Apple MacBook Pro benchmarked in iTunes

Posted on Tuesday, January 17 2006 @ 2:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A user from the Apple Insider Forum posted some benchmarks of the new Intel-based MacBook Pro notebooks, comparing them to the older PowerBook G4 and PowerMac G5 systems.

He used iTunes to benchmark these systems. He converted songs using the "Convert Selection to AAC..." feature and noted the rip speeds as displayed in iTunes.
Machine Model - iTunes Rip Speed
MacBook Pro 2x1.83 (Macworld demo unit) - 20x
PowerBook G4 1.67 (15" 1280x854 model) - 12.5x
PowerMac G5 2x2.0 (rev A) - 25x
According to these results the new MacBook Pro is quite a bit faster than the PowerBook G4 but slower than a PowerMac G5 system. You can check out the forum thread over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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