iMac 27″ Core i5 and i7 benchmarks are very impressive
Holy cow. Tim Royer has posted a graph of GeekBench benchmark test suite scores for the iMac 27″ Core i5 and iMac Core i7 models, and the numbers are pretty amazing. The 27″ Core i7 model just barely underperforms a brand new $2999 Mac Pro. So what? Well, the 27″ iMac Core i7 model is only $2199, and it includes a massively beautiful 27″ LCD that doubles as a monitor. Wow. The iMac Core i7 model is a $200 upgrade to the Core i5, which is also lightning fast, but the performance increase from the Core i5 to the i7 is dramatic, so that looks to be money very well spent.
Suddenly my MacBook Pro with a 3300 GeekBench score seems hopelessly inadequate!