“As recently as two weeks ago, all-in-one PCs in Australia were pretty much limited to Apple’s 20-inch iMac. We like the 20-inch iMac, but it doesn’t offer a screen that’s big enough for satisfying video. Apple’s new 24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo changes the all-in-one game. Its configuration and upgrade possibilities have shortcomings compared to other desktops on the market (like most all-in-one PCs), but no other system can compete with the baseline AU$2,999 (US$1999) 24-incher for value, ease of use, or strength of design. If you’re looking for a system to use strictly for computing tasks, you can find a more powerful system for the money from other vendors. As a digital entertainment device that also serves up computing capabilities, however, the 24-inch Apple iMac is an unparalleled bargain,” Rich Brown reports for CNET.
“While other desktops in the iMac’s price class start with 2GB of memory, offer a wider range of hard drive and graphics card options, and include TV tuners and media card readers, the iMac provides a limited number of configuration choices. It becomes a surprisingly good deal, however, when you look at the system as a whole–monitor and software included. We haven’t seen a PC that comes with a software bundle that can rival the apps you get with a Mac,” Brown reports.
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