The May issue of
PC World magazine
rates Apple’s flat panel display iMac in a new review penned by Rebecca Freed. In the article called
iMac’s Monitor Bends to User’s Will, Freed rates the new consumer Mac a solid 4 and 1/2 stars out of five.
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Noting the controversy surrounding the new iMac’s design, Freed said, “Whatever you think of the design, it succeeds at conserving space and at being adjustable.” She added that it’s easy to tuck the iMac out of the way, but when you want to move the monitor, it stays where you leave it.
Freed also complimented the iMac flat panel’s vivid, natural colors, although she was critical of the font smoothing that Mac OS X applies, saying that the effect “makes the type look blurry.”
Freed said the iMac — a high-end SuperDrive model — came well-enough equipped to run multiple office applications and switch between them without a hitch. The iMac’s limited expansion capability was an issue, however, although she noted that between two FireWire ports and three USB ports, users should have “enough basic connections.”