Computerworld reviews Apple’s new 27-inch iMac: ‘Stunning’

Apple Store“Apple’s new 27-in. iMac can be described in one word: stunning,” Ken Mingis reports for Computerworld.

“Don’t take my word for it. That’s based on the cluster of techie-types and graphic designers who popped into my office last week to get a gander at the newest all-in-one Mac from Apple,” Mingis reports. “Yes, it comes with more processing power and the sleek new Magic Mouse, which several people tried out to mixed reviews. (I love it; others found it a little heavy.) But mostly, it was the super-high-resolution screen that drew people in.”

“That screen, the largest LED-backlit computer display out there for now, offers a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440 pixels for a true 16×9 aspect ratio,” Mingis reports. “That’s 90% of the screen real estate you’d get from Apple’s gargantuan 30-in. Cinema Display and it’s perfect for viewing high-definition (HD) content. Judging from the coos of approval I heard when I fired up some HD movie trailers for the huddled masses, this iMac should sell well.”

Mingis reports, “Apple’s flagship iMac comes in a variety of flavors and two sizes, with the $1,699 model I’ve been using being the sweet spot. It offers the most value for the price and could spur desktop sales. In recent years, more and more Mac buyers — including me — have opted for Apple’s popular line of laptops. Desktops, in some ways, have fallen out of favor, given the prevalence of wireless connections and the public’s desire for mobility.”

Mingis reports, “But with an absolutely stunning screen, a lot of under-the-hood performance improvements, the wireless keyboard and the new mouse, and flexibility that makes it fit in at work or at home, this new iMac could lead to a resurgence in desktop sales for Apple.”

Read the full review here.

20 Comments

  1. Mine won’t arrive until the 20th of November… went with the quad core i5 this time ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. we are looking at Apple’s first foray into living room TV/Internet devices with this iMac. With this Apple will gain useful insight into user needs. Next stop 42″ LCD’s with computer as the bonus feature all integrated.

  3. offers a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440…
    GREAT ! So, I can download movies at this resolution NOW?
    What is the point of going beyond 1929 * 1080?
    Put in Blu-ray burning, and blu-ray editing for $2500-3000.
    Think that’s insane? consider this….
    Apple had DVD burning for $3000. Yes they did, you people of short memory.(that will say” No it’s not so”). You can buy a Memorex Blu-ray player for $99. Painfull heh? $99. A bag of….

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