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New Apple Imac,
This review is from: Apple 21.5-inch New iMac (Aluminium silver) - (Intel Core i5 Quad-core 2.9GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, OS X Mountain Lion) (Personal Computers)
Having used a MacBook for a couple of years, this is my first desktop Mac and I'm not disappointed. Ok, fair enough, you don't get a built-in optical drive & no IR for a remote. I was a little disappointed over this. On the plus side, you get a decent, well built desktop computer, which is blatantly going to last you longer than Windows based machines, which are destined to fail & devalue very quickly - both in terms of software & build quality. Yes, Macs are expensive - but it's because you get a superbly well engineered computer, a solid and reliable software platform, & before you shell out your 1000-odd £££'s for a new computer - well, perhaps you should have read the small print before complaining about what you didn't get in the first place!
OSX is great, runs like a dream and doesn't crash all the time like Windows. It's based on a UNIX system, so solid reliability & straightforward usability is guaranteed. I'd had several Windows based laptops before getting my first Mac & the one big difference I noticed was that my MacBook NEVER crashed, generally swallowing up my work in the process! Yes, it is slimline which is nice aesthetically and also practical if space is an issue. The display in amazing and for watching videos etc (yes, I shelled out for the external DVD drive) way better than even the best flat screens of equivalent screen size. Also, for playing music (no, you don't have to download from iTunes - I only buy CDs and load them onto iTunes via the external optical drive) - the sound is absolutely superb; it's basically a high quality, integrated entertainment system + computer all in one.
if you don't like it, get over it, quit complaining & hand your cash to Microsoft instead!