Conclusion: The iMac G5 is a great desktop for Mac multimedia hobbyists whose needs go beyond simple Web browsing and e-mailing.
Pros: New built-in iSight camera. Added multimedia capabilities. SuperDrive (dual-layer DVD writer) and wireless (802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR) now standard across iMac line. New DDR2 memory and PCIe-based architecture.
Cons: No TV tuner. Difficult to move DVD content or TV programming from iMac to iPod. Third-party mount required for arm mounting. 3D graphics are not upgradeable.
Conclusion: The iMac was the first product spearheaded by Apple CEO Steve Jobs after he returned to the company he co-founded in 1997. With its Bondi-blue, all-in-one design based around a 15-inch CRT monitor and G3 processor, it was a huge success when it was released in 1998. This was just around the time of the first dot-com craze, when Internet appliances were the talk of the day, and so the 'i' in iMac was originally intended to reflect its suitability as a personal computer...
Pros: All-in-one design., Even in a single-processor configuration with slower front side buss compared to the more expensive Power Mac models, the iMac still offers a tremendous improvement over previous G4-based Macs., While not as mobile as a laptop, the iMac G5 is still fairly portable compared to most desktop computers and significantly more powerful than Apple's current Powerbook line-up.
Cons: The fan noise is more noticeable than in previous iMac models., Apple's new pricing of the single-processor Power Mac G5 model takes away some of the iMac's thunder as the most appropriate low-cost Mac for musicians.
Excerpt: Ce tout dernier iMac (le troisième du nom, si vous vous tenez informé) suit l’évolution naturelle d’un ordinateur qui devient de plus en plus svelte. Le premier iMac était un système tout en un de forme ovoïde, tandis que le second faisait penser à une lampe de bureau, avec son unité centrale cachée dans son socle hémisphérique. Avec cette troisième variante, l’unité centrale semble avoir totalement disparu, pour nous laisser simplement un écran plat en suspension.