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Apple Power Mac G5

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Overall 9

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad

PC Magazine
24 September 2006
  • Conclusion: The Apple Power Mac Quad is the latest and greatest in the Power Mac line. If the Apple iMac G5 isn't enough computer for your Mac OS needs, then the Power Mac Quad will blow you away.
  • Pros: Blazing multimedia performance for professionals. Two cores in two chips equal hiccup-free performance. 1TB of drive space. Future-proof PCIe and DDR2 technologies.
  • Cons: nVidia Quadro graphics are overkill. Very expensive. Not compatible with DDR SDRAM and PCI/PCI-X expansion cards used in previous generations of Power Macs. Only 90 days of included tech support.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
5 February 2007
  • Summary: The Power Mac G5 Quad may seem expensive, but it's a bargain considering the additional processor cores. There's no reason for any professional facility not to upgrade because the equipment cost will quickly be recouped in the form of higher productivity and the ability to serve more clients faster.
  • Pros: Aesthetically pleasing design, Huge increase in speed, PCI Express Support
  • Cons: Paltry one year warranty
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Overall 9

Power Mac G5 Quad

PC Advisor
2 June 2006
  • Summary: Apple's brand-new flagship supercomputer is just that: super. While we average PC users may baulk at the cost and wonder why some of the base specifications are so 2003, regular Power Mac users will be salivating at the prospect.
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