Liquid Cooled G5

Two days after previous announcement on Airport Express, Apple has finally announced an upgrade to the long overdue G5 PowerMac. This time, there are three models to choose and the top of the range sports a whooping 2.5Ghz G5. The "World's Fastest Personal Computer" has just gone faster. At the same time, it might also disappointed the Apple fans who have been greatly affected by Steve Jobs' field of distortion last year, when he promised 3Ghz G5 PowerMac by this Summer. I guess Apple has been very quiet about it lately.

Interestingly, the new PoweMac has its cooling system redesigned to suit faster and hotter G5 chip, so that it can stay calm and quiet. This time, a sophisticated water cooling system has been used. Yes! Water cooling in off the shelf mass production system - from the "design is everything" Apple! I wonder what will be Apple's next move. A 5Ghz PowerMac with refillable liquid nitrogen tank? :)

Now I wish I have one... Won't be available until July though.

Update: Australian price is out:

Model Ram Disk Video Price
Dual 1.8Ghz G5 256Mb 80Gb Geforce 5200 Ultra AUD$3,599
Dual 2.0Ghz G5 512Mb 160Gb Geforce 5200 Ultra AUD$4,499
Dual 2.5Ghz G5 512Mb 160Gb Radeon 9600 XT AUD$5,299

Still outside the land of reach...