“Apple’s new iMac running the new Intel Core Duo microprocessor is the finest, most reliable, stable, elegant and intuitive personal computer available anywhere. There. I don’t think I could say it any clearer,” Mike Wendland writes for The Detroit Free Press. “This new iMac, which marks the first time Apple has used Intel chips to power its machines, is simply astounding. As multimedia and digital entertainment becomes more mainstream, you will find no other machines as well suited to create, edit and display audio and video materials… Web pages loaded faster, pictures and video images appeared quicker, scrolling through documents and spreadsheets was smoother and the whole feel of the machine felt more nimble than the already impressive G5.”
“Those thinking about replacing an older PC should look at these iMacs and consider dumping Windows, unless you are heavily invested because of work or special situations in PC games or proprietary programs for which there is no corresponding Apple version,” Wendland writes. “But making a great machine even better is a suite of upgraded applications called iLife ’06 that take advantage of these new Intel chips and deliver such vast improvements in digital imaging and multimedia programs that no programs on any other platform can even be called rivals.”
Wendland has posted a video of an iMac G5 vs. and iMac Core Duo in a startup time race here: http://media.freep.com/mw/imacbootup.mov
Full article here.
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