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The iMac's new Core i3 and Core i5 processors provide small boost over its predecessors.
Macworld Lab has tested the new entry-level iMac powered by the Core i3 processor; here's our test report.
Thanks to HDMI output, a sturdy and easier-to-upgrade design, improved graphics performance, and lower power usage, the newest Mac mini is Apple's most versatile Mac. But its price of entry has increased, as well.
Here's one home-office setup—including a top-rated desktop Mac, multifunction printer, high-capacity backup drive, and speakers—that can crank out professional-looking work for you from 9 to 5, then serve as your family's multitasking, multimedia, multi-user machine after hours.
Kerio Mail Serveris an e-mail, calendaring, contact, and to-do server that runs on three versions of the Mac OS.
The wait is over: The 27-inch Core i5 (and Core i7) iMacs have arrived. We've tested the new quad core iMacs, and it was worth the wait.
The new $999 Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server is a fantastic product for workgroups, small businesses, and even schools to use.
The Macworld Lab has been hard at work tweaking Speedmark, our overall system performance testing tool, to better accommodate Snow Leopard and to test the Macs on which it runs.
The Late 2009 iMacs are really about the new displays—and the displays are impressive.
Apple increased the screen size of all its iMacs, but this model features the biggest screen -- a 27-inch flat-panel. Otherwise, it has the same specs as the $1499 21.5-inch Mac, including the same 3.06GHz processor, 1TB hard drive, and ATI graphics with dedicated memory.
The physical changes to the iMac line -- a 21.5-inch screen with a 16.9 aspect ratio that makes the desktop more suited to widescreen HD video -- are the most dramatic since the introduction of the aluminum iMac. Inside, you'll find a 3.06GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and -- on this model -- ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB of dedicated video memory.
The physical changes to the iMac line -- a 21.5-inch screen with a 16.9 aspect ratio that makes the desktop more suited to widescreen HD video -- are the most dramatic since the introduction of the aluminum iMac. Inside, you'll find a 3.06GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, and -- on this model -- Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics that share RAM with the system memory.
Macworld Lab has the new iMacs and we’ve put them to the test.
Just seven months after giving the Mac mini line its biggest update ever, Apple has bumped the performance of the company's smallest desktop computers. While the improvements are modest, the latest Mac minis address a few of our biggest criticisms of the Early 2009 models.
This round of Mac mini updates offers comparatively minor improvements from the models introduced in the spring of 2009. The processors are faster, the hard drives are bigger, and the included Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics now take advantage of 256MB of shared memory.