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27-inch iMac/3.2GHz Core i5 (Late 2012) - Apple
The new, thinner, 27-inch iMacs are strikingly designed, but the loss of two convenient features—internal optical drives and built-in FireWire ports—dampens my enthusiasm for the makeover. The new iMac’s drastically reduced glare and generous 8GB of RAM will benefit every user. Enhanced FaceTime cameras, better-sounding speakers, and faster processors sweeten the deal, and the optional Fusion Drive’s ability to offer an SSD’s speed with a hard drive’s capacity represents a breakthrough in storage. With only subtle differences in processor and graphics performance between the high- and low-end models, consider buying the $1799 iMac and putting the savings toward the optional 1TB Fusion Drive. That may offer the best bang for your buck ... read more at Macworld

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27-inch iMac/2.9GHz Core i5 (Late 2012) - Apple
The new, thinner, 27-inch iMacs are strikingly designed, but the loss of two convenient features—internal optical drives and built-in FireWire ports—dampens my enthusiasm for the makeover. The new iMac’s drastically reduced glare and generous 8GB of RAM will benefit every user. Enhanced FaceTime cameras, better-sounding speakers, and faster processors sweeten the deal, and the optional Fusion Drive’s ability to offer an SSD’s speed with a hard drive’s capacity represents a breakthrough in storage. With only subtle differences in processor and graphics performance between the high- and low-end models, consider buying the $1799 iMac and putting the savings toward the optional 1TB Fusion Drive. That may offer the best bang for your buck ... read more at Macworld

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21.5-inch iMac/2.7GHz Core i5 (Late 2012) - Apple
The new iMac steps into the future, with cutting-edge design (literally), updated processor and RAM, better sounding speakers, and reduced-glare (but still glossy!) screens. Unfortunately, the new iMac also follows Apple’s trend towards less repairable and upgradeable Macs and the elimination of useful features such as optical drives and FireWire 800 ports. I think it’s reasonable to drop the optical drive from laptops, where the benefit of reduced size and weight can be immediately appreciated when you walk around with a laptop in your bag. On a desktop computer like the iMac, it’s unclear what the benefits are of going without these conveniences in order to have a thinner and lighter iMac at your desk—unless you’re admiring the iMac from the side, of course ... read more at Macworld

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21.5-inch iMac/2.9GHz Core i5 (Late 2012) - Apple
The new iMac steps into the future, with cutting-edge design (literally), updated processor and RAM, better sounding speakers, and reduced-glare (but still glossy!) screens. Unfortunately, the new iMac also follows Apple’s trend towards less repairable and upgradeable Macs and the elimination of useful features such as optical drives and FireWire 800 ports. I think it’s reasonable to drop the optical drive from laptops, where the benefit of reduced size and weight can be immediately appreciated when you walk around with a laptop in your bag. On a desktop computer like the iMac, it’s unclear what the benefits are of going without these conveniences in order to have a thinner and lighter iMac at your desk—unless you’re admiring the iMac from the side, of course ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini/2.3GHz Core i7 (Late 2012) - Apple

The quad-core Core i7 processor and the larger storage capacity make the $799 Mac mini more attractive—plus you can configure this system with Apple’s new Fusion Drive for an additional $250. The least expensive Mac available today, the $599 Mac mini, has made its own performance strides and continues to be an affordable option for anyone wanting the Mac experience without paying a high premium ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini/2.5GHz Core i5 (Late 2012) - Apple

The new $599 Mac mini was 31 percent faster in our Speedmark 8 tests than its 2011 predecessor. The new system was faster in all of our tests, but its processor-intensive test results were only slightly higher. Interestingly, the hard drive test results were much faster on the new systems, though the drives are still just 5400-rpm models ... read more at Macworld

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Mac Pro Quad-Core/3.2GHz Intel Xeon (Mid 2012) - Apple

In the nearly two years since the last update to the Mac Pro, you may have let your imagination go and allowed yourself to dream of a Mac Pro with an updated case design and the latest in peripheral connection ports. However, this is not that update ... read more at Macworld

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Mac Pro 12-Core/2.4GHz Intel Xeon (Mid 2012) - Apple

