Items tagged with iMac

Today Gateway (soon to be a part of Acer) introduced a new all-in-one home desktop with a sleek minimalist design.  Remind you of any recently introduced models from a Cupertino firm?Called simply the One, the design is far sleeker than Gateway's earlier Profile systems and fits the entire design within a single metal shell just 3.6 inches deep. The entire front face is black to hide the borders of the 19-inch widescreen LCD and blend into home decor, such as the living room. The One also builds on Apple's minimalist emphasis: where the iMac plugs all cables directly into the back, the One feeds gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports, and AV ports to the external power adapter to take clutter away... Read more...
That was fast. Only a day after introducing their new line of aluminum and glass iMacs, Apple has released updates for them. The updates were only vaguely identified as providing "important bug fixes." Owners of the day-old 20-in. and 24-in. iMacs should install iMac Software Update 1.0, Apple said in a terse message accompanying the 5.1MB download, but it didn't spell out the exact fixes. Some users on various Apple-oriented message forums claimed updated ATI video drivers were among the changes, but Apple did not respond when queried for details.As is the norm after a hardware refresh, Apple also posted a new version of Boot Camp, the free-of-charge dual boot utility that's still... Read more...
It seems that our speculation yesterday about the new iMac being close to release was correct; Today Apple rolled out their updated and more industrial design for the iMac.Not all of the rumors and speculation was on target, but the good news is that things are even better than expected.  To start with, there are no 512MB options, nor are there any integrated graphics.  That’s right, even the low-end $1,199 20” iMac comes with 1GB of RAM and a Radeon 2400 XT with 128MB of video memory.Considering all the hardware Apple has managed to squeeze into the new iMacs, the starting price of $1,199 actually seems like a reasonable deal. The sleek new aluminum exterior design is certainly a departure from... Read more...
Apple has been working long and hard on a complete iMac overhaul, and we should be seeing the fruits of those labors soon. While there are very little facts about the new iMacs, there are plenty of rumors. The latest rumor is that of a potential price drop for the entire family of iMacs. The new low-end 20” iMac will likely sell for $1,199. There's no word on exactly what that configuration includes, but if it proves to be similar to the last generation iMac, it would be logical to assume some form of integrated graphics and at least 512MB of RAM. Current rumors would suggest that: The 20” model will be the new “small” iMac The 24” model will remain... Read more...
Apple announced yesterday a new iMac lineup based on the new Intel Core 2 Duo processors.  In the mix are 4 models with two having 17" Widescreen LCDs, one with 20", and one with a 24". The new iMac lineup includes four models: a 1.83 GHz and a 2.0 GHz 17-inch, a 2.16 GHz 20-inch and the all-new 2.16 GHz 24-inch iMac, and features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor which delivers up to 50 percent faster performance than the previous 20-inch iMac running industry standard benchmarks. The new 24-inch iMac features - you guessed it - a 24-inch widescreen LCD display with a 1920-by-1200 pixel resolution that offers 30 percent more screen real estate than the 20-inch model and... Read more...
Rahul Sood has posted some benchmarks in his blog of an Intel powered Apple iMac running Windows XP.  There were some graphical anomalies, and overall Rahul characterized performance as being similar to a "mid-range notebook".  Not earth shattering performance by any means, but interesting info nonetheless."We finally benchmarked the Apple PC in Windows successfully, thanks to the latest video driver release. It seems to struggle a bit in games with the level of detail increased, but it's certainly not terrible, it's about as good as a mid range notebook system. We also noticed artifacts in certain games at higher resolutions. It could be related to heat or a driver issue,... Read more...
Anandtech has placed both the iMac G5 and the new iMac Core Duo on the test bench today to see just how revolutionary the change truly is as Apple shifts over to Intel processors. Seeing how the iMac system remained largely unchanged aside from the obvious motherboard and CPU swap, this test gives us the ideal situation to have a real apples to apples comparison. If you're anxious to see how Apple's latest decision affects performance, be sure to browse through Anand's results and make a decision for yourself.  I do stand by my comments however, that the current Intel based Macs are more of a public beta test than something the masses should... Read more...
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