“Though users in general—and Mac users in particular—are quickly moving to a notebook-dominated world, Apple’s iconic iMac remains a strong seller in the desktop market. And for good reason: aside from the obvious portability offered by a notebook, the sleek machine offers more bang for your buck than a mobile, but without any of the ugliness that typically comes with a desktop machine,” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars Technica.
“It has been just over two years since Apple last revamped the iMac’s design, and the refinements are largely worth it,” Cheng reports. “For this review, we looked at the 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo 27″ iMac model, as we felt it has the most universal appeal to those looking to buy an iMac [3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2560 x 1440, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, ATI Radeon 4670 with 256MB, US$1,699].”
“If you liked the previous iMac, you’ll like the new iMac—especially the 27″ version. The single largest improvement is by far the screen, both in its size and its LED backlighting, which gives you tons of space for work and play on a crisp-looking display. And if you’ve dreamed up some scenario in which you need both an all-in-one computer and an external display for use with a notebook on the same desk, then this is practically your dream machine,” Cheng reports.
There’s much, much more in the full review here.