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Apple iMac G5

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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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Apple iMac G5

PC Magazine
16 June 2008
  • 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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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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