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New iMac looks the same, outperforms G5

updated 02:00 pm EST, Tue February 14, 2006

New iMac vs old

The new Intel-based iMac is incomparably better than the older PowerPC-based iMacs, according to Detroit Freepress columnist Mike Wendland, who compares the new iMac with the PowerPC iMac, which he ran next to each other, timing start up and application response times with a stopwatch. Wendland clocked the new iMac at an average of 24 seconds for start up, versus 72 seconds for the G5. Wendland praised Apple's inclusion of all the same applications, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, CD/DVD, and the iSight camera without raising the price on the iMac ($1,300 for the 17-inch version, $1,700 for the 20-inch version), which is identical in appearance to the older version. Wendland suggests that anyone considering a replacement for their PC should look into the new iMacs, especially since many programs are now being re-written for compatibility with the Intel Macs.




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  1. Sinemacula

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Upgrade from Windows XP

    "...Apple reportedly plans to upgrade its Windows XP OS to the new Vista system in the fall of 2007"

    Actually, Apple already offers an "upgrade" from Windows XP - it's called OS X and has been a significant "upgrade" from any Windows system for some time.

  1. varshad

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Fact Checking

    In a time when we are demanding fact checking, and at the very least, editing for content from our journalists - how does misinformation like "Windows Vista on macs" get into a Mac news article on a Mac news site? This is preposterous. And there's no author or source mentioned - and no way to contact the editor.

  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Actually

    According to Apple, Windows XP cannot be installed on the new Core Duo Macs, but they have done nothing to prohibit Windows Vista from being installed. Do a quick Google on that and you'll get lots of info.

  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    a quick URL

    in fact, here's a quick URL about it: http://www.windowsitpro.com/windowspaulthurrott/Article/ArticleID/49045/windowspaulthurrott_49045.html

  1. boron

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Detroit Free Press

    Come on, guys. Free Press is two words....

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    72 seconds?

    It takes his G5 72 seconds to start up?! What the heck has he got on there? From the time I hit the power button to the time my desktop is fully displayed and ready to use is rarely more than 25 seconds. I'm all for a successful rollout of the Mactels, but that comparison is ridiculous.

    Other G5 users, how about you?

  1. macs are good mkay

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    intel imac wow

    ok just gotta say that i got my 20" intel imac last night and when running native binary, this thing SMOKES every g5 ive ever used, and i use them at work every day, including the dual 2.5 ghz. this intelimac is incredibly responsive, you click someting and its instantaneous. it is very noticably faster than any computer ive ever tried. no bug so far, my face is melting from the speed. this is like buying a dual 2.5 g5, making it alot faster, adding a big beautiful screen, and selling it for $1600. its the perfect value for a true powerhouse. and the display is so bright and beautiful that when i started my powerbook up next to it i thought it was broken (it was so dim). rediculous, reeeeeediculous. ps later today ill have my logic 7.2 crossgrade and we can really see what she can do!

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