All-in-One PC vs Mac- for games, the Mac wins!

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  1. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Sometimes Mac users after being in Apple-World for a period of time start wondering if they are really getting their money's worth or are they paying a huge premium for the MacOS & Apple logo. For performance computing perspective, specifially games, the Sept PC World featured an article on the top All-In-One computers (online link). Besides getting the best OS in existence, there is a strong argument from a performance standpoint, at least in this category you get what you pay for with a Mac, no rationalizing needed! :)

    Of the 11 computers featured, the Apple iMac overall came in 5th & 6th. (The group is split into 2 sub-groups, larger than 20" and smaller.) The number one computer was a Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 at $1149. The 24" iMac ($2199) was the most expensive, price-wise barely edging out HP Touchsmart ($2100) and the Sony Viao ($1999) however, it was the only computer in this group to receive a "superior" gaming rating along with the top benchmark of the group.

    ALL of the other computers ranging in price from $1999-$550 only received a "poor" to "fair" gaming rating, with most of them getting a "poor" rating. Btw that includes the 20", $1199 iMac.
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Interestingly, in a review of all computers made by companies named after fruit, the macs also win!
     
  3. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    Made me laugh. I thought the same thing. I have no doubt the company that has no desktop computer and only offers inferior all-in-one non portable laptop computers better make them well. For $2100 you could buy a desktop from any of those companies that blows the iMac away for gaming.
     
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    I've not seen a good All-in-One PC. iMacs probably are the best of that type, it's just a shame that a cheap (in price, not quality) homebuilt PC will outperform any mac. Can you even get an i7 in any Mac other than a Mac Pro, is there even a Mac version of the ATi 5870?
     
  5. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    Of course it would. :p Why would HP and Sony put out $2000 all-in-one computers with lousy performance?
     
  6. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    Of course they would review the iMac right near the end of the current model's life. There is plenty of evidence that the iMac line is about to get a refresh, which will make the review and benchmarks given worthless.

    Also, the iMac is not meant to compete with build-your-own systems. Apple has nothing in that category. Only PC geeks are interested in that category, and that is a minority of all computer owners. A much, much smaller minority is the build-you-own-all-in-one. :)
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    That test was kinda strange.

    The computers tested were so different, except looks.
    THe iMac and Sony is far superior computers to the rest.

    Many of the computers were old P and T 7xxx and 8xxx series at around 2.1GHz, which is comparable to iMacs late 2006 models.

    How can a Lenovo with P7450 CPU @ 2.10 GHz with a 21-inch screen can be compared to a 24-inch 3.06 GHz iMac with E8435 CPU (and win because it's cheaper)...
     
  8. soldierblue macrumors 6502

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    As if even a top end iMac is a good gaming machine?

    Seriously, you're just comparing varying levels of mediocrity here.
     
  9. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    I've relayed info from an article in a prominent PC magazine, which compares what is supposed to be the top "all-in-one" computers and the iMac came out on top for gaming with none of the other models even coming close. If you think it means nothing or is irrelevant, it's ok by me, really. I think there are some gamers who own iMacs who would be pleased to see the comparison. :)
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It was not the iMac is the best computer for gaming rather the best all-in-one for gaming.
     
  11. soldierblue macrumors 6502

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    I'm not saying that it has to be the best for it to be relevant. It's just the point that the argument isn't saying much.

    That's like saying you have the fastest mini van. Yes, you have the fastest mini van, but it's not like you would show up to the track with it.

    The iMac is faster in games than a XPS One? Cool. I'm still not gonna game on it.
     

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