“There’s no question that this is one of the best desktops the company has ever shipped,” JP Mangalindan writes for Fortune.

“Just how thin can a computer get? Arguably not much more than Apple’s new iMac. It is incredibly slim,” Mangalindan writes. “When Apple took the wraps off the new desktop, many thought the iMac a two-dimensional mock-up — not a real product.”

“But real it is. At its thinnest, near the computer’s edge, the iMac measures just 5-millimeters thick,” Mangalindan writes. “A few years ago, this could have been mistaken for a standalone flat-panel display. But the new iMac is a powerful all-in-one that should meet the needs of all but the most demanding of users.”

Apple's all-new iMac (8th gen)

Apple’s all-new iMac (8th gen)


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Mangalindan writes, “Something else new to the iMac is what the company calls a “Fusion Drive,” which pairs 128 gigabytes flash memory with a traditional hard drive. Some PCs have offered this hybrid-type feature for a while now, but it’s a first for a Mac.”

MacDailyNews Take: Incorrect. Apple’s Fusion Drive is a patented Apple innovation that is available only on Apple Mac, not run-of-the-mill Windows POS PCs. More info here.

Full review here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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