PCs that run the Windows operating system may be more commonplace, but when it comes to aesthetics and sheer class, the Apple Macintosh is the winner. That was true back in 1984 when Apple first released the Mac, it was reiterated in 1998 when the company came out with the iMac, and itis truer than ever now that we have the new flat-screen iMac.
Mr. Magrid does find some fault with Appleis new consumer computer. He says:
But, as cute as the hardware looks, there isnit anything truly revolutionary about the way it works. There are lots of similarly equipped PCs on the market, including some that have far higher capacity hard drives. I went to Dellis Web site and configured a Dimension 4400 with an even more advanced DVD drive (called DVD R+W) that can also re-write DVDs. I added an 80 gigabyte hard drive and a $350 optional flat-panel display, which jacked the Dimensionis price to $1,926 - $27 more than Appleis high-end iMac.
While weire talking about hardware, let me take a swipe at Appleis mouse. Like the newest mice from Microsoft and Logitech, the Apple Pro Mouse has an optical sensor, instead of a ball, to track movements. While some people like the simplicity of the Apple mouse, Iim bothered that it has only one button and no scroll wheel. I like the fact that mice that come with most Windows machines let you move up and down a page by scrolling a wheel with your fingers. The good news about the Apple mouse is that it is connected via a USB port, which means you can discard it and buy a better one from Microsoft and just about any other PC mouse company.
But he concludes that:
After setting up and using the new machine, it comes as no surprise that Apple is enjoying brisk sales for its new iMac. The company clearly has a winner on its hands.
Click on over to Mr. Magrid article in the Nando Times and see what else he has to say about Appleis new iMac.