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Monday, April 9, 2001
Mac GeForce 3 Backorder, Price Drop
9:31 AM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story

Apple has been getting a huge demand for G4 computers with nVidiaGeForce 3, causing a delay due to the excessive requests. This month was supposed to see the integration of the powerful cards into built-to-order and upgrade kits, but delays in the production have cause backorders. As a solution, Apple is now offering different options for this problem, according to a email sent to Accelerate Your Mac:

1) Cancel the PowerMac G4 order.

2) Do not cancel the PowerMac G4 order, ship the system when the GeForce3 card is made available.

3) Ship the PowerMac G4 now with the NVIDIA GeForce2 MX card installed. When the GeForce3 is made available in late May, an upgrade kit will be shipped free of charge. Under this option you can still keep the GeForce2 MX card after the GeForce3 upgrade has been shipped.
It seems that under the third option you are able to keep the GeForce 2 MX after receiving the GeForce 3. Furthermore, Apple has cut the prices of the GeForce 3 by $100, leaving the BTO option at $250 and the stand-alone card at $499. Accelerate Your Mac has the full letter from Apple support staff. We'll follow up and try to confirm this, but it sounds like a great deal. Remember that you can only have one AGP card in your Mac at a time, so you wouldn't be able to use both GeForce cards at once. Many users may find takers on Ebay, though, so keep the option in mind.

nVidia Web Site
Apple Store
GeForce 3 Backorder Details at Accelerate Your Mac

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