Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

Mac <-> PC hardware comparison. September 2003.

It's time for yet another boring post that consists of nothing but HTML tables that compare Mac vs. PC specs and pricing! *yawn*

Compared: iBook, iMac, 15" PowerBook G4 vs. various random Dell hardware.
  Apple iBook Dell Inspiron 5100
Processor 900 MHz G3 2.4 GHz Pentium 4
Screen size 14.1" XGA 15" XGA
Storage 24x CD-RW/DVD 24x CD-RW/DVD
RAM 128 MB 512 MB
Hard drive 40 GB 30 GB
Video 32MB ATI Mobility™ Radeon™7500
16MB ATI Mobility™ Radeon™7500
FireWire 400 400
USB 1.1 2.0 high speed
System bus 100 MHz 533 MHz
Expansion - 1 PC card
Memory speed 100 MHz 266 MHz
Software iLife, AppleWorks, Quicken, 1 month Earthlink WordPerfect suite, Quicken, 6 months Earthlink
Warranty 1 year [90 days phone support] 1 year [1 year
phone support]
Video bus 2x AGP 4x AGP
Battery 46 WHr lithium ion 96 WHr lithium ion [note: no
advantage over the iBook

due to increased power consumption]
Weight 5.9
lbs
7.2 lbs
Price $1299 + tax $999 + shipping
Options 802.11b, $79

AirPort Extreme base station $199

AppleCare 3-year extended warranty $249
802.11b/g $49

802.11g base station $89

3-year extended warranty $169


 


  Apple iMac Dell Dimension 4600
Processor 1 GHz G4 2.4 GHz Pentium 4
Screen size 15" TFT active matrix LCD; 1024 x
768
15" TFT active matrix LCD; 1024 x
768
DVD 8x DVD

32x CD-RW
16x DVD

48x CD-RW
RAM 256 MB 256 MB
Hard drive 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 RPM) 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 RPM)
Video 32 MB nVidia GeForce4 MX 128 MB nVidia
GeForce FX 5200
FireWire 2 FireWire 400 -
USB 3 USB 2.0 8 USB 2.0
System bus 167 MHz 533 MHz
Expansion - Serial ATA, 3 PCI
Memory speed 333 MHz 333 MHz
Software iLife, AppleWorks, Quicken, 1 month Earthlink WordPerfect suite, Quicken, 6 months Earthlink
Warranty 1 year [90 days phone support] 1 year [with phone
support]
Video bus AGP 4x AGP 8x
Speakers Apple Pro Altec Lansing
Price $1299 + tax $1014 + shipping
Options AppleCare 3-year extended warranty
$169
3-year extended warranty $169


 


  Apple PowerBook G4 Dell Inspiron 8500
Processor 1.25 GHz G4 2.2 GHz Mobile Pentium 4
Screen size 15.2" TFT active matrix LCD;
1280x852
15.4" TFT active matrix LCD; 1200
x 800
DVD 8x DVD

32x CD-RW
16x DVD

48x CD-RW
RAM 256 MB 512 MB
Hard drive 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 RPM) 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 RPM)
Video ATI Mobility
Radeon 9600, 64 MB
32MB DDR ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™
9000 4x AGP 3D Video
FireWire 1 FireWire 400

1 FireWire 800
1 FireWire 400
USB 2 USB 2.0 2 USB 2.0
PCMCIA 1 1
System bus 167 MHz 533 MHz
Bluetooth Yes No
Memory speed 333 MHz 266 MHz
Software iLife, AppleWorks, Quicken, 1 month Earthlink WordPerfect suite, Quicken, 6 months Earthlink
Warranty 1 year [90 days phone support] 1 year [with phone
support]
Video bus AGP 4x AGP 4x
Weight 5.6 lb 7.2 lb
Price $1999 + tax $1321 + shipping
Options AirPort Extreme $99

AirPort base station $199

AppleCare 3-year extended warranty
$349
802.11 b/g card $47

802.11 b/g router $89

3-year extended warranty $161

Bluetooth [internal] $47
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