Apple Power Mac G4 Cube and its contemporaries in a small photo review

    Hello. According to the results of the last vote , now there should have been a review of Silicon Graphics O2, but, I confess, I still haven’t finished everything on it, but for now a small review of the Apple Power Mac G4 Cube as entertainment.

    So, in the courtyard of July 2000, everyone successfully survived the Millennium, the end of the world did not come, and even watches in computers happily showed the 00th year. What were the computers in 2000 and how is the Power Mac G4 Cube so different from them that came out on July 19, 2000?

    As it turned out, you can not just take and google pictures of computers in 2000. For help, I had to turn to PC World and Home Computer magazines , which scans were easier to find. After reviewing the archive of these journals for the 2000th and the half of 2001, I found that almost all system units look, let's say, traditionally. And this applies to branded blocks and all sorts of self-assembly. What does advertising from the pages of computer magazines offer us? (I beg your pardon for the quality of the pictures, they will continue to be better).

    Yes, there were some more interesting specimens:

    But on the whole, it all looked rather monotonous and depressing.

    I am not a fan or fan of Apple technology, but when I got to the museum (details in profile;)) I got G4 Cube and I was very impressed with its appearance and technical design:

    Kit with 17 "monitor, system unit, external power supply, keyboard , mouse and speakers. Detailed specifications can be found here . in fairness I will say that the column in the photo on the iMac G4 (lamp Jobs), but apparently they are quite similar.

    The very system unit is a parallelepiped with rounded edges of the acrylic about 6 mm thick , at The top of which is a silver cube. With the right light, it seems that the cube is hanging in the air.

    On top is a slotted DVD drive and fan grill. Also on the top plane there is a touch switch button, which works fine through thick acrylic and has a smoothly changing white backlight.

    To get to the components, you need to flip the case and remove the inner cube by the handle.

    The cube itself is quite compact, with an ATI Rage 16 Mb video card with VGA and ADC interfaces visible on the side.

    On the top, there is a heatsink, a power button and a DVD drive slot. The standard IDE HDD 3.5 "

    cube is installed on the side. The cube is powered by an external power supply unit with a voltage of 28 V. The

    monitor is powered by the same power supply unit via the ADC interface.

    A cable is provided with a hinge to prevent it from breaking.

    In my copy, there is a German Mac OS 9.1, which doesn't make much sense to describe :)
    Thank you for your attention.

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