The September issue of
has some very kind words about Mac computers. In the past, the magazine has often seemed to be PC-centric.
The 17-inch Apple Studio Display is the top rated LCD monitor. The 15-inch flat panel iMac gets a good rating in a section on desktop computers. In fact, the iMac is given its own sidebar story as an “object d’Apple.”
“The most innovative part of Apple’s new iMac — its pedestal-mounted display — is as functional as it is elegant,” says Consumer Reports. “The flat screen’s ability to move and tilt at the touch of the hand elevates the computer’s ergonomics far above those of other Macs and of Windows computers … As a computer, the iMac is reasonably equipped and performed very well overall in our tests.”
What’s more, Apple is listed in charts as the number one computer manufacturer for overall tech support and number two (behind Dell) in repair history over the space of five years.
In a separate section on computer networking, Consumer Reports notes that if all your computers are Macs, networking is simple. All have an Ethernet port to connect to other Macs, a hub, or a router, the article notes. And configuring a PC and Mac to share an Internet connection via a router is also a straightforward procedure, Consumer Reports says.