Power Mac G5It's true. On or around July 16th, I will be shipped a 2.5 GHz dual-processor Apple Power Mac G5. I purchased it today from CDW and it seems I'll have no trouble getting it on the day it's released, which makes me happy.

I have been saving up for this day over the last eight months and it's nice to see it arrive. My Powerbook is definitely getting sluggish after 2.5 years of use, so I'm looking forward to the increase in speed. I'm also looking forward to some more screen real estate. Word on the street (well, word on Think Secret and Apple Insider) is that there will be 20, 23, and 30 inch displays coming next week. Apple Insider says the 20 will be at $999, the 30 at $2,999 and the 23 will be between $1,499 and $1,799. I'll probably go with the 20, but if the 23 comes in at $1,499 it's going to be tough to pass up.

No matter what, I'm going to be happy with my new system. Coding and designing is going to be so much eachier and I suspect this system will last me 4-5 years (provided this ain't no lemon). So, cheers to me and you're more than welcome to come over and play with it when the system arrives.