The Washington Post
, Rob Pegoraro has taken a look at Apple’s redesigned iMac in a new review entitled
iMac’s Radical Redesign Easy on the User as Well as the Eyes.
Comparing the new system to Star Wars’ heroic droid R2-D2, Pegoraro said that the iMac is “an instant conversation piece” that’s also easy to live with. It takes up less space than other desktop computers and the screen, mounted on a pivoting arm, “is staggeringly useful.”
Pegoraro has a few complaints — the built-in modem doesn’t support the V.92 standard, for example, and the iMac still has very limited expandability. He also cited a problem getting iDVD 2 to work correctly. He’s a bit disappointed with the storage capacity of the new iMac, and said that the iMac’s expansion ports on its back guarantee “a lot of clumsy reaching around by users.”
He also noted that the new iMac is a good value compared to comparably equipped PCs, and added “As far as looks go, none of them are even qualified to sit in the same showroom as the iMac.”
The biggest limitation of all, however? “… having to ship the review unit back to Apple.”