A 21.5” display with edge-to-edge glass covers nearly the entire front of the enclosure. When all you see is the display, nothing gets between you and what’s onscreen. While you’ll find a collection of ports on the back of iMac, you won’t find much else. A seamless, precision-forged enclosure makes the back one continuous aluminum surface. And there’s only one cord: the power cord.
The Apple iMac MC309LL/A is an all-in-one that is as powerful as it is beautiful. It features nearly twice the processing speed, advanced graphics, ultrafast Thunderbolt I/O and FaceTime HD. You don’t usually find something this fast and sleek on a desk.
A Good Mac?
Pros: Fast, smooth, easy to set up and import files/settings from an older mac. Great display, great camera (not that I actually need a web cam). Powerful, handles Photoshop CS5 like a champ.
Cons: Uses mini-HDMI output for second monitor....not much of a con, more of an inconvenience. Includes the magic mouse....too strange for regular use.
Other Thoughts: Don't tell my dad....I LIKE this Mac.
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Great for audio recording
Pros: I bought this system specifically to replace my MacBook Pro for audio recording in a home studio. A Windows system (Athlon II X3 3.2 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM) could not perform the job with the same audio interface without severe delay. This is the fastest Mac I have ever owned, and there is NO DELAY between playing an instrument and hearing it through the speakers, and GarageBand opens literally in 3 seconds. Windows are good business machines, but nothing beats a Mac for multimedia content creation.
Cons: Thunderbolt accessories are EXPENSIVE right now. No USB 3.0 or Blu-ray, but since Apple is pushing Thunderbolt and (what seems like) all digital download for media, I can't really consider them cons because you can't get those on any Mac.
Other Thoughts: I ordered a 16 GB RAM upgrade kit for this system from Newegg, but it's not in yet. Can't wait!
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“I bought this system specifically to replace my MacBook Pro for audio recording in a home studio. A Windows system (Athlon ...”— Nick 2/21/2012
“Fast, smooth, easy to set up and import files/settings from an older mac. Great display, great camera (not that I ...”— 4/3/2012