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Review: A Closer Look at the iMac

The iMac features a revolutionary flat panel design and is the most popular desktop computer option from Apple. Unlike the Mac Mini, the iMac comes with a number of different choices that make it a good solution for both beginners and advanced users. Features Of The iMac Screen: You can choose between a 21.5 and 27 inch screen option. Both feature LED backlighting and a high resolution. Flat Panel Design: Rather than requiring a separate tower unit, all of the components are contained within the back of the slim, aluminum-bodied unit. You'll find the CD/ DVD drive on the side, a FaceTime HD camera on the top, and the ports neatly lined up at the back. Inbuilt speakers are featured on the underside of the screen, though you can use external options if you like. Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad: You can use the iMac with either the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad. Both make use of simple gestures that help you to do everything you need to with your iMac, quickly. Connectivity: The iMac comes with the following ports: audio in, audio out, SDXC cart slot, 4x USB 2.0, Firewire 800, 2x thunderbolt and a gigabit ethernet port. The thunderbolt port is used for extremely fast file transfers (up to 12x as fast as the Firewire 800). The iMac also has WiFi and bluetooth built in. Performance: The new Intel Core i5 and i7 processors mean that the newest generation of iMacs are almost twice as fast as before. They also feature 4GB of RAM (upgradeable to a maximum 16GB) and up to 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. Software: As with all other Apple computers, the iMac comes with the latest Mac OS X operating system, as well as software such as iPhoto, iMovie, Mail, App Store, iTunes, Garageband and more. The iMac is also more secure than PCs and is not affected by PC-viruses. Why Buy The iMac? The first reason why people notice the iMac above other options is because it looks stunning. It has a huge glossy, simple display, and looks great on just about any desk. Even better, everything you do on your Mac looks great on the screen! When compared to Apple's other desktop options, the iMac also proves good value for money when you czxonsider that it comes with a high quality Apple screen (in fact, the screen contains everything). Neither the Mac Pro or the Mac Mini come with a screen, making them cost proportionately more. This makes the iMac a good choice for those who don't already own a computer monitor. The fact that the whole desktop is included in the back of the screen makes this a stylish, minimal design that'll take up the least amount of space possible. It also makes the CD/ DVD drive and ports as accessible as possible, right there on your desktop screen! Of course, there are many other reasons why people are choosing the buy Apple desktop computers over the Windows operating system. The fact that the hardware and software has been made by the same company helps to make the systems run as flawlessly as possible. Not to mention the fact that they look great! And the iMac is far more affordable than its more powerful cousin, the Mac Pro.


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