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7/20/2001: Apple renews all his scale of iMacs, iBooks and PowerMacs
Steve Jobs, president of Apple, has announced in the fair Macworld of New York a renewal of the scale of computers Apple, so much of dessert as portable. A small renewal that it affects for the most part to the increase of the speed of the processors G3 and G4, made by Motorola.
This way, the iMacs reach speeds between 500 and 700 MHz with his processors G3. 2 come with 256 cache memory KB level , 128MB OR 256 MB memory , hard disks from 20 to 60 GB and reader or retape recorder of CD-ROMs, according to configurations. The bus Federal Security Service keeps on supporting in 100 MHz and with graphic support of the ATI Rage 128 Ultra AGP 2x.
The scale PowerMac G4 is renewed by two new incorporations. A model to 867 MHz and another dual model with 800 MHz processors . In both cases, 256 cache memory KB incorporates L2 and 2 MB of cache memory L3. They are equipped with series with a port AGP 4x (with the available Geforce3 across the Apple web page), two ports USB, two ports Firewire and a connector Ethernet. The 867 MHz model comes with the SuperDrive, capable of reading and of writing so many CD-ROMs as DVDs. On the other hand, there is confirmed the suspension of the production of the Cube by his low sales (it would not be for design, the truth).
Also the new (portable) iBook stands out, with important physical changes: now it is smaller and light, silver and with many other connection ports. GB incorporates a processor G3 500 MHz in configurations with up to 128 MB of RAM and hard disk of 10 . A portable ultrapowerful one (enough more than many portable Intel) from 1.299 $.
On the other hand, proper Steve Jobs mentioned that the first big update of the system Mac OS X (the version 10.1) will not come until September; it seems that the clients who have already the Mac OS X will be able to gain access to this update paying only the cost of manipulation and mailing.
The proper Jobs defines this version checked like the point of transition between the classic S.O. of the Mac and the new generation X. And the fact is that it is already known, a good machine with a good operating system is always a perfect "marriage"...
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News written for: Ignacio Jiménez of the Ship