Benefiting from a truly impressive set of technological breakthroughs, Apple's new Power Mac G5 series is designed for discriminating individuals who simply won't settle for anything less than the very best. This model, the Apple Power Mac G5 M9020LL/A, delivers many of the features of the stunning top-of-the-line dual-CPU Power Mac G5 M9032LL/A (hailed as the fastest personal computer ever released) but with less power and memory, a smaller hard drive and a substantially reduced price tag.
Driven by a 1.6 GHz Power PC G5 processor, 256 MB PC2700 (333MHz) memory (expandable to a gargantuan 4 GB), and an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics card with 64 MB DDR SDRAM video memory, the Power Mac G5 M9020LL/A certainly seems impressive. But those figures only begin to tell the story. For its latest series of high-end desktops, Apple teamed with IBM to redesign its leading edge CPU architecture. Accordingly, this system features two very important innovations -- an extremely fast 800 MHz frontside bus and the world's first 64-bit processor. These are critical advancements that not only boost the top-end speed but also prevent bottlenecks along the way.
Yet there's more than raw power lurking inside the Power Mac G5's futuristic anodized aluminum case. For starters, Apple has compartmentalized the unit into four independent sections to direct appropriate airflow to each key component. A total of nine fans work to keep things cool, yet all are extremely low-speed. Thusly the Power Mac G5 M9020LL/A runs three times quieter than the previous Power Mac G4 enclosure.
Apple has loaded the unit with data handling features, including a large 80 GB 7200 RPM hard disk and a DVD-R/CD-RW combo drive (4X DVD write speed) through which you can archive information, play and burn audio CDs, enjoy the latest movies and record home videos. To help you transfer data to and from external peripherals such as optical drives and digital camcorders and cameras, the system also sports two high-speed FireWire 400 ports, one ultra-fast FireWire 800 port, three USB 2.0 ports and two USB 1.1 ports.
Other significant amenities include a convenient Apple Pro keyboard, an Apple Pro mouse, three available high-performance PCI-X slots for future expansion, and a broad array of multimedia and Internet software. Connectivity facilities include an integrated 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet port, a built-in 56K modem, and AirPort Extreme wireless support (with an AirPort Extreme card). Speakers and display are available separately.
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