The big news is the option to go 4K with the 21.5-inch model. Sporting a resolution of 4,096 x 2,304 pixels, it offers four times the resolution of the previous iteration. Apple promises 25 percent improvement in color display – although we’ve never heard anyone complain that there’s just not enough red on their screen.
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The larger 27-inch versions all boast 5K resolution, but for that extra bit of detail on Andrew Lincoln’s weather-beaten mush on ‘The Walking Dead’ pushes the price up to $1,999. Plus, you’re not going to find too many app-makers or movie studios upscaling their outputs to reflect these pixel densities.
Behind that colorific screen is a range of Intel’s Broadwell processors, despite the chip manufacturer having already released the newer Skylake iterations. RAM meanwhile has been bumped up to 8GB and can be expanded to 16GB if you need extra oomph.
Prices on the baby iMac are expected to start at $1,499 for the 4K screen, or $1,099 for the bog-standard 1080p version.