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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first Mac and it is FABULOUS!

    Posted
    programmerinGA
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've been using Windows computers since 1988 and this is my first foray into macland. After I got out of college with a computer science degree, I worked as a programmer, but always for a small company where I did lots of in-house computer maintenance. Today, I'm a stay-a-home Mom and I use my computer mostly for internet and photo/video editing. My last computer had an intel core 2 quad processor, 4GB RAM, and intel HD graphics. It ran Windows 7. It did an OK job of photo editing (used Adobe Photoshop Elements) and was pretty slow at video editing. I was using a Windows Vista laptop a lot (vegging on the couch, watching TV AND doing stuff on the computer....oh the life :)) and it couldn't cut it for pictures, much less even HD video watching. So off I went in search of a new laptop, and stopped into Best Buy. Have you ever gone into their Magnolia Room shopping for home theatre equipment? After that, everything looks diminished in comparison. Trying the iMac was a very similar experience. Used iMovie to edit a sample video and export it to movie file, and the save took less than 1 minute. Compared to about an hour on my quad-core PC. Photo-editing is a breeze, and I've downloaded the trial Adobe Photoshop Elements, and it's BLAZINGLY fast compared to my high-end Windows computer. You may find people poo-pooing the price of a mac, but you can't compare specs between mac & windows. It's like comparing apples to oranges. The mac is so much better at multitasking, even with just a dual core processor, it's ridiculous! And, EASE OF USE!!!! I plugged ONE power cord into my iMac, turned it on, and the keyboard & mouse just work. I supplied my gmail address, and the mail program just worked. I gave my password to my cisco router, and the internet appeared! This is absolutely the easiest setup of a computer I've ever had. You don't need zillions of updates to get things working. You don't have a lot of mysterious background programs hogging processor memory or CPU time. You don't have the mac doing system updates nearly every night that suddenly keep you from the internet or cause your programs to quit working. I've only had the mac for a week, but I believe what I've read: you don't have to completely reformat your hard drive & reinstall windows practically every 6 months to keep it running at a decent speed. I'm a true convert after this very short period. Oh, and the 21.5" *small* screen is gorgeous. Just beautiful. I printed pictures from my mac to my wireless epson and the color/brightness representation is spot-on. Something that can be quite hard to accomplish in windows. Also, I am using my FreeAgent hard drive that I've used on my windows computer for a couple of years as a backup, and I plugged it into my mac via usb and it works seamlessly. No setup involved. You need only programs that can read the files, which for 97% of the time, is not an issue. Bottom line: Don't rely on specs. Go try this at your local store if you're doubtful. A PC with this power, software, and display would cost as much or more. If you use a laptop in your home but don't move it around much, this is a viable alternative. Even moving it is pretty easy because you have only one cord to move. If you currently use windows and worry about being able to use office, etc., I'm keeping my windows computer for that purpose only. There's a program called neooffice that can read and edit office documents for free. You'll definitely enjoy your mac if you buy one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    fast and solid build, with one major flaw.

    Posted
    sharmelan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Since everyone is happy with the cons, and it would be most useful only if I spend my valuable time explaining the flaw, and warn other fellow users from getting a defective unit, I'll consider myself accomplished of why I'm here writing this comment for. The machine itself is great in one word. You absolutely get stunned every time you look at the quality. But, it has one major flaw. The display on it is affected by a yellow/brown tinge/shade. The top left part of the screen image will be vivid and normal while the bottom right corner will remain yellowish and warm. Between the Top Left corner and Bottom Right corner, the color shift happens so gradually that many untrained eyes and regular consumers won't notice it at a glance. But for those of us who edit photos, and has anything to do with using the display as the main source, this just wouldn't cut it. I do understand some people might find it OK to live with and some others may not even notice it, personally I believe, its our right to expect a quality material that is free of defects when we buy a brand new unit and I absolutely wonder where Apple's quality control has gone. Its even more disturbing to know that Apple isn't helping the affected crowd. ( not a small number by any means ). Apple has offered display replacements and its known that this doesn't solve the issue as well. It has also been found that the ATI Graphic chip is not at fault either. And, yes believe me when i say this, after a couple of display replacements Apple Support claims that the display defect is well under tolerable level for them, so try to live with it and there isn't anything they can do to help you any further. Seriously ? Is this why I paid $1200 ( base model ) for a brand new unit? to get it repaired, and repaired not well to correct the issue and be left out in the middle of nowhere. Luckily I was able to return my unit for a full refund, since I was within the return time frame. I do love Apple products a lot but not a fan boy by any means. But anyway, I just have to call this one a BAD APPLE. P.S - I also went through 2 replacement units before writing this comment ( bought it on Best Buy, but if Apple store sold units doens't have this issue kindly let me know fellow tech users or mod / team ). I am still willing to give another try. If there is anyone here who knows how to address this problem or to get a defect free unit, please let me know. And those others who are thinking about buying an iMac, please watch out for the defect and I wish you a good luck to purchase a error free unit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PC to Mac and not looking back...

