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17-inch iMac G5/1.8GHz (2004)

Replacing Apple's G4-based flat-panel iMacs, the iMac G5 is a computer completely built into a flat-panel monitor. This model, which has a 17-inch display and a 1.8GHz G5 processor, is the middle of the original iMac G5 line.

iMac G5 Is a Striking Addition

The new iMac G5 marks a radical departure from the floating-in-thin-air iMac G4. But in terms of elegance, performance, and price, the newest generation of consumer desktops represents a big step forward. Find out more on how the iMac G5 measure up -- including benchmarks from Macworld Lab -- in Henry Norr’s review of the three latest iMac models.

Second-Generation Power Mac G5

The new Power Mac G5 dual 2.5GHz is finally here, along with new versions of its dual-2GHz and dual-1.8GHz siblings, and it delivers a substantial, if not earthshaking, speedup. The improvement is noticeable even in mundane tasks like unstuffing files, scrolling through PDF documents, and browsing the Web, but as you’d expect, the benefits are most significant in demanding image- and multimedia-processing work.

eMac 1.25GHz

The 1.25GHz eMac is an impressive computer that holds its own against the pricier iMac.

eMac/1.25GHz (Combo Drive) (2004)

This update to the eMac features a faster processor, faster RAM, a better video card, faster motherboard speed, and the addition of USB 2.0.

eMac/1.25GHz (SuperDrive) (2004)

This update to the eMac features a faster processor, faster RAM, a better video card, faster motherboard speed, and the addition of USB 2.0.

From the Lab: Dual Power Mac G5 Benchmarks

We tested the lower-end Power Mac G5 models -- the dual-1.8GHz and dual-2GHz configurations -- to see how their performance stacks up against their eerily similar predecessor, an older dual-1.8GHz machine.