In the nearly two years since the last update to the Mac Pro, you may have let your imagination go and allowed yourself to dream of a Mac Pro with an updated case design and the latest in peripheral connection ports. However, this is not that update ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini 2.5GHz Core i5 (Mid 2011) - Apple

The latest version of the Mac mini, officially called the Mac mini (Mid 2011) and released along with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), sticks with last year’s design, but it gets a price cut while overhauling what’s inside ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini 2.3GHz Core i5 (Mid 2011) - Apple

The latest version of the Mac mini, officially called the Mac mini (Mid 2011) and released along with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), sticks with last year’s design, but it gets a price cut while overhauling what’s inside ... read more at Macworld

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Apple 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz (quad-core) - Apple

The latest iMac models introduced by Apple this month benefit greatly from new Intel processors and greater device connectivity. Both changes offer users unprecedented speed from the iMac lineup ... read more at Macworld

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Apple 21.5-inch Core i5 iMac/2.7GHz (quad-core) - Apple

The latest iMac models introduced by Apple this month benefit greatly from new Intel processors and greater device connectivity. Both changes offer users unprecedented speed from the iMac lineup ... read more at Macworld

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Apple 21.5-inch Core i5 iMac/2.5GHz (quad-core) - Apple

The latest iMac models introduced by Apple this month benefit greatly from new Intel processors and greater device connectivity. Both changes offer users unprecedented speed from the iMac lineup ... read more at Macworld

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27-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac - Apple

Brand-new iMacs always provoke the same response -- awe mixed with more than a little bit of gadget lust -- and the latest installment of Apple's flagship desktop is no exception.... read more at MacLife

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2.66GHz Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server - Apple

The new Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server must be taking tips from one of those VW Beetles with all the clowns in the back. That’s the only way to explain how Apple crammed all that hardware and performance into such a small form ... read more at MacLife

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2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini - Apple

Apple’s been pouring its design magic into handhelds lately, but now the lowly Mac mini joins the ranks of unibody hotness, complete with a glossy, almost liquid-looking black Apple logo on top ... read more at MacLife

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Apple Mac Pro Xeon/2.66GHz - Apple

These days, the consumer-oriented iMacs stand on their own against (and in some cases, surpass) the Mac Pro in day-to-day performance. Does that mean that the Mac Pro has lost its relevance ... read more at Macworld

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Apple Mac Pro Xeon/2.4GHz - Apple

These days, the consumer-oriented iMacs stand on their own against (and in some cases, surpass) the Mac Pro in day-to-day performance. Does that mean that the Mac Pro has lost its relevance ... read more at Macworld

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Apple Mac Pro Xeon/2.8GHz - Apple

These days, the consumer-oriented iMacs stand on their own against (and in some cases, surpass) the Mac Pro in day-to-day performance. Does that mean that the Mac Pro has lost its relevance ... read more at Macworld

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Apple 27-inch Core i5 iMac/2.8GHz - Apple

There’s little doubt that 2010 is the year of the iPad and iPhone for Apple, with the company largely focusing on the new kids on the block. But the Mac isn’t entirely out of the picture. While the Mac business is a more mature product line ... read more at Macworld

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Apple 27-inch Core i3 iMac/3.2GHz - Apple

There’s little doubt that 2010 is the year of the iPad and iPhone for Apple, with the company largely focusing on the new kids on the block. But the Mac isn’t entirely out of the picture. While the Mac business is a more mature product line ... read more at Macworld

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Apple 21.5-inch Core i3 iMac/3.2GHz - Apple

There’s little doubt that 2010 is the year of the iPad and iPhone for Apple, with the company largely focusing on the new kids on the block. But the Mac isn’t entirely out of the picture. While the Mac business is a more mature product line ... read more at Macworld

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21.5-inch Core i3 iMac/3.06GHz - Apple

The first system to finish our testing regime is the new entry-level iMac, a 21.5-inch model with a 3.06GHz Core i3 processor, and our Speedmark 6 test results show an impressive performance ... read more at Macworld

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Apple Mac mini (Mid 2010) - Apple

We saw the March 2009 update to the mini line—the most significant update the mini had ever received. Seven months after that, the mini received another welcome, if minor, update. And here we are, just eight months later ... read more at Macworld

