Excerpt: The Apple iMac has been a smash hit from the beginning. Its success lives on not only because of its smooth curves, all-in-one design, and playful colors—inspiring many copycats—but also because of its straightforward ease of use. Apple touts its six-step setup process, which is as easy as it sounds. Some computer novices, however, could get confused by the setup poster, which uses only pictures—not words.
Excerpt: This revised version of the stylish iMac adds some changes that most users will welcome, the most noticeable being that the wide-screen LCD has grown to 17 inches, with a resolution of 1,440-by-900. Other improvements are the inclusion of a new graphics processor, the nVidia GeForce4 MX (though no performance match for the GeForce4 Ti 4600 or ATI Radeon 9700 Pro) and the new OS X (10.2), code-named Jaguar.
Excerpt: The stylish Apple iMac, with its shiny white enamel-like exterior and gorgeous wide-screen, 17-inch LCD, isn't just about good looks. Under all that fancy design beats the heart of a true computer. In general, Apple systems are highly regarded by many in the creative arts; the Apple iMac, however, can satisfy traditional and creative academics alike.
Excerpt: Certainly the most decorative of the home systems reviewed, the translucent-indigo Apple iMac has a stunning design and a simpler-than-simple setup. The iMac empowers first-time users to get on the Internet in almost as little time as it takes to open the box. Inside the iMac carton, there are few pieces to fuss with: the main unit, the keyboard, the mouse, and three cables (power, keyboard, and mouse).