Pros

  • Faster, more efficient processor
  • Available PCIe-connected flash storage
  • Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Cons

  • 5400-rpm hard drive
  • No optical drive
  • RAM not user upgradeable

At A Glance

The discrete graphics card in the $1499 iMac, along with the faster processor, make it a better value over its $1299 sibling.

Manufacturer’s Description

iMac is amazingly thin, yet it offers fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster graphics, the advanced Fusion Drive and flash storage options, and ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. So it's powerful enough for a design studio, production house, or science lab. And beautiful enough for any room in your home.