The new iMac family offers fast PowerPC G3 processors now running at up to 500 MHz and larger storage up to 30GB. The iMac DV models also include iMovie™ 2, the next version of the world’s most popular, easy-to-use consumer digital video editing software.
“iMac is now more stunning and accessible than ever,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iMac is simply the world’s best computer for connecting to the Internet and making desktop movies in the home or classroom.”
The new iMac family includes:
- iMac, the world’s best Internet appliance, features a 350 MHz PowerPC G3 processor and is available in Indigo for a breakthrough price of $799;
- iMac DV, bringing iMovie desktop video editing to an under-$1,000 iMac, features a 400 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, FireWire® and is available in Indigo and Ruby for $999;
- iMac DV+, which adds even more speed, storage and a DVD drive, features a 450 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, a 20GB disk drive, a slot-loading DVD-ROM drive with DVD-Video playback, iMovie 2 software and is available in Indigo, Ruby and Sage for $1,299; and
- iMac DV Special Edition, the ultimate iMac, features a super fast 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, a massive 30GB disk drive and is available in Graphite and Snow for $1,499. iMac DV Special Edition is the most powerful and stunning iMac ever.
The new iMacs come standard with Apple’s new, innovative optical mouse and new pro keyboard. The Apple Pro Mouse provides precise positioning without a mousepad on almost any surface, an ergonomic full surface button and a comfortable elliptical shape. Apple is the first personal computercompany to provide an optical mouse standard with its computers. The sleek new Apple Pro Keyboard offers full-size function, navigation, volume control and disc eject keys, as well as two USB ports.
All iMac DV models include FireWire ports for connection to digital camcorders and other FireWire devices, and iMovie 2 software pre-installed. iMovie 2 features a refined user interface that’s even easier to use, dramatically improved audio editing capabilities, enhanced controls for titles and transitions, and new effects such as speeding up or slowing down video clips, adding sepia tone and creating soft focus. iMac DV+ and iMac DV Special Edition feature slot-loading DVD-ROM drives for reading DVDs and playing DVD movies. All iMac DV models also feature support for AirPort™, Apple’s wireless networking solution.
iMac’s other great features that have made it a hit in the home and classroom include fanless operation, reducing noise levels to half that of competitive systems; the ATI RAGE 128 Pro accelerator for outstanding graphics; built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet for easy DSL and cable modem access; and the all-digital sound system designed in collaboration with Harman Kardon.
Pricing and Availability
The three iMac DV models are available immediately on the Apple Store™ (
) and through Apple Authorized Resellers; the $799 iMac will begin shipping next month. The new iMac family includes:
- iMac, available in Indigo, features a 350 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, contains 64MB of PC100 SDRAM, 512K backside cache, a 7GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot loading CD-ROM drive, a built-in 56K V.90 modem and two USB ports for $799 (US).
- iMac DV, available in Indigo and Ruby, features a 400 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, contains 64MB of PC100 SDRAM, 512K backside cache, a 10GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading CD-ROM drive, a built-in 56K V.90 modem, two FireWire ports, VGA video mirroring and AirPort support for $999 (US).
- iMac DV+, available in Indigo, Ruby and Sage, features a 450 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, contains 64MB of PC100 SDRAM, 512K backside cache, a 20GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading DVD-ROM drive with DVD-Video playback, a built-in 56K V.90 modem, two FireWire ports, VGA video mirroring and AirPort support for $1,299 (US).
- iMac DV Special Edition, available in Graphite and Snow, features a 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor, contains 128MB of PC100 SDRAM, a 30GB Ultra ATA hard disk, a slot-loading DVD-ROM drive with DVD-Video playback, a built-in 56K V.90 modem, two FireWire ports, VGA video mirroring and AirPort support for $1,499 (US).
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