    Posted
    BiggE
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This review is for hesitant PC users looking to make the switch. RUN, don't walk, to Best Buy and get an iMac. I've always looked at Mac users as a bit of a hipster, trendy cult who are too blinded by the chic quality of Apple products to really care about the product they're receiving; but I have to say I've been won over by Apple's excellent hardware, software, ease-of-use, syncing, and customer service. First of all, you'll need no add-ons (unless you get iWork, a highly competitive Apple version of Windows Office...for way cheaper). This computer comes out of the box and ready to rock. PCs are full of garbage advertisement software you have to remove, plus buy a virus protection subscription, plus whatever other software you may need for day-to-day activity. Another amazing aspect of a Mac is its iLife package, which comes pre-installed on every computer. This suite includes iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band. This suite sets Mac apart for me. To have high-quality video editing software is great. All videos and photos are also easy to upload to the net (Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Mac's boot time is pretty fast, the screen display is breathtaking, and its high-definition resolution is great. The best aspect of the Mac is its ultra-easy syncing to other Apple products. I have a MobileMe account which allows me to update my calendar, contacts, photos, etc. in one place and it instantly updates all of my devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad, iMac, etc.) What a RELIEF to have this be easy. I've owned BlackBerry and Google software devices, as well as any combination of Windows Outlook, etc. and have NEVER had this ease of use. Apple products are meant to work with Apple products, and it's awesome. If you're concerned about the differences in operating systems, don't. Microsoft and Apple have been taking cues off of each other for years, and navigating isn't too hard. Oh, and if you do hit a snag and need help, check out Apple's Express Lane customer service. You will speak to an actual American who speaks english and is a legitimate expert in the subject matter. And they will absolutely fix the issue for you or help you out without any judgement or attitude. I have to say, Apple's customer service is BY FAR the best component of buying Apple products. They make you feel like part of the family. So there you go...I guess I've joined the hipster, trendy cult...and I highly recommend you do too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can never go back...EVER.

    Posted
    Brandikins
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have wanted one of these for years now, and one finally fell into my grasp. I've had it for two weeks now, and I already know how to use it as if I'd been using Macs all my life. Nobody else in my family has ever owned a Mac, but then again they don't care about their computers as much as I do. I was fed up with Windows so I got this and I was shocked! ONE cord, everything else is built in...5 minute setup... On normal PC desktops, you need to buy speakers, a monitor, antivirus, usually an internet adapter, and then uninstall all of the bloatware. Not on Macs you don't! Also, Macs don't come with bloatware or trials, and it comes with software you'll actually use. It costs a lot more which is one reason why people tend to downplay them. But Apple designed their OS with our SANITY in mind...Windows is just non-stop problems and nagging, and with the worst support ever. Anyway, more about the computer itself. The screen is great and bright, and with the combination of the ATI card, everything looks great, whether it'd be a game, movie, or anything else. Computer is extremely fast and is almost virus-proof (yes, Macs do get viruses, just don't count on ever coming across one.) Boot up takes 31 seconds and shut down takes 7. Every new version of Windows promises faster boot up and so forth, doesn't seem like it to me... They really did a good job with clutter. The keyboard and mouse are bluetooth, and the only cord, the power cord, can't be seen from the front of the computer, so it isn't cluttered one bit. No one in my family has ever owned a Mac, but the others in my family are already considering it. I have already purchased Apple Care (Apple's warranty) and it will be active until New Year's Day, 2014. Don't hesitate....it may be one of the best investments you'll ever make...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Good Value

    Posted
    knanna
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    This is my first Mac. I decided to purchase an Apple computer when my windows laptop started giving me problems and I knew I would need another computer. Setup was simple; however, I had read the 'iMac for Dummies' book prior to purchase which helped. When you boot the computer for the first time you are pretty much walked through the setup. I am amazed at the speed in which the machine boots up compared to a Windows-based computer. Lightening fast! Applications seem to open a lot faster, too. The included iLife apps are pretty nice (Photo Booth, iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band). I also purchased iWorks because there is no included word processor or spreadsheet software included. The display is incredible, the size of the screen seems perfect for me and I like the fact this is an all-in-one. It doesn't take up a lot of space. I have my Mac connected to my wireless home network so there's only the power cord connected to the computer. I like the wireless keyboard and mouse, too. It seemed I was always struggling with a tethered mouse... no more. If you're timid about switching to a Mac, like I was, don't be. They are a lot more intuitive than one might think or be led to believe. They do cost a bit more but I think they're a good value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go Mac & you won't go back.

