Atlanta, Georgia - November, 6, 2005: Daystar Technology, an Apple Value Added Reseller and Macintosh Solutions Integrator, today announced the expansion of its XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 Lombard product offering. This new offering allows owners of the PowerBook G3 Series (Bronze Keyboard) USB - M5343, often referred to as the "Lombard", to upgrade onsite.
Previously limited to "system based upgrades", where the user had to send their PowerBook to Daystar for installation, the company now offers complete upgrade kits. The kits allow Apple Techs or technical endusers to install the XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 Lombard, without having to send their unit to Daystar .
The new product offering allows customers to upgrade in a few minutes, without any substantial downtime. No need to send their systems out, no need to ship their existing card out.
The XLR8 433 MAChSpeed G4 Lombard Upgrade Kit.
The kit includes all components and tools needed for completing the upgrade onsite.
- XLR8 Upgraded 450 G4 CPU Card with 250 MHz Cache
(refurbished CPU module, tested and upgraded with all new low-temp parts).
- XLR8 MAChSpeed Control CPU Software.
- Daystar Modified High-Performance Metal Heat Sink.
- Flat-Head and Philips Screwdrivers.
- Arctic Silver Premium Thermal Compound.
- Instruction / Installation Sheet.
- Daystar Rebate Form
(for returning your CPU/Heat Sink if desired).
- Free Telephone Installation Information
(live installation assistance available at an additional charge)
Customer rebate for sending old components to Daystar
The kit includes a rebate, form which allows customers to send the old CPU, EMI Shield and Heat Sink back to Daystar. In return, Daystar sends them a rebate check for $55 US.
The Total Cost of the Upgrade, Before the Rebate is $ 299
(Users can take advantage of the $55 rebate after upgrading... a net cost of $244).