iMac with 5K Retina display
Need a more complete package? When it comes to a desktop – including a gob-smacking Retina 5K display – then choose this iMac. Although the new entry-level 3.3GHz model squeezes the price down to £1,599, there are too many compromises – a hard drive by default, and a less powerful graphics chip – so the 3.5GHz model remains the one to look at; it ships with a Fusion Drive as standard, while the AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics ensure it’s great for games.
The 5K iMac also has an access panel in the back for upgrading the RAM, so while it only ships with 8GB as standard, you’ll save money by upgrading the memory yourself – you can get 32GB of it from Crucial for £20 less than the price Apple will charge you for 16GB.
The large, 5K Retina display opens up a wealth of possibilities – run multiple apps side-by-side, for example, or compare lots of photos at once – and thanks to the powerful spec, you’ll get a long-lasting machine.