Apple 27-inch 5K iMac gets faster, stronger, starts at $1800

Cesar Mills
June 7, 2017

Readers might be anxious about the workstation components cramped into an iMac frame but Apple says it has got you covered. With AMD's next-generation compute cores and up to 16GB of HBM2 the iMac Pro with Vega GPU delivers up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR.

Onstage Apple touted the graphics improvements as more development-friendly for VR (virtual reality), and demoed a VR Star Wars game in conjunction with the HTC Vive.

The new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch Retina display is powered by the A10X Fusion fourth-generation chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture which is said to be 2.5x times faster than the predecessor chip.

Inside, it gets even more impressive with Intel's Xeon processors handling computing workloads and AMD's Radeon Pro Vega GPU taking care of graphics. With the Space Gray MacBook Pros in mind, it's somewhat odd that Apple isn't offering its Space Gray accessories separately. Now, let's talk about the specifications of the new and updated models.

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Likewise, Apple has updated its MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with Kaby Lake processors for faster processing and extended battery life. The 21.5-inch 4K models deliver up to three times faster performance and the 27-inch 5K models are up to 50 percent faster.

The updated iMac (mid-2017 models) are available to order now on and will be in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Furthermore Apple says the SSD storage options now offer up to 50 per cent faster transfers.

With an incredibly thin new design, the best Mac display ever, all-new speakers, and the revolutionary Touch Bar for instant access to the tools you want when you want them, the new MacBook Pro marks a milestone in the evolution of the notebook. Although there is no word on India launch date of the new products, pricing of some of the products has been released through the official Apple website. The new device is said to be the key for Apple to rekindle its connection with professional users who are dismayed by the lack of updates to its Mac Pro since 2013.

Apple also revealed Mac OS High Sierra. If you're someone who justified a 5K iMac at the time and are considering an upgrade, there's a fair chance your work is pretty demanding hardware-wise, and that 2015 tech just isn't going to cut it for much longer.

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