Summary: After being a PC man for almost twenty years, I have never been happier to change over to Mac. It's so nice to fire up my computer and have it work each and every time. I've had so many PC's crash weekly that I could reinstall the OS in my sleep. For the type of use I do, this machine does everything perfectly. Only thing that is a bit of a bummer is if you need an optical drive you will have to buy one and use one of your USB ports.
Pros: Great looks, fast and doesn't crash all the time
Summary: I have to admit I was worried about having the "old version" of the iMac, but it was worth every penny. Runs smooth and operates like a charm. As a digital artist, I feel comfortable knowing that the resolution on this screen makes everything much clearer and I can work in bigger image formats.
Summary: I purchased this imac for my parents who mainly use it for simple web browsing, skype, and a little word processing. What can I say? It's perfect for them. Oh they both have iphones so they use it for itunes and iphoto. This is my 5th apple computer and I have zero complaints for each and every one of them.
Summary: I was able to replace it with a new computer for the price of a refurbished one. If you want a better deal for your money I would recommend going this route. I have had a refurbished computer and all though it was the current model at the time, I always knew it was "used" .
Excerpt: Purchased the 21.5" iMac with 256 SSD to replace a late 2006 iMac. This setup is FAST. It is also a very quiet machine. Runs efficiently on the standard 8gb of memory. Not once have I seen pressure on the memory. Using Lightroom 4 is a dream. Paired up with a 3tb Thunderbolt drive to house media. Switching between Safari, iTunes, Lightroom, and Photoshop or OnOne all is no problem at all. The display is beautiful.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast, Powerful, Quiet
Summary: So much better than any PC. If I need specific PC tools I can use a virtual PC. Makes managing my kids iPad minis a breeze. It automatically syncs with all apple products via iCloud so I don't have to plug anything in. I will never own another PC. Its easy enough for all my children: 14 years, 7 years, and 5 years to use without instruction. The parental controls rock. This way I don't have to worry about my younger kids viewing anything inappropriate.