NEWS ANALYSIS: The latest iMacs feature an improved design and come with powerful components, delivering a one-two punch in the computing space.
Apple's iMacs are finally launching at the end of November. The company confirmed that the 21.5-inch model will be available at the end of the month
, and those who want the 27-inch version will be able to preorder the all-in-one PC Nov. 30. However, the 27-inch model will not hit store shelves until December. So there will be a wait of a few additional weeks for that option.
Apple's iMac line has been popular since it was introduced in 1998. In fact, it was the computer that helped put the Macintosh back on the map. On the inside, Apple's new iMac line is a nice upgrade over the previous model. On the outside, however, it's a major update that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone looking to get their hands on a new computer. There are several all-in-one PCs on the market, but Apple's new iMacs might just be tops.
From the iMac's new design to its outstanding internal components, Apple's latest computer launch is one any computer shopper will want to check out.
Read on to find out why the new iMacs are the very best all-in-one PCs available now
1. Thinness matters
According to Apple, the new iMac is only 5mm thick at its edges. Granted, that's only around the display, and it's slightly thicker where the actual computer components sit, but it's extremely thin compared with all other all-in-one PCs. When sitting on a desk, the iMac will be a conversation piece, and it's not the first time that the iMac's design has had that distinction.
2. Nice, big screen sizes
The essential feature for all-in-one PCs is screen size. That's why the iMac is a winner
. The 21.5-inch model just about matches many of the competitors on the market, including those from HP and Dell. The 27-inch model is massive for an all-in-one PC. Screen size matters greatly to today's consumers and Apple knows it.
3. Don't discount Mountain Lion
Apple's latest iMacs run Mountain Lion, the new version of the company's desktop operating system. With Mountain Lion, buyers will find an operating system that's more secure than Windows and has more digital apps than Microsoft's latest operating system edition, Windows 8. Is Mountain Lion perfect? Not a chance. But it's easier to use than Windows 8. And that matters to today's customers.
4. Apple's track record is top-notch
When considering a computer purchase, customers must always think about the company that's actually building it. Sometimes, companies have a poor or checkered track record for quality or innovative design; this makes buying one of their computers a dicey proposition. Other times, a company's strong record makes their computers a must-have. Apple falls into the latter category, and it's another reason the new iMacs will be successful.