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Sonnet Drops Prices on G4 Upgrades

Company also ships new FireWire/USB 2.0 combo card By Dave Nagel
Sonnet Technologies has dropped the prices on its Encore/ST line of G4 processor upgrades. These range from 800 MHz to 1.2 GHz. The company has also shipped Tango 2.0, a new expansion card providing FireWire and USB 2.0 expansion for Macintosh and Windows systems.

The Encore/ST G4 upgrades have been reduced by $70 across the board. The 800 MHz version sells for $369.95. The 1.0 GHz model sells for $569.95. And the 1.2 GHz model sells for $599.95. All models offer 2 MB DDR level-3 cache. These upgrades support Power Mac G4 models including AGP Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and QuickSilver 2001. The G4 Cube is also supported with an additional installation kit.

Sonnet has also reduced the prices on its Harmoni G3 upgrades for iMac (revisions A through D) by $50. The 500 MHz version sells for $249.95, while the 600 MHz version sells for $349.95. These upgrades support iMacs that originally ran at 233 MHz, 266 MHz and 333 MHz.

On the interconnect expansion front, Sonnet has released Tango 2.0. Tango is a combo FireWire/USB 2.0 PCI expansion card for Macintosh and Windows. The card provides two external FireWire 400 ports and two external USB 2.0 ports. (On the Macintosh, USB 2.0 requires Mac OS X. For Mac OS 9 systems, the USB 2.0 ports default to USB 1.1.) The card is available now for $89.

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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