Apple recently introduced the Retina iMac, which marked the first time a desktop Macintosh had received the full “Retina” treatment capable of displaying 5K resolution. With that many pixels on the screen and with more than enough power under the hood to make those pixels do magical things, you may be wondering whether the Retina iMac or a new Mac Pro would be a better choice.

Retina iMac

First of all, there’s that display: 5120 x 2880 resolution – twice the horizontal resolution and twice the vertical resolution as other 27-inch iMac models.  So, that’s 14.7 million pixels in total; so many in fact, that Apple had to develop its own custom timing controller to get the screen to work right. read more