The giant of the bitten apple has presented the new 2020 27-inch iMac, a minor renovation of the iMac 2019 in terms of design but important in terms of hardware, with which Apple updates its well-known all-in-one computers.
Outside there is no news, the iMac 2020 keep design, format and huge screen borders that we have seen in previous generations, and that Apple should consider reducing as soon as possible, since they are out of tune with the current trend in the sector and there are, in my opinion, nothing good.
Regarding hardware, we have, as we said, important news They are mainly focused on two main fronts: the use of latest generation Intel processors and the complete abandonment of HDD units in the most basic configurations. Yes, you read correctly, the “affordable” iMac with hard drives are over, the new 27-inch 2020 iMac will only come configured with SSD drives. The 21.5-inch versions come with a 256 GB SSD in its base version, but we can change it for a 1 TB HDD without the price being affected.
Regarding the specifications of the new 27-inch 2020 iMac we have a jump to the Intel’s 10th generation Core processors, with a maximum of ten cores and twenty threads. We can configure them with up to 128 GB of RAM and a maximum of 8 TB of storage capacity in a high-performance SSD format.
The most powerful configuration at the GPU level that we can mount is a Radeon Pro 5700 XT AMD with 16GB of GDDR6 memory. I remind you that all the new iMac 2020 come with a 27-inch screen and 5K resolution with True Tone support, they have a front camera with 1080p resolution, they mount high-quality speakers and microphones and they come with a T2 security chip .
Availability and price of the new iMac 2020 27-inch
They are already available through the Apple website, and also through authorized distributors. These are the prices of base configurations of each version:
- 27-inch iMac 2020 with Core i5 CPU, Radeon Pro 5300, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD from 2,099 euros. It is the base version.
- 27-inch iMac 2020 with Core i5 CPU, Radeon Pro 5300, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD from 2,299 euros. It is a version with more storage capacity.
- 27-inch iMac 2020 with Core i7 CPU, Radeon Pro 5500 XT, 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD from 2,599 euros. A superior version, but it is not the most powerful that we can buy.
If we want a top-of-the-range 27-inch 2020 iMac equipped with 128GB of RAM, 8TB of SSD storage, 10th-core 10-core 20-core CPU i9, nanotextured glass and a Radeon Pro 5700 XT graphics card we will have to pay a whopping 10,729 euros. If we add peripherals and software the price goes up even more.