Is this an error on the Apple online store?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by danz90, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. danz90 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    On the Apple online store (for education - Australia), I have configured a 2.93ghz model to look/be exactly as the top-end model , with the following specs:

    3.06ghz core 2 duo
    1.0TB ATA hard drive
    Nvidia GeForce GT 130 512MB
    Apple Wireless Mighty mouse
    Apple wired keyboard with numeric keypad

    Although, when I configure this through the 2.93ghz model, price is $3478 AUD... but when I get this same config through the standard top-end model, its $3529.

    Am I missing something here, or this a glitch in the system?

    By the way, is the RAM on the GeForce GT130 DDR3, and is this graphics card beter than the previous 8800GS?

    EDIT: Also, in the checkout, does the "title" of the configurations make a difference, if the specs below 2 differently titled configs , are exactly the same.
    i.e. The 2.93ghz configured to look exactly as base 3.06ghz model has a heading of 'iMac, 24-inch, 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ' , while the base 3.06ghz model has title/heading of 'iMac, 24-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme'.... BUT, the actual specs below these two headings are exactly the same, and the 'iMac, 24-inch, 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme' works out $51 more expensive than the 2.93ghz one (which I've configured to be exactly like 3.06ghz model specified).
    So I'm quite confused... is there REALLY a difference?
    If I config the 2.93ghz to be exactly the same as base 3.06ghz model, with somehow being $51 cheaper... will I get everything like the normal 3.06ghz model, eg. Intel core 2 extreme processor, etc etc
  2. danz90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Bump: Please guys, this is important. I'm planning on purchasing an iMac within the next few minutes, and just wanna make sure.
    I think Apple telestore is closed now, in Australia.
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Same thing happens in the U.S. store. I like that adding the ATI HD4850 option only brings the price to $5 higher than the high-end model with the $130.

    It does seem to work for now. I bet they fix it soon!


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