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Apple Pie

A closer look at every member of Apple's product line of Macs

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This story appears in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

They're responsible for the boom in translucent candy-colored tech products. They're all the rage when it comes to sizing down and sleeking out desktops. Don't look now . . . they're knocking at your office door. Say hello to , iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac G4 and now the Power Mac G4 Cube. (What the heck is that thing?) Whether you've been a Mac Head all the way or you've finally gotten fed up with Windows, there's an for every office occasion. We'll pick apart the product line and see what flavors go best on which plates.

They're cute. They're cuddly. They come in indigo, ruby, sage, graphite and snow. And starting at a street price of $799, you can almost say they're cheap. The focus on ease of use over bells and whistles makes iMacs ideal for computer novices and "I just need to get online" users. But you might not want to run your business with one of these. Heavy-duty spreadsheet and graphics applications will drag their feet a bit with the basic 350MHz G3 processor. Consider an iMac if you're looking for an inexpensive way to add employee desktops to your Mac-based office.

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