Desktop Computer 2003 Readers’ Choice Finalist: Power Mac G4
Power Mac G4 features a choice of a single 1 GHz, dual 1.25 GHz or dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4. It also features FireWire 800 and has internal support for 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless networking. Based on Xserve architecture, including up to 2 MB of fast Double Data Rate (DDR) Level 3 cache and 333 MHz DDR memory, it harnesses the power of Apple’s UNIX-based Mac OS X “Jaguar” with symmetric multiprocessing capabilities to deliver 21 gigaflops of performance. It provides expansion capabilities with five slots, including four open high-performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and two external drive bays for optical drives. Offering four 3.5-inch hard disk drive expansion bays with either a 60 GB, 80 GB or 120 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive running at 7200 rpm, it also has a 180 GB drive option.