Why do they still sell the 1.8Ghz Single Powermac in the UK?

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  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    I really don't get this.

    £858.93 will get you the following Powermac in the Education store:

    1.8GHz PowerPC G5
    600MHz frontside bus
    512K L2 cache
    256MB DDR400 SDRAM
    Expandable to 4GB SDRAM
    80GB Serial ATA
    8x SuperDrive
    Three PCI Slots
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
    64MB DDR video memory
    56K internal modem

    Whereas £790.78 will get you the following iMac in the Education store:

    17-inch widescreen LCD
    1.8GHz PowerPC G5
    600MHz frontside bus
    512K L2 cache
    512MB DDR400 SDRAM
    160GB Serial ATA hard drive
    Slot-load Combo Drive
    ATI Radeon 9600
    128MB DDR video memory
    56K internal modem

    So for £68.15 less you can get a system with the same specs, plus an extra 256MB RAM, a hard drive double the size, a better graphics card with twice the VRAM not to mention a 17" LCD screen. The only thing that's lacking is the Superdrive. If you spend £19.97 more than the powermac system on an iMac you can get a 2Ghz processor, faster frontside bus and a Superdrive.
    I know the Powermacs are more upgradeable but you're only really talking hard drives, graphics cards and memory, two of which can be upgraded on the iMacs.

    Really amazes me!!


    Phil
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: Education store ;)

    More like the school he is going is special.
     
  3. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Its probably that the 1.8ghz model appeals to schools who dont need the dual processor's but need the RAM and expandability...

    ShadOW ;)
     
  4. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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  5. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    The reason we still havestock is because they didn't sell that well, when the stock runs out Apple UK will remove it.

    Really didn't know why anyone would want it, for less you have the iMac and more you have the Dual CPU G5.
     
  6. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    :eek: i know of a place selling a pmac g5 1.6 (stock) for £1500 (odd)
     
  7. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    I've found those sort of prices before, when i've been looking at other on line shops to see what they have and what they have is last gen stock.
     
  8. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Educational Store? Has anyone here ever payed the full price for an Apple product? Apple must loose millions with people scaming them through educational discounts.
     
  9. Switzermac macrumors regular

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    Well apple needs to offload its stock somewhere.
     
  10. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    yea well how do they expect to unload their stock at those prices!?!!? although i'm sure there are soem rele stupid people out there :rolleyes:
     
  11. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Why do you think Apple are so lax at checking?

    There still making stacks of cash but let their fans buy new kit cheaply.
     
  12. GKThursday macrumors regular

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    exchange rate!

    You guys still have the 1.8 GHz single G5 because when you do out the exchange rate it equals our 2.3 GHz dual G5. :p
    GK
     
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  14. gabriel_uk macrumors regular

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    That's about as funny as the Prime Minister kissing the President's a**! - which he does, regularly. :mad: :p
     
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