Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 22:31 UTC
Apple Ars has reviewed the brand new iMac. They conclude: "The Intel Macs are fast, the majority of apps have been released as Universal Binaries, and Apple's product line - including the new iMac - is in a good place. The iMac is also competitive on price with other all-in-one PCs, so if you absolutely love the all-in-one form factor, the iMac is one of lower-priced options available. If you've been holding on to your Power PC Mac and waiting for the right time to make the big switch to Intel, the appearance of the new iMac marks an excellent opportunity." CNet also has a review.
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RE: Heat
by MrSidecar on Fri 10th Aug 2007 09:06 UTC in reply to "Heat"
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2007-02-13

Heat is not really an issue on iMac Core 2 Duos. Mine (2.16GHz) does, even under ridiculously heavy (as in "only for testing purposes"- ripping a dvd while simultaneously encoding wavs to aacs with iTunes and working in Parallels Desktop) workloads, not get warmer then 61 celsius. And the fans are barely audible at the most. Heat is an issue on especially Core Duo MacBooks(Normals and Pros), i guess Core2Duos are more power-efficient and donīt get as warm (I might be wrong, though). But i assume the metal housing of the MacBook Pro is beneficial in that itīs conducting the heat better. Or maybe you meant that the new iMac housing could cause problems? Unlikely, Iīd say, since metal conducts heat better. (Redundancy galore, sorry bout that).

Edited 2007-08-10 09:13

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