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A while back I purchased an iMac 21.5 inch from our local Apple store. I was excited when I got back home to open the rather heavy box. The one thing I can say is that the iMac was extremly well packaged in it's foam. The screen had a large foam/cloth like cover protecting it and the mouse was in it's own little pouch. I was very happy to see Apple had put a lot of effort into just designing the packaging.
Upon starting up the iMac I was greeted with an extremely helpful setup wizard, taking me through all the steps, even setting up the keyboard etc. In my opinion it was a much better and faster setup experience than Windows XP, Vista or 7.
After less than 15 minutes I was doing my usual computer tasks (well, at a more satisfying speed than before), exploring the extremely easy interface and taking funny photos on 'Photo Booth'.
`The interface is sleek, modern and quirky, it's extremely easy to navigate and I found that iTunes works like a dream on here compared to on Vista, although that is to be expected from Apple!
After nine months of using it I can truly say it was the best purchase I have ever made.. but, before I go I just need to give you a tip, LOOK CAREFULLY when inserting a SD card, 2 times I have put an SD card into the CD/DVD slot as they are so close together, luckily I got it out both times but some of you might not be so lucky... AND THERE IS NO WARRENTY COVERING THIS!
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Course. eLearning Knowhow eLearning is a quick and easy way to learn about software at your own pace. You get unlimited access to course material for a year on any of your online devices, so you can login and learn from anywhere. Once you've completed the course, you have the opportunity to take an online assessment which is accredited by the International Academy of Computer Training. Apple iMac This course focuses on the Apple iMac, and gives you the knowledge and experience use your new iMac with confidence. You'll learn about the applications you'll use every day, find out how to find files, create an Apple ID account, use FaceTime, Safari, iTunes and much more. Will this work for me? This Knowhow eLearning course is ideal for Windows users that have moved to OS X or people that have used an iMac for a while but want to really get the best from it. The course itself takes around seven hours to complete, with an estimated additional study time of 10 hours. You have access to course information, videos and resources for a whole year, so you can learn and practice at a time to suit you. Avoid the frustration of learning new software and get an accredited qualification you can really use with the Knowhow iMac & Mac eLearning Course .
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. 5K Retina Display This iMac features an incredible 5K Retina Display. With a hugely detailed 5120 x 2880 resolution, it's the ideal screen for graphic design, editing photos and streaming the latest 4K films at their absolute best. Everything you do using the iMac 5K will look stunning. Fusion Drive Taking the performance from a solid-state drive (SSD) and the capacity of a regular hard drive, the 1 TB Fusion Drive gives you high performance computing without sacrificing storage capacity. Your Mac will boot quicker and run demanding software smoothly along with offering you plenty of space to store documents, media and software. OS X El Capitan The iMac runs on Apple's El Capitan operating system. Easy to navigate yet capable of professional-level computing, it provides a simple yet powerful platform for you to work, play and create the way you want to. El Capitan has plenty of new features to make using your Mac easier to use: Split View fills the screen with two apps simultaneously for improved productivity and more immersive work space. You can chat while you work on a presentation, keep an eye on social media and browse the web, or edit media with immediate reference to the source material. It works with any software, so the possibilities are endless. Finding files is quick and easy, no matter how many documents you have, or how unorganised you can be. Spotlight search now understands natural language, so you can ask it to find the 'presentation I made last Monday' or 'email from Martin in October that contains the budget'. iCloud is integrated into every aspect of El Captain, so you can share documents between all your Apple products, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with automatic backup and Time Machine compatibility. Plus, any notes you save are automatically shared between your Mac and mobile devices, so you can edit and add to documents whenever and wherever you want to. The latest Intel tech From editing