New Apple 30th Anniversary Mac

Today Apple announced a special 30th Anniversary Mac Mini Tower. It has some amazing technology. Two Intel processors and one G5 processor, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, memory expandable to 4GB and much more. Here is the press release.

Apple® today unveiled the new Mac® miniTower with two Intel Core Duo processors and one Motorola Dual-core PowerPC G5 processor inside the box. “This is our new 30th Anniversary Macintosh,” explained Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “By offering the Intel Core Duo and the Dual-core G5 in one machine, we’ve created the ideal Intel transition machine. Our new Dispatch® chipset automatically routes PowerPC code to the G5, letting these older programs run at full speed until Universal versions are available.” Starting at just $1,699, the Mac miniTower is a powerhouse at an affordable price.

Just like the new Intel-based mini, the miniTower includes the next generation of Apple’s breakthrough Front Row media experience, giving customers a simple way to enjoy their digital lifestyle content, including music, photos and videos from across the room using the Apple Remote. With the latest version of Front Row, customers can now effortlessly access shared iTunes® playlists, iPhoto® libraries and video throughout their home via Bonjour™, Apple’s zero configuration wireless networking built into Mac OS® X.

The new miniTower includes a 667 MHz front-side bus and 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory, expandable to 4GB. Every Mac miniTower includes built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking, built-in AirPort® Extreme 802.11g WiFi for fast 54 Mbps wireless networking*, built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), and a total of four USB 2.0 ports. There are also separate FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 ports, and the miniTower includes a DVI interface and a VGA-out adapter to easily connect to a variety of displays, including many of today’s most popular flat panel televisions.

The miniTower also takes advantage of the extra space afforded by its larger chassis, and includes a 16-lane PCI Express slot for a super-fast video card. Options include the NVIDIA GeForce 6600 and GeForce 7800 GT, and coming soon, the super fast ATI Radeon® X 1900. Also included is a second optical drive, to improve customers’ multitasking options. There’s also room inside the case for a second hard drive for those customers who need extra storage space.

As with all new Macs, the miniTower includes iLife ’06, the next generation of Apple’s award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications, featuring iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD®, GarageBand™ and iWeb™. All the iLife ’06 applications are Universal applications that run natively on the new Intel-based Mac miniTower for maximum performance.

Every new Mac miniTower comes with the latest release of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X version 10.4 “Tiger” including Safari™, Mail, iCal®, iChat AV and Front Row, running natively.

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