PRESS RELEASE March 8, 2001

Apple Ships New 733 MHz Power Mac G4 with CD-RW for $2,999

CUPERTINO, California—March 8, 2001—Due to higher than expected volumes ofthe blazingly fast PowerPC G4 733 MHz processor, Apple® today introduced anew configuration of its fastest Power Mac™ G4 for customers eager forspeed. The new 733 MHz Power Mac G4 with CD-RW drive has an aggressivesuggested retail price of $2,999 (US), enabling even more customers to takeadvantage of Apple's fastest professional desktop.
Motorola is exceeding their plan and can now deliver greater thananticipated quantities of the blazingly fast 733 MHz processor. Previously,the PowerPC G4 733 MHz processor was only available in the $3,499 Power MacG4 configuration which includes Apple's new SuperDrive, a combinationCD-RW/DVD-R drive. With available quantities of the 733 MHz processor nowsurpassing those of the SuperDrive, Apple is offering this new configurationwith a CD-RW drive to provide its highest performance system to a wideraudience, sooner.
The Power Mac G4 comes preinstalled with Apple's new iTunes digital jukeboxsoftware and iMovie™ 2, the latest version of the world's most popular,easy-to-use consumer digital video editing software. iTunes lets usersimport songs from their favorite CDs into their Power Mac G4; organize theirmusic; watch stunning visualizations on their computer screen; and createcustom music CDs with the Power Mac G4's CD-RW drive. iMovie 2 features arefined user interface with Mac® OS X-like design elements; dramaticallyimproved audio editing capabilities; enhanced controls for titling andtransitions; and powerful special effects.
The new 733 MHz Power Mac G4 with CD-RW drive will be available through TheApple Store® ( and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning nextweek in the following standard configuration: 733 MHz processor with 256Klevel 2 on-chip cache and 1MB level 3 backside cache; 256MB of PC133 SDRAMmemory; 60GB Ultra ATA/100 hard disk drive; NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MBvideo SDRAM; CD-RW optical drive; two FireWire® and USB ports; fourfull-length 64-bit PCI slots at 33 MHz; 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet; AirPort™ready; built-in 56K V.90 modem; iTunes and iMovie 2 software for a suggestedretail price of $2,999 (US).
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