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iGav
Jun 9, 2004, 06:42 AM
According to Macworld.co.uk it was leaked on the UK site earlier...

Apple is about to announce "The new Power Mac G5".

According to information that was briefly posted on Apple's UK Web site briefly, the new Power Mac G5 will include dual processors across the board at up to 2.5GHz PowerPC G5, and a new liquid-cooling system and 8x DVD-R SuperDrive.

It will be priced from 1,449 including VAT

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=8871

edesignuk
Jun 9, 2004, 06:46 AM
It will be priced 1,449 including VAT

Sweet, if this is right, I will probably buy one of these, that's a good price!

dopefiend
Jun 9, 2004, 06:46 AM
2.5 ..... Bleh! :mad:

edesignuk
Jun 9, 2004, 06:48 AM
2.5 ..... Bleh! :mad:
I agree, I want 3.0GHz, but 1449 for a dual 2.5 is fantastic!

iGav
Jun 9, 2004, 06:49 AM
Sweet, if this is right, I will probably buy one of these, that's a good price!

it sounds abit cheap to me... maybe that's for the entry model??

okay it is for the entry model

dopefiend
Jun 9, 2004, 06:49 AM
I agree, I want 3.0GHz, but 1449 for a dual 2.5 is fantastic!

That will be for the entry model for sure. Not the 2.5.

zorglub
Jun 9, 2004, 06:50 AM
Same leak in Apple Store France G5 2X2,5 Ghz with new cooling system and 8X Superdrive; First price 2229 19,6% VAT included

z-)

edesignuk
Jun 9, 2004, 06:50 AM
okay it is for the entry model
Yeah, was just about to say that :( "from" 1449 :(

boomtopper
Jun 9, 2004, 06:52 AM
The price sounds great to me just bring it on !!!!!!!!!!

Counterfit
Jun 9, 2004, 07:05 AM
Maybe this is going to be a new tradition. Leak stuff about new PowerMacs a day or so ahead of time.

nesbitt_a
Jun 9, 2004, 07:14 AM
Great to see. What about the 3Ghz Steve promised?

:(

iGav
Jun 9, 2004, 07:17 AM
Great to see. What about the 3Ghz Steve promised?

:(

well in all fairness to him, he did revise his original statement at Paris from 'within 12 months' to 'by the end of next summer'.

if IBM can't make 'em, then Apple can't ship 'em.

can't wait to see the benchmarks though. :)

aswitcher
Jun 9, 2004, 07:19 AM
liquid cooling...mmm

Mr. Anderson
Jun 9, 2004, 07:20 AM
But 11 months for .5 GHz upgrade in processor speed? That's a long wait for a little update.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you :D

And I'm sure it was a mistake that someone is going to be regretting.....

D

yoman
Jun 9, 2004, 07:29 AM
i wonder about the whole lineups prices? Will they all be slightly reduced?

Dont Hurt Me
Jun 9, 2004, 07:30 AM
But 11 months for .5 GHz upgrade in processor speed? That's a long wait for a little update.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you :D

And I'm sure it was a mistake that someone is going to be regretting.....

Dmaybe so, but it sure is better then waiting a year for 100 mhz like we got from motostink. plus we know IBM is working on all kinds of new goodies.

russed
Jun 9, 2004, 07:31 AM
But 11 months for .5 GHz upgrade in processor speed? That's a long wait for a little update.


a 25% increase in power isnt bad, havent intel only increased their power by 200mgz in a year? or am i talking rubbish?

dopefiend
Jun 9, 2004, 07:32 AM
a 25% increase in power isnt bad, havent intel only increased their power by 200mgz in a year? or am i talking rubbish?

They've done much more than that ;)

Tiauguinho
Jun 9, 2004, 07:34 AM
I wonder how long until the "Apple is going down!!!!!" comments. :D

I'm extremely happy with my Dual G5 (ancient top of the line :( :D ), but i might consider buying this one to replace my ancient PB 550Mhz at the office. We shall see... I'm very interested in the Liquid cooling, thats for sure! If this G5 is already extremely quiet (except that stupid PSU chirping) this new one should be fantastic!

iGav
Jun 9, 2004, 07:36 AM
it's official then

http://www.apple.com/powermac/

aswitcher
Jun 9, 2004, 07:37 AM
Its up, as predicted 2.5, 2 and 1.8...now for the store updates

yoman
Jun 9, 2004, 07:38 AM
theyre here in the US!!!1

boomtopper
Jun 9, 2004, 08:16 AM
Whoo This absolutly great i didn't think they would be out today i really expected them for WWDC. WWDC is gonna be well good!!!!!!
:D :D :D :D