Macworld’s lab tests of the new intel iMac confirm what I’ve been telling people since the Intel transition was announced.
I can summarize the results pretty quickly. Considering that the Intel processor in the new iMac is a dual core, the speed isn’t really that much better. In fact, taking that into account, it’s slower. Also, Rosetta isn’t the panacea that everyone bought into. I knew it wouldn’t be. It doesn’t work with anything that requires precise timing and it’s slow. Slow.
This shouldn’t be surprising, but considering what all the pundits said, you’d think it would be. I don’t think that the Intel transition will break Apple, but let’s not pretend it’s all candy and roses. It ain’t.