Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

The state of the boring Mac-PC price comparison grids, August 2003.

Apple eMac Dell Dimension 2400 Who wins?
Processor 800 MHz G4 2.2 GHz Celeron PC
Bus speed 133 MHz 400 MHz PC
RAM 128 MB 128 MB Mac [PC is shared with graphics system]
HD 40 GB 80 GB PC
CD 32x 48x PC
Networking Modem, 100 BaseT Ethernet Modem, 100BaseT Ethernet tie
Software AppleWorks, Quicken Antivirus, WordPerfect Suite, Quicken tie
Video ATI Radeon 7500 Intel Extreme tie
Monitor 17" CRT 15" flat panel PC
Mouse Optical Mechanical 2-button tie
OS OS X 10.2 Windows XP You decide
Other USB 1.1, FireWire USB 2.0 PC [unless you need FireWire]
Sound Internal speaker Altec Lansing speakers PC
Warranty 90 days support, 1 year parts 1 year support and parts PC
Price in WA $864 $608 PC
Design White Grey and black Mac

 

Apple G5 Dell Dimension 8300 Who wins?
Processor Dual 2 GHz G5 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 with hyperthreading Mac
Bus speed 1 GHz 800 MHz Mac
RAM 512 MB PC3200 SDRAM 512 MB PC3200 SDRAM Tie
HD 160 GB Serial ATA 80 GB ATA Mac
CD SuperDrive 4x DVD+RW/+R Drive w/CD-RW Tie
Networking Modem, 1000 BaseT Ethernet Modem, 100BaseT Ethernet Mac
Software QuickBooks [no productivity software] Antivirus, WordPerfect Suite, Quicken PC
Video ATI Radeon 9600 Pro; 64 MB DDR SDRAM (8x AGP) ATI Radeon 9800 Pro; 128 MB DDR SDRAM (8x AGP) PC
Mouse Optical Mechanical 2-button tie
OS OS X 10.2 Windows XP You decide
Other USB 2.0, FireWire 800 USB 2.0 Mac
Sound Internal speaker Altec Lansing speakers PC
Warranty 90 days support, 1 year parts 1 year support and parts PC
Price in WA $3262 $1580 PC
Design Metal Grey and black Mac
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