New iMac Configurations

iMac, available in Indigo, featuring a 400 MHz PowerPC G3 processor and 64MB of PC100 SDRAM, 512 KB backside cache, a 10 GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading CD-ROM drive, ATI RAGE 128 Pro with 8 MB of SDRAM, a built-in 56K V.90 modem, two FireWire ports and two USB ports and VGA video mirroring. Price: $899.

iMac, available in Indigo, Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power, featuring a 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor and 64 MB of PC100 SDRAM, 256 KB on-chip backside cache, a 20GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading CD-RW drive, ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16 MB of SDRAM, a built-in 56K V.90 modem, two FireWire ports and two USB ports and VGA video mirroring. Price: $1,199.

iMac Special Edition, available in Graphite, Blue Dalmatian and Flower Power, featuring a 600 MHz PowerPC G3 processor and 128 MB of PC100 SDRAM, 256 KB on chip backside cache, a 40 GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading CD-RW drive, ATI RAGE 128 Ultra with 16 MB of SDRAM, a built-in 56K V.90 modem, two FireWire ports and two USB ports and VGA video mirroring. Price: $1,499.

 

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NEWS FEBRUARY 21, 2001
Apple, NVidia Announce GeForce 3 Graphics Card
Macworld keynote also reveals new iMacs, new iTunes, new Cube and new pricing on the Cinema Display

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered his keynote address to the crowds at Macworld Tokyo this evening. Aside from the usual fare of one-sided competitions in which the G4 trounces Pentiums IIIs in Photoshop tests, Jobs did offer a few glimpses into the future of the Mac, including a new NVidia card and new iMac models.

On the professional front, he revealed that NVidia GeForce 3 cards will be available as build to order options on G4 desktops beginning in March. The cards, which will appear in Macs before Windows machines, will be available for $350 extra on higher-end models, $450 extra on lower-end models. Jobs referred to the chip as "the most advanced" ever. With more than 57 million transistors, it's able to perform 800 million operations per second, including 76 billion floating point operations per second (GigaFLOPS). The model is powered by the new NVidia nfiniteFX engine and the LightSpeed Memory Architecture. It features 64 MB DDR SDRAM frame buffer. It supports resolutions up to 2,048 x 1,536 at 32 bits per pixel. At the Apple Store, the new graphics card appears to be available on all desktop Macs. It is not available as an option for the Cube.


The new 'Flower Power" iMac.

He also announced a new line of iMacs—this time sporting more than just new colors. Among the new features to be included in the line are new G3 processors running 400 MHz to 600 MHz, some featuring on chip cache. The new lineup also features ATI RAGE 128 Pro or Ultra graphics cards with 8 MB or 16 MB SDRAM, up to 40 GB hard drives and CD-RW drives (in two of the models). The new line ranges in price from $899 to $1,499. The low-end model comes with a CD-ROM drive. All come with FireWire, iMovie and iTunes and are AirPort-ready. The iMac line is now available in two colors, indigo and graphite, as well as two new patters, "Flower Power" and "Blue Dalmatian." All the new iMacs are available now, according to Jobs.


The other new iMac: 'Blue Dalmation.'

G4 Cube prices have also been lowered, and a new model has been introduced that comes with a CD-RW for $1,599. The older Cube now goes for $1,299. Also receiving a price reduction is the Apple 22" Cinema Display, now priced at $2,999.

On the ultra-consumer front, Jobs also announced a 1.1 update to iTunes that makes the audio jukebox software compatible with 25 third-party CD burners, rather than just the Apple-branded models.

For more information, visit http://www.apple.com.

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