I just stopped by the Apple Store in SOHO to play with the new iMac G5's a bit and see the new 30" display (holy wow is it huge!). When I arrived at the iMac G5's, I was blown away by just how sluggish they performed! Opening apps, scrolling windows, even something as simple as expose and the genie animation were all choppy and slow. The iTunes visualizer was barely pushing 20fps. My eMac at home felt way faster than these things. I might attribute the slow app launches to the measily 256ram that was in them, but that doesn't account for the slow expose and iTunes performance. So then I went on to the Powerbooks, some with up to 1gb ram. Same exact thing! Ibooks - same problem. Even a Dual G5 with 2gb of RAM was feeling kinda chunky. So now my question is, what the heck does Apple do to their computers to make them perform so poorly? I checked the Activity Monitor, and there was nothing taking up exuberant amounts of CPU or RAM. I even restarted one of the iMacs to get a clean boot, and it still performed slow. Has anyone else noticed this? I can't imagine a G5 acting slower than my eMac at home.