PC World Bundle

Discussion in 'iMac' started by a456, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. a456 macrumors 6502a

    a456

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    PC World in the UK have started selling the Mac Mini with a generic monitor included (17" or 19"), which puts it at a price point between the Mini (sans monitor) and the iMac basic. Doesn't say anything about a keyboard or mouse, and no free webcam - that really would make it the budget iMac. Also it only appears to be on the combo drive mini. I wouldn't buy it myself, but it shows that PC World are finally showing some initiative when it comes to the Mac. I imagine most people will go in to look at the Mini with Monitor and end up buying an iMac when they realize that the mouse, keyboard and iSight are built in.

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/st...ProductList&category_oid=-27739&show_all=true
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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  3. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Indeed. DSG Retail as a whole are a joke.
     
  4. a456 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    a456

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    Yeah, I would never trust any of the specs on the site. The top of the page says Core 2 Duo and the specs say Core Duo. I did pick up a half price iSight from them though and they do seem to sell off the end of line Apple kit cheap if you catch it at the right moment - Core Duo iMacs were cheap when the Core 2 Duos came in.
     
  5. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    I think that's rather unfair personally. The upper management and marketing definitely is, however there are a lot of very hard working sales staff there, it's just unfortunate that a lot of them are trapped by company policy and this sort of rubbish on the website as you mention.

    It does make the shopping experience there rather unpleasent as a whole though I give you that.
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    When I was last in PC World they were telling someone they needed Windows versions of software to run on an iMac. They couldn't use the Mac software they already owned because the iMac now uses "Pentium" processors. THey would also need to buy anti-virus software etc. All this whilst pointing at a G5 iMac:rolleyes:
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    This is the company that sells 1m Ethernet Cables for £14.99 (Apple charges £7 for the same cable), and that whenever you go in the staff (and customers) know virtually nothing about computers, it's a tax on the ignorant.
     

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