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Oct 10, 2002, 03:16 PM
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Innovative PCs: Consumer Desktops
October 15, 2002
Apple iMac

By Bruce Brown (http://www.pcmag.com/author_bio/0,3055,a=106,00.asp)

Product: Apple iMac
Price: $1,799 list
Company Info: 800-692-7753, www.apple.com (http://www.apple.com/)

Editor Rating:
Rate it Yourself (http://www.pcmag.com/review_article/0,3011,s=1473&a=31236,00.asp)

The iMac isn't just about hip style—it's a bold reminder of Apple's ability to design simple-to-set-up computers and bundle essential and appealing applications. Whether you find the design aesthetically pleasing or not, the iMac, with its 15-inch flat-panel display (a 17-inch display is also available) perched atop a stem, akin to a funky flower pot, makes a lasting impression—and our Editors' Choice in this category.

Inside, the iMac is graced with the 800-MHz PowerPC G4 CPU with 256MB of RAM. It comes equipped with a SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW drive and a GeForce2 MX subsystem (the 17-inch-display model upgrades to GeForce4 MX). And of course, setup is Apple-easy. Though documentation is lax, you don't miss it with the iMac.

The digital-media applications bundled with the iMac are typical Apple inclusions: iPhoto manages and displays digital images, iTunes handles MP3 files, iMovie edits digital-video input from DV camcorders, iDVD2 handles DVD recording, and the Apple DVD Player plays back DVD movies.

The white cables that connect the keyboard and mouse and clear-cased round Apple Pro speakers mar the tech-minimalist image. A wireless keyboard and mouse and Bluetooth speakers would be a better choice. But even with a few cables, the iMac still turns heads.

This is getting really good! :D

Oct 10, 2002, 04:29 PM
Very good indeed, now.
Who can tell me how much the payoff was? :D
IT is good news, but 1 review aint gonna cut it, but heck its a start.

Oct 10, 2002, 07:11 PM
think thats cool? the 17 inch got a 5/5 rating:


Oct 11, 2002, 06:30 AM
Pc Mag needs a new editor

From the Profile 4 Review "Loaded for power, the Gateway houses a 2.53-GHz P4 processor, 512MB of DDR SDRAM, and a 120mb hard drive. While the included CD-RW drive is handy for backups and burning audio CDs,"

If you want to check it out yourself "http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,551138,00.asp"

Oct 11, 2002, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Very good indeed, now.
Who can tell me how much the payoff was? :D
IT is good news, but 1 review aint gonna cut it, but heck its a start.

You gotta wonder since PC Magazine was so good years ago about giving the award to whichever company advertised the most that month.

I saw many reviews where that type of company was doing poorly throughout the review and at the conclusion, they won. "Despite its faults..."

Oct 11, 2002, 07:48 PM
Im glad they arent bashing the iMac

Oct 12, 2002, 01:07 PM
that new Dell iMac rip-off can lick 'em. :p

Oct 12, 2002, 02:48 PM
Australian Personal Copmuter (APC) gave a good review of both 15" and 17" when they were released. Also gave a good review of Jaguar and the eMac.

Australian PC World also gave a good eMac, 17" iMac and jaguar review.

Interesting, in a country where there is no, i repeat, NO advertising for this machine i have yet to see a bad review. I read alot of pc and mac mags.