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Apple Power Mac G5

Apple Power Mac G5
alaScore 81

51 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Apple Power Mac G5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design, but the size and price get less positive views.


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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Power Mac G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7 GHz review


No, it's not a 3GHz G5 - but it's close, and very powerful

Fastest Mac yet ; Double-layer DVD ; Liquid cooling

Relatively noisy ; PowerPC architecture

The Dual 2.7GHz Power Mac is brawny, bold and blazing - even if there's no Intel inside

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (

Apple Power Mac G5 dual 2.7GHz


The Apple Power Mac G5 received more than just a new OS in recent weeks. Not only do Power Macs come preloaded with the new Mac OS 10.4 Tiger, but they also offer faster G5 processors, better graphics, and larger hard drives. Read our First Take.

DVD drive now supports double-layer discs; base configuration supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD monitor; includes Mac OS 10.4 Tiger and the latest iLife suite; has higher maximum storage capacity than previous model.

Only one optical drive bay; no memory card reader and not enough USB ports; includes only a 30-day trial of iWork; telephone support lasts a brief 90 days.

Apple's latest high-end Power Mac G5 is a blazing machine that stands up without blinking to the best of the competition, but we're still annoyed by some of its shortcomings.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Apple Power Mac G5


The new dual-2.5GHz Power Mac G5 is a nice step up from the Power Mac G5s we've seen before.

Dual G5 processors ensure plenty of horsepower for years to come. New fans and liquid cooling are quiet. Up to 8GB of memory support. The 23-inch display is bright, clear, and attractive.

No dual-drive RAID at this price. Tested configuration uses very good, but slightly older and slower ATI graphics solution. DVD burner is single format (-RW), not dual-format.

Graphics pros and media outlets that need the fastest available speed will want to move to the new configuration. But most users with recent-vintage G5 machines (especially dual-2.0GHz models) don't need to jump on this upgrade.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2 GHz


The silver Power Mac G5 Dual 2 GHz is Apple's latest Über-computer.

The standard warranty for parts and labor is one year, including on-site service on the AppleCare Protection Plan. Toll-free technical support is available from 9:00–9:00 eastern time daily.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by : Daniel Drew Turner (

Service and support


Apple Power Mac G5

Much faster than past Power Macs; quiet; can be used as a serious workstation for a fraction of the cost.

Limited internal expansion capabilities; case is big and heavy; ships with outdated keyboard and mouse; not cheap.

Whether it's the world's fastest PC is up for debate, but the Power Mac G5 delivers top-notch performance for creative pros and power users.

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Apple Power Mac G5


Simply unparalleled design, a lot of cutting edge tech under the hood, very strong performance when using the right software and a price that will blow your eyebrows clean off.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (

Huge improvement over G4, competitive price/performance


When Apple's Power Mac G5 computer ($4398 as tested) arrived at the Midwest Test Facility, we all stood around it, just staring at it like those apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey . One of us reached out and tentatively touched a small button on the front...

May, 2004

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User review Apple Power Mac G5 2x2,3 Ghz by moosers on Audiofanzine


The Apple Power Mac G5 is a desktop computer, suitable for your DAW or other high processing power needing applications. The studio I work at actually has a number of rooms on site, and we've got ...

Feb, 2011