"This one made me buy it!"5.0 starson by iamdh
Pros: Screen. Processor Speed. OSX-Snow Leopard. Keyboard/Mouse...well, ALL of it actually.
Cons: The fact that I added MS Office for Mac to the purchase
Summary: This is my first Mac after almost 30 years of using and hating "Microsoft whatever the flavor is for this week but, wait the OS won't work and yes, I'll have to pay to get it to work" OS. And, when my relatively new HP 17" AMD dual core with MS XP went south for the 4th time (not the computer, the OS!), I said that's it powered down the HP laptop, shipped it to my son who "loves" to tinker with computers, and the iMac as described became my new computer. One word describes my heartfelt excitement at powering it up was exclaimed, "WOW!! That was fast! (Oh, I did have to enter some very minor data like my name, address, etc.). You see, I'm so used to Microsoft taking an hour to load up on a new computer. Not the iMAC!
My spouse demanded I purchase the MC Office for Mac software. So, it was added. But, so was iWork, which is what I wanted to use, and guess what, the iWork reads MS Office files no problem. Even saves a iWork in the MS format should you desire.
So, what's the downside to the iMAC for me? Hmm, I haven't shopped for any games to play on the iMAC yet. I'm too busy using iTunes and iPhoto, and iWork. Oh, I haven't shopped for any security software for it either. TrendMicro recommends that you buy theirs and even though the iMAC doesn't need it, it's a good idea. Well, I haven't bought any. I probably won't either. What else can be added to the downside? Hmm, oh I know...I can't carry my iMAC with me when I go places like to Barnes and Noble or wherever I would go with a laptop. It has to stay home, on my desk. Darn, that's a bummer. I guess I'll just save up and buy an iPAD to go with my iMAC and my iPhone. Yeah, makes sense to me. No more Microsoft anything; I'll be an "all MAC" user.