“Noting that demand for the latest Power Mac is strong, according to the company, IDC analyst Roger Kay told NewsFactor that Apple will have problems filling those orders, just it has with most new products. “They ramp up production after launching a new product and usually have trouble meeting the initial demand,” he said,” reports Jay Wrolstad.
Wrolstad continues, “Kay said that while the G5 will not impact Apple’s market position, it will provide a fresh start for the company’s professional systems target audience. ‘This is for existing Mac users who want to upgrade, not for new users, and the performance enhancements should attract professional customers,’ he said.”
Wrolstad reports, “Mac users ‘should run, not walk,’ to their local store to check out the G5, says Aberdeen Group analyst Peter Kastner. ‘Mac buyers can stand tall; they now have what is arguably a performance leader.'”
“The new machines retail for US$1,999, $2,399 and $2,999, depending upon processor speed. All are equipped with Mac OS X Jaguar version 10.2.7, an upgrade with enhancements specifically for the G5,” Wrolstad reports.
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