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Apple Power Mac G5

Apple Power Mac G5
alaScore 89

514 reviews

Apr, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 514 reviews of Apple Power Mac G5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated, but opinions about the price and reliability are mixed.

usability, design, size

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Power Mac G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple Power Mac G5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and usability are generally positive.

usability, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Power Mac G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Apple Power Mac G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Daniel Drew Turner (cnet.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad

 

Apple's new relationship with Intel looms heavily over the Apple Power Mac G5 Quad, but if you need an Apple-based content-creation platform right now, this system and its pair of dual-core CPUs will give you heretofore unseen levels of performance.

Powerful, workstation-class graphics card on a PCI Express bus; excellent performance on multithreaded applications; fast system bus.

Wireless AirPort card not included in default configuration; external modem; poor AirPort reception; difficult to add second drive; no RAID option.

With two dual-core CPUs and workstation-level graphics, the Power Mac G5 Quad is the burliest, fastest Mac to date, but it may soon become obsolete because Apple's move to Intel CPUs is already underway.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad

 

The Apple Power Mac Quad is the latest and greatest in the Power Mac line. If the Apple iMac G5 isn't enough computer for your Mac OS needs, then the Power Mac Quad will blow you away.

Blazing multimedia performance for professionals. Two cores in two chips equal hiccup-free performance. 1TB of drive space. Future-proof PCIe and DDR2 technologies

nVidia Quadro graphics are overkill. Very expensive. Not compatible with DDR SDRAM and PCI/PCI-X expansion cards used in previous generations of Power Macs. Only 90 days of included tech support

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Henry Norr (pcworld.com)

Apple Power Mac G5/Quad 2.5GHz

 

Speedy video card ; Dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks support advanced networking options ; Huge memory capacity ; PCI Express expansion slots ; Two dual-core processors deliver substantial performance gains in many applications

Cooling fans noisy when system is under heavy load ; Limited performance gains in many routine office and even Photoshop tasks

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Apple Power Mac G5/Dual 2.3GHz

 

Very good performance ; Excellent graphics capabilities ; PCI Express slots ; Huge memory capacity

No backward compatibility with PCI or PCI-X cards ; No improvement in performance compared with dual-processor model

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2.0GHz (2005)

 

Lots of bang for the buck ; Comes with more RAM and larger hard drive ; Double-layer SuperDrive

Smaller hard drive ; No PCI-X slots ; Half the memory capacity of the more-expensive models

May, 2005

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual (2.7GHz)

 

Up-to-date graphics. Quiet. Bright, brilliant 30-inch widescreen display. Supports up to 8GB of memory. Case is easy to work in for upgrades. Speedy 16X dual-layer DVD writer.

No external speakers in package. Highest-end graphics card required for 30-inch display support. Pricey with all the options. No dual-drive RAID at this price.

Don't miss Apple Power Mac Dual 2.7GHz's Ratings and Test Results

May, 2005

Expert review by : Henry Norr (pcworld.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 1.8GHz

 

Costs $500 less than the lowest-level dual Power Mac ; Includes most of the same advanced technologies as the more expensive models

Inadequate RAM and smallish hard drive ; 4GB maximum memory ; PCI rather than PCI-X slots ; Much slower than other Power Macs

Nov, 2004

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8GHz (2004)

 

FireWire 800 ; Lots of bang for the buck ; 8x SuperDrive ; Gigabit Ethernet

Comes with only 256MB of RAM and 80GB hard drive ; Hobbled compared with other G5s ; Extremely large size

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2 GHz

 

The silver Power Mac G5 Dual 2 GHz is Apple's latest Über-computer. The dual 64-bit G5 processors run on a blazingly fast 1,000-MHz system bus, giving the G5 performance comparable with—and sometimes better than—the other systems in our roundup.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Henry Norr (pcworld.com)

Apple Power Mac G5/1.8GHz

 

Superb performance ; Packed with cutting-edge technologies ; Quiet ; Huge memory capacity

Large case size ; Limited space for internal storage

Nov, 2003