Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2006 17:16 UTC, submitted by Tyler Too
Apple Ars reviews the Intel iMac, and concludes: "For $1299, the iMac Core Duo is a good buy. You get a 160GB SATA hard drive, a dual-layer DVD burner, and a 1440x900 17" LCD monitor along with a dual-core CPU. I'm always reluctant to play the cross-platform price comparison game, but I will note that this machine stacks up quite favorably in terms of price and features with Pentium D desktops. All in all, the iMac Core Duo is an impressive machine. If the rest of Apple's product line moves to Intel this smoothly, the transition should prove to be a big success."
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RE[2]: Dell.
by Termal on Wed 18th Jan 2006 07:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Dell."
Termal
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2006-01-04

Grandparent poster probably got in on a deal like this one:

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/56496

Although that one's only $1199. Personally if I had the cash I'd get it, sell the computer and keep the monitor...

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RE[3]: Dell.
by rayiner on Wed 18th Jan 2006 15:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Dell."
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2005-07-06

That's not even close to an equivalent computer, though. X300 SE? No dual-DVI? No DVD burner? No speakers? And its still got a slower CPU! It's not even a slimline form-factor (which costs more even at Dell). It's a completely irrelevent comparison...

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RE[4]: Dell.
by Termal on Wed 18th Jan 2006 20:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Dell."
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2006-01-04

I agree, it's a typical Dell deal. They lure you with a great LCD and a decent (if you like Intel) cpu, but everything else is average to meh and with overpriced upgrade options...

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