updated 01:00 pm EDT, Thu August 9, 2007
iMac, CNET Editor's Choice
Apple's newly released aluminum and glass iMac has received a CNET Editors Choice award for its best-in-class design and solid-feeling thin keyboard. "The new Apple iMac desktop offers more performance and features than many Windows-based PCs; robust iLife '08 digital media suite," said CNET reviewer Rich Brown. "Unless you're a gamer or an upgrade enthusiast, we can think of very few reasons not to make an iMac your next desktop." Brown points to a lack of publicly available upgrade information to Apple's forthcoming Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as one of the few downfalls of the new machine, and describes iPhone support as "anemic." "Unlike Sony's, HP's, and others' all-in-one efforts, no other vendor comes close to Apple's near-seamless aesthetic." Apple unveiled the new machine on Tuesday during a special event held at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, CA.