Thursday, November 30, 2006
Apple iMac

Apple iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz; 24-inch LCD; SuperDrive)
The good: Giant LCD makes the iMac a home video champ; updated specs stay competitive with the rest of the desktop PC field; expanded upgrade options available at the time of purchase.
The bad: Configurator upgrades are expensive; limited aftermarket upgradability means you won't be able to add a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD drive down the road; no media card reader.
The bottom line: Other vendors might offer more flexible configurations and better deals on components, and the specter of HD video looms darkly, but the 24-inch iMac's sprawling display and convincingly capable features should set most people's minds at ease. We highly recommend this new iMac as PC that doubles as a secondary home entertainment system.

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