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iMac Retina vs. Dell XPS 27 Touch vs. standard iMac: Which all-in-one wins out?

Apple just revealed its newest desktop to the world. You can get your hands on an iMac with Retina Display, which boasts a 5K screen. That amounts to a resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 pixels.

Related: Apple reveals 5K iMac with Retina Display

Not only does this screen offer loads more pixels than 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) displays do, but the iMac with Retina Display also surpasses what 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixel) screens boast by a wide margin.

However, as Apple touted its newest rig, we couldn’t help but wonder how it stacks up against its closest sibling, along with its biggest competitor. Here, we take a look at how the non-Retina 27-inch iMac and the Dell XPS 27 Touch stack up against the new iMac with Retina Display.

System 27-inch iMac with Retina Display 27-inch iMac (non-Retina) Dell XPS 27 Touch
CPU Intel Core i5 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1GHz quad-core
Display 27-inch 5,120 x 2,880 5K display 27-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display 27-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display
RAM 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM 16GB of RAM
Storage 1TB Fusion Drive 1TB hard drive 2TB hard drive with 32GB mSATA SSD
GPU AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2GB of RAM Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M with 2GB of RAM Nvidia GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of RAM
Included Peripherals Keyboard/Mouse Keyboard/Mouse Keyboard/Mouse
Operating System Mac OS X Mac OS X Windows 8.1
Upgradeable? Extras? CPU, GPU, Hard Drive, Memory  CPU, GPU, Hard Drive, Memory Not upgradeable, includes Blu-ray reader

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