Originally posted by auslander
Anyone mind posting a quick "Wow this is amazing" or " Hmm, this isn't what I'd hoped for" etc... ??
Wow, this is amazing!
Seriously, I am very happy with my 2.5s. (Well, apart from the almost comical SIZE of the damn things. This is from the same company that brought us the Cube and the iPod mini?!) They are dead quiet. We set up the second machine yesterday, replacing a dual-867, and the noise difference is almost unbelievable. I can now go into that office and carry on a conversation at normal levels. The fans spin up periodically and then go quiet again, sort of like the machine is sighing. But I sit right next to mine, my head is about two feet from the box, so the quiet operation is most welcome.
I posted elsewhere that the biggest speed difference I've noticed so far is in Photoshop. When I open up a folder of 200+ high-res images, I used to have to wait for the preview for each image to fully draw, and you could watch each one resolve. You couldn't scroll until the previews were complete. Now it's instantaneous, the previews are complete as soon as you open the window and you can start scrolling through immediately. My old machine was a dual-1.25.
And I LOVE the new setup assistant. The whole process, from opening the box, putting in an AirPort card, adding a second drive and a gig of RAM, then transferring my files and settings, took about two hours, and all my files were exactly where they should be, my apps worked (except the Macromedia apps with activation; I should have deactivated them on my old Mac first), and I was ready to work. Brilliant. The only things I had to set up again were my printers.