Best Value (Poll) of Apple Hardware

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  1. mr evil brkfast macrumors member

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    What does everyone think is the best value for the money by catagory and why?:

    Entry Consumer Desktop (under $1300 USD):
    G3 iMac 600 vs emac 700 CBD; 15" imac 700 CD

    Consumer Desktop ($1300++ USD):
    emac 800 SD; 15" imac 700 CBD; 15" imac 800 SD or 17" imac SD

    Consumer Laptop:
    12" 600mhz; 12" 700 mhz or 14" 700 mhz

    Pro Laptop:
    667mhz or 800mhz Powerbook

    Pro Desktop:
    dual 867 mhz; dual 1 ghz or dual 1.25 ghz; maybe even 17" imac SD

    and what the heck:

    ipod 5GB; ipod 10GB or ipod 20GB
     
  2. mr evil brkfast thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: Best Value (Poll) of Apple Hardware

    Entry Consumer Desktop (under $1300 USD):

    I would have to say the emac 700 with the combo drive. You get a 17" monitor, a G4 and it is just over $1000 dollars.
    I would like to see this model kept to replace the classic imac for perhaps...$899 after the next revision???

    Consumer Desktop ($1300++ USD):

    If I wanted the best system for the least money then the emac 800 SD would be my pick.

    I think that the best value for the money and what you get is the 17" imac SD however. You get so much for the $500 more: a great FP widescreen monitor; a better designed computer; better videocard; more HD space...

    Consumer Laptop:
    12" 600mhz; 12" 700 mhz or 14" 700 mhz

    My pick is the 12" 700mhz with the combo drive. I think that it is a better put together machine than the 14" and has a little more power to be worth more than the 600mhz of the 12". I don't think the 14" is worth the extra $$. It may be if it lets say had a 800mhz G3...something to differentiate it!

    I am curious to see how Apple will update the form factor when they do!

    Pro Laptop:
    667mhz or 800mhz Powerbook

    Tough call...depends on how much one wants to spend...I'll say the 800 simply for the reason that if you spend the kind of money the PBs cost you should get one that is better in every way than the consumer laptops (especially speed)

    Pro Desktop:
    dual 867 mhz; dual 1 ghz or dual 1.25 ghz; maybe even 17" imac SD

    I like the dual 867 mhz model...simply because these seem to be stop-gap models and I think that you get an excellent machine for $1699 compared with the 733 G4 and 800 G4 (the past entry level models). Why pay the big $$ when you get a great dual for $1699.

    and what the heck:

    ipod 20GB for $499- $100 more than the original for 4x the space + case and wired remote = great deal!
     

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