The move is the result of Motorola's ability to deliver more of the 733MHz PowerPC G4 chips than originally forecast, Apple said in a statement. The move will now put two 733MHz machines atop Apple's line of professional desktops: the original model equipped with Apple's SuperDrive CD-RW/DVD-R combination and the new model with just the CD-RW. The new model costs $6595, while the DVD-R equipped model runs $7495 from Apple's online store.
Both models come with 256MB of SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), a 60GB ATA hard disk, an NVidia GeForce2 MX video card with 32MB of SDRAM, a 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet card, a built-in 56Kbps V.90 modem and iTunes and iMovie 2 software.
Apple will release Mac OS X, a fundamental revision to its flagship operating system and a product the company is pinning much of its hope for the future on, on 24 March.