A type of personal computer owned and manufactured by Apple Inc. Many people like it and many people do not like it. I think it is a nice machine but is overpriced. Thank you.
I just payed $1500 for the new iMac with a 17 inch screen. Now I can finnaly run OS X legaly!!!
by cpunerd112 October 14, 2009
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The iMac, introduced on may 6 1998 by Apple in the same room where Apple introduced the Macintosh in 1984. It was designed by Jonathan Ive, it's colour is blondi blue, named after the famous beach in sydney.

Introduced at the right moment, at the right place, with the right style and the right idea of an all-in-one design.

-Fastest selling computer ever, at a certain point they sold one imac every 15 seconds.
- First computer with a real 'colour'.
- Computer with a handle, so you can lift it up.
- No floppydrive, which was a great move forward.
- Had a round mouse, the original idea included a little light in it.
- Very cheap, compared to other macs and pc's.

In meanwhile, they made new generations of iMac's.
upgrades, new colours, new design, new style.
And in 2002, the all new imac was introduced.
It became THE must-have computer, with a floating display and a very compact system.

The iMac is now a icon of the 21century, which you probably know. Suddenly there appeared imac colour clothes, watches, diskmans.
Even the Xbox of Microsoft had their own imac colours.
- Have you seen the new iMac?
- Your phone has iMac colours
- My iMac is sleeping now.
by Daantje November 29, 2004
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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.
by koehlerdus March 9, 2006
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1.An antiquated machine with the only quality able to redeem it is how shiny it is. 2. A shiny, expensive paperweight. 3. A piece of shit that gets worse with every generation. 4. An item designed to make stupid people feel important in the computing world. 5. The only computer in the world with a 1-button mouse.
I Bought an iMac to play games...
...oh, right, shit!
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A type of computer, superior to windows, which has vibrant displays of pretty colors and often requires an art degree to use.

A toy.
by DarkX July 5, 2005
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A type of personal computer with just only a screen manufactured by Apple. Mostly use for work. Many people like it but most gamers think it's trash since it can't run most games they could play on Windows and it costs about $1500. With those money, you could buy a Beast Gaming PC.
a. I got a new iMac! My dad bought it for me.
b. It's trash, your dad wasted a lot money for that piece of shit.
by ExplodingGuy June 23, 2018
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A personal computer first introduced in 1998 and then re-designed and re-introduced in 2002. First incarnation was a pc with a 15 inch display. The 2nd design featured a 15 or 17 inch flat panel lcd screen held up by a metal arm. On the 2002 model, the display angle and position can be adjusted due to the metal arm which holds it up.
I went to the Apple store to see 4 iMacs lined up in a row.
by Aaron July 6, 2003
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