• New iMacs to have 'anti-reflective displays'

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Apple will launch a completely redesigned iMac family later this year, with anti-reflective displays
  • Review

    Apple's latest iMac looks great, even faster

    Posted July 4, 2011 - 7:52 am

    The Sandy Bridge chips add a speed boost, Thunderbolt offers the promise of peripheral heaven in a few months, and the iMac design itself remains current.
  • Review

    Thunderbolt iMac: The perfect compromise

    Posted June 15, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Apple's blazing-fast, elegant, and economical everything-in-one goes where ordinary desktops can't
  • Lab Report: The fastest iMac money can buy (2011 edition)

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    While the standard-configuration models of Apple's iMac offer impressive performance, if you choose a couple of build-to-order (BTO) options, you can have the fastest Mac to date that you can order from Apple--a 27-inch iMac with a 3.4GHz Core i7 quad-core processor and a 256GB SSD.
  • Review

    SSD gives new 21.5-inch iMac signifcant speed boost

    Posted June 8, 2011 - 9:54 am

    In our ongoing effort to provide benchmark data to help you choose the right iMac, we now present test results from a 21.5-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). You can use these results to compare with the standard-configuration iMacs and two build-to-order (BTO) models with Core i7 processors.
  • Review

    New build-to-order iMacs impress with speed

    Posted May 13, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    When Apple released new iMacs in early May, the company also made available new build-to-order (BTO) options in addition to the standard-configuration models. Macworld Lab tested two iMacs with BTO processor upgrades that offer faster speeds and more processing power, and the results show that the additional cost for the upgrades are worth it--if you run software that takes advantage of the technology.
  • Apple's iMac, MacBook Pro lines are SSD friendly

    Posted May 6, 2011 - 6:07 am

    Apple's latest iMac and MacBook Pro line-ups are optimized to squeeze more performance from solid-state drives.
  • Review

    New 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz speed results

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 10:16 am

    On Tuesday, Apple released an updated line of iMacs, featuring quad-core Sandy Bridge Intel processors and Thunderbolt ports. Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration models, and the results for the $1999 27-inch iMac are in. The results do not disappoint, with the new iMac besting the previous generation of standard-configuration iMacs. The new 3.1GHz iMac even bested the performance of some impressively-equipped build-to-order models we've tested previously.
  • Apple releases Boot Camp update for Thunderbolt iMacs

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 11:12 am

    Hot on the heels of Apple’s new Thunderbolt-equipped lineup of iMacs is a Boot Camp update for said iMacs.
  • Apple releases Thunderbolt-equipped iMac line

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 9:29 am

    On Tuesday, Apple announced a new generation of iMac models, running at speeds up to 3.4 GHz and powered by the next generation of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The models also build in support for the new Thunderbolt, high-speed peripheral connection interface that debuted in Apple’s MacBook Pro line earlier this year.
  • Firmware update fixes iMac booting issue

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 7:24 pm

    Should you have an iMac of recent vintage that suffers from booting problems, help is on the way in the form of a firmware update from Apple. iMac Hard Drive Firmware Update 1.0, released Monday, promises to tackle a hard drive issue that prevented some iMacs from properly booting.
  • Review

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

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:33 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, the fastest Mac we've ever seen is currently sitting in the Macworld Lab. It's the 27-inch 2.93GHz quad core Core i7 iMac, equipped with a solid-state drive (SSD). This built-to-order (BTO) model posted the highest Speedmark 6 score of any iMac we've tested--for now.
  • The iMac Touch patent: brilliant next step for Apple or flawed concept?

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 7:49 am

    Yesterday brought to our attention a January 2010 patent Apple filed for an iMac/Tablet hybrid. The tech is certainly nifty (the OS changes depending on orientation of the unit) but is this really a practical device?
  • Apple releases OS X updates for new iMacs, Magic Trackpad

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    If you already rushed out to purchase a Magic Trackpad or one of the brand new iMacs Apple announced on Tuesday morning, then it's time to do the Software Update dance. The company has rolled out a pair of updates for Mac OS X 10.6.4 and Mac OS X 10.6.4 Server installations running on the new desktop models, as well as software updates for those who want to use the Magic Trackpad with their existing Mac.
  • Apple admits to yellow-tint iMac issues

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:47 pm

    For all of you who bought a brand new iMac only to have something sickly and yellow-tinted show up, it looks like you may finally get some answers--or at least, a public admission of the problem.
  • Review

    Review: Apple iMac (21.5-Inch, Late 2009): Fast, But Not Cheap

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 11:13 pm

    Speedy all-in-one PC runs Windows 7 and OS X, but lacks extras like multitouch, Blu-ray, and a TV tuner.
  • Apple admits to yellow-tint iMac issues

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    For all of you who bought a brand new iMac only to have something sickly and yellow-tinted show up, it looks like you may finally get some answers--or at least, a public admission of the problem.

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Well, something is coming on the 27th. Probably a tablet thingie! PROBABLY.
  • Recovering an erased hard drive

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 11:05 pm

    Reader William Eschenfeldt shouldn't-a, hadn't-a, oughn't-a done something with Disk Utility that he now regrets. He writes:
  • Review

    Product review: 27-inch Core i5 iMac (with Core i7 option)

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    When Apple announced new iMacs last month, it included a major step forward amid the subtle-but-welcome refinements in most of the models: the first ever iMac to offer a quad-core processor.
  • Who's buying the Mac Pro?

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 7:57 pm

    Oh, tower computer, we hardly knew ye!
  • Is Apple's Next Move Blu-Ray?

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 11:53 am

    Amid the flurry of brand-new Apple products -- including new iMacs, updated MacBooks and Mac Minis, plus more -- sometimes details go unnoticed and slip through the cracks. One such detail was Apple's decision to change the display ratio on its new iMacs to 16:9 -- which would then allow Macs to play 1080p, the Blu-Ray dimensions. Was this slight modification a tease of what's to come with next year's possible reworking of Apple's line?
  • New Macxplosion: iMacs, minis, Macbooks, Magic Mouse!

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 12:26 pm

    A host of new updates proves that Apple is about more than just iPhones, still.
  • Google leak points to imminent iMac, MacBook refresh

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    Google posted ads on its search results over the weekend that hinted Apple will soon refresh its iMac, Mac mini and MacBook lines.
  • New iMacs and the Cheapening of Apple

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    The Laptop Hunters be darned, Apple is not just a brand for the rich and trendy.
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