The much-anticipated dual processor “Quicksilver” Power Mac G4s are starting to arrive. Elite Computers & Software, an Apple Specialist located directly across the street from Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA, has received its first shipment of the new towers.
“Apple had originally told us it would be some time in September before we would see any of the 800 DP’s,” said Thomas Armes, president & CEO of Elite. “It’s a very nice surprise to see Apple getting these fast towers out quicker then expected.”
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AIS Computers, which has several locations in Georgia, reports that dual 800s are heading their way right now.
“We should have them in by today or Monday,” Keith McDaniel of AIS Computers told MacCentral.
However, the Mac Authority in Nashville, TN, hasn’t seen any of the dual processor systems yet, though they have both the 733 and 867 Quicksilver systems in stock.
“We’re told the dual processor machines would arrive later this month,” the Mac Authority’s Brian Parnell, retail sales/audio specialist, told MacCentral.
The US$3,499 dual Power Mac G4/800 MHz chip machine includes 256K of on-chip level 2 cache running at processor speed and a large 2MB of level 3 backside cache per processor. It comes with the SuperDrive, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive.