Pros Nice design and performance
Cons iMac running XP outperforms it running windows apps
Summary I've used both the Sony and the iMac and find the iMac superior. Without software a computer is just an expensive paperweight, and the iMacs bundled software and overall lifestyle approad to its design make the mac a two point favorite over the capable but less well integrated Sony.
"Okay pc-not bad"on by neoslan
Pros Sleek, nice styling
Cons uses a bit old processor, cam looks ugly
Summary I was able to see this at a demo.
Its okay, not too bad. It looks pretty neat though. I didnt get to use the pc so all i can review about is the design. I was pretty impressed by the glass surrounding the display, with the glow on the power button. That was pretty neat. Things are more integrated than previous gen all in ones. Loads better than the Gateway Profile. The only two things that i thought was odd is that the cam looks a bit ugly because it sticks out. And second, the remote control doesnt really fit the color of the computer.
Thats pretty much it. One complaint is that I think they should have used the new Core 2 Duo E6300 instead of the Core Duo.
Pros Hmm - space saving, like the iMac
Cons $2100???? Overpriced and underpowered ...
Summary I shouldn't really rate this. I've only used it in CompUsa, so I'm marking it down too much, just to be fair ... ish.
So I was playing about with it, thinking that it at least looked decent compared to Sony's last attempt at an all-in-one, when I looked at the specs.
1.83GHz Core Duo? 19" screen? Integrated Intel Graphics? I thought the iMac's graphics were weak, but you can get a 24" iMac with dedicated graphics and Core 2 Duo at 2.16GHz for $2000. Throw in an OEM XP Home for $80 and you're still under the price of this. The only advantage this has is the TV tuner, but you can get Elgato's EyeTV for $80. I don't understand why anyone would buy this.Updated
I'm NOT marking it down too much
Pros Clean Design and Superior boost in performance compared to its rivalries
Cons None what so ever.
Summary Im so impressed with its performance. I had a chance to play with this baby at a friends house and was totally impressed by it. A new age of pc's will be born, starting with this one.
Pros System was fast and easy to work with
Cons Vista ruined the experiance
Summary the computer is a sleek machine with all of the components in the right places. Finally an all in one that take the messy cords away has a nice big screen and takes up little space.
The only issue I found was the vista o/s that came preinstalled with the computer. flashy with little substance is how I would describe the program. when I got the system, many of the drivers and bugs were not worked out so I spent more time trying to fix the computer than I did enjoying it.
this is not a large issue, as XP had the same issues when it first came out. Only trouble is that you cannot down grade to XP. I have downgraded mine but there is no support for all the drivers for the system. One would think they would have learned from all the new releases of Windows systems and made legacy support available from the start.
I have called customer support, which worked great, however they cannot offer any assistance, asside from refering you back to the support web page.
I would wait a year until either the Vista gets the kinks worked out, Or until they decide to offer support for those of us who love the computer but hate the O/S. I woudl look at a system that supports legacy drivers as well as vista out of the box.