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We reviewed the $1299 iMac when it was first available. We finally got our hands on the other three standard configurations of the new iMac.
While the jump in performance isn't huge, the $1299 iMac is still a good bargain computer.
Apple's largest all-in-one desktop computer sports a eye-catching thin design and modest speed boosts.
The two most significant changes to the new iMac are its thinner design—which introduces compromises you’ll need to make—and the option to upgrade to Apple’s Fusion Drive technology.
If you prefer a Mac desktop computer to a laptop, and/or you don’t want to be confined to the glossy 21.5- or 27-inch displays that come with the iMac, the Mac mini is a capable system for most tasks.
The new Mac Pros released at WWDC 2012 represent a speed bump, plain and simple.
Here's our list of the best Mac hardware of the year.
The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.
The latest Mac mini models maintain last year's external design while overhauling what's inside and lowering the price of entry. The result is mighty appealing...as long as you don’t need an optical drive.
Macworld Lab has received both models of the new Mac mini unveiled on Wednesday. The new Mac mini comes with Lion and new Core i5 processors, and our benchmark results show a great leap in processor performance from the previous generation.
Macworld Lab has tested the rest of the new iMacs released this week, with the latest models demonstrating a significant boost over the desktops they replace. But not much differentiates the performance of the four new iMacs among each other.
Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration models, and the results for the $1999 27-inch iMac are in. The results do not disappoint, with the new iMac besting the previous generation of iMacs, including a couple of build-to-order (BTO) configurations.
The 12-core Mac Pro is certainly not for everyone. It is expensive and unimpressive when performing everyday computing tasks. However, for anyone who makes a living working on high-end applications that can use and abuse the 24 virtual cores, the amount of time saved on processor-intensive tasks results in the 12-core Mac Pro being a bargain.
These days, the consumer-oriented iMacs stand on their own against (and in some cases, surpass) the Mac Pro in day-to-day performance. Does that mean that the Mac Pro has lost its relevance in today’s work environment? Hardly.
The iMac's new Core i3 and Core i5 processors provide small boost over its predecessors.