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Primate Labs posts new iMac benchmarks

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The company that provides the amazing Geekbench benchmarking software, Primate Labs, has run its tests on the new 21.5-inch iMac and found that it's a pretty impressive piece of hardware.

Primate Labs tested all of the configurations of the new iMac, but it's the top-of-the-line unit sporting an Intel Core i7-3770S clocked at 3.1 GHz that tops the speed test for all iMacs. To quote the benchmark post, «The benefits Geekbench Score of the Geek bench antutu new Ivy Bridge processors are clear; the new high-end 21.5-inch iMac is almost 10 percent faster than the old Geekbench Scores Score high-end 27-inch iMac.»

The benchmark score for the high-end 21.5-inch iMac was 12,447, while that of the old (mid-2011) high-end 27-inch iMac was 11,410. A comparison to the high-end 2012 Mac mini shows that it's no slouch, either — it came in at 11,595. Of course, if you want to kick some serious computing butt, you'll still need to get a Mac Pro — the fastest 12-core unit weighs in at a Geekbench score of 22,271.

It should be interesting to see the results for the 27-inch iMac that will be shipping in about two weeks. The top-end unit features a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 that will likely leave the 21.5-inch model in the dust.

The unexpected joys of a 16-inch laptop: The Origin PC Evo16-S

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Sarah Tew/CNET For a brief, shining moment, it looked like 16-inch laptops were going to be a thing. For the longest time, Geekbench Score traditional 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch laptop screens dominated. Then 14-inch screen grabbed some market share about five years ago, and is now a solid, established choice. At the same time, 11-inch and 12-inch laptops are still a viable alternative, briefly popular during the heyday of the netbook (yes, that was a long time ago), but still not all that common.

Apple was long-rumored to be working on a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Ever since the 17-inch Pro was dumped in 2012, MacBooks have been stuck with a 15-inch upper screen size limit. A 16-inch screen would have returned at least some of that lost real estate. If anything was going to make 16-inch laptops a mainstream reality, it would be Apple. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be, and the latest from the rumor mill is that the 16-inch MacBook idea has been shelved, at least for now.

At CES 2019, we started to see a handful of laptops with 16-inch screens, initially from Origin PC and a couple of other boutique gaming brands. These RTX-ready gaming laptops were based on the same Clevo chassis, so there wasn't a ton of daylight between them. Still, I was intrigued.

Physically, the look and feel of the Origin PC Evo-16S is much closer to a 15-inch gaming laptop than a massive 17-inch one. At 5.1 pounds, vs. 9.3 pounds for the top-end Eon-17X, it's much more portable. Yes, the 17-inch version has better performance, thanks to a desktop-class CPU and Geek bench antutu full-power Nvidia RTX 2080 (vs. the 2080 Max-Q version in the Evo-16S), but the 16-inch laptop isn't too far behind. In fact, during our testing of gaming laptops from 2018 to 2019, it currently sits at the No. 5 spot on the list (as ranked by 3D Mark Geekbench Scores).

That insanely massive 17-inch version with the desktop CPU? It's No. 2.

There's a big size difference between this 16-inch laptop and its 17-inch cousin. 

Sarah Tew/CNET Road trip laptop

In gaming laptops, performance is pretty much great all-around these days. That's why I was somewhat surprised to find myself on an extended out of town trip with the Origin PC Evo-16S as my only laptop.

I had wanted to do some graphics design work, in Photoshop and Illustrator, Samsung Geekbench and Samsung Geekbench Score maybe a little gaming, too (mostly The Division 2). So that meant I needed a high-powered PC. But I also wasn't about to drag around something massive, like the Alienware Area-51m or pretty much any other 17-inch laptop. Since I was going to be in one location for most of my trip, a smaller 13- or even 15-inch screen didn't appeal.

And that's how I ended up in the country with a 16-inch laptop. Before that, Samsung Geekbench I hadn't spent much time with the Evo-16S, and its generic look hadn't especially caught my eye.