What is the best Apple desktop in 2019?!

Today we’re going over Apple’s fleet of desktop computers. Which one is the right for computer for you? Could it be the latest 21.5″ 4K iMac? Maybe it’s the 5K 27″ iMac? Not enough power? Maybe the 27″ iMac Pro is the right one for you? If you don’t have enough money for an iMac but want an entry into Apple’s MacOS, maybe you should pick up the new Mac mini.

➡ 2019 4K iMac First Impressions and Benchmarks – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-853CR1mgpo

Find the iMac that is right for you! Includes the new 4K and 5K 2019 models!
Read more ➡ AppleInsider.com

For all the Apple tech news you’ll ever need, visit➡ appleinsider.com
Our video gear➡ https://kit.com/AppleInsider/video-production

47 Comments

  1. Josef Marek on February 10, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    What about for iMac 27" 5k with this specs – 3,0 GHz 6 cores i5 with basic 8 GB RAM (I will buy 32 later DIY), Radeo PRO 570x with 4GB ? Main spec is Lightroom and Photoshop, maybe some video editting in future. I am student and I also make some money with photography. 🙂

  2. That One Guy With A Moustache on February 10, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    1. Get the education discount on the first 27” iMac unit fully maxed out except for the ram
    2. Get additional similarly specced iMacs as needed

  3. Milz_World on February 10, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I was looking into a 21.5 inch imac which is best for editing youtube videos and pictures. Which would you recommend?

  4. Napster2002 . aspx on February 10, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I want the iMAC with 32 GB memory along with the 1TB Fusion Drive.

  5. Michael Joseph on February 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Mac Mini if only Apple going to produce a beautiful looking Thunderbolt Display (currently all 4k or 5k display in the market looks too plastic) ……otherwise 21.5" 4K iMac?

  6. Second Unit Aerials on February 10, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Apple died when Steve Jobs did.

    Quality is now non-existent, going by my three failed MacBook Pro’s (looked after but all had CPU failures) two failed iPhones (cased and looked after completely died) and my present 12.9” iPad Pro (touch screen hardly works and the screen bottom has started to bleed light badly (delaminating screen). My ‘coffee can’ Mac Pro also failed. Motherboard failure and not covered by Apple, apparently! Wtf?

    Goes to show that it isn’t just apples on a tree that go bad.

    Oh, and my company 15” MacBook Pro has now developed half of an orange blotchy screen. All products were just out of warranty. Way to go Apple.

    So in answer to the question of what is best? Answer is (and confirmed by most Apple users to date), the best Apple is….NONE.

    Apple no longer cater for quality. It’s a pure profit organisation where your product is deemed out of date (and time to replace) by them after two years.

    Needless to say, I’ve stopped buying Apple products now and have had to start using Android and Mircrosoft. Blurrrrgh, but better quality and they work way past two years.

  7. Yuzhen Wang on February 10, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    I ordered 21.5 4k iMac ,i7 6-core, 256 SSD, with large magic keyboard and trackpad. hope it worths the money

  8. isctony on February 10, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    what is the best iMac, the highest one you can afford lol

  9. Love Hunter Music on February 10, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Very helpful. I bought the 21.5 inch 4k retina 6 core w fusion drive. thanks

  10. Jim M on February 10, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    SSD is a must for the iMac. None are a bargain, but if you’re looking at 27”, there’s only $300 separating the base 3.0 GHz model from the top 3.7 GHz model, assuming you opt for the 1TB SSD.
    27” 3.7 GHz, 1TB SSD, 8GB RAM with an additional 32 GB Crucial Ram installed by me at home.

  11. Richer Mx on February 10, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    iMac 27" i5 256 SSD + Magic Trackpad

  12. Hannah ?? on February 10, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    the thumbnail big one is the won I got

  13. lxceyyy on February 10, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    I reccommend the 4k iMac! Step one: *be rich*

  14. Greg Comeau on February 10, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you!! Very informative. I’m going to go with the 14.99.00 21.5 iMac because I want SSD 226.

  15. Calvin on February 10, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I would highly recommend that you try the 27" iMac at a store before going for it. I use the 21.5" iMac for work and honestly although the 27" iMac is beautiful for movies and or very large spread sheets etc. If you plan to do mild gaming or just "general use" like email, contacts, calendars, productivity apps and stuff like that then you might want to consider the 21.5" monitor. With the 5k 27" monitor at the "standard scaling" it is almost hard to read the text and the screen really is HUGE. Also the computer weighs a lot more because obviously its aluminum construction and WAY huger than the 21.5" models. I opted for the 27" as I wanted to "go big or go home" and actually wish I went with the 21.5" because this thing is just massive. But when watching movies or gaming I really am happy I went with the 27". It just depends on what you need and how much you’re wanting to spend. *Food for thought.*

  16. robertbdesmond on February 10, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    What???

