Is this an error on the Apple online store?

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

  1. danz90 macrumors newbie

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    Sydney, Australia
    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

    panzer06

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    Location:
    Kilrath
    #3
    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!

    Cheers,
     

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