Apple has been making a name for itself over the past few years. It seems anything with an “i” in the front sells like crazy. However, the problem with that is you don’t know if you’re buying a product that’s actually good or if you’re simply buying a product because of its name and the hype it’s gotten. Below is a personal review of the iMac in case you’re thinking of making the switch over from PC.
While I own several Apple products I am by no means strictly an Apple user. However, the one fantastic thing I have to give Apple is their design. The design of the iMac-like all other apple products-is very sleek, clean and simple. If you’re a PC user you know how much room a desktop can take up between the tower, computer screen, etc. What’s fantastic about the iMac is that the “tower” is built into the screen, which of course means it’ll be taking up less space.
What I also love is the wireless mouse and keyboard. It’s very cumbersome having to deal with cords. The mouse itself is multi-touch, which is something Apple is known for. You can control various functions by simply swiping your fingers on the mouse. For example, you can swipe your fingers to zoom in on the screen.
The LED screen of the iMac is absolutely amazing. It’s brilliant like you wouldn’t believe, which is great if you want to watch a movie on it. In fact, the screen is large enough and almost better than my actual television that I spent most of my time watching movies off of Netflix on it.
I love the mac OS operating system more than I do PC for several reasons. I love simplicity. I love that I never have trouble finding anything on my computer because it all sits on the bottom of the screen rather than having to click on the windows button then having to browse through a million different categories and folders to find something. Also, everything is organized by icons opposed to text, which makes it much easier to search for something. I also never feel like my home screen is “cluttered” like I do with a PC.
It’s also great being able to access everything from the keyboard. The volume button, controls for movies, brightness settings, etc all have their own buttons. You don’t have to hold down one button and then go searching for another button with tiny text to control aforementioned things.
The only problem with the iMac is the operating system doesn’t support everything. While more and more programs are being designed to be compatible with mac you will have to prepare yourself when encountering some that simply won’t run on your computer.