Intel iMac CNET Review Question ~~

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Afro1989, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2005
    Hello again guys. I have another question about the Intel iMac. Now that I've read the review that was released on today, the only problem that I see is me trying to use programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator smoothly. In Cnet's tests, Photoshop ran very, very slowly on the new Intel iMac 20".

    Here is a quote from their review:

    "But if you want to run Photoshop or a nonnative video-editing program such as Sorenson Squeeze, we highly recommend you wait until the software catches up before purchasing a new iMac Core Duo."

    I do not understand this quote. Why would I have to wait before purchasing the new iMac Core Duo if all Adobe has to do is update their Photoshop to run perfectly on the new Intels? I don't understand why I can't just buy the Intel now and just wait for the updated software to release. Do they have to change something in the hardware? :confused:

    Thanks so much. :D You guys usually reply in under 5 minutes.
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It's only that Adobe may not have their stuff ready for several months, possibly enough time for speed bumps to the current hardware to appear, and you'll be putting up with emulation until then.
  3. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    BEcause Photoshop works fine on G5s. Adobe hasn't released intel version of Photoshop so thus, wait until they do to buy the intel mac.

    With that said, my 20-inch iMac Core Duo should arrive tomorrow ;-)
  4. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    its slow comapared to the dual g4 running the app native and packed with 4gb ram :)

    2gb ram in the intelimac will run it well but not amazing - then it will run really well when ts native.
  5. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    bakedbeans-you got your imac? if so, how's it runnin?

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