Apple's latest iMac is a sight to behold. The 27-inch screen might be excessive for a home computer but it will definitely grab attention. The 2650x1440 IPS panel uses LED backlighting and the colors are just amazing. Viewing angles are also spectacular with no color distortion till you're almost sideways. Our review model came with a 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU but you can custom-order Intel's new Core is or i7 giving you high-performance quad-core options.
However Blu-ray is conspicuously absent which is a massive letdown. Connectivity includes audio in and out (analog/optical combo), four USB ports, FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet and a mini Display Port video output. But there's a hidden trick this port can also be used as an input to connect any video source and make use of the brilliant panel. The ports are all on the rear at least the USB and audio ports should have been easier to reach.
The keyboard is wireless, but dumps the number pad and navigation keys ([Pg Up/On], etc) that even most laptops pack in. At least you can choose the older wired keyboard at the time of purchase. Apple's new Magic Mouse with a multitouch surface is 00 flat and narrow though.