But the new iMac I’ve been testing for a few weeks is a departure from my old one. It’s essentially an iPad on a stand. Actually, it’s less useful than that, because the iMac doesn’t have a touch screen….
The arguments for a thin desktop computer are more of a stretch. There may be people who only care that this iMac is cuter. Apple believes it’s redefining the desktop computer into a device that can be at home in a kitchen or living room, or even picked up. (I wonder, though: Isn’t that what an iPad is for?)
We’re talking computers, not stilettos, so let me be unabashedly practical: To really evaluate the new iMac, you need to look inside….
top image…Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET
bottom image….The new iMac only comes with smaller-sized USB ports — which means you’ll have to invest in dongles. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)