New Power Macs! Dual Processor and DDR RAM

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  1. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    Well Apple silently released new Power Mac G4s today:

    Power Mac G4 Dual 867MHz
    256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
    GeFORCE4 MX
    60GB
    ComboDrive(DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    GigEnet
    56K modem

    Power Mac G4 Dual 1GHz
    256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
    ATi Radeon 9000 Pro
    80GB
    SuperDrive(DVD-R/CD-RW)
    GigEnet
    56K modem

    Power Mac G4 Dual 1.25GHz
    512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM
    ATi Radeon 9000 Pro
    120GB
    SuperDrive(DVD-R/CD-RW)
    GigEnet
    56K modem

    I'm looking at getting the middle road machine.
     
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    Was hoping for FireWire 2, but oh well. Maybe with the G5's. They also lopped 100 bucks off the price of the two low-end iMacs and added a SuperDrive option for the eMac.
     
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    I'm actually a bit disappointed with the "Fast" and "Faster" models...I expected a minimum of 512MB of pc2700 memory on every G4 model...for crying out loud, it's certainly not a cost issue at this point. That goes for the 60 and 80 GB hard drives, as well.
    On the other hand, I can pick up the "Fast" model and upgrade it to the same specs (sans processor and motherboard) for less than half of the ~$1600 price difference at the Apple store.
    Best Buys: Combo-drive iBooks (12" and 14"), and the eMac. Need a cheap second computer that's easy to use and can do anything, including run OS X well? Pick up a $1099 eMac. Now that's an example of Apple doing something well AND right, for a change.
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    What are the 4 holes in the front? Cosmetic?
     
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    Mike, it looks as though the holes are indeed cosmetic. Mac users have no use for USB and/or FireWire ports on the front of the machine, I guess.

    On a positive note, I am glad to see (at long last) the dual 5.25" bays and the headphone jack above them.
     
  6. Kelley_B

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    The four holes in the front are there so the 120mm fan behind them can suck air in and blow it over the very LARGE heatsink that cools the processors.
     
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    That heatsink is huge. I read somewhere that it weighs a whopping seven pounds! No wonder the weight of the machines has risen to 42 lbs.
     

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