FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) About Buying an iMac
While most desktop computers aren't constructed for their appearance, the Apple iMac is a meticulously designed all-in-one computer that you can't take your eyes off of. It's the go-to choice for creative professionals because it delivers robust processing power, an edge-to-edge visual display, and breathtaking graphics, especially with the Retina 5K version. However, you don't need to be a graphic designer to use the iMac. It's loaded with Apple's innovative everyday desktop computing features that appeal to everyone. Let's answer some common questions about this popular all-in-one desktop.
What are the advantages of an iMac over a traditional desktop?
The conventional desktop setup is usually a monitor at eye level and an large CPU tower hidden away near your feet. The iMac's all-in-one design eliminates the bulky block of a CPU tower and streamlines everything right into one stunningly slim monitor. Apple's thoughtful design, with its round corners and 5mm thin display, is appealing to the eye and adds to your room's décor. It also saves you space and energy, using a mere 0.9 watts of electricity in sleep mode.
Are there different types I can choose from? Which one do I need?
The iMac comes in two sizes: the 21.5-inch and the 27-inch, both using IPS LCD panels with LED backlighting. Which one you choose depends on how much visual real estate you require. Those working with visual design programs, video editing, or hardcore gaming are going to want to size up with the 27-inch to take full advantage of Apple's impressive beyond-HD resolution rates and graphics-focused architecture. The Retina 5K model exceeds expectations in terms for visual capabilities.
What features to consider when buying an iMac?
Each iMac comes with a different level of processor power depending on the price point. All models currently feature fourth-generation Intel Core processors based on the latest Haswell architecture. The i7 can clock speeds up to 3.4GHz and go even higher with the optional Turbo Boost 2.0. If employing intensive applications like Aperture or Final Cut Pro, this kind of power will be indispensable.