The smallest Apple iMac trades up to a 4K display, and jumps to newer, but still not the latest, processors. While the design hasn't changed, newly crafted accessories with rechargeable batteries and Lightning connectors add flair and convenience.
The PCs in this list represent what I consider the current best examples in computing design, and they're more than just the sum of their parts.
While it includes some performance and graphics concessions on the lowest priced model, the 21.5-inch iMac brings Apple's iconic design and top-notch bundled accessories and software to a wider audience.
The 21.5-inch iMac will be a compelling lower-cost all-in-one for Mac loyalists, but you can get more capabilities from similarly priced Windows all-in-ones.
We like the idea of a Blu-ray-equipped all-in-one with a small footprint for home entertainment, but Sony badly missed the mark with the Vaio J114FX. In trying to make this system focused, Sony cut too many features. The result is that this PC is a terrible value relative to other all-in-ones in its price range.
More pixels, wider color support and new accessories for the smallest iMac all-in-one desktop.
This all-in-one "desktop" features a 1080p touch screen, a wireless mouse and keyboard, and Android 4.0. Wait, what?
The tech giant quietly releases a new low-end version of its iMac that saves educational institutions $200 over the regular consumer model.
The ship time for the smaller iMac has increased to two to three weeks from the 7-to-10 business days Apple has advised for more than a month.
An appealing new design and up-to-date components can't save Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac from its cutthroat, feature-rich Windows-based competitors.
If you want to stick more memory in the new iMac, you'll need to buy the 27-inch version.