1/13/2001: Avalanche of innovations Apple in hardware and software
The company of the apple seems to have begun the new millenium with energies and renewed illusions. First of all it has been presented updated models of Power Mac G4, with CDs retape recorder "of series" and new processors of up to 733 MHz, at 3 cache memory levels (up to 57 % more rapid than the Pentium 4 to 1,5 GHz, according to Apple), or in dual configuration to 533 MHz, and with a new system bus to 133 MHz. But the most important innovation is the inclusion of a model with: DVDs engraver!!! (also compatible with CDs reescribibles), allowing to the users the creation of movies DVD, thanks to the connection FireWire for digital devices (digital video cameras) and the inclusion of the software Apple for video edition iMovie, iDVD and iTunes for the creation of CDs (both of audio and of information).
The second innovation is the new portable Titanium PowerBook G4, which, as its own name indicates, it is constructed in titanium (the plastic ones were finished). Also, DVDs breeding animal integrates in format slot-in, what allows to visualize movies on his screen of 15,2 " in panoramic format, with a resolution of even 1152x768 píxels. As for the processor, it integrates a PowerPC G4 working to the not despicable at all number (in case of the PowerPC) 500 MHz, with the bus to only 100 MHz but with 1 MB of cache memory of the second level. So that our readership does an idea to themselves, the new portable one is capable of overcoming in 30 % the yield of a portable one with Pentium III 850 MHz (again, according to Apple). Of course, it is provided with a wide fan of possibilities of interconnection with all kinds of devices (USB, FireWire, Ethernet, Infrared, VGA.) and up to 5 hours of autonomy.
And to finish this one monographic on Apple, already the most awaited date is official: the throwing of MacOS X will be March 24. A big number of developers has already confirmed the applications throwing for this new operating system of Apple, between which there is necessary to stand out Mayan of Alias|Wavefront, one of the applications of design more laureates, Microsoft Office (the suite the most popular office computerization of the market), or new versions of programs of Macroaverage and Adobe like Dreamweaver or Photoshop.
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News written for: Miquel Tarazona