Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2006 17:16 UTC, submitted by Tyler Too
Apple Ars reviews the Intel iMac, and concludes: "For $1299, the iMac Core Duo is a good buy. You get a 160GB SATA hard drive, a dual-layer DVD burner, and a 1440x900 17" LCD monitor along with a dual-core CPU. I'm always reluctant to play the cross-platform price comparison game, but I will note that this machine stacks up quite favorably in terms of price and features with Pentium D desktops. All in all, the iMac Core Duo is an impressive machine. If the rest of Apple's product line moves to Intel this smoothly, the transition should prove to be a big success."
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RE: XBench Testing...
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 18th Jan 2006 02:09 UTC in reply to "XBench Testing..."
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

huh? The reports from Ars say that the intel macs have instant UI response.

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RE[2]: XBench Testing...
by Kelson on Wed 18th Jan 2006 02:33 in reply to "RE: XBench Testing..."
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2005-07-06

And the XBench testing has a lousy score for the UI test on the Intel iMac.

- Kelson

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RE[2]: XBench Testing...
by kaiwai on Wed 18th Jan 2006 03:16 in reply to "RE: XBench Testing..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If you threw a Radeon X1600 sitting on a PCIe with 128MB, I'd expect the damn thing to atleast provide some 'teh snappy".

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