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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 851 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Speed is Awesome, Display is in Another Class

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    I continue to be amazed at the clarity and resolution of the iMac 27" with Retina 5K display, it truly is in another class. This is without doubt the fastest and highest resolution monitor I have ever used. It even surpasses my dual 21" Monitors at work. The design of the iMac is clean and remains as thin as previous models which amazes me considering the addition of a new 5K display. I have been able manage my entire music, photo and video libraries with ease. I have even been able to create a few iMovies without the need to purchase expensive software. Plugging in my iPad or iPhone and syncing photos or videos has been a real time saver, the integration has been flawless.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Computer Ever!

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    This is as good as it gets! Just buy it! If you own an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and are trying to figure out whether or not to purchase a Windows machine or a Mac, do yourself a favor and buy this machine. Whether it is MS Office, Quicken, or TurboTax this machine can do it all. You HAVE the best SCREEN in the industry. The games can be played even in 5K mode without stutter. Everything is gorgeous and perfect and works! No viruses or malware. You will be so happy switching from Windows or upgrading your current Mac!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Rocks!

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    I have been a fan of PC sense my first 8088 until now. I bought this as my first Apple computer and I must say, Wow! It has far exceeded my expectation in every way! The 5K screen is so sharp I have never seen such detail. The speed and fluid response from the OS is just outstanding. The learning curve has been very easy as everything just works! The communication between the Mac and the iPhone over the cloud and Air Drop are effortless. No more Microsoft and no more Android G Spies for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Computer but Wasn't Keen on New Drive

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    The computer worked to perfection but only came with 8GB of ram. The biggest drawback that I didn't like was the new "Fusion Drive" which is a hybrid drive of an SSD drive and a standard spinning drive with new technology to tell the drive where each file and type of media should be stored for optimum performance. The problem I had is that the drive still remains a hybrid. Standard rotating drives are still prone to damage and/or corruption if jostled, etc... I wanted solely an SSD drive but that wasn't the basic option that Apple offered. I believe with a proper SSD drive it would be much faster but cost more to produce. Apple should include a fast SSD drive in these computers and start at 16 GB of memory. After careful evaluation I returned this computer. When they up the RAM and change to a purely SSD drive then it will be more worth the money. I'd still recommend this computer to others, but it's specs didn't meet my needs at it's current price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great PC if you need its power

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    The 27"iMac Retina is a very powerful machine. I'm not sure I needed all of its power but I thought over buying might allow me additional time before it becomes outdated. I don't create/edit 4k video or watch 4k NetFlix at my desk but it is a physically beautiful machine and the display really is peerless. I have an iPad and an iPhone but this is my first Mac. I am slowly learning the OS. I do like the gestures on the Magic Mouse, very slick. I don't like how Apple is moving closer to locking out any user performed hardware upgrades. I probably would have been fine with the 21.5" iMac but I wouldn't have been able to upgrade the RAM in a few years as the iMac slowed down. I imagine the next generation won't allow any user installed upgrades so this may be my last Mac for that reason alone. The Apple product integration is very nice. I can send and receive text messages as well as answer iPhone calls on the iMac. I haven't messed around much with the included apps but when I have used them, I liked them. There is a 4k time lapse desktop app called Magic Window available on the app store [$9.99] that is well worth the cost. I may add a Magic Trackpad if the additional gestures it provides look like something I would use. The iMac Retina does everything it promises. If you need all that power than it is worth the substanial cost. ---Kudos to Best Buy for their price matching policy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best image of any monitor

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    I just purchased the iMac 5k base model. And all I can say is wow! Incredible image and very quick performance. My only negative is that Aplple need a much more comfortable mouse! Even though I love this iMac I will be returning it to Best Buy because they will not match the price of the Apple Store that is right across the street. They would rather have a n open box item instead of giving me the $180 difference!!!!! If they don't want to match pricing of Apple stores then they probably shou D stop carrying there products.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very User Friendly

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    I have been an iMac owner since 2009 and I have been so happy with it that when my daughter needed her own computer I decided to give her my old iMac and purchase a new one. I feel much more comfortable with the iMac user interface than I do with a PC. The graphics are beautiful and the speed is terrific! I was dismayed to discover that I had to buy a separate CD/DVD drive since the new iMacs are too thin to accommodate the housing for the hardware. Fortunately the price of the CD/DVD drive was reasonable and very easy to install (just a USB cord that plugs into the back of the iMac). Overall I am very pleased with my new iMac.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard to imagine living without the new iMac 27" 5K

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    Talk about screen real estate, this it folks! Add to that the faster processor than my 2012 27" iMac had, and I can notice the difference when running some software such as Adobe Premiere for movies. The SSD drive portion of the hybrid drive makes it near instantaneous when booting up. Slim, but I kind of liked the former models that contained the DVD/CD drive and the memory card slot just below it. The downside is you need to buy an external drive if you want to burn software or you have disks for loading software. At least the price is good for the external drive (around 70 bucks), but it would've been nicer if it included Blu-Ray instead of just DVD/CD. It's also easy (very easy) to install memory modules which is right where the power cord plugs in. Just flip open the small flap and start throwing in the memory cards.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    This is the best computer I have ever owned. I was worried that the Fusion hard drive would not come close in speed to my MacBook Air (which of course, is completely solid state flash) but boot up speed for turning on and also opening any programs blows my Air outta town! Recommend getting this over any other iMac because of speed alone. Screen is phenomenal but we all know resolutions are always getting better and in one year I'm sure I'll want the 5 "million-k" haha but whats's under the hood is what really matters!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Screen is amazing, Good Parallels 10.0 performance

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    I use the iMac to design games programming in Unity3d and C# on Mac and PC. I am running Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate under Parallels 10.0 to do my work. The screen is nothing short of spectacular. Parallels performance with the hybrid 1GB drive is comparable to that of 2014 Retina MacBook Pro with the 500GB SSD. I have been using and programing Macs and PCs since 1984 and this is the best Mac experience ever. When compared with 2014 Retina MacBook with attached 28 inch 4K Dell screen, I still prefer working on iMac.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic computer for fantastic price.

