Pioneer Press reviews Apple iMac: ‘An ideal family computer; Mac OS X puts Vista to shame’

“I’m playing with a loaner iMac and it’s a beauty,” Julio Ojeda-Zapata reports for The Pioneer Press.

“It’s an ideal family computer, taking up scant space with slab-on-a-stand construction much like that of its predecessor – but with a much-thinner body that will have even more folks mistaking it for just a monitor, with no Mac innards,” Ojeda-Zapata reports.

“The glossy display takes a bit of getting used to, especially if you’re enamored with the less-reflective screen on older iMacs. The new display certainly makes colors pop, just as the MacBook’s glossy screen does, but you’ll want to position the iMac so bright lights and large windows aren’t directly behind it or you may have trouble seeing stuff,” Ojeda-Zapata reports.

The new keyborads’ “thin design and squarish keys may cause consternation, just as the MacBook’s similarly Chiclet-y keyboard did at first, but I adore that laptop keyboard now. I think the iMac’s new keyboard will do me fine, too, after I’ve had a bit of practice on it,” Ojeda-Zapata reports.

“Mac OS X puts Vista to shame in terms of elegance, ease of use and overall security, and OS X is due for a major upgrade in October with even sweeter features,” Ojeda-Zapata reports. “As a family machine, the iMac seems unbeatable once you factor in the software installed on the Mac.”

Full article here.

41 Comments

  1. So when do all the complainers start whining about about the iMac glossy display? C’mon, let’s hear ’em.

    It’s not like every CRT, monitor or television, you’ve ever used didn’t have a glossy display.

  2. “It’s not like every CRT, monitor or television, you’ve ever used didn’t have a glossy display.”

    ??

    Funny, I’m sitting in front of ” rel=”nofollow”>two such devices at this moment. It’s quite revealing that so many are calling those of us who prefer a matte screen “whiners”. Looks like the windows people are right about us.

    🙁

    MW: ‘choice’

  3. As soon as your kids get near your iMac the screen will sport a matte finish thanks to thousands of greasy fingerprints. It’s free (just add kids).

    MDN MW: “woman” – needed to create the kids in question

  4. “…It’s not like every CRT, monitor or television, you’ve ever used didn’t have a glossy display.”

    ————–

    True, most “CRT” monitors and televisions did have a glossy display. Then, the technology advanced and we were given something better. LCD’s with a non-reflective, non-glossy, matte display.

  5. KingMe…
    Just go to any third world country with a pile of money and bring home as many ankle biters as you want. The parents will be happy to sell one or two just to keep the rest of them alive for a while longer.

    Doubtful? Just ask Angelina, Brad and Madonna! or come to NYC and see all white folkswith their Chinese girls and Guatemalans.

  6. Also, the full-length mirror in my bedroom that I use for adoring my nude self has a matte surface, too. Helps me avoid seeing my other personalities too easily.

    And prevents you from noticing me in looking in through the window ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    You’re curvilicious, BTW. Saw your reflection in the iPhone lineup photos!

  7. Look at all the benefits of a glossy screen…

    – you can tell if it’s day or night out (if near a window)
    – you can tell when lamps burn out behind you (or fluorescent tubes on the ceiling)
    – you don’t have to bother with looking at all that shadow detail in photos and video… because it’s not there
    – you can justify getting those glasses a little sooner
    – you have an excuse for being hooked on pain meds for all the headaches
    – you never have to worry about Blofeld sneaking up on you.

    I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to see their reflection all day long. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”hmmm” style=”border:0;” />

    MW: placed (as in glossy screens need to be placed in a pitch dark room)

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