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Apple unveils world’s slimmest desktop computer iMac 5

08-October-2004
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Apple unveils world’s slimmest desktop computer iMac 5

Global IT major Apple has unveiled the new iMac 5, the worlds’ thinnest desktop computer with high-performance G5 processor and a stunning new design that integrates the entire computer into a flat panel display. The new line offers 17 or 20-inch active matrix wide-screen LCD and G5 processor running up to 1.8 GHz. The slimmest desktop from Apple comes with a price tag starting at Rs 87,800.

Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing, Apple Computers, says just like the iPod that has redefined the portable digital music players, the new iMac G5 redefines what users expect from a consumer desktop.

All the I/O ports line up neatly along the rear right side for easy access, and with the optional AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth wireless modules, there's no more cable clutter. With its elegantly thin profile, compact footprint and whisper-quiet operation (less than 25 dB), the new iMac G5 is the perfect fit for any room in the home or office.

The 17-inch models come with either a 1.8-GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a SuperDrive for burning professional-quality DVDs, or a 1.6-GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a Combo drive for watching DVD movies and burning CDs. The 20-inch model has a 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a SuperDrive. With the completely redesigned system architecture, the new iMac G5 offers up to a 600-MHz front-side bus, 400-MHz DDR memory, which is expandable to 2GB, AGP 8X graphics and 7200 rpm Serial ATA drives. The 20-inch model has a 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a SuperDrive. The new iMac G5 comes standard with high-performance NVIDIA graphics with dedicated video memory for outstanding graphics performance and realistic game play.

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