Hard-core Windows PC user tries Apple Macintosh for the first time

“Once you’ve driven a Ferrari, it’s hard to go back to your Toyota Corolla. Not that I’ve ever driven a Ferrari, nor do I own a Corolla. But I imagine that’s what it feels like now that I’m back on my crappy HP laptop after a few weeks of test-driving Apple’s new iMac,” Peter Nowak reports for The new Zealand Herald. “The hype is true – the Intel dual-processor iMac is about as close to perfection as a computer can get. It’s enough to make a convert of a hard-core PC user like myself… I pulled the thing out of the box, plugged it in and was ready to go. No lengthy operating system or software installation. Same with internet access – I popped in my ethernet cable and was instantly connected. Waiting a few minutes for my PC to boot up now seems interminable.”

“It’s the first Apple computer with Intel’s new dual-core 2.0GHz processor, which means it’s fast, fast, fast. I’ll save the benchmark tests for the more techie-oriented reviews, but in practical terms, the iMac moves at blazing speed,” Nowak reports. “Overall, the iMac is something you may not want to try because if you do, you may never want to go back to your crappy old Toyota.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sketchtrain” for the heads up.]

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  1. Yea but the DP PowerMac G5’s which are a few years old are still faster and upgradable.

    You might be able to get UT2004 to run at a decent frame rate now on iMactels, but it’s 2006 my friends.

    I’ll be running Doom3 and UT2006 faster and better on my 2 year old PowerMac and the iMactel will seem like a slow piece of garbage.

    The SP iMac G5 is slower, but the new Core Duals are not no great leap of processing power, the DP G5’s from 2 years ago still rule the roost.

  2. I don’t like the Ferrari analogy because Ferrari cars are very hard to maintain, very fickle, and are not regularly driven by little old ladies with blue hair. Yes a Ferrari is nice but its not a family car. Maybe a Buick analogy works.

  3. To all my Kiwi friends I apologise for the money exchange gaff!

    Good luck in this weekends Rugby Super 14 games!

    For all the yanky doodle dandys out there, Rugby is a full body contact game that is played without full body armour at a fast pace by real men.

    Go the Brumbies.


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