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iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 - Apple

Much of the attention afforded to the new iMacs has fallen on tweaked case design and new screen options, which set a new zenith with a 27in, 2560 x 1440-pixel display ... read more at MacUserUK

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Mac mini 2.53GHz - Apple

In less than a year, the Mac mini has bounced back from an uncertain future. Last March, its specification was boosted by a better graphics processor, support for two displays ... read more at MacUserUK

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27-inch Core i5 iMac - Apple

The Core i5 features a technology Intel calls Turbo Boost. If an application isn’t using every available core, the cores that are idle shut off ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server - Apple

The Mac mini has been a hit since it was launched back in 2005, and not just as a regular desktop machine. It has also been put to work as a server ... read more at MacUserUK

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21.5-inch 3.06GHz iMac - Apple

Glancing at a spec sheet, Apple’s latest iMacs might seem like run-of-the mill product refreshes. Sure, there’s the requisite processor bumps and storage updates ... read more at MacLife

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27-inch 3.06GHz iMac - Apple

Glancing at a spec sheet, Apple’s latest iMacs might seem like run-of-the mill product refreshes. Sure, there’s the requisite processor bumps and storage updates ... read more at MacLife

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Mac Pro Eight-Core/2.26GHz - Apple

Last year’s standard Mac Pro featured a 2.8GHz eight-core Intel Xeon processor based on the Harpertown/Penryn architecture. This year, there are two models... read more at Macworld

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Mac Pro Quad-Core/2.66GHz - Apple

Last year’s standard Mac Pro featured a 2.8GHz eight-core Intel Xeon processor based on the Harpertown/Penryn architecture. This year, there are two models... read more at Macworld

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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/3.06GHz - Apple

This is the third generation of the aluminum iMac, and the design hasn’t changed much since its introduction in 2007. The grey bezel, the black Apple logos front and back, the aluminum stand, the matte black plastic rear, it’s all there... read more at Macworld

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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.93GHz - Apple

This is the third generation of the aluminum iMac, and the design hasn’t changed much since its introduction in 2007. The grey bezel, the black Apple logos front and back, the aluminum stand, the matte black plastic rear, it’s all there... read more at Macworld

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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.66GHz - Apple

This is the third generation of the aluminum iMac, and the design hasn’t changed much since its introduction in 2007. The grey bezel, the black Apple logos front and back, the aluminum stand, the matte black plastic rear, it’s all there... read more at Macworld

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20-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.66GHz - Apple

This is the third generation of the aluminum iMac, and the design hasn’t changed much since its introduction in 2007. The grey bezel, the black Apple logos front and back, the aluminum stand, the matte black plastic rear, it’s all there... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini 2.0GHz: 120GB - Apple

On the outside, the newest Mac mini models look all but identical to their predecessors, using the exact same aluminum-and-white, 6.5- by 6.5- by 2-inch enclosure... read more at Macworld

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Mac Pro Eight-Core 2.8GHz - Apple

Apple’s new Mac Pro, the company’s latest “fastest Mac ever,” has been beefed up not only with faster, more-efficient processors, but also with a broad range of under-the-hood improvements designed to provide the eight cores in those processors with plenty of data to chew on... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz - Apple

With its low price and small size, the Mac mini has always offered a versatile and economical Mac experience. But, while Apple has regularly updated its line of consumer laptops and desktops, this year the Mac mini seemed to have been all but forgotten by the company. In fact, many industry pundits predicted that the mini would be eliminated from Apple’s product line. So it was a welcome surprise when Apple quietly updated the Mac mini to include Intel Core 2 Duo... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2GHz - Apple

With its low price and small size, the Mac mini has always offered a versatile and economical Mac experience. But, while Apple has regularly updated its line of consumer laptops and desktops, this year the Mac mini seemed to have been all but forgotten by the company. In fact, many industry pundits predicted that the mini would be eliminated from Apple’s product line. So it was a welcome surprise when Apple quietly updated the Mac mini to include Intel Core 2 Duo... read more at Macworld

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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.4GHz - Apple

