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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Enable Your PowerMac G5's 16X Dual-Layer DVD Burner

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Date: Thursday, January 20th, 2005, 09:09
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Underneath the hood of your PowerMac G5 lies a 16X dual-layer DVD burner the problem is that Apple is passing it off as an 8X burner. Find out how to make it go twice as fast inside…

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PPC 970: Is It Enough?

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Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2003, 09:48
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Any editorial at Mac Buyers Guide discusses issues surrounding the performance of Apple’s ne PPC 970 (a.k.a. G5) processor.

Even before their June 23rd announcement by Apple (following a widely reported leak the previous week!), it was well known that the next generation of Power Macintosh computers would be based on the PowerPC 970 chip. This IBM-developed chip, which Apple calls the G5, is much more powerful than the chips referred to as G3 and G4. In this article, we’ll look at the new chip, its features and performance.
What IBM Said
In early March 2003, a press release from IBM suggested that the Power PC 970 would be clocked up to 2.5 GHz. Mac rumor sites immediately announced that the 2.5 GHz chip was already running in the lab and that Macs based on this part would soon be blowing away Intel’s fastest chips. Although the real story turned out a little differently, Apple can still claim “the world’s fastest personal computer.” Read more at MBG…

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Apple Pro Card Update

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Date: Thursday, June 26th, 2003, 09:32
Category: PowerMac G5

Just a quick follow up on the Pro Card- It seems Apple will be giving it to customers preordering a G5 in one of their retail stores- even online from within a retail store, (in case you want to do a BTO) since you are directed to a (retail) store specific portion of the online Apple Store Site- this way the store still get credit for the purchase.

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Estimated PowerMac G5 Shipping Date

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Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2003, 09:06
Category: Hardware, PowerMac G5

Apple has posted the shipping date as September 2nd for the Power Mac G5 (Dual 2 GHz) that I ordered yesterday at roughly 5pm EST.

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