Apple iMac G5 May Lure Users Off Windows
With the iMac G5, Apple has given Mac fans yet another reason to stay in the fold. And its unparalleled execution should attract would-be Windows PC buyers, as well. (PC Magazine)When we first saw the previous-generation iMac, with its dome base and trick swing-arm, we thought "wow." The latest incarnation of Apples design standard-bearer, the Apple iMac G5, is no less sublime, but a lot more subtle. An iPod writ large, this self-contained iMac G5 will have you nodding your head and saying, "Its about time they designed a computer like this."
Most all-in-one desktops with LCD panels (the Sony VAIO and Gateway Profile systems come to mind) are two units permanently connected together: the part of the case housing the motherboard and drives, and the monitor. But the iMac G5 has the CPU, motherboard, and drives mounted in the same 2-inch-thick chassis as the monitor. The result is the clean look of an iPod music player, supersized and placed on an elegant anodized-aluminum stand.