Headline: Apple's iMac Faster Than Fastest PC|
iMac 40 Percent Faster Than a Pentium II, 400 Megahertz
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands of iMac computers
arrive at retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada in preparation for its
debut this weekend, Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that final
performance results are in. As expected, iMac is 40 percent faster than the
fastest PC and its processor is more than twice as fast as processors in
comparable consumer PCs, based on BYTEmark testing.
"The iMac for $1,299 toasts the fastest PC money can buy at any price
-- the Pentium II 400," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO.
A customer would have to pay almost twice as much for a Pentium II-based
PC, which would still be 40 percent slower than iMac. Its processor
performance at a price of $1,299 is faster than a Pentium II, 400 megahertz PC
with a 15-inch display and an estimated street price as high as $2,400.
The processor in iMac is more than twice as fast as the processor in
comparable consumer PCs, based on the BYTEmark integer test. This test
measures a computer's ability to perform productivity tasks. This means
consumers will be able to blaze through projects such as managing their
checkbooks in Quicken or finding clients in a database using FileMaker Pro.
iMac has a score of 7.8, compared to 5.6 for a Pentium II running at
400 megahertz, and a paltry 3.2 for a Celeron 266 megahertz processor which is
featured in entry-level PCs at prices comparable to iMac.
With built-in100MB Ethernet and a 56KB modem, iMac provides the fastest
connectivity available anywhere. iMac combines simplicity, style and
incredible speed at a price-point perfect for consumers.
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission -- to bring the
best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in
140 countries around the world.
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and are respectfully acknowledged.
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