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Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0GHz (2005)

At a Glance
  • Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0GHz (2005)

    Macworld Rating

    This dual-2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 is the bottom dual-processor model of the third round of Power Mac G5 models, which were introduced in late April 2005. Unlike previous dual-2GHz configurations, this one...

Like the other Power Mac updates released in April 2005, the dual-2GHz model has its merits and is a fine choice for anyone in the market for a Power Mac. It delivers 82 percent of the performance of the top-of-the-line Power Mac at two-thirds the price, but it lacks PCI-X slots and is limited to 4GB of RAM.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    This dual-2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 is the bottom dual-processor model of the third round of Power Mac G5 models, which were introduced in late April 2005. Unlike previous dual-2GHz configurations, this one doesn't have PCI-X slots and can only support 4 GB of RAM.

    Pros

    • Lots of bang for the buck
    • Comes with more RAM and larger hard drive
    • Double-layer SuperDrive

    Cons

    • Smaller hard drive
    • No PCI-X slots
    • Half the memory capacity of the more-expensive models
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