new DP 2.7 GHz PowerMac G5 online yesterday, that Apple would update the
PowerMac G5 line this week. At the same time it lowered prices on the 20″ Cinema & 23″
HD Cinema Displays.
Apple discontinued the DP 1.8 & DP
2.5. Does this mean my machine is now a collectible?
The lineup is
now: SP 1.8; DP 2.0; DP 2.3 & DP 2.7. The Dual
2.7 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 ‘s main specs are: 512MB DDR SDRAM (still no 1GB
standard on this model?), 250GB SATA 7200 rpm HDD, ATI Radeon 9650 with
256MB DDR SDRAM and a dual-link DVI port to support a 30-inch Cinema HD Display
(quite impressive since up to now you had to pay $599 for the NVidia GeForce
6800 Ultra DDL to use the 30″ Cinema Display) and a faster 16X SuperDrive
with Dual Layer support. It includes 10.4 Tiger & iLife
While this is still not the DP 3GHz which would have
been available last summer Steve Jobs said at the 2003 WWDC ;) this upgrade
with .2 GHz bump in CPU speed, 90GB extra HDD capacity, native 30″ Cinema
support, 16x dual layer SuperDrive + Tiger & iLife is pretty sweet.
Especially in combination with a 20″ Cinema Display which now only costs $799. A
$500 price drop in 6 months. [ ouch! :( ] The 23″ Cinema HD is now
priced at $1499.
Updates to other members of the Mac family next