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Apple Unveils Fastest and Most Affordable Power Macs Ever

Apple Unveils Fastest and Most Affordable Power Macs Ever

FireWire 800 & New Advanced Wireless Options

CUPERTINO, California-January 28, 2003-Apple=AE today announced the fastest
and most affordable Power Mac=AE G4 line ever featuring a choice of a single
1 GHz, dual 1.25 GHz or dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 processors with prices
ranging from $1,499 (US) to $2,699 (US). The new line also features
FireWire=AE 800 and has internal support for 54Mbps AirPort=AE Extreme and
Bluetooth wireless networking.

Apple also unveiled its stunning new 20-inch Cinema Display=AE, priced at
just $1,299 (US), and announced significant price reductions to its entire
flat-panel display line.

“With dual 1.25 GHz performance priced at only $1,999 plus our new 20-inch
Cinema Display priced at just $1,299, Apple is delivering unprecedented
value to our professional customers,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice
president of Hardware Product Marketing. “With Firewire 800 and support for
AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth, the new Power Macs are the ultimate systems
for the digital professional.”

Based on Apple’s advanced Xserve=81 architecture, including up to 2MB of fas=
Double Data Rate (DDR) Level 3 cache and 333 MHz DDR memory, the new Power
Mac G4 line harnesses the power of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac OS=AE X “Jaguar”
with symmetric multiprocessing capabilities to deliver an incredible 21
gigaflops (21 billion floating point operations per second) of performance.

The Power Mac G4 provides incredible expansion capabilities with five
slots, including four open high-performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and two
external drive bays for optical drives. Apple’s SuperDrive=81 (DVD-R/CD-RW)
optical drive for burning and playing DVDs and CDs, standard on the top
configuration, now lets customers record DVDs, CD-R and CD-RW discs up to
twice as fast as with previous models. The new faster Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
optical drive for watching DVDs and burning CDs enables customers to record
CD-R discs twice as fast as previous models as well. Offering four 3.5-inch
hard disk drive expansion bays with either a 60GB, 80GB or 120GB Ultra
ATA/100 hard drive running at 7200 rpm, the Power Mac G4 now has a 180GB
drive option.

The new Power Mac G4 also adds a new high-speed FireWire 800 port, the next
generation high-speed serial interface, in addition to two FireWire 400
ports and four USB 1.1 ports. With a dedicated 4x AGP slot for graphics,
the line offers the ATI Radeon 9000 Pro or NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, both with
64MB DDR SDRAM graphics memory and dual display support; optional graphics
cards include the NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium and the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro,
both with 128MB of DDR SDRAM. With the industry’s first eight pixel
pipelines, the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro is the world’s leading graphics card.

The new Power Mac G4 line also offers the latest in communications with
support for high-speed 54Mbps AirPort Extreme 802.11g wireless networking,
offering speeds up to five times faster than previous wireless
technologies, and optional built-in Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to
a range of peripherals such as cell phones and PDAs. Apple’s new iSync
software is included, so customers can automatically synchronize address
books and calendars between Macs and Bluetooth capable cell phones. The
line also offers 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet built-in for the ultimate in
Ethernet performance.

Every Power Mac G4 includes Apple’s iLife=81 applications, an integrated
suite of award-winning software including iTunes=81 3 for managing digital
music, iPhoto=81 2 for organizing and sharing digital photos, iMovie=81 3 fo=
digital movie-making, and iDVD=81 3 for creating and burning Hollywood-style
DVDs (SuperDrive models only). The line also offers a valuable bundle of
professional and productivity applications, including QuickBooks for Mac
New User Edition, Microsoft Office v. X Test Drive, FileMaker Pro Trial,
Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, Acrobat Reader, Art Directors
Toolkit, FAXstf, GraphicConverter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner and Developer

Pricing & Availability
The single 1 GHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US),
and dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $1,999
(US), are available now. The dual 1.42 GHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested
retail price of $2,699 (US) will be available starting next month. All
Power Mac G4 systems are available through the Apple Store=AE
(, at Apple Retail Stores and through Apple Authorized

The Power Mac G4 is available in build-to-order configurations through the
Apple Store ( Options include a second DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo
drive, up to 2GB of DDR SDRAM, up to 720GB of ATA storage, AirPort Extreme
Base Station and AirPort Extreme Card, Bluetooth, Harman Kardon iSub and
SoundSticks, and Apple Pro Speakers. Standard 4.7GB DVD-R blank discs are
available from The Apple Store ( in five-packs for a
suggested retail price of $14.95 (US). For a list of compatible DVD
players, visit

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, creative professionals and consumers around the world
through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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