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Apple Power Mac G5 dual

alaTest has collected and analyzed 835 reviews of Apple Power Mac G5 dual. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Power Mac G5 dual is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Budget Apple desktop computer

 

The Mac mini is the only Apple desktop that costs less than $1,000. Two versions are available and both review well, although critics prefer the 2.5 GHz version, with its 4 GB of RAM and discrete AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor, over...

Speedy Processor, discrete graphics processor, hDMI and Thunderbolt output, vastly improved performance

More expensive than competing PCs, no optical drive, doesn't include peripherals

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Henry Norr (macworld.com)

Hot New CPU Pushes High End Higher

 

The new Power Mac G5 dual 2.5GHz is finally here, along with new versions of its dual-2GHz and dual-1.8GHz siblings, and it delivers a substantial, if not earthshaking, speedup. The improvement is noticeable even in mundane tasks like unstuffing files,...

Appreciably faster than any other Mac ; huge memory and hard-drive capacity ; 8x SuperDrive ; FireWire 800 ; Gigabit Ethernet ; PCI-X

Extremely large size ; relatively pricey

Still, the new model is finally here, along with new versions of its dual-2GHz and dual-1.8GHz siblings, and it delivers a substantial, if not earthshaking, speedup. The improvement is noticeable even in mundane tasks like unstuffing files, scrolling...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Apple A1047 Power Mac Dual 1.8Ghz PowerPC 970 Tower Apple A1047 Power Mac Dual 1.8Ghz PowerPC 970 Tower

 

The computer was slightly damaged in shipping, but was packed really well. This computer is heavy. I could have been anywhere in the country, but I happen to live in the next town from the company that sold it. I can't say enough about how professional...

Basically all the stuff that makes the Mac universe so great to be in. The price was good too at $199

This is why I only give it a 4/5 ; Power PC type processor is not really supported anymore, can only be updated to a certain point that makes it not work on some levels. Be aware of this if you absolutely can't live without NetFlix and some other...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

A workhorse of a computer

 

The computer was slightly damaged in shipping, but was packed really well. This computer is heavy. I could have been anywhere in the country, but I happen to live in the next town from the company that sold it. I can't say enough about how professional...

Basically all the stuff that makes the Mac universe so great to be in. The price was good too at $199

This is why I only give it a 4/5 ; Power PC type processor is not really supported anymore, can only be updated to a certain point that makes it not work on some levels. Be aware of this if you absolutely can't live without NetFlix and some other...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

macbook air

 

amers rejoice. The NVIDIA GeForce 9400M brings amazing graphics performance to MacBook, so you can enjoy your favorite 3D games from Spore to Call of Duty with fast, seamless gameplay. Graphics-intensive features in iPhoto and iMovie are smooth and...

cool design

i can't found the disadvantages

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Very Slim Apple MacBook Air Core 2 Duo

 

As a whole, Apple has released product making surprises banyakj people. This of they take computing portabel to the next storey, of course arrangement of line for products from other company in the near time. There is no doubt that there are strong...

Design veryy slim

no

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

MacBook Air 1.8 GHz

 

ultra-thin aluminum airframe design,and are environmentally friendly, battery capacity is also very worthy of praise, with the operating system is the snow leopard operating system,and to support the installation of Windows ,BOOTCAMP installed by...

Solid - state trackpad with multi - touch gesture support for precise cursor control

the entire body on only one USB port and no built - in optical drive, Firewire interface, Ethernet i

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Apple MacBook Air - 1.8 GHz

 

My review is about Apple MacBook Air - 1.8 GHz ____

i like it

emmm

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Apple MacBook Air - 1.8 GHz

 

why is mac going glossy?  glossy screens are impossible to work with unless all mac users live in thier parents basements. thier mat screens were good, but glossy is ridiculous. \but its a nice looking machine, almost as thin as the sony x505 it...

the macs os is the best os out there pc's suck compared to macs

y should i get off the internet im just saying the truth

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: (ciao.com)

Apple MacBook Air - 1.8 GHz

 

Apple's new laptop MacBook Air, the majority of people do not really want the ultra-thin notebook computers, but it is true for small notebook computers has opened up a new space. 13 inches to imitate the contour lines of the ordinary MacBook notebook,...

Incredibly thin surprising is also strong ; the new touch pad control is very practical way ; remove

Link performance is very limited ; compared to other MacBooks slow ; SSD hard drive is expensive to

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Nettop
Color of product:Metallic / Silver / White
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):13
Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6630M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-40 - 47 / 10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47 / 10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage relative humidity (H-H):-40 - 116
Storage relative humidity range:-40 - 116
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47 / 10 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Passive
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Mac compatibility: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 50 - 95
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Speakers: Yes
Weight:2.69
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nMac App Store / Mac App Store, Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, iTunes, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand
Cables included:AC
Display included:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No

Performance

Audio system:HD
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Password protection:Y
Product type:Mini PC / PC
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

Power consumption (standby):13
Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:85
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2520M
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor front side bus:1333 / 1600
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52229
Processor code:SR048
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1006 / 256 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.06 / 7.76
Height:1.42
Weight:2.69 / 2.87
Width:6.54 / 7.76