G5 iMac Specs?

Sources close to Think Secret have provided a look at the upcoming iMac G5 (previously rumored) in both 17" and 20" configurations.

The soon-to-be-announced, re-designed iMac will be available in two 17-inch models with a 1.6GHz G5 processor and two 20-inch models with a 1.8GHz G5 processor, reliable sources have told Think Secret. In addition, the new models will be housed in an all-in-one body with the motherboard and components attached to the back of the display.

Pricing is expected to be in the $1300 - $2200 range, but higher prices haven't been ruled out.

Starting with an education-aimed model lacking any optical drives presumably to replace the current eMac, the low end machine should sport:
- Single 1.6 GHz G5 Processor
- 17" widescreen display
- 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive
- 256MB of DDR SDRAM
- 512K L2 cache
- NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics processor with 32MB of DDR video memory
- VGA video output, S-video and composite video output
- 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
- two FireWire 400 ports
- three USB 2.0 ports
- two USB 1.1 ports on the keyboard.

The first consumer-level iMac should have the following additions to the base education model:
- Single 1.6 GHz G5 Processor
- 17" widescreen display
- slot-loading Combo drive
- 80GB Serial ATA hard drive
- NVIDIA GeForce MX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB of DDR video memory
- 56K internal modem

As a step up, the high-end consumer-level iMac should be equipped with:
- Single 1.8GHz G5 processor
- 20" widescreen TFT display
- slot-loading SuperDrive
- 80GB Serial ATA hard drive
- optional 160GB Serial ATA hard drive
- NVIDIA GeForce MX 5200 Ultra graphics processor with 64MB of DDR video memory
- 256MB of DDR SDRAM
- All other features will be the same as the 17-inch models.

All models should include stereo speakers in the enclosure, and should support up to 2 GB DDR memory, airport extreme, standard Apple software package, and a wired mouse and keyboard. Additionally, all models should have optical audio-out like the G5 Power Macs.

The new models are expected to be introduced August 31st during the keynote address at Apple Expo Paris.

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