Great piece of kit, beautiful display, and looks great on the desk. Works straight from thbox with absolutely no fuss. The screen feels too big for the first few minutes, but once you get used to it you will not go back to a smaller one.
Superb computer. This is my 5th iMac: original 'round' orange iMac, white eMac, Core 2 Duo iMac, i3 iMac, and now this one. The experience just gets better and better. The 5k display is just stunning, especially with photos. Fast, light, big & bright. With great Amazon discounts too!
Ok, so it is expensive, and you can get a PC with better specs for less, I'm not even going to pretend that's not the case.
But this is a product with one of only a few possible specs, and that's what apple does do right. By limiting the number of "target" machines, you can tell that the software and the hardware are built to work together. And boy, it does on this machine. I got this machine because of real estate - I needed to see a lot of things on the screen and once. And that is where the 5k display comes into its own. Out of the box, it is set to the "mid" resolution setting, but crank it up, and I was surprised - no - amazed - at the number of items I could have available... And, most importantly actually still see. The screen has massively reduced the the amount of eye strain I would normally suffer.
So the iMac has absolutely delivered, for my needs. If your needs are different, then I'm not going to say that I think you should just make the jump, no matter what the cost. This may not be for you, so I urge you to carefully consider the other options you may have.
This particular model was with the apple magic mouse only, and is the basic model without any options; as it is not being ordered directly from apple.
And now also be aware that, for similar prices, the specs have just been updated (Oct 15), so it would be worth your while seeking out one of those (beware that the fusion drive option does not have as much solid state as it did).
As it may also be to seek out the 21.5 inch display, or even the macbook / mini for less.