Pros Size, screen resolution, ease of use, 'cool' look, included software.
Cons I've gotten it to freeze several times (in 4 months) a lot of normally free options aren't free.
Summary Very sleek design in a nice, space saving package. I worried about all of the heat generated by the monitor, HD and DVD drive all being located in about a 11/2" space behind the screen but that hasn't been a problem. Dial in the 20" monitor and you'll be hard pressed to find a sharper picture at any price. HD is pretty quick and quiet. Accessing web pages with an Airport wireless connection is as fast as having it hard wired. Storing, retrieving and tweaking DVD's, MP3's, JPEG's and just about anything else is quick, intuitive and painless. Most of the software included is decent to very good.
On the minus side there's no word processing software included - or spread sheet software for that matter. No email available unless you join.Mac for X$ per year and upgradability is nigh impossible.
And for those who say you can't crash a Mac? - you just aren't trying hard enough. Trying running any large program (iTunes, iDVD etc) while online and trying to download at the same time. It might sound like a lot for a computer to do all at once but my Vaio can do it with ease.
Would I buy an iMac again? Sure. For each of it's shortcomings it has a couple of unique things that only a Mac can do
Pros Not Windows, Great Aesthetics, Takes up very little space
Cons None so far
Summary After a great deal of deliberation, I finally made the switch to a Mac and I couldn't be happier. I can't see any reason for ever going back to a pc. In my opinion, the operating system is so much easier to use it's almost ridiculous. It is a great deal more user friendly and intuitive. The display itself is outstanding, and the productivity applications are incredible. Some specialized applications may still have an issue with compatibility, but their number is shrinking. Furthermore, virtually any component that connects through a USB port, such as a printer or digital camera, is compatible.
I will concede that in maintaining document and presentation compatibility with the rest of the world I have installed the Mac version of Microsoft Office, and have had no problems with it. I also acknowledge that if you're a computer gamer (which I'm not) this may not be the system for you. There are a growing number of games available for the Mac, but they are still somewhat limited. Anyway, if you're in the market for a home computer I highly recommed taking a look at the Mac.
"Amazing. Period."on by ericla93
Pros Remote, iSight built in, Boot camp allows Windows to run on it, Big Screen, All in one design....
Cons Pricey, Outdated, Some sites require IE and Windows to "run".
Summary I have had the pleasure of choosing the iMac as my first Mac, and I am in love with it. It's very nice looking, the remote is great, and I video chat often. However, this computer will break your budget, and there is a newer version released very frequently. I'd recommend running Boot Camp if you ever want to browse on certain sites. Overall, however, this computer is one of the best products I've ever come across. Period.
Pros Processor is pretty Fast. Display is crystal. Installing software is so easy.
Cons not found one yet
Pros Easy to use, it just works!
Cons Takes a little getting used to. A few frustrations with not knowing how to do something on the mac that I could do on the PC
Summary If you're thinking about switching do. The initial price of the computer is tough, but I have really enjoyed it. I have even talked some family members into looking at the mac, because it just works so well, right out of the box.