Amazon Listing for Dual 2.7 Ghz PowerMac

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With previous rumors already pointing to tuesday or wednesday for a release of new powermacs, Amazon.com appears to have let the cat out of the bag early by posting a listing for a Dual 2.7 Ghz PowerMac.

Apple's online store and hardware listing pages remain unchanged as of yet.

Amazon specs include:
Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger
Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512 MB of DDR SDRAM
250 GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)
 

myapplseedshurt

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Macrumors said:


With previous rumors already pointing to today for a release of new powermacs, Amazon.com appears to have let the cat out of the bag early by posting a listing for a Dual 2.7 Ghz PowerMac.

Apple's online store and hardware listing pages remain unchanged as of yet.

I knew this was coming, couldn't say anything due to NDA
 

broken_keyboard

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Features:

Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger
Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 processors
512 MB of DDR SDRAM
250 GB hard drive
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW)

Edit: Compare with current 2.5:

Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
512MB DDR400 SDRAM
160GB Serial ATA
8x SuperDrive

Not much of an improvement really. Tiger is the best thing.
 

Josh396

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Well it's good to see a dual layer burner at x16 speed but so much for the dual core. I really wasn't expecting to see dual core Power Macs released on a Tuesday. I would think this is something Jobs would love to show of at a keynote. Maybe at WWDC they'll add a Dual Core Dual Processor to the top of the line.
 

MustardMan

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finally

I'm disappointed that the update is nothing groundbreaking, but I've been holding off a PM purchase hoping for a little bit more for my money. The dual layer drive will be a nice touch for me.

Honestly, I'm glad we've got some decent evidence to put the "I bet we get dual cores this week" fantasies to rest.
 

sinisterdesign

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Features:

Mac OS X10.4, code named Tiger - given
Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 processors - meh
512 MB of DDR SDRAM - w/e
250 GB hard drive - nice
16x Dual Layer SuperDrive (CD/DVD+RW) - nice

i think i'm most excited about that hard drive & that's kinda sad... :^\
 

~Shard~

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I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed with this "marginal" upgrade, but what can you do. The DL drive is nice to see at least.

If Steve doesn't have 3 GHz+ ready for WWDC though some people are going to be really pissed....
 

iJaz

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How did any one find that computer? I can't find it even when I am searching for it! (Yes, it works when I follow the link.)
 

aussie_geek

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Thumbs up!!

Good to see!

I am also a little dissapointed with the price and the lack of information by Amazon. Where did you find this link? I have searched amazon using their search system and it doesn't show up?

And what about the other models?

aussie_geek
 

nospleen

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This update is hilarious, they did not even drop the price!! (on amazon anyway.) I could go for 2399 for the dual 2.7, but 2.999!! No thanks...
 

Chaywa

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I'd just like to point out to all the people complaining about modest speed increases that my Rev. A dual 2.0 ghz G5 has been going strong for a year and a half having every kind of processor hungry video thrown at it (dv up to HD).
I understand the desire for apple products to improve and get better and faster but the people who talk about the G5 line as if it is hobbled aren't using one on a daily basis I think. I'm happy for those about to get a dual 2.7, it can only be an improvement on mine which is a stunning machine. :)
 

WoofJoe

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Apple's Memory Hold Out

Apple continues its long tradition of holding out on memory, despite top-line pricing. Way to bravely thumb your nose at the market, Apple.

While we're at it, how about a 400GB hard drive and 6800 GT standard on the $3,000 PowerMac? Perhaps that would ease the sting of over promised and under delivered CPUs.

A man can dream...now get my credit card!
 

topgunn

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That clears up a question I had about pricing. So no dual PM for $1,499. I wonder if the 2.7GHz is air-cooled.