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Lab tested: 27-inch Core i7 iMac/2.93GHz quad core with SSD

The 27-inch Core i7 iMac/2.93GHz quad core with an SSD is the fastest Mac we've seen.

Lab tested: 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.6GHz (BTO)

Several readers wanted us to test the new 3.6GHz Core i5 iMac, a built-to-order (BTO) option for the 3.2GHz Core i3 iMacs.We ordered a custom 27-inch iMac with the 3.6GHz Core i5 dual core processor with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) to complement the 1TB 7200-rpm drive that comes standard. We tested the system and the results are intriguing.

21.5- and 27-inch iMacs (Mid 2010)

The iMac's new Core i3 and Core i5 processors provide small boost over its predecessors.

Lab tested: 27-inch Core i5 iMac/2.8GHz Quad-Core benchmarks

Macworld Lab takes a look at the performance of the new Quad-Core 27-inch 2.8GHz Core i5 iMac.

Lab tested: DVD ripping on the new iMacs

The new iMacs use different SuperDrive models, which can affect performance when ripping DVD movies.

Lab tested: 21.5- and 27-inch Core i3 iMacs/3.2GHz benchmarks

Straight from Macworld Lab: Benchmark results of two new iMacs, both of which sport Intel's 3.2GHz Core i3 processor.

Lab tested: 21.5-inch Core i3 iMac/3.06GHz benchmarks

Macworld Lab has tested the new entry-level iMac powered by the Core i3 processor; here's our test report.

Test results: iPhone 4 battery life

Just how much longer does the iPhone 4's battery last over its predecessor? Macworld Lab put the phone to the test, and Lab Director James Galbraith has the results.

Benchmarks: New 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini

Though the biggest changes to the new Mac mini may be external, there are a few under-the-hood improvements that helped boost the system’s performance in our Speedmark 6 test suite.

Benchmarks: Safari 5 shows JavaScript boost

When Safari 5 was released last Monday, Apple claimed that the "world's fastest" Web browser is now faster. Macworld Lab performed a performance test on the new Safari, and our results didn't exactly match those claimed by Apple, we did find a boost in performance.