After years of buying iPods (Tom 3, Katie 1, Chris 2, Cam 1 and Jack 1 = 8), we finally bought an iMac for the house. It's the coolest thing ever and I haven't even upgraded to the new operating system.
It's actually not our first Mac... when we graduated from ASU we bought an original Mac and never took it out of the box. I sold it to my brother-in-law for the cash and used a PC that I got for graduation. Considering where my career took me it was best to be using a PC, but I always longed for a Mac. When the hard drive failed for the second time in a month on our home desktop - the Mac made sense.
The screen is so big, you could hide an entire terrorist camp behind it.
I was, and have been, worried about the compatibility of my software and hardware with the iMac. There were no challenges importing my music, photos and other documents after spending $150 on the Mac version of Microsoft Office.
My hardware (wireless router and printers) hooked up with almost no issues. My Xerox 6100 printer had a little hick up, but eventually we downloaded the driver that fixed the challenge. Other than that - we're good.
The one thing I love the most about our iMac is the one thing coming out of the back of it... a cord. One cord. That's it. The all-in-one iMac unit is truly a standard for the entire PC industry to emulate. The low-profile footprint compared to the screen size is amazing, but the one cord coming out of the thing blows me away.
With this type of product on the market it's no wonder Apple stock is at an all-time high, and with the holidays approaching, I predict $200 per share by the next quarterly earnings report.