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Pros: IPS panel (nice viewing angle)
stand adjustable many ways.
Cons: too heavy at close to 13lb. current iMac 21.5" weighs the same or slighly less. imac contains monitor plus the entire computer plus it has glass + aluminum. i would pay about $100 more if this monitor weighs about 6lb.
height adjusting range should be bigger by about 3 inches.
Pros: very nice keyboard. mouse ok but i use my old mac trackpad and easy to pair with a cheap bluetooth adapter. usb 3.0 should come in handy but haven't a chance to test it. accent light can be nicely turned off with a button. not too many bloatware.
nice quality WIFI
cables are nicely laid out inside. relatively easy to work inside.
Cons: cpu fan is the lowest quality of all. I replaced it with a $30 retail version. I plan to replace the case fan with a much quieter $10 one.
hard disk case could have easier access.
two usb ports position on the top-back are bad design.
Other Thoughts: got a very nice deal for an ivy bridge system.
I had heard that Gateway are quieter but never bought one myself. Last gateway I used was at work about 15 years ago and I never liked the curvy design. I still do not like the curvy design but I did not deduct an egg for the design.