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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1625 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and usability also get good views, but there are some critical comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the price, and some have doubts about the size.

design, reliability

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MF885B/A 27-Inch Desktop (Intel 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, Mac OS)Apple MF885B/A 27-Inch Desktop (Intel 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard Drive, Mac OS)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Mid & Late 2015 (MK462, MK472, MK482, MF885, Z0QW) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design, but there are some negative opinions about the price and reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability, price

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iMac MF885LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple iMac MF885LL/A 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple 5K iMac review: Leapfrogging the competition

 

Apple's leading all-in-one packs 14.7 million pixels into a 27-inch display

5K resolution display ; Fast internal storage ; Well designed

Headphone port is on the wrong side ; No CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple 5K iMac review: Leapfrogging the competition

 

Apple's leading all-in-one packs 14.7 million pixels into a 27-inch display

5K resolution display ; Fast internal storage ; Well designed

Headphone port is on the wrong side ; No CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple's new 27-inch iMac offers 5K for less

 

Both still use last year's fourth-gen Intel Core i-series processors, rather than switching to Intel's fifth-generation of Core i-series CPUs, also known by the codename Broadwell. The same is true for the updated 15-inch MacBook Pro launched alongside...

The new 27-inch iMac with Retina display is available to order now in the US, and currently showing a ship time of one to three days. We'll update this post with international price and ship dates when available.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Apple's 5K iMac impresses expert eyes

 

Just when you thought it was safe to get comfortable with the look and language of 4K, Apple comes along and adds what the company is calling a 5K display in the premium 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktop.

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (crn.com.au)

Review: Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

 

The new 5K iMac really hits the mark.

Dec, 2015

Recommended

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Apple iMac 27in with Retina 5K

 

T here's no such thing as perfection, but last year's giant-sized iMac came close. Pairing gorgeous design with potent performance, Apple's all-in-one packed a heady array of hardware in a slimmer chassis than most 27in monitors. Now it's gone 11...

Mighty expensive, but still worth it.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display review

 

Apple's iMac with Retina Display is by far the highest resolution computer screen on the market with a staggering 14.7 million pixels filling the screen.

Apple’s 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is the best all-in-one computer on the market and backs the jaw-dropping screen quality and design excellence with incredible performance.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com.au)

Hands on: Apple’s new 27in iMac with 5K Retina display

 

We live in a high-resolution world – our phones have been shooting HD video for years, and 4K-capable cameras are finally within reach of regular consumers. And now Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display will let you push those pixels with maximum...

The iMac with 5K Retina display is on sale immediately, starting at $2999. We’ll have a full review as soon as we can.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:N / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Y / Yes
RMS rated power:4

Certificates

Certification:iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks
Energy Star certified:N / No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Bronze / Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Rosewood, Silver / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium
Wall mountable:Y / Yes

Display

3D:N / No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No / Y / Yes
Display diagonal:10.2 / 68.6
Display Resolution:5120 x 2880
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / 5K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS / PLS
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Graphics

CUDA:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 M290X / AMD Radeon R9 M295X / AMD Radeon R9 M380 / AMD Radeon R9 M390 / AMD Radeon R9 M395 / AMD Radeon R9 M395X
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR4 / GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / No / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 10,100,1000 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6530D / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Via UniChrome Pro
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 3 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 1867
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 + 2 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 4
Memory slots:2 / 4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:No / Y / Yes
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,100,1000,2500 / 10,100,1000,5000 / 10,100,1000,5000,10000 / 10,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11ad / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 10 - 358

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooksiMovie\nGarageBand\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC / Lightning
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:N / No / Y / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Y
Trackpad included:N / Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Product Type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Audio output:Y
Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
FireWire 800:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:1 / 2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4 / 40 / 45
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60 / 56/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:650
AC adapter output voltage:203
Autonomy mode:N / No / Y / Yes
Battery capacity (Watt hours):516
Power auto-sensing:N / No

Processor

64-bit computing:N / Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:1 / 32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1 / 34.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.7 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor code:SR1QJ / SR1QN / SR2BW / SR2BX
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4590 / I5-4590S / I5-6500 / I5-6600 / I7-6700K
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA1151 / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:64 / 71 / 71.35 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 84 / 91

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Ready Mode Technology:Y
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80815 / 80816 / 88184 / 88188 / 88195
Processor code:SR1QJ / SR1QN / SR2BW / SR2BX
Processor package size:37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Bundled software:- iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / Fotos\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMac App Store\niTunes\niBooks / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / macOS Sierra 10.12 / Windows 10 Education
Operating System Language:German

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDHC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:100 / 1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Flash / Fusion Drive / HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 3000 / 3072 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.3 / 203 / 516 / 7.9 / 79
Height :203 / 44.7 / 447 / 45 / 51.6 / 516
Weight:8.7 / 9.54
Width:65 / 650