Pros Compatible with things intel still arent great with most things Heat issues finally solved in this model
Cons of course a little slower then the intel imacs
Summary Ive had mine for almost a year now. Great machine. Great for just about everything. I was thinking about getting and intel mac but after reading the problems on macintouch.com and saw the amount of complaints i had a change of mind for sure. Instead i got a black macbook. In a way i got to see what would have been the difference anyway for the real time test you know basic stuff you do on a mac so im happy i kept my imac. If asked do i have any regrets on not waiting for the new intel imacs id have to say no i dont. If you see this model in a store and are thinking about it go for it you wont have any regrets. If you need windows then get a new one. Other then that i dont have to explain specs as any body out there can find out what they are for themselves.
Pros excellent screen quality, processor and RAM great, has FrontRow Software
Cons G5 processor (not Intel Core Duo), easy to lose remote, Front Row can be testy
Summary An excellent all around desktop for the everyday to instensive user. Would highly suggest this computer (any iMac for that matter) to make the switch to Apple with the iMac line.
Pros I've had it for six months and it has never crashed. I dare any pc user to say the same thing and still be telling the truth.
Cons You'll never find as much software with mac osX as you can with a windows pc
Summary It's simply the best computer i've ever had. i've always used windows based pc's until about six month ago when i finally had enough of crashes and viruses and decided to try something different. well i'm happy to say that different paid off, i was amazed at how easy it is to learn to use mac osx. i can't speak for intel mac but if you're tired of the hassle of windows pc's, try out a power pc mac, it hasn't failed me yet.
"SWEEEEEEET"on by sLANTSIXX
Cons None, .
Summary I made the switch.
I used windows, and didn't like it, I just used it because I thought i didn't like mac.
The reason I swiched was b/c Windows kept crashing, and I had to keep reinstalling. This is bad if you are a serious amatuer photographer and do an online school.
You have to try OS 10.4 before you judge Apple.
I LOVE IT.
Pros Stable operating system, no viruses, everything just works.
Cons Front row is a bit slow and clunky.
Summary I am graphic designer and have used Macs at work, and this is the latest iMac they have purchased for me to use at the office. I have had the original CRT iMac, and then the swivel arm LCD iMac that followed. The current G5 iMac is the best of the bunch. The widescreen LCD is sharp and bright, and affords a large viewing area. It is quiet and fast, however Apple is a bit skimpy with the standard RAM, 512mb is the absolute least you should have in this machine. Thankfully, adding additional ram is simple.
MAC OS X 10.4 Tiger is an awesome operating system; everything looks great, and runs smoothly. No crashes, no viruses, and no worries that something you've been working on for the last 2 hours will be lost if you forget to save. Almost all of the necessary programs are available for MAC as well; Microsoft Office, most Adobe products, and quicken. Also, the iLife suite of software than came with system is great.
My only caveats are with front row and the wireless keyboard and mouse. Front Row is sometimes slow to operate and frequently loses connection with the Movie Trailer server, and the apple wireless keyboard and mouse I have with my iMac sometimes loose their connection, and the mouse is still only one button, while Apple's Mighty Mouse is a four button.
Overall, I love the Macintosh operating system, and the iMac G5. After using them at work for so many years and loving them, I finally replaced my home computer, a DELL with an Apple PowerMac G5.Updated
Recently a friend of mine said he had the ability to try a prototype Mac with the new Intel chips. He said the chip was a dual core 4.0 Ghz in a PowerMac. He felt that the system performance seemed no faster that the current G5 PowerPC chip. One more reason not to wait for Intel.