New 27-inch 2020 Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display, Intel i5, Radeon Pro 5300, 8GB RAM Review

New 27-inch 2020 Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display 

New Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

The latest 27-inch Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display is offered with the tenth generation Intel i5 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics card, 8GB memory and 256GB ultrafast Solid State Drive and Mac OS Catalina. You have the option to purchase it with an Intel i5 CPU at 3.1GHz or 3.3GHz and with 256GB SSD or 512GB SSD.

It was first released in April 2020 and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 125 users at the time of this product review. The 27″ diagonal 5K Retina display has the 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution for crystal clear images as it supports 1 billion colors and has 500 nits of brightness. It comes with the great quality 1080p FaceTime HD webcam on the top bezel. In the box you’ll find the 27″ iMac, Magic Mouse 2, Magic keyboard, lightning to USB cable and power cord.

You have different options on the Amazon product page, like the 21.5″ iMac with a Retina 4K display. The Radeon Pro 5300 GPU has the 4GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory and the Radeon Pro 5500 XT has the 8GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory. The tenth generation 6-core Intel i5 processor works at the speeds between 3.1GHz and 4.5GHz with the turbo boost function. The other Intel i5 option is also a 10th generation and 6-core between a base speed of 3.3GHz and 4.8GHz. The tenth generation 8-core Intel i7 processor works at the speeds between 3.8GHz and 5.0GHz and please refer to the Amazon product page for your other processor and graphics card options.

Connectivity options include two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, Gigabit Ethernet port for wired internet, 4 x USB-A ports that are compatible with USB 2.0, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, SDXC card slot and the Kensington lock slot. Please note that it doesn’t come with a CD/DVD drive and you can get one cheaply at and connect it via Bluetooth or one of the USB ports. The Magic keyboard doesn’t have the numeric keypad on the side and numbers are found across the top of the keyboard. You can use both the magic mouse and magic trackpad with this one, at the same time too if you need to.

Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

The 8GB memory would be enough for your light daily tasks and general computer use, internet, videos, some gaming and multitasking power. And if you think you will need a heavy multitasking power and perform multimedia editing, work on intensive production projects and play games you may want to pay for more memory at the beginning. 256GB Solid State Drive would be enough for a good percentage of computer users but if you think you’ll be saving many videos, music or games, then go for the 512GB SSD.

It is very easy to upgrade the RAM- memory by yourself as you can just replace the 8GB with a 32GB and put another 32GB for a total of 64GB. But you can’t upgrade the SSD easily on your own. The 2020 model 27-inch iMac weighs 19.7 pounds and measures 20.3H x 25.6W x 8D inches. It is an All-in-One desktop computer that is very easy to set up. The display is not touch screen as Apple still does not have any computers with the touchscreens. It works well for photo and video editing, but not heavy gaming. It is a very robust machine that doesn’t get bogged down easily by the heavy applications or software. The warranty offered is one year standard by Apple and you can pay for longer warranty. 

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