Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Feb 2007 17:21 UTC
In the News "In his public appearances, Bill Gates often appears to be so heavily sedated that the the private, peevish Bill we know and love from his internal emails rarely erupts. So it's with some relief we learn that normal service has been resumed, after Newsweek magazine's Steven Levy, an Apple acolyte, solicited chairman Bill's opinion of its latest TV advertising campaign, 'I'm a Mac - I'm a PC'." The Guardian is also hosting a piece on the 'Get a Mac' campaign.
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RE[4]: A dog barking on stars
by CrazyDude0 on Tue 6th Feb 2007 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A dog barking on stars"
CrazyDude0
Member since:
2005-07-10

http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/dimen?c=us&cs=19...

The one with Vista Home Basic is 359 and with Home Premium with Aero is 479.

Give me a similar deal with MAC and i will talk.

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RE[5]: A dog barking on stars
by cyclops on Tue 6th Feb 2007 20:12 in reply to "RE[4]: A dog barking on stars"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

@crazydude already the price is going up

could you please post a link to the actual product I can't actually see the product.

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v RE[5]: A dog barking on stars
by tomcat on Tue 6th Feb 2007 20:16 in reply to "RE[4]: A dog barking on stars"
v RE[6]: A dog barking on stars
by tomcat on Tue 6th Feb 2007 20:26 in reply to "RE[5]: A dog barking on stars"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

You're not going to find a deal like that from Apple. After all, they've got a lot of pompous, soy-latte-drinking, Prius-driving, square-rimmed-glasses-wearing, tree-hugging, effete windbags to support.

Lol, good one.
And the Mac freaks are out in force today, voting down anything negative about Apple.
Looks like the adds gave them a reason to come out of their basements.
The attitude of Mac zealots reinforces my belief that the only thing more evil than Microsoft is Apple.
Fortunatelly Apple doesn't get to realize their evil much in real world due to its tiny market share.

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RE[5]: A dog barking on stars
by smitty on Tue 6th Feb 2007 20:19 in reply to "RE[4]: A dog barking on stars"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

Although it seems to say you can get Home Premium with Aero for 479, when I configured it it didn't include that automatically. And then forced me to upgrade the RAM to 1GB as well, for a total cost of $578.

No idea what Macs cost, but I'm not sure you can even get a Mac with specs this low - if you can it would be something like the Mac Mini and that's not a fair comparison (laptop parts vs having a monitor).

Edited 2007-02-06 20:21

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arbour42 Member since:
2005-07-06

The one with Vista Home Basic is 359 and with Home Premium with Aero is 479

And they are incredibly crippled machines, even when you compare them to a Mac Mini. And they are only using Vista Home Basic, the lowest rung on the tier and without all the "goodies". No monitor, and not even a CD RW drive.

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Yeah... when I configured a machine that I'd actually be willing to use (17" monitor, 2GB ram, Vista Home Premium), the price was more like $809.

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TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

What a joke! That one for 359 only has 512 MD of ram and a sempron processor. 512 isnt enough to run vista on, who are you kidding? Same with the one for 479. Although the 479 one comes wih a plain Athlon 64 instead. You would probably have to spend more to get a decent machine, similar to what you would pay for an imac or a mini.

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