PowerBook G4 on steriods
faster than Intel-based MacsDaystar Technology has delivered another new milestone in PowerBook speed. The introduction of the new XLR8 CPU upgrade for the Aluminum PowerBook G4 systems delivers up to 40% faster performance for owners of most PowerBook G4 systems. The PowerBook G4 upgrade dubbed, "XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 Aluminum" is a factory installed upgrade, and is available for immediate purchase.
No Experience Required.
Like the XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 Pismo, Lombard, Titanium and iMac Flat Panel CPU upgrades, the PowerBook G4 upgrade is a factory installed CPU upgrade. Users simply place their PowerBook in the provided box. The shipping, testing, installation and 100% quality assurance is handled completely by Daystar's Apple Certified Technicians.
No Compromise, Just Raw Speed.
The CPU is the primary bottleneck on a PowerBook G4. To maximize speed and compatibility, Daystar uses the latest model, highest rated Freescale PowerPC (7447a/b) CPUs. The CPU runs transparent to the operating system and is fully compatible, fully AltiVec enabled, without any additional software required. The result is a system with much faster processing power, and improved performance in the Finder and every application.
* xBench 1.2 Scores jump from high 20's to over 50, faster than any Apple Laptop to date.
* Over twice as fast as Intel-based systems running current Mac PowerPC applications.
* QuickTime encoding is up to 30% faster than the first Intel-based Macs.
* 48 hour, factory installation via Apple Certified Technicians.
* Effortless shipping with Daystar's custom boxes and prepaid FedEx shipping options.
* Compatible with Classic and Mac OS 10.3.5 - 10.4.x... and beyond.
* Includes XLR8 MAChSpeed Control for testing and monitoring
* All upgrades warranted at speeds sold, with Daystar's exclusive 90/720 warranty program.
"This new upgrade provides a "non-Intel" performance choice to stranded PowerBook G4 owners", said Gary Dailey, president of Daystar. "It delivers an honest improvement in speed today, unlike the MacBooks which currently run in slow PowerPC emulation mode, and don't support Firewire 800, VirtualPC or Classic.
Performance for Most PowerBooks.
The new XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 Aluminum CPU upgrade is available for most PowerBook G4 systems. Users can choose from a variety of 3-way shipping options with varying costs. The upgrade is available worldwide.
The base price of $499 includes all parts and labor.
* PowerBook G4 15": 1.0, 1.25, 1.33 upgraded to 1.92 GHz
* PowerBook G4 15": 1.5 is upgraded to 2.0 GHz
* PowerBook G4 17": 1.33 upgraded to 1.92 GHz
* PowerBook G4 17": 1.5 is upgraded to 2.0 GHz
A "weekender" (in on Friday, back on Monday) program is also available.
Daystar Technology is simply a Macintosh Performance Shop. The company specializes in developing custom performance solutions, and integrating leading Apple and XLR8 brand technologies for consumers, enterprise and creative professionals. Daystar operates as an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service center, and maintains a staff of Apple Certified Technicians. Daystar is also the designer and manufacturer of XLR8 brand products. With its history as the creator of the original Mac upgrade, the company continues to deliver the best of the best for the Apple based computing platform.
Daystar currently distributes/resells Apple, XLR8, Giga Designs, QuickerTek, Northstar and a variety of leading brand products via its store front and web store at Daystar-Store.com. Daystar offers a wide array of Apple performance products. It also sells and services Apple products via its store-front in Buford, Georgia.
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