Pros

  • FireWire 800
  • Lots of bang for the buck
  • 8x SuperDrive
  • Gigabit Ethernet

Cons

  • Comes with only 256MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive
  • Hobbled compared with other G5s
  • Extremely large size

At A Glance

This dual-1.8 GHz Power Mac G5 is the bottom model of the second round of Power Mac G5 models, which were introduced in June 2004. It is largely the same model as the original mid-range dual-1.8GHz Power Mac G5.

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 718908624678
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 8.5 1:32
Photoshop 8.0 1:29
iMovie 4.0.1 0:41
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.3.4 with 512MB of RAM.
iTunes 4.6 1:17
Unreal Tournament 32.6fps
Compressor 5:03