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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2)

Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2)
alaScore 99

255 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2). 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. Comments about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views 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, 2017 (MNE92, MNEA2, MNED2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac Pro

 

The Apple iMac Pro is a beautiful ode to creative professionals, combining remarkable computing power with the same brilliant 5k display and sleek design of the iMac.

Intel Xeon CPU and AMD Radeon Vega offer serious computing power. Gorgeous design in Space Gray extends to the wireless peripherals.

Pricey. Performance gains depend upon workflow. Uncomfortable keyboard.

Bottom Line: The Apple iMac Pro is a beautiful ode to creative professionals, combining remarkable computing power with the same brilliant 5k display and sleek design of the iMac.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-Inch With 5K Retina Display (2017)

 

The newest 27-inch Apple iMac is a gorgeous all-in-one with a brilliant display and a handful of modern upgrades at an appealing price. It's not revolutionary, but it's the best version of the iMac to date.

Sleek, trend-setting design remains. Stunning 5K display is brighter than before. Includes USB-C with Thunderbolt 3.

Rear-facing ports are inconvenient. Limited tilt and no height adjustment options.

That said, Windows-based desktops just keep getting better. The physical hardware is often as well designed, and there are important differentiators being added to the large-display designs. The HP Envy is more eye-catching with its huge curved display...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Apple iMac (27-inch, 2017) review

 

Apple dusts off its veteran 27-inch iMac all-in-one, updating it just enough to bring it up to 2017 standards for speed and features, as well as to brighten its 5K display and give it the ability to simulate more colors. In practice, that means Apple...

The Apple iMac's 27-inch 5K display remains the most color-accurate monitor we've seen thus far in an all-in-one, and performance is much improved. Plus it's got two USB-C/Thunderbolt connectors which can drive more external displays and faster file...

The overall design remains unchanged since 2014 -- including the inconvenient rear-mounted ports and SD slot.

The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5)

 

The Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i5) gives you speedy quad-core power, better 3D and the same large screen as its previous iteration, for a couple hundred bucks less.

True quad-core power. Wireless keyboard/mouse. Mini DisplayPort in/out. Screen has 2,560 by 1,440 resolution. Large display. Green certifications. 802.11a/n 5GHz support.

Still no Blu-ray drive. No eSATA. Card reader is SD/SDHC/SDXC only. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Aug, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch (Core i7)

 

Apple puts an Intel Core i7 into its huge 27-inch iMac desktop. It's power and beauty all rolled into one.

Huge display. Quad-core CPU with TurboBoost. Wireless keyboard. Wireless Magic Mouse. Mini DisplayPort input. Better screen resolution than a 1080p HDTV. EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 5.0 certified.

Card reader is SD-only. No eSATA. Requires third-party adapter for HDMI or DVI input. No Blu-ray option. No numeric keypad on wireless keyboard.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

May, 2010

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Stuart Miles, Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all

 

iMac remains the all-in-one to beat in almost every department. Its design is impressive, the screen is bright, sharp and colourful and the entry

Stunning design ; Brilliant bright display and very fast performance

Upgrade pricing is steep ; Smaller bezel please

The iMac remains the all-in-one to beat in almost every department. Its design is impressive, the screen is bright, sharp and colourful and the entry model is good value. It's as capable of chucking out 4K ProRes files as it is dealing with raw format...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

For the 2017 iMac 27, Apple doesn't mess with success

 

New components under the hood make for a faster iMac. But they're packed into the familiar chassis of yesteryear.

The Apple iMac's 27-inch 5K display remains the most color-accurate monitor we've seen thus far in an all-in-one, and performance is much improved. Plus it's got two USB-C/Thunderbolt connectors which can drive more external displays and faster file...

The overall design remains unchanged since 2014 -- including the inconvenient rear-mounted ports and SD slot.

The already impressive 27-inch 5K iMac gets some welcome spec upgrades for 2017, but rival Windows machines have closed the gap.

Jun, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iMac Pro: Apple’s powerful new desktop is impressive, but it isn’t cheap

 

Apple refreshes its all-in-one computer lineup, including the all-powerful iMac Pro

Expect to read my full Apple iMac Pro review in the near future.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Apple iMac Pro computer for professionals

 

Apple iMac Pro for VR content and 3D rendering : Apple gave a sneak peek of iMac Pro, an new workstation-class computer line designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows. The new iMac Pro, with its large 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to...

Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is designed to handle the most demanding pro workflows. With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, iMac Pro delivers up to 80% more cooling capacity in the same...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Apple iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display (2017): CPU and GPU upgrades deliver better value for money

 

When the iMac was first launched, it was very much intended as an affordable home computer -- and, indeed, was often derided for its cute, candy-coloured design. In recent years, though, the iMac has gradually evolved into a professional-level graphics...

7th generation Kaby Lake CPU ; Improved GPU ; Brighter display ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

Poor upgradeability ; Only 8GB of RAM as standard ; Expensive build-to-order options

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:Silver
Wall mountable:Y

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:54.6 / 68.6
Display Resolution:4096 x 2304 / 5120 x 2880
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:4K Ultra HD / 5K Ultra HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4 / 4096 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8570A / AMD Radeon Pro 560 / AMD Radeon Pro 570 / AMD Radeon Pro 575 / AMD Radeon Pro 580 / AMD Radeon RX 460
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM / On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 300 / 0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Display diagonal (metric):68.6

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Cables included:AC, Lightning / Lightning
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:N / Y
Power cord included:N / Y
Trackpad included:Y

Pen

Pen included:N

Performance

Product Type:All-in-One PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
FireWire 800:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Autonomy mode:N / Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.5 / 4.54
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR32V / SR334 / SR335 / SR338
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7500 / i5-7600 / i5-7600K / i7-7700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7500 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 91
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology:N
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Processor ARK ID:97123 / 97129 / 97144 / 97150
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Bundled software:- Photos\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- Siri\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Messages\n- Maps\n- Notes\n- Calendar\n- Contacts\n- Reminders\n- Photo Booth\n- Preview\n- iTunes\n- iBooks\n- App Store\n- Time Machine / iMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nSafari\nFaceTime\nApp Store\niTunes / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SDHC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 3000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Fusion Drive / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 256 / 3000 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:175 / 203 / 79
Height :447 / 450 / 516
Weight:9.44
Width:528 / 650