Columnist Walter Mossberg has offered an online personal computer ”
guide for savvy shoppers.” While it mostly concentrates on Wintel systems, it also offers a nice blip of praise for Apple’s iMac line.
“I am a big fan of Apple’s new iMac models,” Mossberg writes. “These are great machines, better than many Windows computers, but nobody needs a buyer’s guide to choose one. There are only three models, ranging from $1,399 to $1,899, including lots of power and features, and a gorgeous flat-panel screen with a flexible arm.”
Mossberg notes that you can get a “bare-bones, name-brand Windows computer for $600 or so; $800-$1,100 with ample features.” The columnist’s “savvy guide” is for mainstream users doing common tasks such as word processing and other office-type applications, Web surfing and e-mail, personal finance, simple home photo and video editing, digital music, and basic games.