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27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

My Mac Pro (2008) was a great machine, but 2008 was a long time ago. The SSD gave it a few more years of useful life, but the end was drawing near. So, back in May, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The Mac Pro's SSD died a few weeks later.

Firstly, the screen. If you haven't see one, go check it out at an Apple Store. It is truly spectacular, with 5120 × 2880 pixels. It's like having a giant 27-inch iPhone 6 on your desk. My eyes are now utterly ruined for regular LCD monitors, and my 13-inch MacBook Air looks like someone's drawn grid lines all over the screen.

Secondly, I did skimp on the disk. Full SSD was an option, but I went for a 3TB "fusion drive" instead. After the OWC Mercury Accelsior in the Mac Pro, I swore I'd never go back. But I've gone half-way back. No complaints so far, but I'm keeping a close eye on it.

(Oh, and yes, I'm just going to jump right in here and pretend it's not near…

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