Summary: the g5 apple power mac desktops are a very beautiful computers, with the new age look.this is a upgrade from my g4 power mac desktop.runs os 10 a great operating system. the downside for me is no extra external drive bays on the case so you have to use usb external drives and take up space on the office desk. the apple power mac computers are to me far better looking and running better than the windows based computers. but i use mac, windows and linux software evenly!
Awesome product! To bad is a discontinued product...
4 January 2014
Summary: This is just a great computer. Quite fast and powerful for an older computer. The aluminum case is a bit heavy, but it looks modern and cool, it is a shame that Apple discontinued the G5 processors... It is really quiet, the only time I hear a noise is either when the DVD drive is working, or when Im powering on the computer...
Love this machine but wish it could run current high-end commercial apps
9 July 2013
Summary: I do freelance design on my Mac. I bought this to replace my original G5 dual when its power supply failed (and I failed to repair it myself!). I was able to just migrate my storage (and OS, apps, etc.), memory and newer superdrive to it and was back up working in under 2 hours. These machines are workhorses.
Summary: The Apple Power Macintosh G5/1.6, along with the Power Macintosh G5/1.8 and Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP, is a member of the first Mac series to use the 64-bit PowerPC 970 (G5) processor, and consequently are arguably the first "desktop" computers to use 64-bit chips. In addition to higher clock speeds, the PowerPC 970 (G5) has a "new execution core that features massively parallel computation for an unprecedented 215 in-flight instructions", and the Power Macintosh G5 uses...