Apple's new i-Mac G5 is raising lots of eyebrows. It brings a whole new look to desktop computers.
Consumer reports took a look at the g5.
The new i-Mac G5 from apple is unlike any other computer you've ever seen. And the customers like the looks of it.
Consumer Reports' resident computer expert, Dean Gallea, just checked out the G5.
Apple's products seem to be designed as much for style as for features and performance.
And the G5 is certainly stylish. The most striking innovation, the entire computer, hard drive and monitor has been designed to fit into a 2 inch thick case. The new design is certainly streamlined, but Consumer Reports says there are some drawbacks.
With the previous i-Mac you could move the screen in practically any direction with just a touch. This one, you can only tilt and you can't raise and lower it.
And while apple's web site promotes a wireless look, it costs an additional $100 for the wireless keyboard and mouse.
On the plus side, Consumer Reports says the G5 takes up less than half the desk space of the last i-Mac.
If the streamlined G5 appeals to you, there's another plus to using Macintosh computers they're much less susceptible than PCs to viruses and Spyware.