The first Intel-based Macs have hit the streets, and we’ve got an in-depth look at how they perform. We’ve put the iMac Core Duo through a first-round of testing to see if it lives up to Apple’s claims of a 2X performance boost.

Macworld Lab Director James Galbraith joins us for this episode of the Macworld Podcast to explain what our testing has found and what it will mean for you if you’re considering picking up one of these new machines. Check back for our full review of the Intel-based iMac later this week.

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Show Notes

During the show, I mention my GarageBand first look, which also happened to be the subject of the last last Macworld Podcast. If you’re interested in other iLife ’06 first looks, just click on the links below:

As with the iMac, check back for full reviews of the iLife apps later this week.

In the podcast, I also mention my Rosetta Stone 3.0 review as well as the audio version of David Pogue’s Macworld Expo presentation.

Music Credits: “Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte@gmail.com.

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