In his 2004 Fall Buyer’s Guide, Wall Street Journal tech guru Walt Mossberg recommends that consumers take a good look at Apple’s new iMac G5. “Most buyers will go with Windows PCs. But Apple’s new iMac models are an excellent choice,” writes Mossberg. “Not only are they beautifully designed, but they also use a powerful processor called the G5, and their prices are actually lower than those for comparable Windows machines. Best of all, users of the current Mac operating system haven’t encountered any viruses. The main downside of the Mac is that it requires buyers to acquire and master all new software. Much of this comes bundled on the computer, but most people will have to spend at least $150 for a Mac version of Microsoft Office.”