The g4 cube is less than one fourth the size of most pcs, yet houses a 450 mhz powerpc g4 processor with velocity engine that reaches supercomputer speeds of over three billion calculations per second gigaflops. The 8 cube was introduced in july 2000, along with a new keyboard and optical mouse. Apple releases mac os x public beta and unveils new ibook line over 250 exhibitors showcasing solutions and services for the macintosh at apple expo apple expo parisseptember, 2000during todays kickoff keynote at apple expo paris, where over 250 exhibitors are showcasing solutions and. After introducing the g4 cube at macworld new york in 2000, here is the promotional video that was shown. Introduced in 2000, the power mac g4 cube is still one of the most distinctive macs ever sold. The power mac g4 cube models can run macos x as well up to macos x 10. The power mac g4 cube computer combines the power of the powerpc g4 microprocessor with a stylish, compact enclosure. The verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with vox media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Power macintosh g4, an 8inch cube computer, during his keynote.
Apple powermac g4 cube pro speakers fix and blue led mod. Inside your power macyour computers internal expansion options 18 quicktimeaudio and video on the internet 20 sherlock 2your internet search detective 22 imovie 2create and edit your own digital movies 24 itoolsfree internet services for mac users 26 auto updatingautomatically keep your mac on the cutting edge 28. An apple power mac g4 cube computer, model number m7886. It removed the need to boot up the 128k original mac i have 18 out of the 20 times i would have booted it up. How to install memory in the apple power mac g4 cube. Jul 03, 2001 apple puts power mac g4 cube on ice cupertino, californiajuly 3, 2001apple today announced that it willsuspend production of the power mac g4 cube indefinitely. Hardware features 1 here is a list of the hardware features of the power mac g4 cube. The flop of the power mac g4 cube, along with the more expensive imac g4 and heavy emac, meant that macintosh desktop sales never reached the market share attained by the. Several months later, the powermac g4 was introduced, a new professional. The new power mac g4 cube, which is the first new model in the range announced since the machine debuted at macworld in new york in july 2000, has 128m bytes of. Towards the end of his macworld expo keynote, ceo steve jobs unveiled the power mac g4 cube, a stylish 8in allround desktop machine that, thanks to.
The major features are described more fully later in this note. The g4 cube was a foray into the business market, as well as an answer to those who wanted an imaclike machine, with more choice in monitors. Power is provided by the usb ports on the g4 cube or on an apple display that uses the apple display connector adc. The power macintosh, later power mac, is a family of personal computers designed, manufactured, and sold by apple computer, inc. Please note that the power macintosh g4500 cube only was available direct from apple, but the power macintosh g4450 cube was available from resellers as well. Apple powermac g3 powermac g3 computers section is your complete source to find all our available used and refurbished powermac g3. This was often considered damaging to the aesthetic quality of the computer. The mdd model is a more complex conversion but can now be done by us in house at the laser hive. Dec 19, 20 apples new mac pro looks like a stunning machine. Macworld new york 2000the g4 cube introduction youtube. About the power mac g4 cube voice communications inc.
Like the power mac g4 cube, the apple tv has a square base. Feb 23, 2001 the new power mac g4 cube, which is the first new model in the range announced since the machine debuted at macworld in new york in july 2000, has 128m bytes of memory, a 20gbyte hard disk and. In 2000, apple released the power mac g4 cube, their first desktop since the. On the new mac pro and the power mac g4 cube 512 pixels. Now apple is posing the same questions to its mainstream customers regarding the power mac g4 cube, which offers a g4s processing power and an imacs ease of setup. Although every effort is made to provide the most accurate and useful information in owc videos, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, completeness. Perhaps the biggest surprise was jobs one more thing announcement at the keynote s close of the new power mac g4 cube, an entirely new model. People gaze with wonder at apples g4 cube computer unveiled at the mac. Panther requires a minimum of 128mb of memory and is designed to run on the following apple products with builtin usb support.
This opens up the world of apples free itools services to you email, easy website creation. All of the power mac g3 carry our 60day warranty and are in stock for immediate delivery. Apple power mac g4 cube still, unhappy customers have been asking for replacement enclosures or cubes, and with good reason, said technology business research analyst tim deal. Apple announced a slew of new machines, including the powermac g4 cube.
Jul 20, 2000 the most eye catching of the new macs and without question the most original new computer, in terms of industrial design, since the imac first appeared in 1998 is the power mac g4 cube. Interested in using these videos on your site view our video usage policy. About the power mac g4 cube includes setup and expansion information for power mac g4 cube computers. The g4 cube has a powerpc g4 microprocessor running at. The power mac g4 cube in 2000 was praised for its design, even though.
