It arrived. The machine arrived and it’s very, very fast. The iMac is in my room. It trumps my Powerbook in every respect (though shamefully not in portability). As a little test I tried out the 2 latest PC games I care about – Doom 3 and HL2. Both games ran at their highest resolutions, everything maxed out and was as smooth as butter.
What else should I expect from a dual 64bit CPU? It’s just so damn good. The super high resolutions (1680*1050) actually make HL2 look terrible. Doom 3 is a beauty though. But we knew that 3 years ago!
I still can’t get over how fast this machine is. The iLife applications take a second to boot up, a huge triumph over my PowerBooks ridiculously long 20 second loading. Probably down to the Sata2 drive pushing all this data at a squillion times the speed of a laptop ATA drive.
I’ll be uploading pics and all that when I can be bothered. Right now I’m off to play HL2 Deathmatch on the fastest computer I’ve ever used.
Oh and before I forget – it’s a little daunting that this machine is near enough *silent*. even my fanless HDD enclosure makes more noise than this.