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Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 807 reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX). 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price are also appreciated.

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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, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Apple iMac 27-inch Retina 5K, Late 2014 (MF886, Z0QX) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the size.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iMac Retina 5K Display

 

Hands on: Apple crams 5K into the iMac's sleek body

With a starting price of £2000/$2499 this is not a computer for the masses. But when you consider that the price of a good 27-inch 4K screen is upwards of £1000/$1500, the iMac Retina 5K doesn't seem unreasonable.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: Pixel-packed powerhouse

 

With ultra-high definition resolutions becoming increasingly commonplace, the desire for pixel-packed screens is bigger than ever. And the Apple iMac with Retina display surpasses the 4K trend that is eking its way into the home cinema space by...

Great design makes for a slim 27-inch screen all-in-one, huge 5K resolution is ideal for video/photo/design work, customisable powerhouse with RAM access to rear

Ports all to rear, not all applications will render resolution optimised, can become expensive as you’ll want the RAM for heavyweight tasks, noise when fan kicks in

The iMac with Retina 5K display is a great looking and powerful workhorse machine that, thanks to its super-high resolution, aligns itself with current professional practice and makes the desktop all-in-one relevant again. We're sad to see our review...

Nov, 2014

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Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display all-in-one PC review

 

There are currently no technical specifications recorded for this product.

The iMac with Retina 5K display is obviously in a class of its own, as well it should be at this price. However, the level of performance and ergonomics you get make it a very good value for money option if you can afford it. If you want touch input or...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

New iMac with Retina 5K display first-look review

 

A major upgrade to the Apple iMac was made today with the introduction of a 5K Retina display for the 27-inch model. See also: iMac with Retina 5K display release date, price and specs.

First impressions suggest this seemingly simple difference has changed the game in desktop computer displays.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Ian Morris (digitalspy.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: "Stunning design, amazing performance"

 

Review: Apple's iMac 5K looks good and boasts superb performance levels, too.

Breathtaking design and class-leading display ; PREVIOUS ARTICLERHA's MA750i headphones have potentialNEXT ARTICLENest Learning Thermostat review ; Upgrading memory is easy ; OS X Yosemite runs with ease

Will require some performance upgrades for a first-rate gaming setup ; Audio quality falls slightly short

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Nate Lanxon (wired.co.uk)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review (late 2014)

 

Nigel Tufnel put it best in This Is Spinal Tap : "The numbers all go to eleven. Most blokes will be playing at ten but where can you go from there?" Eleven is "one louder" than the competition.

Amazing display, high performance across the board, excellent graphics performance, excellent design

Good value for the tech but still expensive in current all-in-one market, can't be used in Target Display Mode, software required to take full advantage of 5K display

If there was ever a headline waiting to be written it was "Retina iMac more powerful than Mac Pro". But that would be for shock value. The truth is that they offer different strengths to different people, but the Retina iMac is nonetheless a monster of...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review

 

Every once in a while, a gadget completely resets the curve. Once I started wearing good, expensive headphones, I suddenly couldn't even tolerate Apple's EarPods anymore. When I first grabbed my...

Spectacular display ; Slim, attractive body ; A terabyte of solid-state storage is a remarkable thing ; Seriously, the screen is fantastic

You'll pay for the power you need ; Doesn't work as a secondary display

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Apple iMac With Retina 5K Display

 

The 5K display in the new 27-inch iMac is the most beautiful, most pixel-packed screen on the market, and the computer inside ranks near the...

Absolutely the best PC display, desktop or otherwise, you can buy. Very reasonable price tag for a 5K machine. Solid performance. Whisper-thin unibody design

Wish the stand had adjustable height. Rear ports are difficult to reach; plugging in peripherals takes some trial and error. Broadwell processors will likely bring faster processing in an update next year

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple iMac with 5K Retina display (27-inch) review

 

Just when you thought it was safe to get comfortable with the look and language of 4K, Apple comes along and adds what the company is calling a 5K display in the premium 27-inch iMac all-in-one desktop.

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple iMac 27inch, 2014

 

Officially called the iMac with Retina 5K display, the screen uses a new material, oxide-based TFT, and borrowed tech from the Retina iPad to reduce pixel crosstalk to keep images sharp. The panel is also just as bright as the previous-gen model, but...

The new 27-inch Apple iMac adds a stunning 5K display for not much more than last year's high-end model. The design, while not updated, remains the gold standard for all-in-one desktops.

Except for the new screen and a different GPU, the components are essentially unchanged from last year's version. The high starting price only gets you a mid-level Core i5 processor.

Apple skips 4K and goes directly to what the company calls a 5K display in this expensive, extravagant all-in-one iMac desktop that will appeal to photo and video professionals -- or anyone else looking for the best possible screen resolution.

Oct, 2014

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