Apple product I've ever recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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