    Posted
    starguy
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I had been a PC user for about 15 years and had never ever, even once considered a mac. I always dealt with virus threats, spyware, malware, having to defragment system registry clean up making sure that my virus protection was always up to date and so on and so on. Anyone that has ever owned a PC knows what I'm talking about, but I always stuck with it...I thought this was all part of owning a home computer. Then some of my friends started switching over to Apple and bragging about how great their computers are and how easy it is to use, so I started to looking at iMacs about 18 months ago and I was very impressed with the build quality and screen resolution. And then what had happened to so many of my friends and co workers over the years I got a virus and it wiped out my whole PC's memory and I lost a lifetime of family photos and video's. So I decided to buy my first iMac and I absolutely love this machine, no more spending money for virus protection no more wasting time defragging . I turn this machine on and type in my password and I'm on the internet in 26 seconds not 3-4 minutes or longer like a PC. I could stay here telling you all day how GREAT this computer is, go out and experience one for yourself and you'll want to bring it home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleek design, brilliant display and super fast.

    Posted
    RetiredInvestor
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I went to the store to check out the HP all-in-one touch screen PC. While I was there I wandered over to the Apple PC section and when I saw the iMAC I was blown away. This thing was far better then any other PC I had looked at. My first real PC was an IBM PC with two 5 1/4 floppy drives and I've had many different PCs since then. The iMAC was something unique to me. I've never owned an Apple before but I was impressed with the sleek design, the brilliance and clarity of the display and the speed of the iMAC. I went back a couple of days later for another look and ended up buying the iMAC. This was the best decision I've made in a long time. It only took a few minuted to set it up and transfer all my files from my Windows PC. The iMAC is incredibly fast and very easy to use. After transferring my files I turned off the Windows PC and haven't looked back. I've been using the iMAC for a couple of weeks and learning something new every day. I'm more impressed with this computer now than when I first saw it. The only issue I had was with Quicken. I'm a heavy Quicken Premier user and Quicken only makes Quicken Essentials for the MAC which doesn't meet my needs. I resolved this problem by installing the Parallels software and running Windows in a VM session on the MAC. I loaded Quicken on Windows VM and everything works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing machine!

    Posted
    turtlejazz
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    In short, all I can really say is that you will not regret ever getting this Mac. The speed...just remarkable, I'm so used to the ugly Dell and Compaq I had, waiting minutes for it to warm up and load, sometimes up to 10 min because the Norton junk would start to process. Ug!!! The second you plug this Mac in, you're ready to go, it loads in about 2 seconds...no kidding. All you will have to deal with is a gray cord that goes from the Mac to the wall...wireless keyboard and mouse...just with that I saved about a ballpark length of wire from here to there, from this to that...the ugly computer fan keeping me up at night....no more, the Mac is what you need to make you happy. Don't hesitate to invest in it...it's a great machine. Virus free and Apple will keep it updated and good to go. Even while its updating, you can surf, download music, just have a grand ol' time. This is great because it's all made by Apple, as opposed to a PC, where it's a Dell, but the software is Microsoft, then the modem by someone else, the DVD insert by another...Apple runs smoother and faster due to it's effectiveness and faster processor. The 4GB in the PC world is like having double that due to it's great productivity and easier processing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't wait to get my parents using this thing!

    Posted
    Vivian619

    I've been a happy mac user for about 3 years now and this Christmas I purchased this iMac for my parents who are your average PC users. They weren't very excited about the transition but once I sat them down and showed them all the step by step tutorial videos with flawless performance they were sold. It took me about 20 minutes to turn them into Mac users. The iMac is such a great tool for my mom (she does a lot of photo editing and collages for family events). My dad has a rather large vinyl collection that he transfered to digital copies on our PC. This is the reason their previous computer crashed. He is now creating huge playlists and downloading apps, music and movies left and right for his iPod touch through iTunes.. They're slowly getting better and better at using all the features the iMac has to offer, including iChat. We live about 2 hours away from one another, we have iChat dates every Sunday night! By far the best investment I've ever made for my parents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice to switch from PC to Mac

