I've never had an all in one computer before but I have had a great experience with this iMac.
The screen is very good with the adding benefit of adjusting the brightness and the sharpness of the screen makes it the best computer screen I have used. The screen is a good size to watch movies on.
The sound is great has never let me down, the key for this is being able to adjust the sound from the keyboard and not looking around for the volume symbol on the screen. The sound is perfect for watching any type of movies giving you the cinema feel.
The fun thing about the iMac is adding different programs like final cut or soundtrack pro. It takes no time at all and it's so simple with the step-by-step help on screen. The whole system is so simple and easy to use.
It's never too complicated and I have never gotten into a situation of being stuck on how to do something because it is either easy to find out or the easy use of simple mini menus names helps you find what you need.
The only disadvantage I have had with the iMac is the magic mouse it run out of battery pretty quick if you didn't have a wired mouse you was stuck with out a computer so I have invested in a wired mouse to use and I don't use the magic mouse due to the problems with finding the mouse over Bluetooth and connecting it.
The wired mouse gives you the best experienced with the iMac and you don't miss the magic mouse at all. The wireless keyboard works like a treat and it so easy to replace the batteries and re connect it back to the iMac.
Overall the iMac is one of the best all in one computer I have used and will keep using. I won't go back to any other compute due to my experience with the iMac.
Once you go Mac you never go back....and this iMac is no exception!
I had wanted a Mac for a long time after reading rave reviews online and also watching a Youtube video showing how much faster a Mac loads up compared to Windows.
I love the fact that i never have to tediously control+Alt+Delete after my PC crashes a million times while trying to use internet explorer, now i use Safari and never have any problems. I have had my 20 inch iMac for 2 years now and haven't experienced anything i don't like about it. It's fast, efficient and very easy to use. I took the option of a wireless mouse and keyboard, the only downside of that is having to replace the batteries. After going on holiday i used iMovie and iDVD to make shows of all my holiday snaps which i first edited in iPhoto. I love my Mac and can safely say i will always be prepared to pay more to have a Mac than save money and buy a PC, in the long run it saves alot of hassle and a lot of money anyway!
Firstly This is a great pc to own,
I paid £900 for this Apple I mac and this is with all the extras for exampe, 3 years protection, apple works, apple email and other features program,wireless keyboard , wireless mouse. There reason it was so cheap for me is because if you are a student you get nearly £300 discount . this a tip from me to you all , even if you take a friend or family who is a student you still get the discount.
Now lets talk about the IMAC woo hoo
It has a 20 inch screen but also comes in 24 inch screen too , trust me not allot diferance. the most amazing thing is the hard drive is inside the screen , so you dont have a separet bulky harddrive to store.
Everything is in the screen the cd rom is on top right hand corner and its very hard to fiynd it it took me two days to figure out where to stick the CD heheh.
you can store the screen litraly anywhere at home.
One of the best features is the IPHOTO , you can modify change and creat pictures and you can orgonise your pictures acordu=ing to events and dates , and the best thing is you can develope these pictures in to book albums ower the internet by using Apple photo store and it costs £20 for one photo bookk, your own book with your own pictures how great is that.
the MAC comes with wireless slim small keyboard , and wireless mouse , and also a remote control .
Let me tell you what this remote control does it amazing, you can listhen to your misic usung this remote , you can shuffle music and creat a play list, you can also view your picture on full screen with background misic its very cool , you can also use the screen as a digital album viewer , it will be very cool to place the pc on a table while you have visitors coming and press the photo with the remote and it plays your pictures .
I mac also has bluetooth features which means you can bluetooth your pictures from your phone to the IMAC and it al comes out as if it was taken from a digital camera .
you will have your own MAC mail account, at the bottom of the screen is your programs and they are in 3d version and you click them and they pop up straight away.
the programs are
GARAGE BAND - TO MAKE MUSIC
I MUSIC - you can install music from I tunes
I cam - just like msn but you can only use it with other Imac owners and you can swap your screen, video chat, share picture, share videos, text chat.
I works - these are resumes, word, and money market stuff
games, calculator, weather control, time, calender
what ever you are looking for is inside this IMAC.
you can also buy a window program and use as a normal PC.
Built in microphone, built in camera
grey in colour
Built in sound system
oo forgot to say the most important feature you can view all the latest film trailers with the remote control its great.
I am also a ciao member GOV25 therefore this review is not a copy.
Lovely machine with plenty of power and an operating system that makes doing work & computing a joy. Very happy all in all. Just getting started is easy and intuitive