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

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