Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

Let's compare, shall we?

Because Iain suggested that Macs were cheaper than PCs, I thought I'd compare the two just for kicks:


Apple iMac Dell Dimension 4300 Who wins?
Chip 500 MHz G3 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 PC ~2x faster
RAM 128 MB 128 MB tie
HD 20 GB 40 GB PC 2x bigger
CD-RW 8x 4x 24x 16x 10x 40x PC 2x faster
Comms 56K, Ethernet 56K, Ethernet tie
Software Quicken, AppleWorks, etc. Antivirus, Word, MS Works, Money etc. PC slightly better
Video 16 MB ATI 16 MB ATI tie
Monitor 15" 17" PC bigger
OS OS X.1 Windows XP both high quality
Other USB, FireWire USB only Mac better
Sound Built-in H-K speakers PC slightly better
Warranty 90 days support, 1 year parts 1 year support and parts PC better
Price in CA $1,081.42 $1,088.12 Inc. tax, shipping; Mac $6.70 cheaper
Design Beautiful indigo Pleasing grey De gustibus non disputandum est

As you can see, the Apple computer is a pretty bad deal these days (at least in terms of pricing).
By the way, all prices were current as of 5 pm EST, October 22, 2001.

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