“If you’ve been waiting to upgrade a G4- or G5-powered iMac, or even if you’re looking to replace a G4 or single-processor G5 Power Mac, the new 24-inch Apple iMac ($2,794 direct) should be at the top of your list. Powered by Intel’s zippy Core 2 Duo processor, it’s a system that photo, video, and music enthusiasts—even graphics professionals—could love,” Joel Santo Domingo reports for PC Magazine.
MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s 24-inch iMac does not start at “$2,794.” It is US$1,999 ($2,249 Canadian).
Santo Domingo continues, “The 24-inch iMac also runs Boot Camp Beta, just like other Intel-based Macs. Windows on the iMac is as snappy as I expected, with initial numbers that are pretty good. The iMac provides a much better gaming platform with Win XP, since Doom 3 for Windows runs natively on the Intel platform. With Boot Camp, the iMac turned in a stellar 127 fps at 1,024-by-768 on Doom 3, though its scores were less than ideal at 1,600-by-1,200. This didn’t surprise me, because a dual-card graphics solution is preferable if you want to play smoothly at higher resolutions, but it’s nice being able to run 1,600-by-1,200 at all on an all-in-one (the iMac’s display supports up to 1,920-by-1,600 resolution). And the system played Splinter Cell at a smooth 48 fps at 1,024-by-768. The iMac completed the Windows Encoder test in five and a half minutes, landing it in the high-end multimedia class—which is fitting, considering its almost $3,000 price tag.”
MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s 24-inch iMac does not have an “almost $3,000 price tag” starting price. It is US$1,999 ($2,249 Canadian).
Santo Domingo continues, “If you need a high-powered all-in-one PC or replacement desktop, look no further than the new 24-inch Apple iMac.”
Full review (4.5 stars out of 5) here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Pete” for the heads up.]
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