Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Better comparison: Mac mini vs. cheap-ass Compaq

Now that's cheap...

  Compaq Presario sr1500nx minitower Mac mini
Processor 2 GHz AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.25 GHz PowerPC
Cache 512 KB 512 KB
System bus speed 533 MHz 167 MHz
Memory 256 MB 512 MB
Type of memory 333 MHz DDR SDRAM 333 MHz DDR SDRAM
Video card Integrated ATI Radeon 9200
Video memory Shared 32 MB
Video bus AGP 8x AGP 4x
Hard drive 80 GB 7200 RPM 40 GB 5200 RPM
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
Audio support 5.1 Stereo
FireWire 2 FireWire 400 1 FireWire 400
USB 7 2.0 2 2.0
Card slots CF, Memory Stick, SD -
Modem 56K 56K
Ethernet 100BaseT 100BaseT
Mouse and keyboard Included Add $58
Expansion slots 1 AGP

15.4 by 7.2 by 16.5 inches
30 pounds
2 by 3.5 by 3.5 inches
3 pounds
Software Windows XP Home with SP2, Microsoft Works/Money/Encarta, Quicken Mac OS X, AppleWorks, iLife '05, Quicken
Warranty 1 year 1 year parts and labor
90 days phone support
Price (inc. King County sales tax) $235 $543

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