Let’s face it—the iMac, Apple’s flagship consumer desktop model, was long overdue for a facelift. The thin-display-on-a-solid-foot design first arrived on the scene in August 2004 as the iMac G5, and survived through the Intel transition in January 2006. Sure, Apple has made some major improvements inside, but it’s been three years since the iMac has gotten any cosmetic enhancements... read more at Macworld

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20-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.4GHz - Apple

Let’s face it—the iMac, Apple’s flagship consumer desktop model, was long overdue for a facelift. The thin-display-on-a-solid-foot design first arrived on the scene in August 2004 as the iMac G5, and survived through the Intel transition in January 2006. Sure, Apple has made some major improvements inside, but it’s been three years since the iMac has gotten any cosmetic enhancements... read more at Macworld

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20-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2GHz - Apple

Let’s face it—the iMac, Apple’s flagship consumer desktop model, was long overdue for a facelift. The thin-display-on-a-solid-foot design first arrived on the scene in August 2004 as the iMac G5, and survived through the Intel transition in January 2006. Sure, Apple has made some major improvements inside, but it’s been three years since the iMac has gotten any cosmetic enhancements... read more at Macworld

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Mac Pro 3GHz Eight Core - Apple Inc

The addition of an eight-core option to Apple's Mac Pro configuration options was perhaps the least surprising product announcement the company has made in recent years. No matter how much Apple might like to cloak its products in secrecy until it's ready to go public, the fact that Intel had launched a quad-core version of the Xeon several weeks earlier meant Apple's launch was inevitable... read more at MacUserUK

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24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/2.16GHz - Apple Computers
The iMac was originally conceived as a relatively compact all-in-one computer, and that was a large part of its appeal. Compact, however, is not word most people would use to describe the 24-inch iMac, which features the latest Apple technology packed behind a massive flat-panel display. But for people who want a fairly professional system without making the jump to a Mac Pro, the new large-screen iMac fills a tempting middle ground. It gives you impressive performance, but without the expansion options of a pro tower... read more at Macworld

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17-inch iMac Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz - Apple Computers

Whenever Intel announces a new processor, it’s only a matter of time before that chip ends up in a Mac. Apple’s latest iMacs—two 17-inch models running at 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz, and the 20-inch model at 2.16GHz—are the first Apple hardware to take advantage of Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor ... read more at Macworld

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Mac Mini Core Duo 1.83GHz - Apple Computers

Lost amid the flurry of Apple’s late-summer product announcements was a small but significant upgrade to the Mac mini line: in addition to dropping the low-end Mac mini Core Solo 1.5GHz and lowering the price of the Mac mini Core Duo 1.66GHz model to $599, Apple released a new top-of-the-line $799 Mac mini powered by a 1.83GHz Core Duo processor. It’s a solid, if unexciting, upgrade to Apple’s tiny desktop Mac ... read more at Macworld

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Mac Pro - Apple Computers

Not everyone needs this power or flexibility - there's always the iMac - but it's excellent value for the real pros. Farewell, PowerPC chip, you served us well. Yes, with the introduction of the new Mac Pro (and the updated Xserve line) the PowerPC chip, culminating in the G5, is history, and Apple has completed its transition to Intel chips ... read more at MacUserUK

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Mac mini Core Solo/1.5 GHz - Apple Computers

In the first major update since its release last year, the Mac mini joins its iMac and MacBook Pro cousins in featuring Intel inside. The latest mini models are the third line of Macs to convert to the Intel chip, and they offer many improvements over the G4 Mac mini ... read more at MacUserUK

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Mac mini Core Duo 1.66GHz - Apple Computers

It's still as desirable as ever and the only difficult decision you're going to have to make is whether to put it in the office or under the TV The launch of the Mac mini marked the midpoint in the transition of Apple's desktop and laptop Macs to Intel processors, and much of the reaction to it centred around the fact that, at £599, the more expensive of the two machines in the range is nearly twice as expensive as the original mini ... read more at MacUserUK

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20-inch iMac Intel Core Duo/2GHz - Apple

Pros: Dual-core; large-cache Intel processor delivers performance boost for Apple software and other native applications; Rosetta ensures compatibility with most PowerPC programs; elegant, space-saving design; big, beautiful screen; built-in iSight; mini-DVI port with extended-desktop support; includes iLife ‘06.
Cons: Significant speed penalty for non-native software; no support for Classic applications; no productivity software included; users can no longer do routine hardware repairs ... read more at Macworld

