Apple’s got a summer surprise for you.
It’s a brand new 27 inch iMac.
Is it worth buying right now when arm based Mac’s are simply down the road?
Let’s find out
There really are a lot of interesting new features in In the new 2020 version of the 2017 iMac, Apple just announced it early in the day this week.
But the main one that’s probably most practical for anybody residing in the nightmare world, or 2020 is this one I’m looking at the following and that’s the brand new webcam that’s built in.
The new iMac finally includes a 1080 resolution webcam that’s better than almost every other Macs have that’s a lot better than most laptops have and using it today, so hopefully you can see the difference.
And it’s also got this studio mics which they first put in the 16 inch MacBook Pro a year ago.
Those have already been imported here as well.
So hopefully this looks and sounds a little better than your average workplace Skype or zoom call.
I’m gonna go over a few the highlights of items that make this new 27 inch iMac frankly seem nearly as good or a lot better than the iMac Pro.
Now you could possibly get 10th generation Intel Core i 9 processors up to 10 Core processors.
You can get up to 128 gigs of RAM even though frankly you’re gonna probably get 16 or 32 for graphics and this is one of the only things apart from the Mac Pro, the iMac pro and the 16 inch MacBook Pro where you can get discrete graphics In a Mac, while they’ve got the brand new 5000 series AMD Radeon cards, this one’s got the Radeon pro 5700 XT.
Now that’s the highest end version you can add on.
If you receive the base model new iMacs are going to have entry level new 5000 series AMD Radeon cards now why do you need top quality power similar to this?
Well, you almost certainly don’t, but.
If you’re somebody who let’s imagine you’re working at home now let’s imagine you’re shooting and maybe even occasionally editing your own video something I never really i did so but now I seem to be carrying out a lot of well maybe you do need some higher end hardware, especially coupled with a big really nice screen like this.
If you’re doing high end photography, shooting an 8k, that i don’t but I do shoot in 4k.
If you’re doing any type of CAD or 3D work, which is sometimes do or if you are working in development, any such thing game wise anything in 3D, well they’re all good use cases for a higher end very pro level machine similar to this.
Another new feature is the T2 chip that Apple has added to this product.
It’s in a number of others, and that does a lot of security software also helps with things such as video encoding.
Apple, for example, says that.
With the brand new webcam on here, the T two chip might help figure out when there’s a face in the frame and what that faces versus the background and adjust the exposure to be able to really emphasize the people as opposed to the backgrounds as well as other things in the frame.
Now it will not do facial recognition login, which frankly, we would all like to see since we happen on our phones and it does not do the kind of face tracking or let’s say the camera would cut in a bit and follow me around while I do this.
But, you realize, looking at it just with the changing lighting conditions in here, it seems to be maintaining a pretty decent look on my video.
There’s yet another really top quality feature that’s bled on to this new 27 inch iMac.
It’s something that previously we had on the apple pro display again being an option and I hear it’s also a choice, And that is the nano texture screen.
This is an extremely non glossy non reflective screen.
I’ve got plenty of natural light arriving here close to me and lots of other screens in this room are extremely hard to see as a result of all the glare.
I’ve got no glare on this screen right here and that is because there exists a little pattern etched to the screen that is the nano texture and that basically helps give it a pleasant matte look without having That’s sort of very nearly foggy matte finish that non glossy screens normally have.
The nano texture is an extra option that adds $500 but it’s really great especially for glowingly lit rooms.
I think when anyone has seen it on the Mac Pro display, it is the kind of thing you want every-where.
So now we’re beginning to see other areas starting with this 27 inch iMac.
Now you may be saying to your self, wow, this sounds great, why don’t I run out and get one of these today?
What’s the catch?
Well the catch is this new iMac looks exactly like the last 27 inch iMac which looked the same as the main one before and so forth.
The design of these systems has not changed.
In many, many years, the MacBook Air fell to the same trap or had the same design for a long time.
Other systems evolve past it in terms of feel and look.
And sooner or later they had to offer the MacBook Air an important refresh.
This still includes a minimalist modern look.
There’s a lot of nice touches to it, nevertheless the big screen bezels around it certainly feel dated right now.
There’s that single piece foot to it, and you can tilt it along like this.
But what you enjoy to see frankly, is the ability to improve the screen up and lower it.
And if you’re working together with a very top quality professional to like this, that’s something you might want.
Now I recently got my hands on this new 27 inch iMac, I’m beginning to bench market.
Try a couple of things.
Maybe I’ll even play some games don’t tell anybody.
And we’ll report back with an increase of in depth testing scores benchmark scores impressions later on, but at least very Initially, I enjoy the new webcam.
I’ve used it for two zoom meetings and a TV appearance already.
I prefer the nano texture screen I can really tell the difference.
And I like that even with all of the new options.
The starting prices to this iMac are the just like the previous model, that standard Apple operating procedure.
They update the components they add new stuff, But they keep consitently the starting price the same to offer a you realize a feel just like you’re getting some value from the jawhorse.
Do you must run out and acquire a new 27 inch iMac today.
If you’re stuck working at home and also you really need a higher end professional workstation for especially for photo and video.
Then perchance you do if you have been saying, I’m gonna wait to see what Apple does with their own Apple silicon, those arm chips which will eventually arrive at every Mac over the next couple of years.
Well, no, this is an Intel model.
It could be the very last Intel one we see.
But it really throws in a lot of the great features.
Apple’s got a summer surprise for you.