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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Apple has announced the 2020 model year of the 27-inch iMac. In this article, we bring you a comparison of the new and old iMac specifications. The name of the new model is back to the simple "27-inch iMac," but the screen is still a Retina 5K display with 5120 x 2880 resolution.

27-inch iMac Comparison Chart

 

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27-inch iMac
Retina 5K 2020

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27-inch iMac
Retina 5K 2019
Display

27-inch
5120 x 2880px
Retina 5K
support for one billion colors
500 nits brightness
True Tone technology
Configurable with nano-texture glass

27-inch
5120 x 2880px
Retina 5K
support for one billion colors
500 nits brightness
Processor 10th-generation
3.1GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz)
6-core Intel Core i5

3.3GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz)
6-core Intel Core i5

3.8GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz)
8-core Intel Core i7

Op: 3.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz)
10-core Intel Core i9
9th-generation
3.0GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz)
6-core Intel Core i5

3.1GHz(Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz)
6-core Intel Core i5

3.7GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
6-core Intel Core i5

Op: 3.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz)
8-core Intel Core i9
Graphics

Radeon Pro 5300
(4GB GDDR6)

Radeon Pro 5500 XT
(8GB GDDR6)

Op: Radeon Pro 5700
(8GB GDDR6)

Op: Radeon Pro 5700 XT
(16GB GDDR6)

Radeon Pro 570X
(4GB GDDR5)

Radeon Pro 575X
(4GB GDDR5)

Radeon Pro 580X
(8GB GDDR5)

Op: Radeon Pro Vega 48
(8GB HBM2)
Storage

256GB SSD

512GB SSD
Configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD

512GB SSD
Configurable to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB SSD

 

1-2TB Fusion Drive
Configurable to 256, 512GB, or 1TB SSD

1-3TB Fusion Drive
Configurable to 256, 512GB, or 1TB SSD

2-3TB Fusion Drive
Configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
Memory 8GB (4GB x2) DDR4
Configurable to 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB
8GB DDR4
Configurable to 16 or 32GB
3.1/3.7GHz model with 64GB option
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
Bluetooth 5.0
802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Connections and Expansion Four USB-A ports
SDXC card slot
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
(DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 40Gbps,
USB 3.1Gen 2 10Gbps
Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters)

10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Configurable to 10Gb Ethernet
Four USB-A ports
SDXC card slot
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
(DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 40Gbps,
USB 3.1Gen 2 10Gbps
Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters)

10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Camera FaceTime HD 1080p FaceTime HD 720p
Audio Stereo speakers
Three-mic array
3.5 mm headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Mic
3.5 mm headphone jack
OS at the time of release macOS 10.15 Catalina
(Updateable to macOS 11.0 Big Sur)
macOS 10.14 Mojave
Size Height: 516 x Width: 650 x Stand depth: 203mm Height: 516 x Width: 650 x Stand depth: 203mm
Weight 8.92 kg 9.42kg
Price excluding tax
(at the time of release)
3.1GHz ¥194,800
3.3GHz ¥216,800
3.8GHz ¥249,800
3.0GHz ¥198,800
3.1GHz ¥220,800
3.7GHz ¥253,800

The 2020 model will have a three-microphone array with beamforming capability as well, and “Hey Siri” support. You can also connect up to two 6K external displays, depending on your choice of GPU (Radeon Pro 5700 or Radeon Pro 5700 XT required).

Outside of the specifications, the Final Cut Pro X video editing software and Logic Pro X music production software can be pre-installed at the time of purchase, depending on the user's objectives. The price, excluding tax, is 33,454 yen for Final Cut Pro X and 21,818 yen for Logic Pro X.

Source: Apple


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.