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Confessions of a diehard PS User,
This review is from: Apple iMac 21.5 inch All-In-One Desktop PC (Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Quad-Core Processor, 2X2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB graphics) (Launched May 2011) - Older Model (Personal Computers)
Having owned an iPad (fantastic - just get one) for about 6 months I finally succumbed to the lure of the iMac with promises of legendary usability, speed and quietness after a lifetime using various versions of Microsoft operating systems and PC/Laptops.
Let's be clear, while the iMac usability is great, it does take lots of time to adjust to the way Apple does things and things that are "second nature" have to be re-learnt. Also, I am not convinced that the usability between the very latest Windows versions and Apple are that great although undeniably the iMac (Lion) interface is excellent and certainly wins any beauty contest.
Other benefits? Well it looks fantastic, boot up times are incredible and it is so quiet compared to my (admittedly old) PC. I ended up buying Office for iMac as I am just used to the way it works and Outlook migration is easier if you have archive (.pst) files.
Is it worth the extra £500 compared to the "all in one" Lenovo I was also considering? After a month of ownership I would probably say just about, but if you don't have the spare cash and are an experienced PC user then don't fall for the Apple Mafia hype as modern PC's are also very good.
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Initial post: 17 Apr 2012 11:51:10 BDT
T. M. Artingstoll says:
In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2012 18:52:32 BDT
Yes I would agree with the previous post. Apple Mac great for graphics, music recording and syncing with iPhone, iPad etc. iCloud is for iEquipment only unless, you want spend hours finding your way with very little help from Apple. The Apple programmes and Apps initially appear very cheap, until you start using them. The iApple is virtually a monopoly geared towards the younger generation.
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