End of the Line
for Moto?"> End of the Line for Moto? The new systems represent the first upgrade to Apples professional desktops since January, when the company introduced systems starting with a single 800MHz processor and topping off with two 1GHz chips. Recent reports that IBM is working to include support for AltiVec vector rendering in forthcoming 64-bit PowerPC chips have led some observers to wonder whether the current crop of Macs will be the last pro Mac desktops to include Motorola processors.
In other Mac news, Apple rolled out an enhanced, $1,499 configuration of the all-in-one consumer eMac that includes a SuperDrive, an 800MHz PowerPC G4 chip and 256MB of memory. The original $1,099 configuration ships with a combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive, 700MHz G4 processor and 128MB of RAM. The company also cut the prices of 15-inch LCD iMacs configured with CD-RW or combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives by $100 each, to $1,299 and $1,499, respectively.