“The new Intel Core Duo chipset-sporting iMac is just like the old one. Only faster,” Wilson Rothman writes for Time Magazine’s online “Gadget of the Week” feature. “The first thing you notice about Apple’s new iMac — running the Intel Core Duo chipset rather than an older PowerPC chip — is that it’s almost identical to the iMac that the company introduced in October. The second thing you notice, though, is that it is noticeably faster. It only takes around 30 seconds to restart the entire system. On the outside, the only feature that distinguishes this iMac from the last one is the video output. With the right adapter, you can now plug in one of Apple’s 20-in. or 23-in. displays and extend your desktop into that space. (Previously, any external monitor simply mirrored what was on the iMac’s own screen.)”
“Apple’s new product line, both hardware and software, offers a lot to digest but don’t worry. We’ll revisit it again soon when the MacBook Pro, a sort of iMac on wheels, ships next month,” Rothmans writes.
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