PC Magazine has posted their review of Apple’s iMac G5, giving Apple’s new 64-bit machine a score of 5 out of a possible 5:
“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),” Joel Santo Domingo writes. “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 – ‘It’s about time they designed a computer like this.’ … With the iMac G5, Apple has given Mac fans yet another reason to stay in the fold. And its unparalleled execution should attract would-be Windows PC buyers, as well.”
Full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, Apple has a winner on its hands, the Dvoraks and Enderles of the world excepted (see below). We wonder if Cupertino now wishes they had skipped straight from the original CRT iMac G3 directly to this form factor with a G4 instead of detouring with the iMac G4 dome/desk lamp models?
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Time: Apple’s new iMac G5 ‘quite possibly the coolest personal computer yet created’ – September 07, 2004
The Age: Apple iMac G5 ‘a masterpiece, a triumph, sleek, elegant and very much 21st century’ – September 08, 2004
Mary Enderle: Apple iMac G5 ‘isn’t a good desktop design, seems poorly thought out’ – September 10, 2004
New Apple iMac G5 models hold top three spots in Amazon’s Desktop Computer Top Sellers list – September 15, 2004
New York Times’ David Pogue: Apple’s new iMac G5 is a winner – September 15, 2004
NY Post: ‘New modern-art iMac G5 can be hung on the wall that will attract a lot of folks’ – September 19, 2004
Apple’s new iMac G5 is ‘technology-as-art’ designed to lure Windows iPod owners to Mac – September 20, 2004
Computerworld takes first look at Apple’s iMac G5 – September 20, 2004