iMac Gets PC Magazine Editor's Choice


macrumors 65816
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Jul 23, 2002
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Innovative PCs: Consumer Desktops
October 15, 2002
Apple iMac

By Bruce Brown

Product: Apple iMac
Price: $1,799 list
Company Info: 800-692-7753,

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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


Jun 22, 2001
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 ",4149,551138,00.asp"


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Jun 25, 2002
Gone but not forgotten.
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..."


macrumors 65816
Oct 9, 2002
Sydney, Australia
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.