Multicore Benchmark on my laptop: ~3000
This is really good for a refurbished laptop that I paid $89 for.
Multicore Benchmark on my old iMac: ~5000
The latest $150 Amazon tablet also benchmarks at this. It is an amazing world we live in.
I still use this machine to analyze chess games and openings. Because the display tends to quit, I access the machine remotely.
Multicore Benchmark on my new iMac: ~8100
Ideally I would have built a new AMD machine and gotten up to 20000. However, I needed a Mac to do the work that I am now doing.
I am suspicious of the combo drive using an SSD as a buffer to the hard drive. If something went wrong there then it would definitely freeze the computer.