Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line
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Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line

Apple Debuts New Power Mac G4 Line
Revolutionary SuperDrive Now Available for $1,000 Less

MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK-July 18, 2001-Offering the ultimate in performance,
expansion and digital media solutions, Apple today introduced a powerful
new line of Power Mac G4s with 733 MHz, 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC
G4 processors. Apple's revolutionary SuperDrive, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R
drive that can burn DVDs which can be played in consumer DVD players, is
now standard in Power Mac models costing $2,499-$1,000 less than before.

""""""""These are the fastest Macs ever, with 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4
processors,"""""""" said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. """"""""With the 867 MHz processor and
our revolutionary SuperDrive together in a system costing just $2,499, more
users can now afford to create professional quality DVDs.""""""""

The new Power Mac G4 line offers incredible performance with systems
featuring 867 MHz and dual 800 MHz PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity
Engine. For the ultimate in processor utilization, both the 867 MHz and
dual 800 MHz processors include 256K of on-chip level 2 cache running at
processor speed and a large 2MB of level 3 backside cache per processor.
For advanced graphics, NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics cards are now standard
on all models, with the new NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with TwinView card for dual
monitor support standard in the dual 800 MHz model. The dual 800 MHz Power
Mac G4 runs professional applications like Adobe's Photoshop up to 83
percent faster than a 1.7 GHz Pentium IV-based PC*.

The revolutionary SuperDrive, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive, together
with Apple's pre-installed iDVD or optional DVD Studio Pro software, can
create professional-looking DVDs that can be played in consumer DVD
players. The SuperDrive is now standard in Power Mac G4 models starting at
just $2,499. The SuperDrive writes DVD-R at 2x, reads DVD at 4x, writes
CD-R at 8x, writes CD-RW at 4x and reads CD at 24x.

Housed in a updated """"""""quicksilver"""""""" enclosure, the Power Mac G4 line includes:

* an award-winning design with a side door that swings open to provide the
industry's easiest access to expansion slots and memory;
* five slots, including four high-performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and
an 4x AGP slot with NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card with TwinView and 64MB
of SDRAM for dual display support in the dual 800 MHz model, or NVIDIA
GeForce2 MX graphics card with 32MB of SDRAM in both the 733 MHz, and 867
MHz models;
* two 400Mbps FireWire ports and two 12Mbps USB ports to connect the latest
DV camcorders, printers and storage devices;
* Mac OS X pre-installed providing protected memory, preemptive
multitasking, advanced memory management, symmetric multiprocessing and a
highly-optimized BSD networking architecture;
* Apple's innovative iTunes """"""""jukebox"""""""" software that lets users easily
manage their own digital music collections and burn their own standard
audio CDs, Disc Burner software to easily create data CDs, and iMovie 2,
the world's most popular, easy-to-use digital video editing software;
* 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet built-in on the motherboard for transferring
large files, such as image and digital video files; and
* three 3.5-inch hard disk drive expansion bays with one pre-installed
Ultra ATA hard drive up to 80GB.

Pricing & Availability
The new 733 MHz and 867 MHz Power Mac G4s are available immediately and the
800 MHz dual processor Power Mac G4 is expected to be available in August
through The Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and
through Apple Authorized Resellers. The new Power Mac G4s are available in
three standard configurations.

The 733 MHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $1,699 (US),
includes:

* 256K on-chip level 2 backside cache;
* 128MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; 40GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive;
* NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32MB video SDRAM in 4x AGP slot;
* CD-RW drive;
* two FireWire and USB ports;
* four full-length 64 bit PCI slots at 33 MHz;
* 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, AirPort ready and built-in 56K V.90 modem; and
* iDVD, iTunes and iMovie 2 software.

The 867 MHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US),
includes:

* 256K on-chip level 2 backside cache and 2MB of level 3 cache;
* 128MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; 60GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive;
* NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32MB video SDRAM in 4x AGP slot;
* SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R;
* two FireWire and USB ports;
* four full-length 64 bit PCI slots at 33 MHz;
* 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, AirPort ready and built-in 56K V.90 modem; and
* iDVD, iTunes and iMovie 2 software.

The dual 800 MHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $3,499 (US),
includes:

* 256K on-chip level 2 backside cache and 2MB of level 3 cache per processor;
* 256MB of PC133 SDRAM memory;
* 80GB Ultra ATA/66 hard disk drive;
* NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with TwinView graphics card and 64MB video SDRAM in 4x
AGP slot;
* SuperDrive combination CD-RW/DVD-R;
* two FireWire and USB ports;
* four full-length 64 bit PCI slots at 33 MHz;
* 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, AirPort ready and built-in 56K V.90 modem; and
* iDVD, iTunes and iMovie 2 software.

The Power Mac G4 is available in more than 600,000 build-to-order
configurations through The Apple Store (www.apple.com). Options include a
combination DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, up to 1.5GB of SDRAM, the NVIDIA GeForce3
graphics card, up to 72GB Ultra160 SCSI drives, AirPort Base Station and
AirPort Card, and Harman Kardon iSub and SoundSticks, and Apple Pro
Speakers. Standard 4.7GB DVD-R discs, available from The Apple Store (www.
apple.com) in packs of five for a suggested retail price of $49.95 (US).
For a list of compatible DVD players, visit
www.apple.com/dvd/compatibility.

* Based on commonly used operations in Adobe Photoshop 6.0.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
students, educators and creative professionals and consumers around the
world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

 

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