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Apple Introduces New iMac G5

Flat-panel displays houses power display and optical drive




At Apple Expo in Paris, Apple unveiled its new iMac G5, which features a new design integrating the entire computer into the 2-in.thick flat-panel display. The new line offers 17- or 20-in. active-matrix widescreen LCDs and G5 processors running up to 1.8 GHz. The thin displays house the power supply as well as the slot-load optical drive; the computer rests on a single aluminum foot.

Beyond its thin design, the new iMac G5 boasts system-performance improvements as well. The 17-in. model comes with either a 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a SuperDrive for burning DVDs, or a 1.6 GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a Combo drive for burning CDs and watching DVD movies. The 20-in. model has a 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 processor and a SuperDrive. All models offer up to a 600 MHz front-side bus, 400 MHz DDR memory-expandable to 2 GB, AGP 8x graphics and 7200 rpm Serial ATA drives up to 250 GB. The new iMac G5 offers five USB ports and two FireWire 400 ports.

Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther is pre-installed. The new iMac G5 line begins shipping in mid-September. Prices range from $1299 to $1899. (Apple:



Interior Décor and Textile Printing: What Equipment Do You Need?

The First Installment of the new Interior Décor and Textiles Webinar Series, Bridging the Gap Between Commercial Peel-and-Stick Wall Graphics & Professional Home Décor, focuses on the technology used for these applications. Our expert panel of speakers cover topics such as what equipment to purchase, what to look for when purchasing, and the various applications you can offer with the equipment you currently have. Watch the first episode, sponsored by TVF, above.

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