The low-end model of Apple’s pro line has been the Rodney Dangerfield of the Power Mac desktops: getting no respect. After all, the high-end iMac — a consumer model — comes with a SuperDrive and the 800MHz Power Mac doesn’t.
Or didn’t. Apple is changing that and perhaps garnering the Power Mac 800MHz a bit more prestige. You can now order such a system and add a SuperDrive as a build-to-order option for US$200 more through the
Otherwise, the Power Mac 800’s specs are the same. A suggested retail price of US$1,599 will get you: 256K on-chip level 2 cache; 256MB of PC133 SDRAM memory; ATI Radeon 7500 with 32MB DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; 40GB Ultra ATA/66 7200 rpm hard disk drive; and a pretty nice software bundle.