My 27″ iMac arrived today and it was well worth the wait. This is by far the fastest Mac I’ve ever used – it scores 7995 on Geekbench 2.1.4, vs. 3180 for my MacBook. The screen is humongous.
Most applications launch instantaneously. iPhoto with a library containing 8385 items takes 6 bounces to launch and is ready to use in about 5 seconds. It takes less than a minute to start Parallels Desktop 5 and boot to the Windows 7 desktop.