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Apple iMac G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 972 reviews of Apple iMac G5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple iMac G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iMac G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Apple iMac G5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and usability, but some have doubts about the price.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iMac G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 497 user reviews of Apple iMac G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Apple iMac Desktop

 

Apple's 20-inch iMac with a 2-GHz Intel Core Duo processor looks identical to the 2.1-GHz iMac G5 that we reviewed in January 2006. The primary difference is that--while Apple's own applications run faster on the new machine--current third-party...

Unique all-in-one with good performance

Very limited upgradeability

Because of the Intel-based iMac's performance handicap with nonoptimized software, I rate this shipping iMac a point below its non-Intel predecessor. Though the move to the Intel platform speeds up natively written programs and opens the door to the...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (cnet.com)

Apple iMac G5 (2.1GHz, 20-inch)

 

Apple's newest iMac G5 adds intuitive new media-management software and a fun, video-chat-enabling integrated camera to make for the most full-featured iMac G5 to date. Even better, it costs $100 less than the older version.

Built-in iSight camera for videoconferencing and photos; remote control and Front Row software let you enjoy media from across the room; faster and cheaper than past models.

TV missing from Front Row media application; can't adjust the height of the screen; expandability limited to adding RAM; only 90 days of phone support.

The Apple iMac G5 gets trimmer and cheaper as it ups its performance and adds a handful of multimedia features, resulting in an all-around first-rate home PC.

Nov, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac G5 (iSight)

 

The iMac G5 is a great desktop for Mac multimedia hobbyists whose needs go beyond simple Web browsing and e-mailing.

New built-in iSight camera. Added multimedia capabilities. SuperDrive (dual-layer DVD writer) and wireless (802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR) now standard across iMac line. New DDR2 memory and PCIe-based architecture

No TV tuner. Difficult to move DVD content or TV programming from iMac to iPod. Third-party mount required for arm mounting. 3D graphics are not upgradeable

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac G5 (17-inch)

 

A more compact, affordable version of its 20-inch big brother, the 17-inch Apple iMac G5 should appeal to home users with a shortage of desk space.

Built in 802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. Space-saving design.

A bit expensive. DVD combo drive instead of a DVD writer.

see how the apple imac g5 rates on eight different tasks.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Daniel Drew Turner (cnet.com)

Apple iMac G5 (previous generation) review

 

Apple iMac G5 (2.0GHz, 20-inch) Finally, Apple saves its customers from bringing home an underpowered iMac. The key improvement: all new iMac G5s now ship with 512MB of memory, twice the default amount in the original's rollout last year. Along with...

Better specs lead to improved performance; brilliant wide-screen display; AirPort and Bluetooth are both standard features; ships with Tiger OS and iLife '05; quiet.

Lame mouse and keyboard; stand doesn't offer height adjustment; phone support lasts only 90 days.

Along with the new Tiger OS, the iMac G5 gets more muscle beneath its sleek exterior, making the all-in-one desktop a better performer and a better value.

Jun, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac G5 (2.0 GHz)

 

Apple took its five-star, class-defining desktop and upgraded it. What's better than that?

All the pros from our previous iMac G5 review. Faster processor. Dual-layer SuperDrive. Airport Extreme and Bluetooth now standard. Mac OS 10.4 Tiger.

Still can't upgrade graphics. Lackluster 3D gaming performance.

To see how the newest Apple iMac G5 compares with its Mac brethren, check out the Apple comparison guide we've put together.

May, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac G5 (Iss. 21 2004)

 

The Apple iMac G5 is no less sublime than its predecessors, but it's a lot more subtle.

Simple, stunning all-in-one design. Quiet. Just one cord (for power), thanks to optional Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Gorgeous 20-inch screen and desktop-caliber hard drive.

Can?t upgrade graphics. Built-in speakers don?t deliver much bass.

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Nov, 2004

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Apple iMac G5

 

With the iMac G5, Apple has given Mac fans yet another reason to stay in the fold. And its unparalleled execution should attract would-be Windows PC buyers, as well.

Simple, stunning all-in-one design. Quiet. Just one cord (for power), thanks to optional Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. More compact than other all-in-one desktops. Gorgeous 20-inch screen and desktop-caliber hard drive make machine more usable than a...

Can't upgrade graphics. Built-in speakers don't deliver much bass.

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Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Apple iMac G5 20-inch desktop computer Review and Prices

 

In appearance, the 20-inch Apple iMac G5 is basically a large flat panel display that rests on your desk. At only 2.2 inches thick, your friends will wonder why you don't have it hooked up to a computer. Even the power supply and the speakers are built...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by (machome.com)

Apple Computer iMac G5 17-inch 1.9GHz

 

Internal upgrades, hardware and software add-ons make this iMac an outstanding deal

Built-in iSight, Apple Remote with Front Row software, noticeable speed upgrades, includes a Mighty Mouse, lighter than before, very attractive display, SuperDrive with DL DVD burning, built-in Airport Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0.

No built-in modem, must buy QuickTime Pro to record video from the internal iSight.

The 17" 1.9GHz G5 iMac performed on par with the older 20" iMac with a 2.0GHz G5, running some tasks faster and others slower. The reasons it could keep up include faster 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM and a more powerful ATI Radeon X600 Pro graphics card. The new...

Jan, 2006

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