[8:00 AM] Phase 5 Enters US G3/G4 Upgrade Market
phase 5 digital products, a name without capital letters, has thrown it's hat into the G4 upgrade market. The MACCELERATE series, a name with all capital letters, is available for older PCI Power Macs, while the G3 POWER BOOSTER adds G4 capabilities to the beige and Blue & While G3 series. Based in Europe, phase 5 also marks the beginnings of sales in North America. According to phase 5:
phase 5 digital products is now shipping the first G4 boards from it's new G4 product line which had been announced earlier this year, and includes the Maccelerate! 7400 series for PCI PowerMacs, the G4 PowerBooster for PowerMacintosh G3 models, and now also G4 upgrades for PowerMac 4400, Motorola Starmax systems and UMAX C series machines.
Also, starting with December ´99, phase 5 digital products has a new direct order page for North American customers on it's web site. All available products can be ordered from there, payable by credit card, and will be shipped directly from a US facility to the customers. G3 cards with 300MHz/1MB start at $269, the faster 400 MHz versions are available for as low as $299 (ZIF types) or $369 (for PCI PowerMacs such as 75/85/9500). The brand-new G4 cards with 350 MHz and 1 MB Cache start as low as $529.
For a full price list, and more information, you can visit the phase 5 digital products web site.