There are features of the Apple iMac that are essentially better than incredible PCs. The substantial design is undisputed. The modern Magic Mouse and ultra-slim keyboard are incredible. And the 21.5-inch LED-backlight monitor HD widescreen has PDS (in-plane switching) technology that provides a great view from any angle.
There are also factors that may deal-breakers for some. The wireless keyboard is slim, but it does not have a numeric pad. The smooth edge-to-edge glass is remarkable but does replicate a considerable screen glare. The iMac is obviously missing an HDMI connector, eSATA port, and a Blu-ray drive.
But for the most part, rather than features and functions that are blatantly good or bad than other incredible PCs, the iMac has features that are just different. Such as, Apple has retained touchscreens for the iPhone and iPad. But while the monitor is not a touchscreen, there is touch interaction with the arguably better implemented Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. The operating system of Macintosh is a lot different than Windows. And while I won’t make a cover statement about an operating system always being enhanced than the other, the Mac OS rocks for professional graphics applications.
The System Features
The design of the iMac in an acknowledged success, uniting function and style in a design that is aesthetic and simple. The 21.5 inch glass screen is sheathed by a solid aluminum backside panel and sustained by a thin aluminum pedestal. But as eye-catching as the iMac is, it is what is inside that takes the incredible computer from art to state-of-the-art.
The hottest incarnations of 21.5 inch Apple iMacs come fully equipped with the Intel Core i5 processor. The 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive are not anything to turn your nose up at, but they can be upgraded to 16GB and 2TB respectively. With that amount of processing power, storage, and memory, it is no wonder the iMacs is the number one incredible desktop computer for graphics and video editing.
The Input & Output Features
The iMac’s optical drive does not support Blu-ray, but is otherwise comprehensive. The SuperDrive slot- loading 8x reads and writes all types of DVDs with precision and speed. A built-in four USB 2.0 ports, FireWire ports, and SDXC card reader make peripheral connections a snap.
Hooking up to the internet is also easy, with the obligatory 802.11a/b/g wireless and Gigabit Ethernet port. The 21.5 inch Intel Core i5 iMac goes on with the Apple iMac legacy of innovation and quality. There are a few missing features that may turn off some users, but in one piece the iMac stays the definitive all-in-one computer. If you are looking for an all-in-one computer, the 21.5 inch Core i5 is there for you.