Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

By popular request: Mac mini vs. Dell Dimension 3000

  Dell Dimension 3000 Mac mini
Processor 3.0 GHz Pentium 4 with hyperthreading 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4
Cache 512 KB on-chip 512 KB on-chip
System bus speed 533 MHz 167 MHz
Memory 512 MB 256 MB
Type of memory 400 MHz DDR SDRAM 333 MHz DDR SRAM
Video card Intel Extreme Video 2 ATI Radeon 9200
Video memory NA 32 MB
Video bus AGP 8x AGP 4x
Display 17" CRT [Dell E773c, .27 dot pitch] 17" CRT [Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 74, .25 dot pitch]
Resolution 1280 X 1024 1280 X 1024
Hard drive 80 GB 40 GB
Hard drive bus Ultra ATA/100 Ultra ATA
DVD read 16x 8x
DVD-R - -
CD read 48x 24x
CD-R 48x 24x
CD-RW 32x 16x
FireWire - 1 FireWire 400
USB 6 2.0 2 2.0
Modem - 56K
Ethernet 100BaseT 100BaseT
Speakers - -
Printer - -
Software Windows XP Home with SP2 Mac OS X, AppleWorks, iLife '05, Quicken
Warranty 2 year parts and labor, onsite service; 2 year phone support 1 year parts and labor; 90 days phone support
Price (inc. tax and shipping to King County, Washington) $528.89 [$578 with a 17" LCD flat panel display] $748.54 $811.65 [including an Apple mouse and keyboard]
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  • It's July 2013.

    Remember when I wrote a lot on LiveJournal? Yeah, me neither.

  • Steve

    I'm not surprised by Jobs' death, and of course my inner cynic wants to blame homeopathy or whatever the hell it was he was into; an anecdote that…

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