Apple iMac 2.4GHz with 24" Display

Though it's better known these days for iPods and iPhones, Apple remains in the iMac business with this powerful offering. The manageable size--monitor, CPU, and drives are all in one 8"-deep unit--and sleek design should appeal to the creatively inclined, and may even appeal to Windows purists: it runs Vista just fine.

  • Intel Core2 2.0GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM, expandable to 4GB
  • 250GB hard drive
  • Built-in web cam
  • Built-in wi-fi
  • Built-in stereo speakers

Price: $1,799.99 at Best Buy