“When Apple first unveiled its one-piece, shiny white iMac G5 computer, its resemblance to the one-piece, shiny white iPod was unmistakable. The updated iMac G5, introduced last week in 17- and 20-inch screen sizes ($1,300 and $1,700), takes that resemblance a step further: it now comes with a shiny white remote control, with buttons in an iPod-esque circular layout,” David Pogue writes for The New York Times.
“The Menu button summons a large, three-dimensional ‘menu’ that lets you start playback of your music, video or photo collections – or control the playback of a commercial DVD – from across the room, without a keyboard or mouse. The iMac has always been beautiful enough to sit in public areas of your home; this new entertainment-centerish, large-screen mode earns it a spot opposite your couch,” Pogue writes.
“The iMac’s sleek, virus-free, spyware-free operating system helps all of this work smoothly and quickly. And although there’s room for growth in the TV department, the new iMac is yet another indication that Apple Computer is rapidly transforming itself into Apple Entertainment,” Pogue writes.
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