Apple announced the new 17″ and 20″ G5 iMac this morning. 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz PowerPC G5, widescreen LCD, and a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics card.
This computer is just what the “it just works” families have been waiting for. I know this computer will make my parents happy and cut down on a lot of office clutter. Add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for a complete wireless experience you can tuck in a drawer when not in use.
The biggest issue Apple needs to overcome is the price difference over a starter Dell. I priced a Dell Dimension 2400 this morning with a 2.8GHz processor, 17″ LCD, DVD and CDRW combo, 80 GB hard drive, and 256 MB of RAM. $849 including a free printer, a difference of $450 or 53%. Will the style of the new iMac win over enough home customers in search of something that works?