Apple's Plan in Action - Mini (AU$1729) vs iMac (AU$2079)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by johngwheeler, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

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    Here's an illustration of Apple's new product positioning for the Mini in action:

    1) Maxed out Mac Mini (dual-core i7, 16GB, 256GB flash) is AU$1729 - ouch!

    2) Mid-level 21.5" iMac (quad core 2.7GHz i5, 16GB, 256 flash) is AU2079

    So AU$350 more for:

    An arguably better CPU (about 10% slower single core, 40% faster multi-core)
    Iris Pro graphics vs Iris 5100
    A reasoanbly good 21.5" screen
    Mouse/Trackpad + keyboard (c. AU$160 bought separately)

    There's a pretty good indication than unless you only wanted a headless system, that the iMac is clearly a better deal.

    This is EXACTLY what Apple wants us to think too....
     
  2. xylitol macrumors regular

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    I have serious doubts that Apple is expecting its customers to be intelligent creatures at all.
     
  3. apfelmann macrumors 6502

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    The guys at apple who decide things, are all multi millionaires. They don't have the mind set anymore to care about a thousand dollar more or less for a computer. That's the problem
     
  4. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree. They know full well it is a better deal to buy an iMac, which is likely many "switchers'" first Apple computer.
     

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