News Analysis: Although Apple offers several different computers, the company's all-in-one iMac offers the best experience of any Mac on the market.
Apple has finally updated its line of iMac computers. The updates
include the addition of Intel's latest Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
The new iMacs also boast ATI's Radeon HD
5750 GPU to improve the graphical prowess of the all-in-one computers.
Even better, the iMac starts at the relatively affordable price
of $1,199, and goes up to $1,999 for the quad-core model. The computers come
with Apple's Magic Mouse, which allows gesture control when scrolling around a
update to the iMac line is impressive.
And it underscores just how
important the iMac is to Apple's financial performance. The iPhone and the iPad
might get all the attention, but computers still stand at the heart of Apple's
business. They are central to its success as a hardware provider of premium
products that attempt to be better than the competition.
Perhaps that's why the iMac is so important, and why Apple
ensures that the device is the best and most appealing computer it sells. Here
are 10 reasons why the iMac is so special:
1. It's space-saving
Although the screen is big-21 inches or 27 inches, depending
on the model-that's all there is to an iMac. There isn't a tower that owners
will need to stick under a desk, and even the keyboard and mouse that come with
the device are designed to save space. In the increasingly crowded tech
environment, saving space and maximizing productivity are extremely important.
And, thanks to its design, the iMac provides that. It's the ultimate
2. The quality is there
The iMac is a
high-quality computer that isn't easily bested by competing products
other Macs. The iMac is self-contained, high-powered and can achieve the kind
of market appeal that much of the competition can't match. Plus, it runs Mac OS
X, which for most home users is an ideal operating system. The Mac Pro is nice,
but it's too expensive for the average consumer. And although the MacBook Pro
is widely regarded as a great computer, it appeals to a different customer. The
iMac is simply the best all-around computer Apple sells.
3. Who needs a tablet?
Some might say the iPad, Apple's wildly popular tablet, is the
device that could eventually kill the iMac. After all, the tablet provides
similar functionality, but does so with the option to be mobile. It's a fine
argument, but it doesn't hold up. The iPad is designed for a different customer
base. Plus, it lacks the kind of functionality that the iMac can provide. Yes,
it's a nice product that any consumer would be happy with, but until it can
allow users to edit video and have a full-fledged Office experience, it won't
match the iMac.
4. The screen is beautiful
The iMac's big, beautiful display is one of the reasons why
it's the best computer Apple offers. Unlike Apple notebooks, which have
relatively small screens, the iMac comes with either a 21.5-inch display or a
27-inch display. In either case, the iMac delivers outstanding views that
captivate customers as soon as they set their eyes on it. And that is perhaps
the beauty of the iMac. Rather than focus on the specs, Apple makes users focus
on the big screen that dominates its face. It's a smart move, and it makes the
company's all-in-one the most coveted offering it has.