Pros

  • Costs $500 less than the lowest-level dual Power Mac
  • Includes most of the same advanced technologies as the more expensive models

Cons

  • Inadequate RAM and smallish hard drive
  • 4GB maximum memory
  • PCI rather than PCI-X slots
  • Much slower than other Power Macs

At A Glance

This Power Mac G5 has only a single 1.8GHz processor and was added below the existing Power Mac G5 line introduced in June 2004 to provide a more affordable Power Mac option. It differs from the previously offered 1.8GHz Power Mac G5 in that it offers only a 600MHz front side bus.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G5
Processor speed 1800.0 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
General Information
UPC Code 718908689462
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 3:06
Photoshop CS2 1:33
Speedmark 4.0 Score 160
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 27fps
iMovie HD 0:40
iTunes 4.7 1:49
Compressor 10:04