27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
- 3.7GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz
- 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
- Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
- 512GB SSD storage
- Magic Mouse 2
- Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad - US English
- Accessory Kit
Scheduled Delivery was October 14, 2019. Actual delivery was October 4, 2019.
You can upgrade your iMac with more memory. The nice thing is that you can keep the orginal memory that came with the computer.
I found a 32GB memory on Amazon.com for $139! (Compaired to $600 that Apple was asking when I was buying the iMac.)
This is the memory that I installed: Crucial 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT2K16G4SFD8266
October 4, 2019: Installed with the computer.
October 7, 2019: Updated to the new MacOS.
In MacOS 10.15, Apple added the Startup Disk to the overview panel.
I have an external 20-inch Apple Cinema Display that I would like to connect to this iMac. The problem is that it won't plug directly into the computer, I'll have to get a converter.
I have the Model number: A1081 display, which means the display uses a DVI connector. I will need a DVI to Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or a DVI to USB 3 adapter.
- DVI to USB 3 is $45.95
- DVI to Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) is $13.95
Update: October 20, 2019
I purchased the DVI to Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) from Amazon.com for $13.95 on October 19, 2019.
This works perfectly with my Apple Cinema Display (MA467). It works perfectly - just like my Thunderbolt adapter. The only thing that won't work is the Firewire port, but Apple has pretty much killed that since 2012 - when the last computer shipped with a Firewire port. Certainly USB-C is the way to go now.
|USB-C (Thunderbolt 3)||10 Gbps|
|USB 3||5 Gbps|
|FireWire 800||800 Mbps|
|USB 2||480 Mbps|
|Firewire 400||400 Mbps|
Cool tool installed on December 25, 2019:
Installed a cool USC-C Clamp Hub so that I can access various ports on the front of the computer - that way I don't have to reach to the back of the computer for temporary items.
These are the "must have" applications that I plan on installing on the computer. This computer will have a smaller base hard drive, so I don't want to install applications that I don't think I'll be using.
- Keyboard Maestro
- Google Chrome - The New Chrome & Most Secure Web Browser
- Photolemur 3
- Wondershare Filmora
Apple Store Items