What isn’t there to like about the iMac? People always wonder why the Mac runs better than a PC and one of those reasons is because the hardware and software is all made by Apple. It’s made to just work, and that’s what users want. Another thing that sets this computer apart is its sleek style. Everything is in the monitor. You don’t have to hook up a separate monitor to a separate clunky tower that you don’t know where you’re going to put anyway.
The iMac comes with everything you need to organize your daily life. Included with the operating system is an email application, contacts and calendar. Right out of the box, you can get started without having to purchase and install additional software. You can start organizing and sending emails right away. In fact, the iMac only comes with software that you will actually use. It doesn’t have useless software pre-installed that you will never actually use such as online game trials or utility software that you don’t know what to do with.
If you enjoy photos, movies and music then the iMac lets you get started right away since iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band are all included. Again, there is no extra software that needs to be purchased and installed to get you going with using the iMac. Photographers, like me, can really utilize iPhoto. It has great editing capabilities to enhance photos. It’s also great for the novice photographer who just wants to play around.
PCs are very prone to viruses and malware, but the iMac is built with a combative defense system that fends off all of these viruses that affect PCs on a regular basis. So while the iMac has a higher price tag than a PC, you are saving money in the long run by not needing to buy a new computer every two years or software every year to keep viruses and malware away. Automatic software updates always keep your iMac up to date and fast.
Parental security features are easy to set up and maintain. If you’re concerned about where your children are going on the internet, or how much time they are spending on the computer, you can easily create an account for each child with restrictions placed on it that you set. Block them from visiting certain websites and establish time limits. When their time is up, the iMac automatically warns them that their time allotment is running out. You can also put restrictions on when the computer can be used. So if you’re sick of the kids fighting over the computer during certain hours, or you don’t want them sneaking on in the middle of the night, you can program their accounts to not be active during certain times.
The iMac is available with a 21.5 inch or 27 inch screen that is easy to see. This is great for someone with vision problems because everything appears bright and clear. Viewing online movies or DVDs come through with a nice clear picture.
The iMac comes standard with a 500GB hard drive. However, you can also get them with a 1TB or 2TB hard drive if you select to customize it. This provides user with plenty of storage space for music and photographs.
Prior models used to be limited to 2 USB ports and one FireWire port, but the newer models now come standard with 4 USB ports which makes it a lot easier to update all of your accessories. You can now plug in your iPhone, iPod, iPad and a camera all at once if you want.
There are no drawbacks to the iMac. Honestly. Some buyers may balk at the $1199 price tag, but this is a computer that you will have for years to come and you will never have to upgrade its storage or hardware. You can purchase the iMac online at apple.com or macmall.com for a discounted price. In store purchases can be made at your local Best Buy and Apple store. As a Mac user, I highly recommend this product, but for more in depth information you can also visit apple.com.