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RE[2]: Depends on the price
by puenktchen on Tue 26th May 2009 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Depends on the price"
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In Europe, a low-end desktop computer bought on a comparison web site is €200. An iMac is €2000.

wtf? an imac sells for 1000 € and your low-end desktop simply doesn't compares to it.

That's a huge difference, and most of the time, a low-end computer will do the job (using a web browser, running MS Office).

if that are your only needs, get an old imac g3 for maybe 50€. or an imac g4 for maybe 100 € if you want some luxury and the ability to run leopard.

Edited 2009-05-26 09:26 UTC

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