Hey guys, what’s up dealing here with dark guides. Here, we’re unboxing, the 27 inch iMac with the retina display. Now, this retails for 20 $500. And this is the Base model. So it has the eight gigabytes of RAM, the one terabyte fusion drive, and then the two gigabytes of video memory, we’re going to go ahead and open it up and check it out. So I’m really excited here. I have, I believe the first iMac that was super thin from about two years ago, we have a pull tab up here and we just pull that tab and lift up right here. So I’m going to flip this real quick. Alright, so there we go, we just pull this right here.
This box is big. So sorry for the weird setup, there is nowhere else I could do this video is big. And yes, I’ll pull this right here. And here, we just have the the actual Mac itself. So I’m going to see how to pull this out, I guess I’ll lift this up, and then move the box. But I’ll do that off video. So I don’t break something. I’ll just probably cut it right here. Alright, now we get on to the good stuff. Let’s remove this top part first, and put that somewhere over there. And then I guess the sides come off like so. And here with you have the cable for the Mac. Now this is going to be the same thing the last 27 inch model far the actual build quality goes. And yeah, so let’s flip this around here real quick.
I’m sorry, here for this weird setup. I’m telling you this thing’s big here. But uh, yeah, let’s remove these stickers right here. All right. And then this, this goes up. Yep. And there we go. Very smooth and simple. And this, I guess you just this to remove the bottom plastic. And here we go. This is the iMac right here. So we’re going to go ahead and connect this so we can see the boot up time. So I’ll cut right to that. Alright, so there we go, I gotta connect it. And here’s you can take a look at the backside, we just have the same Port, we have the SD, the headphone jack, Ethernet, and USB, the lightning, and then we just go ahead and click the button on the left side of the Mac.
And that should boot it right up. So we’re going to see how long it takes here. No timer or anything. But it should be faster than an iMac that doesn’t have the fusion drive. Because I’m not really sure how much the fusion drive has in Flash. But I believe it’s like 100 and something gigs. So it uses that to help some app startup faster, the ones that you use the most. And there you go. It’s booted up. And now we need the mouse. Let’s just go ahead and use this real quick. I’m not a fan of the Magic Mouse, I prefer the trackpad all the way. But here we go I did was trying to switch up, and it should connect.
There we go. And it is connected. It’s gonna ask us for our language. I don’t know if you can see that. Let me try to zoom this in there and focus it. I’m not sure if you can see that. But now it’s telling me to connect the keyboard. So let’s grab that. Alright, so here it is. And we’ll throw the paper over there somewhere. We just click this button, it turns right on because it does come with batteries. That should connect right away, but we’ll see how long that takes. All right, I think it’s ready now. There we go. It is connected. so I put down the brightness. And I kind of tilted the computer a little bit so you guys can see it better. But I hear just telling me to connect to my Wi-Fi network, which is right here.
And we’ll enter the password here one second. I’m holding the key word in the air. Alright, so now it’s telling me if I want to transfer information to this MAC, you have not important information on other Mac, you can transfer it to this Mac and this is Migration Assistant. So I’m going to go ahead and do a full backup.
But you could have changed the picture you want it to, but having clicked edit, but I did not do that. But you can do that in settings after you set up the computer. So no problem there. I don’t want i cloud key chain. And no, thank you. And there we go. So now it is setting it up, it’s pretty much quick almost quick setting up an iPad, or other Apple device, it’s pretty simple straightforward. And there we go. Here we have the iMac with the retina display, is something you can’t see in video, you definitely really have to go to the store, or someone that has it to really see how great it looks. But it really does look great. And you can take my word for it.
if you’re someone that works with photos, or video or anything like that, this computer is going to be awesome for that. Because you of course are getting more pixels in one screen. If you’re watching 4k content, of course, this is a 5k screen. And yeah, that’s full brightness right there. And you not be able to, there we go, you won’t be able to really tell anything there. But let’s go ahead and open here. finder, let’s go to applications. Alright, so let’s go ahead and increase the icon size right here. I mean, it’s when you do this, especially go to an Apple store and do this same thing. That’s when you’ll really see this, you can do this on a normal iMac, and you’ll see every pixel will look nearly good. And you really cannot see this on the video.
But yeah, I’m going to go ahead and set this up guys and get all my information transferred over so that I’m running the same information on your computer so that I can do the benchmarks and all that good stuff. And then I will come back to you or maybe I’ll make a different video, I don’t know have ended here, then yeah, I decided to make it a different video. But yeah, thank you for watching. And I will catch you guys in the next one.
So I wanted to add this to the end because I wanted to talk a little bit about Migration Assistant and my whole migrating process from the old iMac to this new iMac. I haven’t switched IMAX in about two years. So I wasn’t really I didn’t really remember what I did or anything like that, I did not encounter the same problems that I encountered this time, because now I have a lot more files and a lot more applications. But I wanted to give you a few tips and things that I did, that’s gonna make your experience when you do it a whole lot smoother. And just you know, it’s going to cause less pain troubles for you. So first of all, this is gonna take a long time, if you have a lot of gigabytes worth of storage. Now, the first thing that I recommend is getting a Thunderbolt cable.
If you don’t have one, there are about 40 bucks, and you can always return it after you use it. But basically, it’s gonna make the whole thing much faster. Both computers have a Thunderbolt Port. And I use that the second time, because the first time that I did, this failed, and that’s what my other Point is about. So you do not want to set up your eye your new iMac with a new account. As you see at the beginning of this video, I decided to skip that and I said that I would use Migration Assistant afterwards, do not do that, that’s going to cause a lot of problems with permissions and the new iMac.
And the apps won’t transfer over your docs not going to transfer over the same way your files not correctly open on the other computer. So you’re gonna have a lot of troubles. So do not do that. Right when you’re 70 asks you to set up a user profile or to migrate from another Mac you want to stay on that and do it then. Now before you do that, you want to go on your old iMac and open something like disk inventory x or clean my Mac side it searches your hard drive and shows you what is using the most amount of space and you want to delete anything you’re not using trash that you have old files if you have After Effects, you want to delete your Cash and things like that there’s just taking up too much space and you don’t want to make this process take longer than you need it to.
So take your time hold off on using the new Mac that you bought. And do this first clean your current one and then you can open up Migration Assistant on this one and have the other one already over there and the setup process and then go from there and do that and then choose all your profiles so that everything clones over perfectly. Now if you have questions about this, you can feel free to ask me and I can help you out Personally, I know that had a lot of trouble. I spent a lot of I’m online searching for answers that I can find. Now if for some reason your computer kind of stalls at the end when it says one minute remaining and this happens to a lot of people do not worry, leave it there.
it’ll eventually endmine was for about 6 hours on one minute remaining and then it finally ended. So just leave it it’ll eventually end if you know if it’s for 20 hours on one minute remaining then quit thing. Shut down the computers and restart but you know you want to do this and you know do it correctly from the beginning so you don’t have problems and have to wait two or three days to use your Mac like I did. So yeah, that’s it for this video guys. Hopefully, you guys enjoyed this video. If you did, make sure to leave a like and comment down below. I’ll catch you guys in the next one. Goodbye.