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.
Excerpt: (1 items) When Apple brings out a new Mac model, it typically offers three standard configurations: "good," "better," and "best." In the case of the first Power Mac G5s, the "best" model -- the configuration with dual-2GHz processors -- was clearly the standout: the performance boost that the second G5 chip provided easily justified the price premium, at least for the professionals the Power Mac line is designed for (see Reviews , November 2003).
Pros: Packed with cutting-edge technologies, Great value, Excellent performance, Quiet, Huge memory capacity
Cons: Large case size, Limited space for internal storage
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