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How Psystar’s computer measures up to a Mac

The Open Computer, an Intel-based machine capable of running OS X, can outperform a Mac mini. But it lagged behind the entry-level iMac as well as a home-built system in our benchmark testing.

Improved iMac graphics won’t matter to gamers

The graphics options available for the new 24-inch iMac are impressive, Peter Cohen says. But they’re unlikely to cause gamers to embrace either the updated desktop or the Mac platform.

The new rules for buying a Mac

The world has a lot of unwritten rules: In social etiquette. In baseball. And in buying computers. For years, we have unquestioningly followed numerous unwritten rules when buying a Mac. Like many customs, these rules were once based on a foundation of facts and reason. But in the past few years, many longstanding Mac truths have been upended.

Mac buying advice

Hardware takes center stage in this edition of the Macworld Podcast, as we discuss buying advice for the Mac and get an up-close look at Psystar’s OS X-compatible Open Computer.

Review: 20- and 24-Inch Aluminum iMacs (2008 Edition)

Apple's new crop of iMacs get a speed bump.

The iMac turns 10

When was the last time Macworld didn't pay close attention to an Apple product launch? Ten years ago.

From the Lab: Penryn iMacs show promise

Macworld Lab has begun testing the new iMacs released Monday, and we’ve got results for the entry-level 2.4GHz model as well as the build-to-order 3.06GHz machine.

Lab-testing the Frankenmac clone

Macworld Lab gauges the performance of Rob Griffiths's hand-built Mac clone.

New iMac has a need for speed

Dan Moren takes a closer look at what the changes to Apple’s iMac offerings will mean to that desktop’s performance.

Apple posts graphics firmware update for iMacs

Apple has released a 1.0.1 firmware update for iMacs equipped with Radeon HD 2400 XT and Radeon HD 2600 Pro-equipped iMacs.