PowerMac G5 updates & lower prices on Cinema Displays

27 04 2005
Rumors were correct earlier this week, especially when Amazon posted the
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
’05
.

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
week?

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