New Player to Enter iMac Upgrade MarketA new player is scheduled to enter the iMac processor upgrade market sometime later this week. According to sources, PowerLogix —a well known Macintosh upgrade company —is set to announce a new set of iMac processor upgrades, and has additional upgrade products for Apple's mobile space not far behind.
The company's iMac upgrades will apparently debut in two separate speeds: The low-end upgrade will be muscled by a 400MHz G3 processor with a 512K 200MHz backside cache, while the high-end upgrade will boast 500MHz of processing power with a 1MB 200MHz backside cache, sources said.
While pricing is not official until the release of the product, sources say to expect the retail price of the high-end card to fall near $459, with the 400MHz version falling in at about $279.
Aside from the iMac upgrades, which are due sooner than later, the company has also been working on a pair of processor upgrades for Apple's Pro Portable line of PowerBooks.
Both upgrades, currently in their late developmental phases, appear to be powered by 500MHz G3 processors; one with a 1MB backside cache and the other with a 512K.
These forthcoming PowerBook upgrades from PowerLogix will differ from competitors such as Newer Technologies, as the user won't have to exchange their original Apple daughter-card in to PowerLogix.
Sources are claiming that these PowerBook upgrades are currently still under development and may surface around Macworld NY next month.