  17. modern tart on February 10, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Build a PC: faster, cheaper and upgradeable

  18. Mark's Tech on February 10, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    few days ago i got the 2019 5k imac, 9th gen i5 with 8gb gddr5, 2tb fusion drive and i gotta say, this puts my 2 year old 15 inch macbook pro into shame. a simple 3minute denoiser took my macbook pro 27minutes to render, and that same clip took my imac 8 minutes to render. im shook

  19. Voyage Fest on February 10, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Quite nasal… Got a cold? Or it’s my speaker?

  20. Veejay Mexico on February 10, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    I inadvertently turned off Bluetooth on my IMac forgetting that my mouse and keyboard are both Bluetooth. Driven. Now I find myself unable to sign in. What are my options to get back in?? Oh, I am in Mexico with no Apple Store nearby.

  21. Giancarlo Cadengue on February 10, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    I’m going for the mini i7 with egpu, iMacs are waaay expensive in Brazil (BRL 25.000,00)

  22. TheKrackenX42 on February 10, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Apple is shit now

  23. Mighty Stonehaven on February 10, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    i have a 2009 archaic peece o crap 21". I’m getting OLD. My EYE are getting bad. I want a 27" & I am retired and literally do jack SHIT other than read email, YTubing, & ebay. Is the BASE model 27" decent enough and is that price $1799?? Thx

  24. jim on February 10, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Went with the 27 i5 with 3.7 turbo boost and I upgraded to 64 ram. Come with a nice keyboard and mouse. Been using for about a week. Coming from a 2017 IMac 27. Can’t complain. Built in speakers are vary nice and the screen quality is outstanding! Not a gamer . I am using the iMac for the stock market and random browsing. The movies on my iTunes are really clear. Have two additional 34 in lg ultra wide monitors and it handles them vary well. When I am trading I run 12 charts on the screens (4each) and the IMac keeps up solid! A added benefit is the Sidecar feature for my iPad Pro. Get a extra screen to keep my account in view. Not sure about gamers but for the rest of us ,you should be fine. The iMac is really fast even with the fusion drive. Hope this helps.

  25. Tommi Hirvonen on February 10, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Dude, that audio is killing my ears

  26. Team Member on February 10, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    I’m planning to buy (Customize iMac) mainly for music production but I might also use it for video editing, I wanted to know what if i have to choose from two options like:

    3.6GHz 8-core 9th-generation / 8GB RAM / Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory / 1TB SSD .
    OR
    3.7GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 1TB SSD
    with Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8GB of HBM2 memory

    Which one is the best choice ?
    I’m going to upgrade Ram by myself later in both options as you mentioned in your video.
    So basically I’m confuse between (3.6GHz 8-core & Radeon Pro Vega 48)

    Thanks

  27. Rex Flores on February 10, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    You’d get more bang for your buck building you’re own pc

  28. DinoGamer_Sky on February 10, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Do you need a tower? Your does the Imac come woth a mini one? Or does it work on wifi???

  29. Andres Hernandez on February 10, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Great video, I found this model at Best Buy it could be a 2017 model or 2018 for 1,299 Key Specs
    Screen SizeInfo
    21.5 inches
    Screen ResolutionInfo
    3840 x 2560 (UHD)
    Touch ScreenInfo
    No
    Storage Type
    HDD
    Total Storage Capacity
    1000 gigabytes
    Hard Drive Capacity
    1000 gigabytes
    System Memory (RAM)Info
    8 gigabytes
    Graphics
    AMD Radeon Pro 560
    Processor Speed (Base)Info
    3.4 gigahertz
    Processor ModelInfo
    Intel 7th Generation Core i5
    Processor Model Number
    Quad-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz)
    Operating SystemInfo
    Mac OS
    Feature
    Mac Features
    Siri
    Multi-Touch Screen
    Yes
    Stylus Dock
    None
    Cooling System
    Air
    Ports
    Number of USB Ports (Total)
    4
    Number of USB 3.0 Type A Ports
    4
    Number of USB Type A Charging Ports
    4
    Number of HDMI Outputs (Total)
    1
    Number of HDMI HDCP 2.2 OutputsInfo
    1
    Number Of DVI Ports
    1
    Number of Thunderbolt Ports (Total)
    2
    Number of Thunderbolt 3 Ports
    2
    Display
    Screen SizeInfo
    21.5 inches
    Screen ResolutionInfo
    3840 x 2560 (UHD)
    Touch ScreenInfo
    No
    Storage
    Storage Type
    HDD
    Total Storage Capacity
    1000 gigabytes
    Hard Drive Capacity
    1000 gigabytes
    Memory
    System Memory (RAM)Info
    8 gigabytes
    Type of Memory (RAM)Info
    DDR
    Media Card ReaderInfo
    Yes
    Graphics
    Graphics
    AMD Radeon Pro 560
    GPU Brand
    AMD Radeon
    Processor
    Processor Brand
    Intel
    Processor Speed (Base)Info
    3.4 gigahertz
    Processor ModelInfo
    Intel 7th Generation Core i5
    Processor Model Number
    Quad-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz)
    Connectivity
    Internet Connectivity
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth EnabledInfo
    Yes
    Network
    Wireless NetworkingInfo
    Wireless-A, Wireless-B, Wireless-G, Wireless-N
    Ethernet
    1
    Number Of Ethernet Ports
    1
    Compatibility
    Operating SystemInfo
    Mac OS
    Included
    Wireless Keyboard
    Yes
    Wireless Mouse
    Yes
    Built-In Webcam
    Yes
    Speaker(s) Included
    Yes
    Additional Accessories Included
    Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Power cord, Lightning to USB Cable
    Do you think this is a good deal?

