"Overall better than others with the added touch screen"4.0 starson by kefler
Pros: has at least 2 cores for VM purposes, has 4gb of ram enough for more than 2 VM's to run at a time, video card is decent enough to do what most people want it to do and then some, it doesn't come with that idiot editor for cnet.
Cons: needs 8gb's ram, not AMD, needs a quad core for more VM's, needs a better cpu that has Intel or AMD's hardware virtualization.
Summary: What the editor said in the video was totally out of line. The iMac can't even compare to this AIO PC or others nor does the iMac deserve a review. The iMac has less ram(which is used extensively during graphic, video, and audio production), it's got a faster CPU(YAY a whole 380mhz faster, utterly useless), smaller screen, no touch screen, no tv tuner, probably comes with a mighty mouse(YAY no right click), probably has no card reader period so there goes any ideas about easy transfer of photo's off your digital SLR, and less harddrive space.
So to recap what you're paying the $1300 for on the iMac, you're paying for a dual core CPU that's approx. 380mhz faster than the this one and 400mhz faster than one of the others, NO UPGRADE ABILITY WHATSOEVER, and of course like all of them, it comes with Mac OSX which is slower than even vista.
BTW, I purchased my IQ506 for $100 more than the iMac and I'll tell you now, it's worth every penny.
Oh, and if you want functionality, I dare anyone to try to setup a server on mac OSX. Have fun using the mac terminal because the mac UI restricts all access to the root system folders which contain most if not all the conf files needed.
So tell me again Mr. Editor what makes the iMac better ?
Tell me again what makes the iMac a better all around purchase ?
If you edit anything in this review or refuse to post it, I will post it on HP's site and I'm sure they'll be more than willing to post this because this doesn't have the load of crap that the editor spits out about the other AIO PC's.