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  The Apple Macintosh computer - price and description

The Apple Power Macintosh G4/500, based on the Sawtooth architecture, features a 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 27.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, and an ATI Rage 128 (Rage 128 Pro after February 16, 2000) video card 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 1.

Discontinued Date:

July 19, 2000 1.

Processor Type:

PowerPC 7400 (G4) 2.

Processor Speed:

500 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

G4 Daughtercard

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 7400 (G4) 2.

System Bus Speed:

100 MHz

Backside Bus Speed:

250 MHz

ROM Size:

1 MB 3.

Data Path:

128-bit

Level 1 Cache:

64k

Level 2 Cache:

1 MB (backside)

RAM Type:

8ns PC100 SDRAM 4.

VRAM Type:

Video Card

Standard RAM:

256 MB *

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:

27.0 GB *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA/66 7, *.

Standard DVD:

5X DVD-RAM 8, *.

Standard Disk:

None 9.

Standard Modem:

56k

Standard Ethernet:

10/100Base-T

Case Type:

Tower

Form Factor:

Power Mac G3 (Blue)

Exp. Slots:

3 PCI, Comm, AirPort A.

Exp. Bays (Free):

2 (3.5") B.

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 C.

Avg. Weight:

30.0 lbs.

Original Price:

$3500 US

Est. Current Price:

$1050-$1100 US

Notes:

*. Custom configurations were available, standard configuration listed.
1. Discontinued October 13, 1999, re-introduced February 16, 2000.
2. The PPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
3. Boot ROM is around 1 MB, other instructions loaded in RAM (NewWorld).
4.
Noninterleaved, 168-pin, 64-bit-wide 8ns PC100 SDRAM (3.3v).
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. Ultra2 SCSI drives were also available.
8. DVD-RAM drive also can read DVD-ROM and CD-ROM discs.
9. A Zip drive is standard.
A. A graphics card occupies an AGP slot, external SCSI-2 cards optional.
B. Both 3.5" bays are internal (with 1 HD and Zip installed).
C. In inches, height x width x depth.
D. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.