An "all-in-one" computer, designed for the low-end users.
Their simplicity made them popular among schools, colleges, females, new computer users, and other people who did not realize the benefits of buying a different computer that can be easily upgraded.
-No floppy drive. Intended as "moving forward" but the first models didnt even have a CD-RW drive, making the simple task of transporting(not transfering) data very inconvenient.
-One button mouse, again, good for 8th-grade students and for old people who may have trouble understanding two-button mice.
- Considered to be very cheap, but you are still getting what you pay for(300Mhz, 64mb RAM, 6-gig HD, built-in 15-inch display(not flat) would be costing you $800+) Not a real bargain.
-A lot of schools have bought new G5 computers since their original iMacs are almost impossible to expand/upgrade, making them obsolete.
If your buying a computer, keep your future in mind; If it's an O.K. computer now, what will it be in three years? Will you be able to add to it and keep it up to date, saving you money in the long run?
Johnny bought an iMac, it was good for a year. He couldnt buy any cheap upgrades so if he wants anything faster, he will have to spend $800.00+ on a new computer.