The 27-inch iMac is what Apple calls the “ultimate desktop”, and now it features faster performance, SSD hard drives, and an improved Retina 5K display. Plus, it has a higher quality camera, speakers, and microphone.
“With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate.”
Compared to the previous version of the 27 inch iMac, the new iMac is:
- Up to 65 percent more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
- Up to 40 percent faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X.
- Up to 35 percent faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
- Up to 25 percent faster build time in Xcode.
New iMac 2020 Availability
Starting August 4, 2020, the new 27-inch iMac is available on apple.com both in the USA and Canada. Starting prices are listed a $1,799 US for the Apple.com price.
In Canada, on Apple.com/ca/, the starting price is $3,079.00.
iMac 27 inch Canada Upgrades
If you are interested in the nano-texture glass (which is ideal in varied light conditions to reduce glare), that is an additional $625.
The base processor is a 10th generation 8-core Intel Core i7 processor. If that’s not enough computing power, you can upgrade to a 10-core Intel Code i9 processor for $505.
Starting with 8GB of DDR4 memory, the 27-inch iMac can be customized up to 16GB for $250, or all the way up to 128 GB of ram (which is $3250 additional).
The iMac 27 inch in Canada starts with a 512GB solid state drive, but you can increase that storage to 1TB($250), 2TB($750), or even 8TB ($3000).