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    Love this computer; bright crisp screen, fast startup, easy set up. It did not have all the startup programs preloaded as advertised, but a call to Apple support resolved that issue and they loaded me up over the internet. This machine has brought my wife over to the Apple side of the force as she nows plays with Garage Band and her WACOM drawing tablet. I've just started sorting through my thousands of photos and can't believe how big and beautiful they look on the Retina 5k. This is a big computer - width and hight wise - but still on the thin side so we got a nice new computer desk to hold it and to blend in with our other furniture, so size is a factor. Performance is excellent, speed is good, the screen is big enough to work from several windows at once and the memory is enough for every task I have for it now. If I need to I can easily upgrade the memory later. I also bought a small external LG disc drive to handle importing data and music.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Desktop for Video/Photo Editors

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    I've never had a computer with more clarity. The performance of mac packed into the most highly developed 5k monitor. I chose this over building my own PC due to the value of the machine and crisp appeal of being able to edit comfortably and effectively at a consistent 4k across all applications while working simultaneously. Highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind-blowing screen, reliability you'd expect

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    Is it expensive? Yes. Is the value there? Absolutely. Now, keep in mind I'm no gamer or video editor, so what I found valuable was the screen size and resolution, not the GPU. Having said that, the power present in this machine is more than enough for everything up to modest gaming. Furthermore, even the most basic tasks are more pleasurable on this monolithic screen. Sorry, I'll stop gushing :P Basically, if you are looking for a reliable computer that will serve as a great media consumption device, this is an expensive but very worthy option. TL;DR -> If you wait for a good sale/student or employee discount, REALLY take a look at this monster!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty and Fast

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    what can I say about Apple, this is my third Apple machine and the idea this time was to get faster, better looking results from my video editing. I am a professional in the video business and now all my machines are Macs. This one is the fastest and has the best looking display so far. I am using the Adobe CC suite for my business and this machine handles it beautify.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    imac27

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    this time i finally had it with windows. i went and brought a iMac. the last 20 years i kept saying i am going to buy a mac. finally tired of trojans, worms, viruses and such. I wish i would have done it so much sooner. i love this sucker! it is fast. i it screams. it's beautiful! if it had more stars to give i would give it. now i know what all the hub hub is about!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Just perfect!

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    This is what a computer should be. Everything from the packaging to the style is exemplary. I find myself just staring at the wallpaper photos because they're out of this world. Unless you're a hardcore PC gamer that spends thousands on a custom rig, I would recommend this computer to anyone who can afford it. I haven't even gotten rid of the box yet, partly because it's so nice, but partly because I don't want my janky neighbors knowing I have a nice expensive computer. Be careful if you pay with a Best Buy credit card. I did, paid the bill in full immediately just to get the rewards certificates, (two $100 certificates and one $55 certificate) to buy a $69 Apple TV but was told that if I didn't spend the whole amount of any of the certificates at the time of purchase, that I would lose whatever I didn't spend. Very disappointing. I remember when the certificates came in $5 increments.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Display

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    I'll start out by saying that this isn't my first Mac, having previously purchased a MacBook Pro, a MacBook Air and various iPhones and iPads over the years. The 27" iMac has an absolutely gorgeous display. It is very responsive, as have been my other Macs, and has been trouble free and was very easy to get set up and productive. So, while it does what I expected from my previous experiences with Apple, I was not prepared for how amazing the screen is. If you take the time to pull up some 5K photos (I use them for backgrounds), you can zoom in to see just how much detail there is. Great product!!! Note that the 5K display is only on the 27" at this time, but is supposed to also come out on the 21" in September 2015 - Wait for it, and you'll be glad that you did. Yes, a bit pricey, but I'm willing to pay for it when the product is this good.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good computer, excellent screen

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    This is an excellent computer for the price. Gorgeous 5K screen, gives a lot of real estate for multi-tasking. The text is sharp and crystal clean. This is however not a gaming machine. It was not built as one, you can still play but not with ultra high settings chased by the enthusiasts at r/PCMasterRace. The biggest surprise were the built in speakers. They sound fantastic for their size, not much bass but they do sound very clear and I was able to distinguish between different music compression ratios. All in all a good purchase, especially with the Best Buy discounts.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great IMac for Workflow

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    I bought this 5K IMac for workflow and detail. The screen resolution great for an OS X environment; not so great with Windows 7, with some pixelation when running programs like CorelDraw and Visio Studio. Users will find that Apple has not increased the DPI on magic mouse, so expect picking up your mouse every once in awhile when working full screen. My BIGGEST recommendation is to upgrade the ram ASAP. Between Parallels, CorelDraw and M$ Office, 8GB of ram will only last you for a short time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for anyone other than gamers

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    The newest iMac is a true thing of beauty. The screen is awesome, movies and games look great on it, and it runs so fast. The fusion drive makes boot up less than 20 seconds, and will make most other computers seem unbearable by comparison. I can boot up and read my email in the length of time my laptop takes just to load the Windows log in page. The only knock I would say on it is the common complaint with all Apple computers; they lack simple upgrade ability. With this iMac, the only user upgrade that can be reasonably done is the RAM. Otherwise, everything else is what it is for the life of the unit. So for gamers that need to upgrade a graphics card every few years to keep up with the market then this wouldn't be a good purchase, unless you're okay with the idea of selling this to get a new model when that time comes around.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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