Pros I would rather fork out more cash than work on Windows. Mac is an experience to use. It makes work feel easy and effortless.
Cons CD writer is noisy from time to time. No biggie.
Pros Purchased as a Christmas gift for my wife, replacing a 3 year old Dell. She loves the styling. Great desktop footprint. Quiet operation. Easy to use, intuitive software. I like the Unix underpinnings, which I'm familiar with -- I'd be scared of the older
Cons Cost -- was same as her 3 year old Dell (which had a 17" LCD display), with similar performance. Alot to pay for a system that is 100% Chinese manufactured. Emphasis on style over substance. Beautiful mouse is no match for PC two-button wheel mouse. CD b
Pros OSX is great and easy to use and the Mac interface makes things much nicer to look at than Windows XP. The system is beautiful to look at and the screen is wonderful.
Cons The fans on the system are incredibly loud in a home environment. There is a loud buzzing that keeps me from being able to sit in front of the computer for a long period of time. The only way to deal with this is to turn the processor setting down, which
Pros Fast 64 bit machine, add ram and away you go. Quiet, less of a space hog and heat generator than other g5s. Don't have to use windoze.
Cons Should allow greater expandability in ram. Maxed out at 2 gbs, but sill a fast machine
Pros You can replace any of these parts yourself - Hard drive, Optical drive, Power supply, LCD display, Modem card, Mid-plane assembly (the processor and graphics). Let's hope the mid-plane option allows us to upgrade to faster systems when they become availa
Cons The graphics should be improved, the iMac user is probably a little more likely a gamer than any other mac platform user. More and more games are becoming available for the Mac, at least the top model should have a higher capability option.