May Issue Of Maximum PC Reviews IMac

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
imac 800mhz, Athlon 2100+! Inspire 3d, Photoshop6.0.1, Quake3 Arena, Premere 6.0.1! In these four tests the PC was: twice as fast, three times as fast, five times as fast, and about four times as fast!!!! What humiliation for Apple and mac user's alike!!!! You can find this in the May 2002 issue of Maximum PC on page62.
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  • Reply 1 of 23
    mimacmimac Posts: 872member
    Is the reviewer in the "ihateapple" gang perhaps? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 1 of 23
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    [quote]Originally posted by rbald:

    <strong>imac 800mhz, Athlon 2100+! Inspire 3d, Photoshop6.0.1, Quake3 Arena, Premere 6.0.1! In these four tests the PC was: twice as fast, three times as fast, five times as fast, and about four times as fast!!!! What humiliation for Apple and mac user's alike!!!! You can find this in the May 2002 issue of Maximum PC on page62.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    and MacAddict could easily do 4 tests where the imac would see similar results over the pc. both magazines are run by a bunch of immature jackasses. I wouldn't value the opinion of either they are so bias.



    great, an Athlon 2100+ is faster. that's news! Thank you rbald. As usual you really show us mac users the truth
  • Reply 3 of 23
    fonerootfoneroot Posts: 102member
    I don't think your ever going to get the truth out of tests from a PC supporting magazines or Mac Magazines, they both are going to make there computer look better
  • Reply 4 of 23
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    And we see it yet again...a mag putting the iMac up against a comp that it's not even in the same market niche with...this is a CONSUMER comp people, not a pro comp. Put it up against a dual gig...shesh.
  • Reply 5 of 23
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    [quote]Originally posted by Spart:

    <strong>And we see it yet again...a mag putting the iMac up against a comp that it's not even in the same market niche with...this is a CONSUMER comp people, not a pro comp. Put it up against a dual gig...shesh.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Just so you know, an Athlon XP 2100 IS a consumer machine. Just because it's one of the fastest desktop machines doesn't make it a PRO machine, this is only in the Mac world. I haven't read the review but I am imagining that they are comparing the two because the price is similar and if the price is similar than it too is a CONSUMER machine...shesh
  • Reply 6 of 23
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    iMacs are fun.
  • Reply 7 of 23
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    [quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:

    <strong>iMacs are fun. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    So are PC's. They got lots o' games
  • Reply 8 of 23
    mac's girlmac's girl Posts: 556member
    [quote]Originally posted by rbald:

    <strong>imac 800mhz, Athlon 2100+! Inspire 3d, Photoshop6.0.1, Quake3 Arena, Premere 6.0.1! In these four tests the PC was: twice as fast, three times as fast, five times as fast, and about four times as fast!!!! What humiliation for Apple and mac user's alike!!!! You can find this in the May 2002 issue of Maximum PC on page62.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    i dont really care if photoshop is like .5 seconds faster on a PC. i'll find something to do in those .5 seconds.
  • Reply 9 of 23
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    [quote]Originally posted by mac's girl:

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    i dont really care if photoshop is like .5 seconds faster on a PC. i'll find something to do in those .5 seconds. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Indeed, Mac's Girl. We just got new PIV's at work to replace our SLOOOWWWW PII's. They run Win2000Pro. I hate them. For everyday stuff, they're not appreciably more utile than my LSR iMac at home. AND they're actually slower than the PII machines for some things! (For some reason, web pages do not load as fast on the new machines - it shouldn't be a function of the connection b/c that has not changed - maybe the IE version is slower?). Anyway, I'm 100% happy no matter what the magazines say.

    Thoth
  • Reply 10 of 23
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    Apple needs to get their performance up, this is getting ridiculous. How does Apple expect to gain market share when all the latest tests show Mac hardware getting whupped by Wintel hardware? ??
  • Reply 11 of 23
    neutrino23neutrino23 Posts: 1,554member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>...How does Apple expect to gain market share when all the latest tests show Mac hardware getting whupped by Wintel hardware? ??</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Maybe you didn't notice but Apple's share did increase this last quarter. Not by leaps and bounds but it did increase.
  • Reply 12 of 23
    They make pc's faster because they know they're a real pain to use. So in the end you can spend more time enjoying your mac, or less time laboring on your pc. Its up to you.

    i have a $3000 pc siting in front of me and id kill to trade it with anything OS X.
  • Reply 13 of 23
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Well as nice as it is to say that it's better to spend extra time waiting on a Mac than it is to spend that same time laboring on a PC, that's not really a valid argument that's going to get to new computer users. Same goes for "well I know a Mac is slower, but it's fast enough for me and I prefer it." I agree with these statements, and they apply to me as much as anyone, but again, it's not going to win over potential computer buyers who are convinced they need the fastest thing out there.



    The only reason that Apple's market share is a concern for me is if they don't get updated quickly enough to stay non-obosolete, or if prices get hiked up to unreasonable levels, or if Apple (yikes!) goes kaput. I wouldn't want Apple to go kaput mainly because of the Mac OS. I can live with a different machine, but Mac OS is definitely their best product in my mind. If only any computer could work with it...
  • Reply 14 of 23
    dhagan4755dhagan4755 Posts: 2,152member
    FWIW, I have never heard of this magazine, and I bet a vast amount of other people haven't either.
  • Reply 15 of 23
    antaisceantaisce Posts: 54member
    [quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:

    <strong>Apple needs to get their performance up, this is getting ridiculous. How does Apple expect to gain market share when all the latest tests show Mac hardware getting whupped by Wintel hardware? ??</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Right. Mac hardware sucks in terms of performance. They should start a loyalist program, EVERY POWER MAC FOR HALF PRICE FOR LOYAL CUSTOMERS. Current prices are ridiculous with yesterday's performance!
  • Reply 16 of 23
    soopadrivesoopadrive Posts: 182member
    I believe this "review" serves more of a purpose to convince possible PC converts that speed and power is everything in a computer. And what's an AI member doing with a Maximum PC mag?? <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 17 of 23
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    I look at this magazine and they always diss Macs left and right. I remember when they had Luna vs. Aqua and they gave the nod to Luna for looks.........that explains it all.
  • Reply 18 of 23
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    That sounds kinda of like when MacAddict did a comparison between OS X and XP. OS X oddly won in every single category.



    Statistics can be manipulated very easily, especially with computers. Take everything with a grain of salt, especially if the magazine is platform specific.
  • Reply 19 of 23
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    [quote] That sounds kinda of like when MacAddict did a comparison between OS X and XP. OS X oddly won in every single category. <hr></blockquote>

    LOL! That was great! I liked the Interface Name category the best
  • Reply 20 of 23
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by rbald:

    <strong>imac 800mhz, Athlon 2100+! Inspire 3d, Photoshop6.0.1, Quake3 Arena, Premere 6.0.1! In these four tests the PC was: twice as fast, three times as fast, five times as fast, and about four times as fast!!!! What humiliation for Apple and mac user's alike!!!! You can find this in the May 2002 issue of Maximum PC on page62.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    The only real humiliation is that you can fry an egg with the Atlon while the G4 is just warm. You will never see an anthlon in the I mac hemisphera.

    Anyway the PPC performances are not great, but there is no technical reasons to make PPC chips as fast as the X86 chips. If Mot will spend the same amount of R&D in it than AMD or Intel the PPC chips could be faster due to the better front end of the chips : does not need to translate the archaic X86 codes.
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