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Apple Store offline ahead of special event in NYC

updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed October 19, 2005

Apple Store goes offline

Apple's is down ahead of the planned special event taking place in New York at 12 noon EST. The store displays the traditional "We'll be back soon" message. The event, which takes place at the same venue as PhotoPlus Expo 2005, brought a new generation of high-resolution PowerBooks, faster-quad processor Power Mac G5, and new software for professionals called Aperture for working with RAW format.





Apple today introduced updated PowerBook models, including 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks. The 15-inch PowerBook offers a higher-resolution screen with 1440 x 900 resolution, which is the same as the previous generation 17-inch model, while the 17-inch model includes a 1680 x 1050 pixel display, the same resolution as Apple's 20-inch Cinema Display. The new PowerBooks deliver 22 percent more battery life, new DVD-RW "SuperDrives" and built-in support for Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display. Prices start at $1,499 for the 12-inch model, $1,999 for the 15-inch model and $2,499 for the 17-inch model. They are available today.



Apple also updated its Power Mac G5 line, adding 1MB L2 cache per core along with dual-core G5 processors, featuring two AltiVec division. The Power Mac G5 quad will support 16GB of DDR2 SDRAM, and can support up to 1TB of storage. The board includes PCI-Express support in each of the expansion slots (much like the iMac G5) and are available with four different nVidia cards, including the Quadro FX 4500. All four cards support the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display. The Power Mac G5 Quad will offer 76.6 gigaflops, or billion floating-point operations per second, leveraging eight FPUs, four velocity engines, four 1MB L2 caches and is capable of processing 76.6 gigaflops. They are expected to ship early next month. Apple also lowered the Cinema Display pricing on the 23-inch model to $1,300 ($200 drop), and the 30-inch display to $2,499 ($500 drop).




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  1. dlindsay17

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    pb speed

    awww....no speed bump in the 'books?

  1. johhhn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    lol

    they just came out with new ibooks, you dweeb

  1. paulc

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Quad 2.5 vs. dual 2.7?

    And that is the question... but the answer must be qualified by "with what kinds of apps?"

    Also, it says all slots are PCIe... exactly what does that mean? i.e. existing PCI or PCI-X cards, would they even work in the new slots?

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Auuugh!!

    They go thru the trouble of spinning a PCIe chipset and they don't launch with _current gen_ cards (7800gt/gtx)? On their top-of-the-line box? Sweet tapdancing christ that is teh suck.

    And the memory choice (slow DDR2) is lame. Shoulda gone with dual-channel DDR400 or faster DDR2.

    Meh. Another craptacular Powermac release. NEXT!

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    BTW...

    ... the question that really counts:

    Will it get >25fps in Ironforge?

  1. dlindsay17

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    dweeb

    'books = powerbooks

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