Pros speed, ease, features, stability
Cons learning curve for windows users
Summary I'm a genuine "switcher" - after 15 years of Windows use, I finally got so fed up I bought an IMac. I have to admit that I am very satisfied - it really lives up to its billing. I thought mac addicts were just biased - but there is a lot of truth to all of their claims. Beautiful, easy to use, stable, powerful ... this is a sweet system. There is definitely a learning curve for longtime Windows users.
Pros One wire for the whole machine, and happens to be the power cable. Video rendering in iMovie for a 5 min clip took 2 seconds.
Cons Dead Pixels. Taking it back and exchanging it, Apple works with their customers.
Summary First time Mac owner, real happy with performance. Video editing last night was real quick, and the mic works clear as day from 20 feet away. Isight, also crystal clear, and fluid video with my wireless internet.
Pros Design, webcam, OS, performance
Cons Limited Use, Gaming capabilities are next to none
Summary I have Mac Pro which I use for my hard core graphics and gaming needs, but this computer is great for standard processing. I have this computer on a desk in my bedroom, and it handles my music and videos greatly. Mac OS X and iTunes go hand in hand. For your average and a few above average needs, the 17 inch imac is my perfect computer
Pros It contains more free software that is usefull than even a mac lover would expect.
Cons For non mac users, there is a learning curve.
Summary I have not had a new Mac for home use in 6 years. I found out, now is a perfect time to get a new one.
Pros compact - It is a Mac - can (and does) run windows - not too expensive
Cons HD a bit small - cord on keyboard way to short
Summary Have been using for 7 months. Put in 2 gigs of RAM. Use Parallels just fine. Rosetta works well most of the time. Miss some of my old Mac OS 9.2 applications.