The new iMac also features fourth generation Intel Core processors with the base model running on a Core i5 Quad Core with turbo boost speeds of up to 3.9 GHz, an AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2 GB RAM graphics card and a 1 terabyte fusion drive. You can even order custom-built machines with full solid state storage, as well as processors going up to 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7, and an AMD Radeon R9 M295X graphic card with 3 TB fusion drive.
The iMac comes preloaded with 8 GB of RAM that can neatly be upgraded to a maximum of 32 GB, and an optimised OSX Yosemite. The OSX Yosemite has a feature called ‘continuity’, which lets you continue what you were working on your iPad on the desktop, and then shift the work back to your iPad without any loss. Yosemite works closely with your iPhone too, letting you use your iMac to answer iPhone calls or answer text messages so long as your iPhone is on the same network as your iMac.
For those who want high-speed connectivity of external peripherals with the iMac, the Retina iMac has two thunderbolt ports in addition to four USB 3.0 ports. The headphone slot, ethernet jack and the SD card slots are at the rear of the unit.
It’s priced at a premium, but Apple knows just who it’s aimed at.