    Posted
    NewImac
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I decided to purchase an iMac and use this device as my first step into the Mac world. The decision was definitely worth it. As a professional IT infrastructure engineer, I thought adjusting into a Mac world would not be easy. Boy was I wrong. If you are a first time user for Mac and don't want a mobile device then I'd highly recommend the iMac desktop. The beauty of this device is that it is an all-in-one device. The magic mouse and keyboard is the only external device you will have. As an IT engineer, I preferred to switch the magic keyboard with the wired keyboard since it has 10 key number pad. The iMac recognized the Cannon printer, my iPhone and both the iPods I have. The 2010 models came with iLife application which is very useful. I also purchased the Mac Office 2011, Photoshop forum 9.0 and the Vmware fusion for windows. Both these apps run fast. The 256mb video is more than sufficient. The display is LED makes post-photography process alot more easier. Also if you are like me then you will max the memory which is 16 GiG. The iMac is one of the best hardware decision I have made yet. If you can afford the cost and are currently looking for a fast, functional and long lasting device, then I highly recommend the iMac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Think Twice About That New PC!

    Posted
    AppleUser666
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I recently inherited this version of the iMac and since I started getting into the iPhone, I realized that Apple cares about quality and user experience - A LOT! I used Windows for over a decade and was always furious with all the computer problems and virus attacks/crashes and non-compatibility issues etc. When I started playing with Macs and reading up, I realized how much better things could be. My family transitioned to our first Mac a year ago and it hasn't crashed or been infected once. My PC laptop had already been going downhill and getting very slow, infected and crashing by the time it was a year old, and required a new hard drive after less than a year of use. Macs are the most secure computers money can buy, some of the most powerful and the simplest to use. The style is just outstanding and the OS flows smoothly and is very slick. I ditched my old PC and have converted entirely to Apple. I don't ever look back. Macs will not require the kind of extensive upkeep a PC will, and for someone who is not a person that likes to take apart rebuild and constantly fix problems with computers...a Mac is your best choice. The price is well worth the quality you're getting and rest assured, you can feel safe using a Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, well designed, easy to use

    Posted
    Tigercat

    I've been using PCs since IBM introduced the Intel 8088 Chip-based personal computers in the 1980s. I've always admired Apple computers, but the price of the machines was offsetting and the closed architecture didn't appeal to me. Laptops have gotten so powerful, so cheap and so handy, that a few years ago, I abandoned my desk top for a wide-screen PC laptop. That machine was getting old and I was on the hunt for a good deal on a new computer when I saw the I-mac demo'd in the store. The display was stunning, it seemed to work flawlessly, and the bundled software looked useful and appropriate. The price at Best Buy was very competitive, too. I bought it. I used it for a week and liked it so much, I also bought a 13 inch Macbook pro to use when traveling. These are great machines. On top of it all, the Microsoft office suite for Apple is considerably cheaper than the MS suite for a PC. The transition from PC to Mac was easy (although I still have a few things to learn). Great machine! I would recommend it to a friend or a family member.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best computer I have owned

    Posted
    whitelite
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was hesitant to switch from PC to being a Mac user, but I am so glad I did. This computer has made everything about computers so much easier. I don't have to know how a computer works. It runs so smoothly and hasn't shown a sign of slowing down in the last year I have owned it. I know Best Buy charges a set up fee if you feel uncomfortable booting this computer from the box. If you are really unsure, then certainly pay them the $40 (at least) to "optimize" your Mac. I have never set up a computer out of the box, let alone ever worked on a Mac. I brought it home, and in 20 minutes my wife and I were working and surfing the internet. Plus you get a cool introduction and welcome video from Apple, so you don't want to miss that. I do not encourage paying for this service from Best Buy, but I do recommend buying the product from Best Buy as their workers were able to calm all my fears about moving from PC to Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't even waste your time with any other brand.

    Posted
    CSGP
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been a Mac person since 2006, and die hard at that, but with Macs being so expensive and me needing a new desktop for personal and work purposes, I decided to buy an HP refurb from BB.com. It crashed two times in the first week. While taking it back at our local Best Buy store, I decided to upgrade to a new, comparable PC but now $250 more...a brand new Dell. That, ALSO, crashed within the first couple of days. Completely DONE with PC's, I bit the bullet and got the 21.5" imac...and have never looked back. I did have to take it back to the store that same night b.c of a bluetooth connectivity issue with the keyboard. They were great and swapped out the whole unit--keyboard, mouse and all--just to make sure there weren't any other issues. The next unpacking went flawless and everything has been great ever since. Like my boyfriend says (and i think it's Apple's slogan at some point)...it just works. If you're not a Mac person, there's no better time than now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iMac will turn you into an iPro

