Seattle Times: Apple iMac is ‘so beautiful with its simple, yet elegant design’

“It looks so beautiful with its simple, yet elegant design. Outside, the new iMac features a 17- or 20-inch cinema display with Apple’s standard white keyboard and new ‘Mighty Mouse’ with 360-degree scrolling and customizable buttons,” Linda Knapp writes for The Seattle Times.

“Inside, the iMac’s processor and other functional hardware is tucked behind the screen, compact and discrete, so the whole system looks sleek,” Knapp writes. “The latest iMac also features Front Row software and a remote controller for viewing photo collections, movies and other media from a comfy chair across the room.”

“And, naturally, this computer includes Apple’s latest operating system, fondly known as ‘Tiger,’ with the new Intel Core Duo Processor,” Knapp writes. “In addition, the latest version of iLife (’06) is pre-installed, which includes updates of iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand applications, plus the new iWeb, for creating Web sites, blogs and podcasts. Then, when you’re done creating, you can use Apple’s .Mac subscription service (or other Web-hosting service) to publish them on the Internet. The iMac also comes with Safari, Mail, and iCal (calendar) software.”

“If you’re interested, go to the nearest Apple store where they’re sure to have one of these iMacs running and available for you to try yourself,” Knapp writes. “In sum, if you want a computer that’s capable, looks good enough to sit in your living room, and is easy enough to learn how to use, consider the new iMac.”

Full article here.

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  1. More praise, all deserved. Another glowing review. No bad press here. Kudos to Knapp for a well researched and unbiased review.

    MW: looked, as in she, unlike most, actually looked at the iMac and used it for her review

  2. these are the kinds of links we mac usrs should be clicking on
    not the enderles and the thurotts and the dvoraks
    if journalists think writing good articles will get hits
    then there will be more good press out there for macs

  3. Nice article, but I hope this is just the web version of the article, which may mean photos aren’t a part of the posting. When you mention how great looking it is to a non-Apple potential buyer/reader, it absolutely needs a photo to convey the right impression.

  4. OS X and the Mac are currently the best there is, but this does not mean that there is no room for improvement. Worse than the tedious, obnoxious and intellectually deprived ramblings of Thurrott, Enderle, and Dvorak is the pathetic insecurity of some Mac users who need articles of rapturous worship of anything Apple to affirm their choice of Mac. Neither am I impressed by faint praise. I would prefer honest criticism, objective analysis, and informed critique of Apple, but it seems that some Mac users are too pusillanimous to acknowledge any deficiencies or shortcomings of Apple products.

  5. I wrote a short email to the author thanking her for writing an article that appeared in the mainstream press that was actually positive about the Mac.

    I also suggested that the article would have been better had she also mentioned that with Apple’s Boot Camp Technology, users could install and run the Windows operating system on a Mac if they wanted to.

    I said a single sentence in the same paragraph that discusses how Apple’s Rosetta Technology enables users to run software compiled for the PowerPC.

  6. My 20″ iMac Core Duo is being repaired (logic board) so while it is beautiful to behold I wish Apple’s build quality was what it once was. I have 2 co-workers who have the G5 version and both have had the logic board replaced twice. Now they are just waiting for it to happen again. I love OS X but the Apple QC issues concern me.

  7. Residents of Seattle know that Knapp is the lifestyle reporter and columnist, not a tech reporter. Her review is consistent with the type of article she generally writes. It’s a good review for the masses, not for people like us.

  8. “Simple yet elegant”?

    That is painfully redundant. Who is her editor?

    That’s as silly as saying:
    Complex yet unwieldy.
    Elaborate yet messy.

    She meant something like:

    Simple yet feature-packed.
    Powerful yet elegant.

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