Apple iMac 5K 2017 Core i7 Review

what's up guys Dustin from spera deals is here

I'm really excited to show you my new production machine
so this is the brand new 2017 5k iMac so until the insane Space Gray iMac pro arrives later this year


The model I received has the following configuration:

Model: 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Processor: 4.2 GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7
RAM: 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage: 3 TB Fusion Drive
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB video memory
Peripherals: Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard

we're going to take a look at the max configuration of the 27-inch 5k iMac
so just to repeat what's new for 2017 we get kb lake cpus new graphics faster SSDs faster ram
are now up to ddr4 ram and we get an even better 5k display that's 43 percent brighter and just like the 4k iMac we trade thunderbolt 2 for thunderbolt 3
so we get new USB type-c connectors instead of those mini DisplayPort connectors but it means we keep everything else which is great
so my configuration is a built to order option which gets me a quad core i7 clock to 4.2 GHz that's the only core i7 you can get in the iMac I also start with 8 GB of DDR 4 memory
so at least we have faster memory but it's much cheaper to upgrade this myself

otherwise it costs $1,400 to upgrade to 64 GB I went with the 3 TB fusion drive which again combines an SSD with the inexpensive storage of a hard disk drive
I just need more on-board storage so I choose that most of the time but of course if you want the fastest right go for one of the SSDs but it does get quite expensive so the 2 TB SSD costs an additional $1,300 over the 3 TB fusion drive
although you don't need the core i7 to get
it we also get the Radeon Pro 580 GP with 8 GB of video memory that's a really impressive video card

when it comes to the included accessories the first thing we have here is the power cable which is nestled in one of the Styrofoam blocks
we also have the accessory box which you can configure to other magic accessories but I just want with the default configuration which gets me a magic keyboard and a Magic Mouse too
now underneath the paperwork we'll find a lightning cable for recharging those accessories and the paperwork itself is pretty familiar we have a Quick Start Guide regulatory and warranty information a set of white Apple stickers and a microfiber cleaning cloth


guys hope you enjoyed this quick look at Apple iMac 27" 5K (2017) Core i7