The iMac has come along way from as an all in one (PC). Apple has focused a lot of its energy on its design to make it sleek and thin. These days the iMac can replace everything from your work machine to editing those HD video content, browsing the web ,checking emails and even your gaming machine with up to 16gb of ram and as high at 2.8Ghz i7 processor. It sure kicks a punch.
Im not just reviewing my machine but if you dont want to go for a power house computer, apple has a wide range of prices and sizes to suite you. Starting at 21.5-inch: 3.06GHz for A$ 1,599.00 and going as high as Quad core 27-inch: 2.66GHz A$ 2,599.00. These prices may change if you add some extras to your mac.
Who said you can’t customize your mac, apple allows you do do that. Maybe you can intall the parts your self but you can add up to 2TB of space, 16gb of ram and even get pre-installed software you may want.
The iMac comes ready out of the box ready to go.
When unboxing the iMac, skipping all the usually stuff it has this white cloth over it to protect it self. I kept that cloth and though that will be a good shield against dust and people when your not around your imac.
Out of the box the iMac looks amazing. The iMac I got was custom built upgraded from i5 to i7 with 2.8ghz and 2tb of memory, I stuck with the 4 gigs of RAM but you may consider upgraded to 8 or even 16.
This monitor is kick arse, setting the resolution at 27-inch models: 2560 by 1440 pixels 16/9 and (viewable) LED-backlit glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix liquid crystal display with IPS technology. There is no other monitor like this which can get close to this resolution. Other devises you get in the box is a bluetooth wireless Keyboard and magic mouse which would set you mac maybe $200.
Also if your thinking gaming, Apple has you with the 27-inch model with quad-core processor:
ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
not bad for off the self.
Overall I am really impressed how powerful the iMac is and cant wait to see what they come up with next