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Integrated Graphics. Told you so..

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MRU, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. MRU
    Demi-God

    MRU

    #1
    I was flamed a while back :rolleyes: for suggesting that in the lower end mac products, they would use integrated graphics.. 'No way', 'Apple would never do that' was the response with a myriad of posters posting links pointing out that Apple marketing slags of integrated graphics chips and that would mean they were going back on their own words....

    OH sweet Irony,

    Well I just had to take this second to say - I told you so...:p

    Intel Ibook will have integrated too, Mark my words :)

    Price is a bit steep now as well 889 Euro for the duo core version in Ireland. so much for their budget system...
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    BigMac OS X

    #2
    LOL That was awsome.
    How much do you peeps think the Mini costs to make?
     
  3. MRU
    Demi-God

    MRU

    #3
    What's even more funny :)

    Take a new intel mac mini.

    1.67 core duo

    Upgrade ram to 2Gb
    Upgrade Hd to 120gb
    Add wired Keyboard & mouse
    Add 20" Cinema Display

    Total Eur 2,271.9

    ---------------------
    Take a 20" iMac Core Duo

    2Ghz core duo
    Upgrade Ram to 2gb
    Upgrade VideoCard to 256mb

    Total Eur 2,229.01


    50 Euro cheaper and a far better purchase? (better processor, better Hard Drive, proper GFX card)
    WTF are apple doing with pricing these days???.

    So much for those saying the switch to intel would bring cheaper prices...

    2nd prediction: Intel iBook will cost more than current models......
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    #4
    Mac mini isn't supposed to represent best value nor supposed to compete with iMac. Like iBook vs. PowerBook before it, Mac mini is suppose to serve different markets. If Mac mini has all that iMac has, and for less, who on earth would buy iMac?
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    miloblithe

    #5
    And with the mini you get the value of having a seperate monitor that you can take with you to your next computer.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    #6
    Haha, its not a big deal in a system like the mini, but Id be surprised to see Apple not have dedicated graphics at atleast one price point in the iBooks, espeically if theyre getting rid of the 12" PowerBook. Also, the iBook has more flexibility at its current price than the Mini did.
     

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