Ever since the famous Bondi Blue iMac debuted in August 1998, Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer has been setting standards in gorgeous design and powerful performance. Apple’s innovation was as clear back then as it is today – the iMac was the first Macintosh to drop the floppy disk in favour of USB, and its colourful aesthetic set it apart as a playful pretender in a world of staid beige boxes.
Today, Apple is again pushing boundaries with the iMac, blessing all of its 27-inch models with a massive 5K (5120x2880) resolution and a wide P3 colour gamut. Add in Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs (configurable from 3.4GHz up to 4.2GHz), a fast and capacious Fusion Drive, and powerful AMD Radeon RX graphics processors, and the 27-inch iMac is the desktop system to own. At WWDC in June 2017, Apple refreshed the entire range of iMacs, with discrete GPUs coming to all but the entry-level model, newer Intel CPUs, brighter Retina displays and more Thunderbolt 3 ports.