Pros

  • Good performance
  • PCI-X slots
  • Double-layer SuperDrive
  • Huge memory capacity
  • Big hard drive

Cons

  • Extra performance and features compared with entry-level model may not justify $500 price premium

At A Glance

This dual-2.3 GHz Power Mac G5 is the middle dual-processor model of the third round of Power Mac G5 models, which were introduced in late April 2005. Unlike previous models, a 56K modem is only an option on this system.

Manufacturer’s Description

Professionals need superior tools to produce designs, music, high-definition video or the next scientific breakthrough. Start your next project on the ultimate creative platform. This Power Mac G5 model offers lightning-fast performance and comes with Tiger Mac OS X. Search your entire Power Mac in a single click with Spotlight, access up-to-the-second information with Dashboard and run all of your software faster. With its 64-bit features, Tiger also provides access to as much physical memory as you can install.

Manufacturer’s Website

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