Apple has reintroduced its single-processor 1.8GHz Power Mac, making the desktop choice more affordable to bring it into the reach of more customers.

As well as a G5 processor, the new £1,099 model offers 600MHz frontside bus, 512K L2 cache, and ships with 256MB RAM preinstalled. It also hosts an 80GB hard drive, an 8x SuperDrive and ships with an nVidia GeForce FS 5200 Ultra with 64MB video memory.

"The new 1.8 GHz Power Mac G5 is a great entry-level system that lets prosumers and professionals tap the incredible performance benefits of the 64-bit PowerPC G5 processor at a very affordable price,” said David Moody, Apple’s vice president of worldwide mac product marketing. “Now even more customers can benefit from the power of the G5 in a system with plenty of room for future expansion.”

Additional product specifics include: FireWire 800, two FireWire 400 ports, three USB 2.0 ports,  optical digital audio input and output, analogue audio input and output and a headphone jack. The system also supports 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme wireless networking and is Bluetooth-ready for wireless connections to a host of Bluetooth-enabled peripherals.