"Superior monitor and fast graphics for video and photo."4.0 starson by nicmart
Pros: Beautiful monitor and handsome package. Runs the best OS available to consumers. The 27-inch model has RAM that can be upgraded by user. Easy streaming of audio and video through compatible Apple devices. Silent.
Cons: Ports are hard to access and some, like HDMI, are missing. No DVD/CD/Blu-Ray player. Height of monitor can't be adjusted. Lion iterations of Mac OS are not impressive (but Mavericks looks promising). Hard drive is slow and can't be upgraded by user.
Summary: It's a pretty fast, reliable, handsome desktop running a superior (if somewhat tarnished) OS. Plenty good for video and photo editing. Integrates fully and easily into the Apple streaming ecosystem. It is disappointing that the hard drive can't be user upgraded, and that some common ports, like HDMI, are missing. But all-in-all it is a commendable Mac that is about as fast as the current generation Mac Pro, and much cheaper.Sorry about my typos. I can barely see the medium gray type on light gray background that Cnet annoyingly uses.
Updated on Jun 11, 2013