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17-inch iMac Intel Core Duo/1.83GHz - Apple

Pros: Dual-core; large-cache Intel processor delivers performance boost for Apple software and other native applications; Rosetta ensures compatibility with most PowerPC programs; elegant, space-saving design; built-in iSight; mini-DVI port with extended-desktop support; includes iLife ‘06.
Cons: Significant speed penalty for non-native software; no support for Classic applications; no productivity software included; users can no longer do routine hardware repairs ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5/2.3GHz dual-core - Apple

Pros: Very good performance; excellent graphics capabilities; huge memory capacity; PCI Express slots.
Cons: No improvement in performance compared with dual-processor model; no backward compatibility with PCI or PCI-X cards ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5/2GHz dual-core - Apple

The copy writers may have a point about the Quad, but when it comes to the 2GHz (Best Current Price: $1894.00) and 2.3GHz (Best Current Price: $2275.00) dual-core models, a couple of grains of salt are in order: In terms of overall performance, these new machines look, feel, and perform pretty much like the models they replace ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5GHz - Apple

Apple's Power Mac G5 Quad may be the last PowerPC-based professional desktop Mac we'll see. If it is, it's a fitting finale to the range. It's also the first Mac to feature dual-core processors. In this case, there are two of them, making four cores in all, hence the 'Quad' moniker. The cores have 1MB of backside Level 2 cache each ... read more at MacUserUK

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iMac G5 - Apple

It's often said of Apple products that you should wait until at least the first revision of the range before committing yourself financially. That maxim was never more true than when it's referring to the iMac G5 ... read more at MacUserUK

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Mac mini G4/1.42GHz (SuperDrive) - Apple

Pros: Very good value; adequate memory; small and light; good video-out options; excellent design; fast enough for basic tasks; large hard drive; AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 1.0 now standard; SuperDrive DVD burner.
Cons: No audio-in port; modem not included (optional) ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini G4/1.42GHz (Combo drive) - Apple

Pros: Good value; adequate memory; small and light; good video-out options; excellent design; fast enough for basic tasks; large hard drive; AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 1.0 now standard.
Cons: No audio-in port; modem not included (optional) ... read more at Macworld

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Mac mini G4/1.25GHz (Combo drive) - Apple

Pros: Decent value; adequate memory; small and light; good video-out options; excellent design; fast enough for basic tasks.
Cons: No audio-in port; no DVD burner, not even as a build-to-order option ... read more at Macworld

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17-inch 2.0GHz iMac G5 - Apple

Pros: Striking design; adequate memory; AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR now standard; double-layer SuperDrive.
Cons: No height adjustment; no front ports ... read more at Macworld

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17-inch 1.8GHz iMac G5 - Apple

In appearance, the new iMacs are indistinguishable from their immediate predecessors. The choice among configurations hasn’t changed dramatically, either. The entry-level version has a 1.8GHz G5 processor (up from 1.6GHz), a 17-inch display, and a Combo drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM), and still costs $1,299 ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5/dual-2.3GHz - Apple

The latest update to the Power Mac G5 line is very much an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, event. Apple made no changes to the design, core technologies, or the line’s price points. What it did deliver is faster processors, roomier hard drives, beefed-up video cards, and a new and improved double-layer SuperDrive ... read more at Macworld

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eMac G4/1.42GHz with SuperDrive - Apple

Pros: Sturdy and attractive all-in-one design; decent performance; larger hard drive; improved graphics; double-layer SuperDrive.
Cons: Bulky; no wireless support ... read more at Macworld

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eMac G4/1.42GHz with Combo drive - Apple

Outside the world of K-12 education, the eMac doesn’t get much attention, now that the Mac mini has provided an even less expensive—and more glamorous—option for Mac bargain hunters. Apple didn’t even bother to put out a press release announcing the most recent eMac update ... read more at Macworld

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eMac G4/1.42GHz with Combo drive - Apple

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Dual 2.7GHz Power Mac G5 - Apple

