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For Immediate Release, May 3, 2004                    Click for Print Freindly Version

Daystar Technology Announces the XLR8 MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD...
PowerPC G4 Upgrades for the PowerBook G3 (Lombard).
Upgrade delivers 433 MHz G4 performance for USB PowerBooks.
Features 24 hour factory installation, and near-zero downtime!

Atlanta, Georgia, May 3, 2004: Daystar Technology, the compatibility leader in Macintosh performance has expanded the XLR8 system upgrade technology to include the Apple PowerBook G3 1999 series (Bronze Keyboard), also known as the "Lombard" PowerBook.

Combining technologies from Daystar and XLR8, the new upgrade not only provides fast G4, OS X performance, but also features a low-power design that extends battery life and runs cooler than competitive offerings.

The MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD is factory installed and tested by Daystar in a unique 24 hour turnaround program. Daystar adds additional speed to the installation process with its exclusive "Week-ender" installation program, providing 12 hour turnaround. The Week-ender program allows users to achieve near-zero downtime by sending their PowerBook in on Thursday evening, then receiving the upgraded system on Monday.

"The Lombard is a unique upgrade, in that the Lombard itself has a number of RAM and system incompatibilities'," said Gary Dailey, president of Daystar. "We want to achieve the 100% customer satisfaction record that we have with the Pismo upgrade. While there are still 'OS9 sleep' issues when OS9 and OSX are installed on the same volume, we have been able to eliminate every other possible incompatibility. The upgrade is as near to perfect as it can be and still assure compatibility as the OS changes."

MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD Standard Pricing
Includes all unit 2-day, 2 way shipping, CPU upgrade installation, testing, MAChSpeed Control OS9 & OSX installation - additional shipping options are available.

XLR8 Product

Part No



433 MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD
w/ 250 MHz Cache


$     259

24 Hours

MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD Week-ender Pricing (In on Friday, back on Monday)
Includes all unit 2-way, overnight shipping, CPU upgrade installation, testing, MAChSpeed Control OS9 & OSX installation.

XLR8 Product

Part No



433 MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD


$     299

12 Hours

How the conversion program works
Due to the sensitivity of the electronics within the PowerBook G3, and the need for low-power tuning, Daystar handles the MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD as a factory installation. Unlike competitive PowerBook upgrades, Daystar completes all upgrading and testing within its own facility, using its own state-of-the art equipment and worldwide recognized professionals.

  • The user is shipped a professional foam shipping container.
  • They complete the checklist, then use the prepaid label to return the container with their PowerBook G3 to Daystar.
  • Daystar tests and checks the system, performs the upgrade, then tests the upgraded unit overnight and returns the upgraded unit to the user.
  • The user then opens the box and starts working at G4 speeds.

All shipping costs of the LOMBARD unit and insurance is included in the MSRP listed above. The user pays an additional shipping fee for the initial shipping of the container.

Support for International LOMBARDs
International orders are available with the standard 24 turnaround only. International users can choose from a variety of shipping and return choices.

More Information
The MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD product sheet is available at:

The MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD information FAQ is available at: http://daystartechnology.com/support/downloads/download-xlr8/documents/faqs/faq_info_g4l.html

The MAChSpeed G4 LOMBARD products are available for purchase at:

About Daystar and XLR8 Brand Products
Daystar Technology is the designer and manufacturer of XLR8 brand products. With its history from the early days of the Mac as DayStar Digital, Inc., the company is an Apple Authorized Value Added Reseller, employs Apple Certified technicians and continues to deliver the best of the best for the Apple based computing platform.

Daystar currently distributes XLR8 brand products and select, qualified performance and expansion products via its web store at http://Daystar-Store.com, via eBay and select resellers. Daystar offers a wide array of Apple performance products. It also sells and services Apple products via its store-front in Buford, 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.