Apple Announces New iMac G5
Posted May 6, 2005

Apple has unveiled a new iMac G5 line with faster 2.0 GHz PowerPC G5 processors, built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger". The new iMac G5s also include faster graphics, a new 8X SuperDrive with double-layer support, built-in Gigabit Ethernet for faster networking, and 512MB of memory across the line. Every new iMac G5 comes with iLife ‘05, Apple's suite of digital lifestyle applications.

The iMac G5 also features a slot-load optical drive built right into a two-inch thin display. The new iMac G5 offers widescreen displays including a 20-inch model with 1680-by-1050 pixel resolution or a 17-inch model with 1440-by-900 pixel resolution. With built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless modules, users can reduce cable clutter with the optional Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse.

Featuring the performance of the PowerPC G5 processor and offering up to a 667 MHz front-side bus, the new iMac G5s include 400 MHz DDR memory expandable to 2GB and storage capacity up to 400GB. All new iMac G5s offer the ATI Radeon 9600 graphics processor with 128MB of dedicated video memory to deliver high-performance graphics and effects. The new G5 also provides ultra-fast, pixel-accurate image processing when combined with the graphics capabilities of Tiger.

The new iMac G5 line is available immediately through the Apple Store, at Apple's retail stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. The new iMac G5, is priced at $1,299.

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