Housed in an 8x8x8 cube, the g4 cube combined the elegance of the imac with the power of the powermac g4. Apple power mac g4, power mac g4macintosh server g4 service. Power macintosh g4 500 cube specs power mac g4 cube, btocto. The infamous powermac g4 cube, apples original failed attempt at a compact g4based macintosh. Take a test run and see what your power mac g4 can do. The power mac g4 cube is a small form factor macintosh personal computer from apple computer, inc. Mac os x includes apples new quartz 2d graphics engine based on the internetstandard portable document format for stunning graphics and broad font support. Power macintosh g4 500 cube specs power mac g4 cube, bto. Jul 19, 2000 perhaps the biggest surprise was jobs one more thing announcement at the keynote s close of the new power mac g4 cube, an entirely new model that expands apples fourquadrant product matrix. The most eye catching of the new macs and without question the most original new computer, in terms of industrial design, since the imac first appeared in 1998. In his keynote at macworld expo sf in january 2000, steve jobs unveiled apples new. The new york museum of modern art holds a g4 cube, along with its distinctive harman kardon transparent speakers, as part of its collection. Its mission is to offer indepth reporting and longform feature. Apples new desktops ship standard with apples new, innovative optical mouse and fullsized pro keyboard and come preinstalled with.
It was first demonstrated by steve jobs in the first of his famous mac keynote. Apple releases mac os x public beta and unveils new ibook line. The infamous powermac g4 cube, apples original failed attempt at a compact g4 based macintosh. The power mac g4 is the first power mac computer based on the powerpc g4 processor. Designed by jonathan ive, its cube shape is reminiscent of the nextcube from next, acquired by apple in 1996. The g4 cube delivers the performance of a power mac g4 in an eight inch cube suspended in a stunning crystalclear enclosure. I use the imac g3, power mac g4 quicksilver minitower, pismo powerbook g3, and of course this base model cube except for a memory upgrade and airport card installation i did and a hard disk replacement the previous owner did along with a fan and blue light upgrade have it running like. Covers the power mac g4 cube compatiblity with macos 9 and macos x, hacking the power mac g4 cube to run leopard, windows support, linux support. The g4 cube, a stunningly elegant, compact and powerful desktop that epitomizes thinking differently. The cube is put on ice in july 2001 with apple promising that it will be reborn in another form at a later date.
Model m7886 450 mhz or 500 mhz powerpc 74007410 g4 processor power mac g4 cube troubleshooting, repair, and service manuals. Due to its size, the power mac g4 cube lacks pci slots and a fulllength agp slot, has three ram slots instead of four and a single drive bay instead of four like the fullsize. However, when i think about the new mac pro, i cant help but think of one of my favorite macs in recent history. Pictures showing the latest software features may appear slightly different on your. Plexi diy rear conversion kits are available now for all models except the mirror drive door model. The power mac g4 cube computer is displayed in the new york museum of modern art. If you agree with the following three statements, the power mac g4 cube is right for you. On top of this hardware runs the mac os operating system. Owcs stepbystep video of how to install memory in the apple power mac g4 cube. Included with the mac os are powerful features that allow you to use the internet to watch videos, research information, shop, and even update your software automatically. The power mac g4 cube models the power mac g4 450 cube and g4 500 cube originally shipped with macos 9.
Power mac g4 cube apples pearl of great price by andrew gore if you agree with the following three statements, then the power mac g4 cube is right for you. Im more concerned with a computers ease of setup and its size. When it comes to loveitorhateit products out of cupertino, few offerings can match the power mac g4 cube for getting people to choose sides. The computer comes with the harmon kardon transparent speakers, model number m7963, and a viewsonic va521 15 monitor. Apple power mac g4 cube tower ppc g4 450 mhz 128 mb 20 gb overview and full product specs on cnet. Power mac g4 cube computers brand facebook 7 photos. Small and quiet, yet insanely powerful, the new computer makes every other desktop for sale today look and feel ancient. Yo ur power mac g4 is a fullfeatured computer that includes the latest in computer technology such as firewire, usb, and support for airport wireless internet and networking. The connection from the computer to the amplifier is a single cable that carries usb signals and power. Apple unveils entirely new desktop line including the. Meanwhile, windows pc manufacturers could offer desktop configurations with lcd flatpanel monitors at prices comparable to the emac and at a much lower cost than the imac g4. Sep, 2000 mac os x features true memory protection, preemptive multitasking, and symmetric multiprocessing when running on the new dualprocessor power mac g4 line.
The apple tv is a digital media receiver designed to bring digital content to a television. Announced in july 2000, the powermac g4 cube introduced a dramatic new case design. Apple power mac g4, power mac g4macintosh server g4. The cube unlike many other computers uses passive cooling, where there is no fan. What version of the macos does the power mac g4 cube run. Some configurations also include support for wireless networking, dualchannel usb, gigabit ethernet, dual processing, digital audio, and a wakesleep power management feature. Jun 30, 2006 an apple tv ad for their power mac g4 cube. Congratulations on purchasing your new power mac g4 cubean elegant, compact, and professional solution to desktop computing.
Powermac g4 conversion products available now for all styles of powermac g4 products to help you convert your g4 case to take pc parts. Give us a call if you have any questions about our services, parts availability or pricing. Apple releases mac os x panther, server computerworld. The power mac g4 cube is not exactly the revolutionary new class of computer that steve jobs claimed in the macworld expo keynote. Apple computer releases the final cut pro software for the. The company saidthere is a small chance it will reintroduce an upgraded model of the uniquecomputer in the future, but that there are no plans to do so at this time. Of course, the g4 cube ships with the latest version of the mac operating system, mac os 9. After seeing low profits, apple attempted to increase sales by bundling more software.747 206 960 834 1504 372 560 439 889 654 342 305 1396 618 430 282 992 527 110 280 146 1100 428 1190 700 354 842 23 120 1203 74