PC Magazine Shares the Love for iMac G5

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PC Magazine is in love with Appleis new iMac G5. More importantly, PC Magazine is sharing that love with its Wintel-centric readers, giving it 5 out of 5 stars. The reviewer, Joel Santo Domingo, heaped praise on the design, the display (the unit tested was a 20" model), how quiet it is, its speed, the software that comes with it, the way it can work wirelessly, and more. The biggest negative Mr. Domingo had was that the bass response in the built-in speakers was "predictably weak," which still left room for PC Magazineis highest possible rating. From PC Magazineis synopsis:

Pros:
Simple, stunning all-in-one design. Quiet. Just one cord (for power), thanks to optional Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. More compact than other all-in-one desktops. Gorgeous 20-inch screen and desktop-caliber hard drive make machine more usable than a desktop-replacement notebook, for the same money and space use. Can be mounted on the wall or on an arm (with a VESA-compliant mounting kit).

Cons:
Canit upgrade graphics. Built-in speakers donit deliver much bass.

Bottom Line:
Apple has another design coup on its hands with the Apple iMac G5. Its clean, simple look -- imagine if an iPod grew into a full-size, self-contained PC -- exclaims, "Itis about time they designed a computer like this."

The full review is much more in-depth, including some benchmark numbers and other information.

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