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Daystar Announces Zero Downtime
"Enduser" Powerbook Lombard Upgrades Kits
Adds complete upgrade kits to its popular line of Apple PowerBook G3 based upgrades.

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 .

Zero Downtime.
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).

"Our G4 upgrade transforms the Lombard into an excellent OSX performer," said Gary Dailey, president of Daystar. "The addition of our zero-downtime kits, delivers a simple and fast worldwide solution for extending the life of the user's current PowerBook."

About Daystar and XLR8 Brand Products.
Daystar Technology is a Macintosh Solutions Integrator. The company specializes in developing custom solutions, and integrating leading performance technologies for consumers, enterprise and graphics professionals. Daystar operates as an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service center, and maintains a staff of Apple Certified Technicians. Daystar is also the designer and manufacturer of XLR8 brand products. With its history as the creator of the original Mac upgrade, the company continues to deliver the best of the best for the Apple based computing platform.

Daystar currently distributes/resells Apple, XLR8, My InternetPC, Giga Design and a variety of leading brand products via its store front and web store at http://Daystar-Store.com. Daystar offers a wide array of Apple performance products. It also sells and services Apple products via its store-front in Suwanee, Georgia.

Additional information on Daystar Technology and XLR8 can be found via the Daystar website at: http://daystartechnology.com/about/ and http://daystartechnology.com/news/


Apple Authorized ResellerApple Authorized Service Provider
Daystar Technology specializes in Macintosh and PowerBook CPU Upgrades. As a leader in Mac CPU upgrades, Daystar also provides world class certified service and new system sales. Daystar reserves the right to adjust, change or modify its policies, products and specifications at any time.