Other World Computing Product Lines and Information

Dec 14, 2004 |



Other World Computing (OWC) is a leading provider of products and services for the Macintosh marketplace. The company’s online catalog,, features thousands of upgrade products for Macintosh computers, including memory, FireWire and USB storage solutions, CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW drives and G3/G4 accelerators. Included within the products offered at are OWC’s own product lines, Mercury™ and Neptune™, as well as several OWC products designed to protect laptop computers and other electronic devices, or to enhance the use of certain devices.

In addition to its upgrade products, OWC offers ongoing technical support for Macintosh enthusiasts around the world, and dial-up and broadband Internet access throughout the United States. The company also owns the exclusive licensing rights for the popular, shareware utility, XPostFacto, which allows unsupported Apple models to use the modern Apple OS X versions 10.0.4, 10.1x and 10.2.x, as well as the latest 10.3.x versions.


OWC Mercury

Introduced in the mid 1990s, OWC Mercury is a line of computer upgrade products assembled by OWC in its 10,000-square-foot facility in Woodstock, Ill. The product line includes accelerators, FireWire storage solutions, external enclosures and CD and DVD writer drives, most available in FireWire + USB 2.0/1.1 or FireWire only.

Processor upgrades

OWC Mercury Extreme processors are considered among the fastest in the industry. They are fully compatible with OS X, do not require any backside cache enabling software and are simple plug-and-play technology. All OWC Mercury processors come with a two- or three-year warranty.

OWC Mercury Extreme Processor Upgrades

G4/933MHz-1GHz, G4/1.2GHz, G4/1.4GHz and G4/1.467-1.5GHz. Prices start at $229.00.

OWC Mercury G4 ZIF Processors

OWC Mercury Z500+ G4/450-500MHz and Mercury Z600+ G4/500-600MHz. Prices start at $139.00.

NewerTech Battery Solutions

OWC s NewerTech brand division leads the way when it comes to high-capacity PowerBook, iBook and iPod batteries. Given high marks from industry reviewers, the NewerTech line of batteries provides the longest run times of any replacement battery on the market designed to take the place of the original Apple battery.

PowerBook G4 Titanium Batteries from $139.99

4400mAh model offers 30 percent more capacity vs. Apple’s

4800mAh model offers 42 percent more capacity vs. Apple’s

PowerBook G4 15” Aluminum Battery – $129.99

4800mAh model offers 11 percent more capacity vs. Apple’s


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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Company Contact

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