New Apple iMac G5 Details

apple imac g5 details

Apple has officially launched the new iMac G5.

The design of the iMac G5 has all the computer components inside the monitor, kind of like a big thick tablet pc on a stand, or as a Apple puts it: “The entire computer, including a G5-based logic board, slot-loading optical drive, hard disk, speakers, and even the power supply — dwells inside the enchanting display”.

There are 3 models of iMac G5 available:

1.6GHz iMac G5 with 17″ widescreen lcd monitor, 256mb DDR400 SDRAM, 80GB hard drive, 64mb GeForce FX 5200 graphics, and combo cd-writer/dvd drive, for $1299.

1.8GHz iMac G5 with 17″ widescreen lcd monitor, 256mb DDR400 SDRAM, 80GB hard drive, 64mb GeForce FX 5200 graphics, and combo cd and dvd writer drive, for $1499.

1.8GHz iMac G5 with 20″ widescreen lcd monitor, 256mb DDR400 SDRAM, 160GB hard drive, 64mb GeForce FX 5200 graphics, and combo cd and dvd writer drive, for $1899.

The 17″ iMac G5 is 16.9″ x 16.8″ x 2″ (6.8″ with stand), and weighs 18.5lb, and the 20″ iMac G5 is 18.6″ x 19.4″ x 2.2″ (7.4″ with stand) and weighs 25.2lb.

They look nice but I guess I expected a little more for the price: no built-in wireless, DVD-writer is only 4x speed, underpowered video card, 20″ display only goes up to 1680×1050 resolution.

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