  30. Anonymous 69 on February 10, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    What’s an iMac for?

  31. suny123boy1 on February 10, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    4k is not needed you only need 480p.

  32. Hotwired PC on February 10, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    There isn’t one. Unless you like being ripped off. $600 for 32 gigs of RAM that’s ridiculous when it can be had for as low as $100. $400 for one 1tb of storage when that can be had for as little as $100. Let’s not forget that cooling sucks and part replacement sucks on an apple.

  33. daniel on February 10, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    I want an iMac . But the price for base model is too much …and HDD .. seriously

    I just need and iMac 21.5 , i5, 512 SSD, 16gb

  34. Alberto Martinez on February 10, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    I will go top of three 21.5”, i5 6-core, but upgrading to 16 GB RAM, any of you could tell me when I will find limitations if left at 8GB? The other upgrade is to move to SDD but not sure of 256 or 512, as I have a NAS and storage cloud services, so my question is how much space (GB) macOS, Microsoft Office and typical tools use

  35. Anthony Cortes on February 10, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t buy one till the fix the bezel size.

  36. Dennis W on February 10, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    Apple needs to ditch the fusion drive and make a 512 or 1TB SSD standard. Flash storage has dropped like a rock and Apple is way too greedy with their SSD upgrades. I can buy a 1TB Samsung SSD all day long for under $200 while Apple wants $800 to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. COME ON APPLE.

  37. O4G Media on February 10, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Best iMac models to upgrade (2013-2017) can be found on ….eBay. Thank me later

  38. Roshan RokKa on February 10, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    lol you should watch Jonathan’s video. He actually has a recommendation. You sound like a robot browsing the Apple website.

  39. mrfld on February 10, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Wait I’m confused. The more I spend, the better the product?

  40. David Davison on February 10, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Disappointed in my new Apple, desk top computer. My 10 year old Apple desk top was much better but is was so old I thought it was time for a new one. Thoroughly unimpressed with the new iMac. It’s not only NOT faster, it is actually slower…not sure how that is possible but it is true. Youtube pages take much longer to load. The only improvement is that I don’t get messages saying I’m running too many programs (not the actual message but it conveys the thought and it always happens when I’m on Facebook).
    I feel like I’ve wasted a lot of cash.

  41. Prinz Atiff on February 10, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Hi What spec to use for iMac for premiere pro editing tks

  42. Auchus Pauchus on February 10, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    These used to be so much more expensive. Interesting times.

  43. Satya Yaya on February 10, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    should i get the 21.5 inch on higher model, or buy the 27.5 inch on base model for video (adobe premiere) and photo editing (lightroom-photoshop).. is it 8gb ram is enough for it? if it’s not so should i buy the 27 base mode so i can upgrade ram by myself?

  44. dog man unleashed on February 10, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Ca CNN tea xxv tee grabbed ef whenever the king was in the king room and the dragon was in the middle of the night and the night was in the middle of the night and the night 33 sets the stage for the king of the night and the night and the night and the night and the night and the night and the night and the night and the night

  45. Silver VG on February 10, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Hello! can you tell me what is the name of the display you have on 0:50 which model is or something? plzz

  46. transitengineer on February 10, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Gave up on the iMac after the last white model which, I have in my collection a 24 inch version with an intel processor that includes both a FireWire 400 port and a FireWire 800 port. Starting about 8-years ago my desktop Apple computer has been a 2010 Mac mini with its built-in DVD SuperDrive along with a full size white iMac keyboard and a 27 inch (none thunderbolt) Cinema Display.

  47. Scott Nejedlo on February 10, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    I bought that 21.5 with the 5400 HD…. I was so disappointed. Painfully slow. I was surprised Apple would even offer that drive. I bought a new 1tb Ashdod for $140… EASILY swapped it out and now it rocks. The price was right and the swap was so easy. I love this Mac.

Leave a Comment