In a sea of laptops and smartphones, there are times when you do need a desktop computer. This is a need that is particularly felt nowadays as we all work from home. And when it comes to computers, the recently updated iMac 27-inch is a fabulous option. It is the kind of machine that goes beyond its purpose. It adds something extra to the user experience. Like the way Google Pixel phones do. Or like how some iPhones do. Or like home some of the smart speakers function. These are the products that are more than the sum of their parts, and the Apple iMac 27-inch is in the same league.
But why? Well, reasons. If you are looking to get a high-end desktop computer for regular use at home, the iMac 27-inch should be in your shortlist. That is if you don’t mind paying its high price, which if you can you should not mind because while the iMac costs a lot it is also worth it. Just like an expensive sports car.
But let’s be quick about it. We already detailed the iMac 27-inch in our review. So we give you 5 reasons to go for the iMac 27-inch and 2 for not considering it.
Reason 1: The primary reason why the iMac is such a great computer is its screen. Not only the 27-inch screen is expansive but its 5K resolution means it is one of the best screens money can buy in India. Irrespective of what you do on the computer browsing, streaming, watching videos, editing videos, editing photos every experience is elevated due to the quality of the screen.
Reason 2: The clutter-free design means the iMac looks great on the desk. By default, there is only one wire that you need to connect to the computer the power cord. Then there is the seamless all-in-one design. And that too adds to the looks of the computer. It also helps that the iMac 27-inch has a well-crafted aluminium body.
Reason 3: The performance of the iMac is fantastic. Even the Core i5 in the base variant is fast enough. Surely it is not a computer on which you would be editing multiple streams of 4K footage though you can do that but for general purpose, it is a smooth and cool running computer that won’t make you wait while launching an app or edit a bunch of videos.
Reason 4: The macOS is seamless, elegant and feels definitely more polished than Windows 10. Everything works well out-of-the-box and that lets users focus on doing their thing instead of them figuring out why something is not working properly.
Reason 5: The new 1080P webcam, when combined with the large screen, makes the iMac 27-inch a fantastic tool to do video calls. Its screen is enough to fit in 10-20 people on the screen in a zoom call and the webcam seemingly has learnt a few tricks from the cameras in the iPhones to offer crisper image quality. It makes a difference even though on paper it doesn’t seem like much.
So, if the iMac 27-inch is so good, why stay away from it. There are two reasons. And both will be applicable to certain types of users.
Reason 1: Don’t get the iMac if you intend to do a lot of video gaming. Things have improved, but Windows computers are simply better at gaming, not only because you get gaming specific hardware in Windows gaming computers but also because the game ecosystem is better in Windows.
Reason 2: You are someone who can assemble your own computers and can troubleshoot if there are any. The money that you will spend on iMac 27-inch can get you a fantastic assembled computer although without the 5K screen but 4K is possible with some quality parts. Sadly, this option works best only for those who know their PC parts well. Those who don’t and want a top-class computing experience without any fuss will do well with the iMac 27-inch.