Super high-res screen


Apple’s new iMac has a screen with a resolution of 5120 x 2280 pixels, which will make it the world’s most high-resolution computer monitor, claims the company itself.

It is even higher than 4K, and Apple calls it yourself “Retina 5K.” Juxtaposing the 14.7 millions of pixels, which should be:

  • Four times as much as the standard model of iMac with 27-inch display (2560 x 1440).
  • Seven times more pixels than an HDTV (1920 x 1080).
  • 67 percent more pixels than 4K screen (3840 x 2160).

Looks impressive

The extra space allows you, among other things, will be able to edit 4K video in Final Cut Pro at full size while you have all the tools available next to the content itself, as you can see in the image below:


We had the opportunity to take a look at the new Retina 5K iMac after last week’s launch, and let us really impress.

The screen looks nothing short of amazing. High resolution images are so sharp that you almost do not believe it, and the level of detail seems endless. It is also bright and has excellent color reproduction even from almost any angle.

In order to operate the high resolution, Apple has developed its own so-called “timing controller” with four times the bandwidth of previous generation. According to Digital Arts can be seen as the brain of the screen which instructs the individual pixels.

It is also used a new, more energy-efficient LED backlight to make the screen go to 30 percent less power than its predecessor.

For professional users

The new iMac is certainly no machine aimed at mainstream consumers, but photographers, video professionals and others working with high-resolution photos, graphics and video.

This is clearly reflected in the price.

Get a machine with the following specifications:

  • 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, which can run with Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz.
  • 8 GB internal memory (2 x 4 GB).
  • 1 TB Fusion Drive, which is a combination of flash storage memory and hard drive.
  • AMD Radeon R9 M290X chip with 2GB of video memory.

Apple also equipped with the new Thunderbolt 2 ports, which will provide transfer rates of 20 Gbps, twice as fast as its predecessor Thunderbolt 1, which you find in the rest of the iMac line.

Now it should be mentioned that Apple is not alone in offering a screen with 5K resolution.

In early September announced Dell announced Ultra Sharp 27 Ultra HD 5K, which will cost $ 2,500, about 16,300 crowns, when released for sale in December.

Interestingly enough costs the new iMac also $ 2,500 in the United States, but then you get words on a computer with the purchase.

Wired has a nice review of Apple’s Retina 5K iMac here.