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Apple iMac G5

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Apple iMac G5 (Iss. 21 2004)

PC Magazine
4 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Apple has another design coup on its hands with the iMac G5's clean, simple look—imagine if an iPod grew into a full-size, self-contained PC.
  • Pros: Simple, stunning all-in-one design. Quiet. Just one cord (for power), thanks to optional Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Gorgeous 20-inch screen and desktop-caliber hard drive.
  • Cons: Can?t upgrade graphics. Built-in speakers don?t deliver much bass.
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Overall 10
10

Apple iMac G5 (2.0 GHz)

PC Magazine
17 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Apple took its five-star, class-defining desktop and upgraded it. What's better than that?
  • Pros: All the pros from our previous iMac G5 review. Faster processor. Dual-layer SuperDrive. Airport Extreme and Bluetooth now standard. Mac OS 10.4 Tiger.
  • Cons: Still can't upgrade graphics. Lackluster 3D gaming performance.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple iMac G5 (17-inch)

PC Magazine
23 April 2008
  • Conclusion: A more compact, affordable version of its 20-inch big brother, the 17-inch iMac should appeal to home users with a shortage of desk space.
  • Pros: Built in 802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. Space-saving design.
  • Cons: A bit expensive. DVD combo drive instead of a DVD writer.
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Overall 9
9.0

Apple iMac G5 (iSight)

PC Magazine
2 March 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Apple iMac G5

PC Magazine
30 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Apple has another design coup on its hands with the Apple iMac G5. Its clean, simple look—imagine if an iPod grew into a full-size, self-contained PC—exclaims, "It's about time they designed a computer like this.
  • Pros: Simple, stunning all-in-one design. Quiet. Just one cord (for power), thanks to optional Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. More compact than other all-in-one desktops. Gorgeous 20-inch screen and desktop-caliber hard drive make machine more usable than a desktop-replacement notebook, for the same money and space use. Can be mounted on the wall or on an arm (with a VESA-compliant mounting kit).
  • Cons: Can't upgrade graphics. Built-in speakers don't deliver much bass.
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Apple iMac G5

soundonsound.com
21 December 2012
  • 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.
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Test: Apple iMac G5 20" - Apples Gaming-Maschine

netzwelt
9 June 2007
  • Summary: Insgesamt kann der iMac G5 überzeugen. Das geniale Design tröstet über die im Vergleich zur PC-Welt teilweise schwachen Leistungsdaten hinweg. Dafür ist der Rechner aber überaus leise und funktional, eine eierlegende Wollmilchsau. Die Rechenleistung ist für Mac-Verhältnisse im oberen Drittel angesiedelt, nur die G5-Powermacs sind schneller, alle anderen Rechner aus dem Hause Apple müssen vor dem iMac den Schwanz einkneifen.
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Overall 9
8.5

Apple iMac G5 (2,1 GHz, 20 pouces)

CNET
2 December 2005
  • Conclusion: Apple intègre encore plus de possibilités dans son ordinateur « tout-en-un » de milieu de gamme et ce, tout en diminuant les prix. Légèrement moins encombrant que son prédécesseur, le nouveau iMac G5 bénéficie de quelques fonctions additionnelles telles sa caméra iSight intégrée et sa télécommande couplée à un logiciel multimédia intuitif.
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Dentro l’Apple iMac G5 da 20″

Macity
18 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Grazie alla presentazione sulla Casa Digitale abbiamo avuto modo di lavorare per qualche giorno (o meglio qualche notte) con il nuovo iMac G5 di Apple e pure di accedere al suo interno per montare la scheda Airport Express Ecco foto e impressioni d’uso di un contatto breve ma entusiasmante.
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Overall 8
7.8

Apple iMac G5

CNET
1 September 2004
  • Conclusion: La grande nouveauté de cet iMac est d'avoir fait disparaître l'unité centrale derrière l'écran. Le G5 enregistre de bonnes performances mais manque de mémoire vive.
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