In general I dislike most Apple products. I've used them before, and my older brother works extensively in OSX and Ubuntu. I'm familiar with most OS products and I've just never enjoyed the "Mac" experience. I currently use Windows 8 on my desktop (that I keep at my parents) and I have a windows 8 phone. I was looking at getting a semi-portable desktop replacement for my apartment via Sager NP 9370 (Clevo P370EM) sli/crossfire with dual 680m's in it. Total is about $2500. (that's a ~2-inch thick laptop with 2 x graphics card, for those unfamiliar).
Now with these new iMacs you can get a single 680MX card which is pretty nice. For around the same price I think it's a good deal considering you get a bigger, nicer screen built in as well. I just don't ever want to have to use OSX. Is it possible to completely install windows 8 on the machine and not have to fiddle with bootcamp?
What kinds of problems does this pose...thunderbolt, their Fusion Drive technology (basically a Cache SSD drive...would rather a small complete SSD option, not their $1300 option).
If those things would work as intended with a complete Windows interface, I think I'd be very interested in this machine.
p.s. all my computers are used 90% for gaming...battlefield 3, skyrim, planet side 2, steam stuff, farcry...all those goodies
EDIT: I assume the standard i5 processor (3.2-3.6 GHz) in the iMac is better for games than the i7-3630QM in the laptop? If I'm correct, I'm trading multi-threading 2.5 GHz for regular quad core 3.2 GHz (or something? In which case the iMac would have a superior processor for my needs)