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Apple have just officially released the new Power Mac G5 lineup. Whether it was planned for today, or rushed through due to Amazon leaking the release early is up for debate. Apple® today unveiled the fastest, most powerful Power Mac® G5 desktop line ever, featuring dual […]

New 2.7ghz Powermac Released

Apple have just officially released the new Power Mac G5 lineup. Whether it was planned for today, or rushed through due to Amazon leaking the release early is up for debate.

Apple® today unveiled the fastest, most powerful Power Mac® G5 desktop line ever, featuring dual 64-bit PowerPC G5 processors running up to 2.7 GHz and including Mac OS® X version 10.4 “Tiger,” the world’s most advanced operating system. The new Power Mac G5 line delivers higher performance graphics options with more memory and built-in support for Apple’s breakthrough 30-inch Cinema HD Display on the 2.7 GHz model. The new line also includes larger hard drives, a faster 16X SuperDrive™ with double-layer support and 512MB of memory across the line.

The whole lineup is shipping within 1-2 or 1-3 business days, so they will be available just after Tiger is released. As you would expect, all the various models come with Tiger and iLife 05 as standard.

These are the specs for the various models:

Dual 2.7ghz
Dual 2.7GHz PowerPC G5
1.35GHz frontside
bus/processor
512K L2 cache/processor
512MB DDR400 SDRAM
Expandable to 8GB SDRAM
250GB Serial ATA
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three PCI-X Slots
ATI Radeon 9650
256MB DDR video memory
$2,999 (£1999)

Dual 2.3ghz
Dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5
1.15GHz frontside
bus/processor
512K L2 cache/processor
512MB DDR400 SDRAM
Expandable to 8GB SDRAM
250GB Serial ATA
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three PCI-X Slots
ATI Radeon 9600
128MB DDR video memory
$2,499 (£1699)

Dual 2ghz
Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
1GHz frontside
bus/processor
512K L2 cache/processor
512MB DDR400 SDRAM
Expandable to 4GB SDRAM
160GB Serial ATA
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three PCI Slots
ATI Radeon 9600
128MB DDR video memory
$1,999 (£1349)

Single 1.8ghz
1.8GHz PowerPC G5
600MHz frontside bus
512K L2 cache
256MB DDR400 SDRAM
Expandable to 4GB SDRAM
80GB Serial ATA
8x SuperDrive
Three PCI Slots
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
64MB DDR video memory
56K internal modem
$1,499 (£999)

By David Appleyard

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  1. Er, I think you might have the GBP prices a bit wrong.

    Either that, of the Single 1.8GHz is incredibly expensive in the UK and the dual 2.7GHz is incredibly cheap here in the UK. That’s not a bad thing, of course, but highly unlikely!

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  2. The price ratio seems to be the same from dollars to UK currency, 3:2

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  3. Which, as a UK resident, I feel is a shame. With the current exchange rate nearing 1:2, we should in theory be given the products at more or less half the price they are in dollars.

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