Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 21:07 UTC, submitted by phandley
Apple "When one takes the seamless integration, stability, ease of use, quality engineering, the TCO, and the ability to boot Windows, one can easily conclude that a Mac is not necessarily a more expensive proposition. The argument that Mac's are too expensive no longer applies. Although you can spend between $600 and several thousand for a Mac, stay within your means and purchase a system that meets your computing demands."
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ehhh disapointed
by gregf on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 22:10 UTC
gregf
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2006-06-23

Well after reading this went to apple's online store. No hope for me. To be happy with a mac i still need a g5 to even get a tower. Your talking $2,900 for a mac that i would be happy with. I can go the intel route wich i tried first and do the mini. Can barley get any hardware that way. The hardware is good on the intel without the mini but its built into my monitor. Thats just plain terrible IMHO! Please do not get me wrong i would love to get a mac for a change. I run linux myself and would be happy with OS X i think. But with out me spending a extra grand or more i could not be satisfied at the moment buying a mac. They have the better OS and software by default, hardware can't compare as of yet.

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RE: ehhh disapointed
by protagonist on Sat 24th Jun 2006 15:48 in reply to "ehhh disapointed"
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2005-07-06

"Well after reading this went to apple's online store. No hope for me. To be happy with a mac i still need a g5 to even get a tower. Your talking $2,900 for a mac that i would be happy with. I can go the intel route wich i tried first and do the mini. Can barley get "

I don't know what you are looking at, but you can get a G5 dual processor, dual core, (that's 4 processors folks), for about $3,200. You can get the straight dual core G5 for under $2,000. If these aren't enough processing power then I don't know what you are going to do. You might want to start looking for a good used mini computer because I don't think you are going to find better prices on the Wintel side of the equation.

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RE[2]: ehhh disapointed
by gregf on Sun 25th Jun 2006 17:11 in reply to "RE: ehhh disapointed"
gregf Member since:
2006-06-23

Price drops from $2900 to $1800 on the intel side running linux. $1,100 is a big deal to me.

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