iMac G5: Time Gadget of the Week

Time Magazine has named the new iMac G5 as their Gadget of the Week. Time was pleased with the price, performance, and looks of the new iMac, and called it a "respectable work of engineering."

The article focused on the features in Front Row, the application that turns the iMac into a digital home media center. Overall, Front Row fared well, but the lack of TiVo-like live recording capabilities left Timeis Wilson Rothman wanting more.

He also felt that the video capabilities were a little weak, and that Apple should offer easier access to programming.

In the end, Mr. Rothman was please with the new remote control, the built-in iSight camera, beefed up graphics, and bundled software that the new iMac sports. His bottom line: "This media machine does everything well."