On the surface, the newest Power Mac G5 doesn’t look any different from previous models; it still has the striking aluminum case and the same number of connectors (three USB 2.0, one FireWire 800, two FireWire 400, optical audio input and output, analog audio input and output). But it’s what’s inside that counts... read more at MacAddict

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20-Inch 2GHz iMac G5 - Apple

How do you make the iMac G5 better? By adding all kinds of juicy upgrades that’ll make you drool—and envious if you already have an iMac G5. The top-end iMac is now a 2GHz baby; and while you can still buy a 1.8GHz iMac G5 ($1,299, www.apple.com), it’s only available with a 17-inch display... read more at MacAddict

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1.42GHz eMac - Apple Computer

What relevance does the eMac have when you can buy a 1.42GHz Mac mini for $599 ( Apr/05, p19)? If you look closely at the specifications, benchmarks, and prices, the eMac is worth considering—and in some cases, we suggest that you buy an eMac over a Mac mini... read more at MacAddict

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Mac mini/1.42GHz - Apple Computer

When Steve Jobs unveiled the Mac mini at Macworld Expo in January, the reaction was a mix of amazement (how did they get that Mac so small?) and uncertainty (can a well-made computer really come in a tiny package?). After all, many Mac veterans thought they’d seen it before—they haven’t forgotten the ill-fated Power Mac G4 Cube, Apple’s other diminutive Mac ... read more at Macworld

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Axentra Net-Box Soho 400 - Axentra

If Apple made consumer servers, this is what they would look like. Axentra's Net-Box is slim, inexpensive and very attractive, with an opaque Apple-esque front panel. Behind that panel, a customised Linux OS runs an IMAP server for email and contacts, a hardware firewall, dedicated anti-virus system, DHCP server, web server, print server and wireless hub, all for less than £700 ... read more at MacUserUK

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Mac mini - Apple Computer

In the base configuration, the processor is a 1.25GHz G4 chip, which should be beefy enough to run the majority of consumer-level applications. True, video encoding and editing using iMovie will be a little sluggish, especially given the meagre amount of RAM, but for most tasks this will prove sufficient. Those in need of more power should look to the iMac or Power Mac ... read more at MacUserUK

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Power Mac G5 1.8GHz - Apple Computer

If you like the look of the iMac G5 and need a new display, there's little here to tempt you away. However, if you have a limited budget and want the flexibility offered by a Power Mac, or if you have a display you're happy with, then this 1.8GHz G5 could be exactly what you're looking for. Just make sure you budget for extra RAM ... read more at MacUserUK

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Power Mac G5/ dual-2GHz - Apple Computer

Pros: Good performance; huge memory and hard-drive capacity; 8x SuperDrive; FireWire 800; Gigabit Ethernet; PCI-X.
Cons: Extremely large size; extra performance and features compared with entry model’s may not justify $500 price premium ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5/ dual-1.8GHz - Apple Computer

Pros: Lots of bang for the buck; 8x SuperDrive; FireWire 800; Gigabit Ethernet.Cons: Extremely large size; comes with only 256MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive; hobbled compared with other G5s...... ... read more at Macworld

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17-inch iMac G5/1.6GHz - Apple Computer

The new entry-level iMac has a 17-inch screen; a 1.6GHz G5 processor; 256MB of memory; an 80GB, 7,200-rpm Serial ATA (read: fast) hard drive; and, built into the upper-right side of the system, a slot-loading DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive—all for $1,299.... ... read more at Macworld

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iMac G5 20in - Apple Computer

This 20in, 1.8GHz, G5-powered slab of white plastic may be the third revision of the iMac family, but Apple would much rather you saw it as the perfect partner for your Apple-made digital music player. It's marketing the iMac as 'from the makers of the iPod' and there are lots of references to the digital music player on the iMac information pages on Apple's website... ... read more at MacUserUK

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Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5GHz - Apple Computer

The fatstest ever Mac, the Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5GHz, finally arrived in the UK at the end of August and MacUser grabbed one of the first units to make it through customs, in order to subject it to our barrage of performance tests. The key point of interest in the Dual 2.5GHz is the fact that its processors run so hot that they have to be liquid-cooled. So does this added performance result in a real, noticeable speed increase, and is this top-of-the-range Mac worth an extra £350 on the price of it's fan-cooled Dual 2GHz sibling? The answer is a resounding yes.. ... read more at MacUserUK

