Amazon Spills the Beans on new G5 Configuration (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 10:40
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Amazon Leaks New Apple PowerMac G5 ConfigurationsAmazon has spilled the beans on a new G5 configuration.
Part Number: M9749LL/A
Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512MB of DDR SDRAM
250GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)
Ships with Mac OS X10.4 Tiger
Amazon is selling the machine for US$2,994.99, but it is not listed in stock as of yet.
[Update]
Amazon has posted pages for new dual 2.0GHz and dual 2.3GHz machines:
Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger
Dual 2.0 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512 MB of DDR SDRAM
160 GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)
Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger
Dual 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512 MB of DDR SDRAM
250 GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)

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Apple Store To The Rescue

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 10:13
Category: Archive

After two weeks at Apple Depot awaiting a back ordered motherboard, the Santa Rosa Apple Store retreived it and gave me a new PowerBook. Read More…

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My Motorola DCT6412 DVR Mea Culpa (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 09:49
Category: Consumer Electronics

Motorola DCT6412 PVR on ComcastBack in April I was highly critical of Motorola’s new DCT6412 DVR (being distributed by Comcast in my area). I had a lot of problems with my first and second DCT6412 units (freezing, audio dropouts and missed recordings) but after swapping the second out for the third I couldn’t be happier.
Some background is in order here. I used to be a die-hard TiVO loyalist until my trusty 35-inch Mitsubishi cabinet television blew a picture tube. Like most families that enjoy TV this was both a curse and a blessing. It was a curse because TVs are expensive, a blessing because we got to have the “HDTV discussion.” Since it was December and the Eagles were on their way to the Super Bowl, it wasn’t much of a discussion, really – we were going HDTV. Ok, so it was again a curse because HDTV brings up a whole other debate – tube, DLP, or plasma. We decided on a Sammy DLP (a Samsung HLP4674W) but that’s a discussion for another time.
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Review: Comcast DVR – Skip it (Updated 3x)

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Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2005, 09:49
Category: Consumer Electronics

Motorola DCT6412 PVR on ComcastThe Comcast DVR (a Motorola DCT 6412) has more bugs in it than a picnic basket left out on a summer day. And I left TiVo for this?!

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