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  The Apple Macintosh computer - price and description

The Apple Power Macintosh G4/450, based on the Sawtooth architecture, features a 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache, 128 or 256 MB of RAM, a 20.0 or 27.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, and an ATI Rage 128 video card (Rage 128 Pro after December 2, 1999) with 16 MB of SDRAM, in a translucent graphite and white tower case with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy. Wireless "AirPort" technology and custom configurations were also available.


Introduction Date:

August 31, 1999

Discontinued Date:

July 19, 2000

Processor Type:

PowerPC 7400 (G4) 1.

Processor Speed:

450 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

G4 Daughtercard

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 7400 (G4) 1.

System Bus Speed:

100 MHz

Backside Bus Speed:

225 MHz

ROM Size:

1 MB 2.

Data Path:

128-bit

Level 1 Cache:

64k

Level 2 Cache:

1 MB (backside)

RAM Type:

8ns PC100 SDRAM 3.

VRAM Type:

Video Card

Standard RAM:

128, 256 MB 4, *

Maximum RAM:

1536 MB (1.5 GB) 5.

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

4 6.

Standard VRAM:

16 MB

Maximum VRAM:

16 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

20.0, 27.0 GB 7, *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA/66 8, *.

Standard DVD:

5X (ATAPI) 9, A, *.

Standard Disk:

None B.

Standard Modem:

56k

Standard Ethernet:

10/100Base-T

Case Type:

Tower

Form Factor:

Power Mac G3 (Blue)

Exp. Slots:

3 PCI, Comm, AirPort C.

Exp. Bays (Free):

2 (3.5") D.

Battery Type:

3.6V Lithium

Battery Life:

N/A

Built-in Display:

N/A

Supported MacOS:

8.6, 9.0, 9.1, X

Dimensions:

17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4 E.

Avg. Weight:

30.0 lbs.

Original Price:

$2500 US ($3500) F.

Est. Current Price:

$950-$1050 US

Notes:

*. Custom configurations were available, standard configuration listed.
1. The PPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
2. Boot ROM is around 1 MB, other instructions loaded in RAM (NewWorld).
3.
Noninterleaved, 168-pin, 64-bit-wide 8ns PC100 SDRAM (3.3v).
4. 256 MB of RAM standard from October 13, 1999 to February 16, 2000.
5. This model accommodates 2.0 GB of RAM, but the MacOS can use 1.5.
6. There is no speed advantage for installing RAM in pairs.
7. 27.0 GB hard drive from October 13, 1999 to February 16, 2000.
8. Ultra2 SCSI drives are also available.
9. CD-ROM drives are not compatible with this model.
A. DVD-RAM drive standard from October 13, 1999 to February 16, 2000.
B. A Zip drive is standard.
C. A graphics card occupies an AGP slot, external SCSI-2 cards optional.
D. Both 3.5" bays are internal (with 1 HD and Zip installed).
E. In inches, height x width x depth.
F. Configuration and price increased from Oct. 13, 1999 to Feb. 16, 2000.
G. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.