Apple Introduces New Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one for Education

Cupertino, California--March 31, 1998--Apple Computer, Inc. today brings the high performance of the popular Power Macintosh G3 to education with a new integrated all-in-one design. Built from the ground up to fit the needs of classroom and education laboratory settings, the Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one represents one of the best price/performance systems ever offered to education customers. Apple's Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one, with innovative design, PowerPC G3 processor performance, and built-in multimedia capabilities, provides educators with a powerful, flexible, and affordable tool that enables students to unleash their creativity.

"Bringing the performance of PowerPC G3 technology to an integrated all-in-one system for education allows students and teachers to easily collaborate on projects, design web pages and leverage multimedia for learning" said Mike Lorion, vice president of Education Sales for Apple Computer, Inc. "The PowerPC G3 is up to twice as fast as a Pentium II. This power, combined with the new innovative features, make the Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one an excellent long-term investment for schools and colleges."

Unlike Pentium-based alternatives, the Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one was designed through collaboration with students and teachers to incorporate features that address the needs of the classroom. Innovative design features include:

The Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one is designed with the powerful PowerPC G3 processor to deliver incredible performance for advanced multimedia capabilities, a must in today's classrooms. Technologies to enhance the learning experience include, a powerful graphics accelerator chip, 24x-speed CD-ROM, built-in microphone and stereo speakers, 16-bit stereo sound input and output, and powerful and easy-to-use video editing and multimedia authoring features.

Other unique features valued in education settings include a lockable logic board tray that protects internal components while allowing easy access for expandability, built-in 10Base-T Ethernet, and four drive bays.

Pricing and Availability
The Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one is available to Apple's education customers in the United States and Canada after April 4, 1998. To complement its education hardware offerings, Apple also provides the Apple Education Series, a suite of software and curriculum products and programs for K-12 and general education settings. Each collection is designed for a specific age group and subject and includes over 10 educator evaluated software titles along with curriculum support.

For more information on the Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one and Apple Education Series, please check the Education Price List at or call 1-800-800-APPL.

Power Macintosh G3 All-in-one Education Configurations:
-233 MHz G3 processor with 512K level 2 backside cache comes with 32 MB SDRAM, 4 GB hard drive, 24x CD-ROM, 16-bit audio in/out

-266 MHz G3 processor with 512K level 2 backside cache comes with 32 MB SDRAM, 4 GB hard drive, 24xCD-ROM, 16-bit audio in/out, 24-bit NTSC and composite video in/out

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission - to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

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