I am considering purchasing an iMac 27-inch for my web development business; of course, linux-compatibility is a major issue for me. I know that Linux has been run successfully on various models of the iMac, including the 27 inch version, but of late it seems that the Linux graphic driver universe is going through a tough time.
Apple’s new redesigned iMac marks a significant departure from a physical design that the company has basically used for its all-in-one desktop since 2007. The 21.5-inch iMac represents a significant visual change and packs a lot of new stuff inside the entry-level $1,299 version as well, which is the one I received for testing.
Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the obvious here) catches my eye.