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Apple Offers New 733 MHz PowerMac G4 Model For US$3099

Apple Offers New 733 MHz PowerMac G4 Model For US$3099

by , 1:00 PM EST, March 2nd, 2001

Thanks to Observer Sam Ronson for alerting us to some very interesting changes to the Apple Store. Apple has added a couple of options to the PowerMac G4 lineup that many Mac users are going to find VERY interesting. The PowerMac G4 line now lists 6 options that include Fast, Faster, Faster Dual, Fastest, Special Offer, & Ultimate. Special Offer is the newest addition to that list, and it is a 733 MHz PowerMac G4 with a CD-RW drive instead of the SuperDrive, and is priced at US$3099. It includes a GeForce2MX video card (as opposed to the newly announced GeForce3 card), a 60 GB hard drive, and 256 MB of RAM.

This is good news indeed to many who want the power of the fastest Mac on the planet, but don't need the ability to make their own DVD-R disks. In addition, it should be less of a wait to get these new units due to constraints in the supply of SuperDrives.


Here's a screen shot of the current PowerMac G4 offerings
Click on the thumb for a larger version.

For more information on the new model, head over to the Apple Store to check it out for yourself.

The Mac Observer Spin:

Hip! Hip! for Apple! This is a VERY good move in our ever so not-in-the-least-bit-humble opinion. Apple has placed the power of the high end PowerMac closer to the reach of a lot more users. Considering the fact that the excellent SuperDrive has limited appeal when compared to the overall market, this new model is a very good fit for a lot of Mac users. Hopefully this doesn't signal more delays in the SuperDrive itself, but note that this is being billed as a "special offer," which implies it could be pulled at any time. Our guess is that Apple is going to sell an awful lot of these models.

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