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Xserve G5 Dual 2GHz -Apple

We thought the original Xserve was great, and the 2GHz Dual G5 Power Mac is simply awesome, so we had huge hopes for the Xserve G5. As we expected, Apple delivered the best of both worlds, cramming the mighty G5 and its advanced 64-bit architecture into the same 1U rack-mountable chassis. ... read more at MacAddict

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iMac 17in 1.25GHz - Apple (September, 2003)

Apple's latest 17-inch iMac looks like its predecessor but sports numerous improvements. In addition to giving it a 250MHz bump in processor speed, Apple has increased the system-bus speed from 133MHz to 167MHz, throwing in faster RAM to go with it, ... read more at Macworld

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iMac 20in 1.25GHz - Apple (November, 2003)

you'd be forgiven for assuming the effect would be somewhat unbalanced. However, this is far from the truth. Rather than the top-heavy product we expected, the new iMac feels like a well conceived, well balanced machine. The 20in display is the same 1680 x 1050 pixel model as the one used in Apple's 20in Cinema Display, but without as much of the outer frame structure ... read more at MacUser UK

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Power Mac G5/Dual-2GHz - Apple (June , 2003)

"Pros: Excellent performance; quiet; huge memory capacity; packed with cutting-edge technologies. Cons: Large case size; limited space for internal storage" ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5/1.8GHz - Apple (June , 2003)

"Pros: Superb performance; quiet; huge memory capacity; packed with cutting-edge technologies. Cons: Large case size; limited space for internal storage." ... read more at Macworld

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Power Mac G5/1.6GHz - Apple (June , 2003)

"Pros: Outperforms fastest previous Power Mac; quiet; many cutting-edge technologies. Cons: Large case size; limited space for internal storage; hobbled compared with other G5s. " ... read more at Macworld

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Xserve (Single 1.33GHz CPU) - Apple (February , 2003)

"The good news is that the second pass at the Xserve addresses many of the design complaints customers had. The obvious difference is that the CD reader now has a sleeker, slot-loading design. Less obvious are the improvements in the Xserve's airflow and cooling systems " ... read more at Macworld

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eMac G4/1 GHz SuperDrive (17") - Apple (May, 2003)

"This revision strengthens the eMac's position as the best Mac desktop for education environments, and the eMac retains its endearing qualities: a squat, heavy, kid-resistant exterior; easy-to-use programs; and an intuitive operating system. But it's also a great choice for everyday consumers who need only the basics" ... read more at Macworld

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iMac G4/1 GHz SuperDrive (17") - Apple (February 2003)

"With almost indecent haste, Apple has followed up the launch of its new PowerBooks and Power Macs with two new iMacs. The most significant and interesting of the two is the top-of-the-range model, which has a 17in widescreen display and clocks in at 1GHz" ... read more at MacUser UK

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Power Mac G4/1.42 GHz Dual Processor - Apple (January 2003)

"Although it's difficult to sing the praises of a machine that represents only an incremental improvement in performance, a look at the specifications provides evidence of solid value for money" ... read more at MacUser UK

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Power Mac G4/1.25 GHz Dual Processor - Apple (August 2002)

"[The dual G4/1.25 GHz] promises to be a good gaming machine. All of today's games (with the exception of Fly II) perform very well on it. It's GeForce 4 card is so fast that current games cannot push it to it's limit. In every game so far the bottle neck was the CPU, not GPU. ... Currently, the second processor is idly twiddling it's thumbs while the first one is running at 100%" ... read more at MacGamer

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iMac G4/800 SuperDrive (17") - Apple (July 2002)

"There was little wrong with the iMac before this upgrade, but the addition of a bigger, wide-screen LCD will expand its appeal. It's a worthy addition to the range, and at the same price as the previous top-range model, it is an easy Mac to recommend highly. " ... read more at MacUser UK

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Xserve G4/1 GHz Dual Processor - Apple (May 2002)

"Xserve is a great entry-level server, especially for serving large files over a fast local network or hosting a high-traffic Web site" ... read more at MacAddict

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