Weive seen the praise pouring in for Appleis new iMac G5, but today Walt Mossberg has put all of the other would-be iMac fans to shame. In his Personal Technology column for the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Mossberg says that the imac G5 is the most elegant computer he has ever used, that it performs flawlessly, and that it has a more moden operating system, Mac OS X, than PCs running Windows XP. He also touts the fact that it is virus-free, and says that it is cheaper than comparable Windows PCs from Dell and Gateway. From the article:
I am writing these words on the most elegant desktop computer Iive ever used, a computer that is not only uncommonly beautiful but fast and powerful, virus-free and surprisingly affordable.
This machine takes up no more space on a desk than a flat-panel monitor. In fact, the entire computer is contained behind a flat-panel screen in a space just 2 inches thick -- thinner than most flat-panel monitors alone.
Yet it houses one of the most advanced processors on the market; a roomy hard disk; a CD or DVD recorder; wired or wireless Internet connectivity; and a full complement of ports and connectors.
Iim talking about Apple Computeris new iMac G5 desktop, which starts at $1,299 for a model with a 17-inch wide-screen display, and rises to $1,899 for a version with a massive 20-inch wide-screen display. Itis another design coup by Apple.
There is much, much more in the full article (the WSJ requires a paid subscription). Mr. Mossbergis only negative is the same one that has been mentioned by other reviewers, and that is the iMacis relatively anemic 256 MB of RAM that comes standard on the machine.