    Posted
    Kade67
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've not had a Mac since 2004 when I owned a macbook. it was stolen and I never replaced it. My windows based computer finally died a couple weeks ago and was going in to buy another. After telling myself the reasons why not to buy a new Mac, I stopped and thought wait, why SHOULDN'T I buy a Mac ? Right out of the box, it was ready to go in under 5 minutes. For all the mixed-media I work with there are not only all the programs I use, but even more available that I could not use on a windows pc. Is it that important it does not have bluray ? I knew that going in. Not even a factor. I watch those movies on my home tv, not at my desk. For the price, this was better than any pc. The hi-def screen makes watching any video so enjoyable. And the software built-in such as iweb made it easy to make my own website in just mere moments and have it published. Do yourself the favor and make the switch. Like myself, I went in determined to buy a pc. I came out a Mac. If you have never used one, don't think it's so hard to figure out. You will realize in minutes that it's easier than a pc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer with loads of expansion room

    Posted
    DubClark
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    The iMac is a great hardware package made even better by the OS X Snow Leopard operating system. This system is always lightning fast. Fast to boot, fast to respond, fast to load applications, and it can run many applications at once without breathing hard. It fits wonderfully into our home Wi-Fi network and configuring the network settings is a breeze. The graphics are wonderful too. OS X is built on BSD Unix and the Mach Kernel from Carnegie-Mellon University so it's open, widely supported and places minimum overhead load on processor resources. OS X isn't a virus magnet and the disk systems don't need to be manually defragmented to maintain performance. There is much less administrative maintenance work with OS X as compared to other personal systems. I can't recommend Apple computers (iMac, MacBook, etc.) highly enough. Considering the overall quality, speed and convenience, they represent, in my opinion, a better investment than much cheaper systems from other companies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very user friendly.

    Posted
    beltteach
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am quite computer illiterate (age 72) and I am finding this computer to be much easier to use than any previous computers that I've used. I love the large screen and it also seems so much brighter. There are many features than I have not used as of yet, but hope to learn more about those later. I did find it very, very easy to set up and getting my e-mail set up didn't take long at all. In fact I started to set up the computer about 7:30 and by 8:30 I had sent my first e-mail without a problem. I also like the fact that there is no tower to take up additional space in my small room. All in all I think it is a great machine and I hope to enjoy it for many years to come. My husband even says it is much easier than our previous computer and that is saying a lot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple is the way to go!

    Posted
    Appleconvert
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my first Apple and I love the iMac all-in-one concept. VERY few wires and MUCH more space on our desk. The i3 does everything we need. For those who work with video editing go with the i5 or i7 but the little home movie stuff we work with has no problem at all. We're still working on putting Windows 7 on through Boot Camp but that's only so my son can play certain video games. Otherwise we wouldn't need it. iWorks works very well. My work calls for Office Word and Power Point and iWorks is doing fine. There are some fonts and shadings that do not transfer over so simply be aware of that. The CRYSTAL CLEAR screen is fantastic; the widgets are very handy and nice to have. The magic mouse took less than an hour to get used to. My kids love the "touch pad" feature and so do I. All in all this all-in-one is worth EVERY penny. Save your nickels, plan for the programs you need, make use of Boot Camp and make the move to Apple. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Buy

    Posted
    ShaneFL
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I have 4 iMacs now and they all still run as quickly as day one. There are a few features that they lack, but with each upgrade more and more are added. You can tell that Apple wants something perfected before they add it to their products. My first iMac is reaching 3 years old and I plan to upgrade that one when the next product refresh is done. I hear they are being redesigned in the near future. I went to the Apple website where you can get a trade in quote for your Apple product. This 3 year old iMac is worth $400 towards an upgrade on a new one. That more than makes up for the difference in cost to a PC. Does your PC do that? I don't think so. If you have been holding off on getting a Mac because of price, ease of use, ease of transferring date, or any other reason, you should wait no longer. I switched to Mac 3 years ago and will not go back to PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good computer

    Posted
    FrustratedMacUser
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This was my first Apple computer in 25 years. I found that switching over to the iMac from a PC was a lot easier than expected. The other good thing is that you don't need active antivirus software so downloads are usually quicker than on a PC. I have found a few minor things that are very frustrating. For example it won't let me print just a selected section from a document. It is all or nothing which is usually a waste of paper and ink. The internet access program, "Safari" is not very good. Plan on using another program such as Firefox. The puny keyboard takes some getting used to and there is no backspace button. The "Magic Mouse" is pretty basic and can be painful to use if you are used to a three button or do a lot of graphics. Mac still isn't supported as well by third parties as PC. Example: We cannot use the software that came our JVC camcorder on the iMac nor is there any third party software that allows us to download and edit our movies. iMovie is useless except for the demos in the showroom. Yes, I would recommend it to a friend making sure he knows the issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend