CNET reviews Apple’s new iMac 27-inch Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz: Editors’ Choice

Apple Store“With this most recent update to the iMac, Apple brings the design of its all-in-ones in line with that of its MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. The aluminium and polycarbon body of the old iMac has been replaced with aluminium and edge-to-edge glass over the screen. From an aesthetic standpoint, the new iMac is as strong as ever, and maintains Apple’s lead over other computer manufacturers,” Rich Brown reports for CNET via ZDNet Australia.

“We place a high value on our multitasking test, as it reflects how many people tend to work, but on single applications, the 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo chip helps push the iMac comfortably past its Windows-based competition. If you anticipate running particularly demanding multitasking workloads, you may want to consider going for the quad-core Core i5 or i7 iMac. Otherwise, the majority of you should feel confident that the iMac is the fastest all-in-one on the market, and you would be hard pressed to find a mainstream workload (or combination of workloads), that would bog this system down,” Brown reports.

Full review here.

[Attribution: AppleInsider. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. When I bought my current 24″ iMac in 2007 it arrived with a cracked screen. More of a ding than a crack. Apple replaced it right away. The second one sounded like the HD was about to go out. It was really loud. They replaced that one.

    I think the third one was the one I kept. Point is, they stood behind their product and made it right. They were easy to deal with too. Things happen. How a company deals with it when it does makes all the difference. BTW, the current iMac, running just fine.

  2. Hmm…Our i7 went from China, to Alaska, then…to Memphis? Come on the anticipation is killing us. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> Our computer flew over and past us. Come back soon new computer. Come. Back. Soon. *tear drop falls*

  3. Bought a 27″ i5 yesterday and it is also a thing of beauty! If you can afford to pick one up I highly recommend this system. The speed and ability to run multiple tasks without a hint of the spinning beach ball popping up is simply fantastic. And there is not enough room to describe the incredibleness of the screen! Amazing!

  4. Went to the local Apple store yesterday and purchased a 27′” iMac i5. Used a fresh Time Machine backup of my 24″ Core2Duo to transfer data/application . . . and was up and running FLAWLESSLY on the new machine within 1 hour and 10 minutes.

    Just now added an additional 4GB of memory (from an MBP 17″ 3.06GHz upgraded to 8GB) and now have the fastest, most beautiful machine I’ve ever owned (since 1984).

    Gawd, but I could not possibly be happier right now! Go Apple!

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