Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

New Mac mini price comparison

  Dell Dimension 4700 Mac mini
Processor 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 [HT] 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4
Cache 1 MB L2 512 KB on-chip
System bus speed 800 MHz 167 MHz
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Type of memory 400 MHz DDR SDRAM 333 MHz DDR SRAM
Video card Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
[add $60 for PCI Express X300 SE with 128 MB VRAM]
ATI Radeon 9200
Video memory Shared 32 MB
Video bus PCI Express x16 AGP 4x
Display 17" LCD flat panel [analog] None
Add $799 for a Apple 20" LCD panel
Add $225 for an inexpensive LCD panel [e.g. GEM]
Resolution 1280 x 1042 -
Hard drive 40 GB [add $20 for 80 GB] 40 GB
Hard drive bus Ultra ATA/100 Ultra ATA/100
DVD read 16x 8x
DVD-R [add $30 for dual layer DVD+/-RW drive] -
CD read 48x 24x
CD-R 48x 24x
CD-RW 32x 16x
FireWire - [add $20] 1 FireWire 400
USB 8 2.0 2 2.0
Modem - [add $20 for 56K] 56K
Ethernet 100BaseT 100BaseT
Mouse and keyboard USB
[add $20 for optical mouse]
Add $58
Expansion slots 2 PCI
1 PCIe x1
1 PCIe x16
Size Frickin' huge Rilly small
Software Windows XP Home with SP2 Mac OS X, AppleWorks, iLife '05, Quicken
Warranty 90 days 1 year parts and labor

90 days phone support
Price (inc. tax and shipping to Redmond, WA) $562 $543

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