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Apple Unveils New iMac G5 Line

The new iMac G5s also include faster graphics, a new 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support, built-in Gigabit Ethernet for faster networking, and 512MB of memory across the line.

The iMac G5 makes the ultimate statement in design simplicity with the entire computer, including the power supply and slot-load optical drive, built right into a two-inch thin display. The new iMac G5 offers gorgeous widescreen displays including a 20-inch model with 1680-by-1050 pixel resolution or a 17-inch model with 1440-by-900 pixel resolution. With built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless modules, it’s even easier to reduce cable clutter with the optional Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse.

Featuring the breakthrough performance of the PowerPC G5 processor and offering up to a 667 MHz front-side bus, the new iMac G5s include 400 MHz DDR memory expandable to 2GB and storage capacity up to 400GB. All new iMac G5s offer the ATI Radeon 9600 graphics processor with 128MB of dedicated video memory to deliver high-performance graphics and effects for next-generation games and provide ultra-fast, pixel-accurate image processing when combined with the graphics capabilities of Tiger.

Offering the latest high-performance I/O, the new iMac G5s include built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, built-in AirPort Extreme for fast 54Mbps wireless networking, built-in Bluetooth, a total of five USB ports (three USB 2.0) and two FireWire 400 ports for easy plug-and-play connections to popular peripherals such as Apple’s market-leading iPod digital music player, digital video camcorders, digital still cameras and printers.

Pricing & Availability
The new iMac G5 line is available immediately through the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/), at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The new iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:

  • 17-inch widescreen LCD with 1440-by-900 pixels;
  • 1.8 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor;
  • 512MB of 400 MHz DDR SDRAM;
  • 24X Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9600 graphics processor with 128MB video memory;
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR;
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet networking, 56K V.92 Modem;
  • 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • Two FireWire 400, three USB 2.0, two USB 1.1 ports; and
  • Built-in stereo speakers and microphone.

The new iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:

  • 17-inch widescreen LCD with 1440-by-900 pixels;
  • 2.0 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor;
  • 512MB of 400 MHz DDR SDRAM;
  • 8X SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9600 graphics processor with 128MB video memory;
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR;
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet networking, 56K V.92 Modem;
  • 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;    
  • Two FireWire 400, three USB 2.0, two USB 1.1 ports; and
  • Built-in stereo speakers and microphone.

The new iMac G5, for a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:

  • 20-inch widescreen LCD with 1680-by-1050 pixels;
  • 2.0 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor;
  • 512MB of 400 MHz DDR SDRAM;
  • 8X SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
  • ATI Radeon 9600 graphics processor with 128MB video memory;
  • Built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR;
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet networking, 56K V.92 Modem;
  • 250GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • Two FireWire 400, three USB 2.0, two USB 1.1 ports; and
  • Built-in stereo speakers and microphone.

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 2GB of RAM, 250GB and 400GB hard drives, AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme Base Station, Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

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