What you get for your money

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by beppo, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. beppo macrumors member

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    #1
    this is just a list of macs and their specs for ~$1,500. I tried to make practical choices that lead the cost up to ~$1,500.

    Mac Mini $1,496.00
    -2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    -1GB RAM
    -120GB HDD
    -Superdrive 8x
    -Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse
    -Apple 20" Cinema Display

    Mac Mini $1,496.00
    -1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo***
    -2GB RAM
    -160GB HDD
    -Combo Drive***
    -Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse
    -Apple 20" Cinema Display

    iMac 20" $1,499
    - -2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    -1GB RAM
    -320GB HDD
    -Superdrive 8x
    -Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse
    -(Built-in) 20" glossy Widescreen LCD display
    -ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory
    -AirPort Extreme
    -Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    -Accessory kit (???)

    iMac 20" $1,448
    -2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo***
    -2GB RAM
    -500GB HDD
    -Superdrive 8x
    -Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse
    -(Built-in) 20" glossy Widescreen LCD display
    -ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 128MB memory***
    -AirPort Extreme
    -Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
    -Accessory kit (???)

    MacBook Black $1,499.00
    -2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    -2GB
    -250GB HDD
    -SuperDrive 8x
    -(Built-in) 13.3" Widescreen Display
    -AirPort Extreme Card
    -Bluetooth

    MacBook White $1,486.00
    -2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    -2GB
    -250GB HDD
    -SuperDrive 8x
    -Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter***
    -Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter***
    -Apple Remote***
    -(Built-in) 13.3" Widescreen Display
    -AirPort Extreme Card
    -Bluetooth

    [just thought I'd put it on here for the heck of it]
    You're fully loaded Mac!!! $25,047.00
    -Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    -32GB RAM
    -Mac Pro RAID Card
    -300GB 15,000-rpm HDD
    -300GB 15,000-rpm HDD
    -300GB 15,000-rpm HDD
    -300GB 15,000-rpm HDD
    -NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 1.5GB (Stereo 3D, two dual-link DVI)
    -Apple Cinema 30" HD Display
    -Apple Cinema 30" HD Display
    -Two 16x SuperDrives
    -AirPort Extreme card
    -Quad Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
    -Apple USB Modem
    -Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    -Apple Wireless Keyboard

    I Hope this helps some people out when looking at the whole mac line up at once for $1500
     
  2. queshy macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    #2
    Nice comparison showing what people can do with 1500.
     
  3. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

    Mr.Noisy

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    #3
    Good call, borrow the extra $23547 from your parents, i'm sure the smile on your face would make them realise it was worth it :p

    but i do think you gone over the top with the Apple USB Modem..... :)
     
  4. twitter macrumors member

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    #4
    wow 25 k for the mac pro sounds like super computing
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    dallas, texas
    #5
    I got you beat

    XSERVE

    Specifications

    Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    32GB (8 x 4GB)
    On-board SATA/SAS Controller
    300GB SAS ADM @ 15,000-rpm
    300GB SAS ADM @ 15,000-rpm
    300GB SAS ADM @ 15,000-rpm
    8x SuperDrive DL (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW
    ATI Radeon X1300 64MB SDRAM with VGA Adapter
    Dual-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card with PCI Express x8 riser
    Quad-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card with PCI Express x16 riser
    Dual 750W Power Supplies
    Rack Mounting Kit - Threaded Hole Rack
    Promise VTrak E-Class 16x 300 SAS RAID subsystem (4.8TB)
    Xsan 2 included
    Mac OS X Server Maintenance 36 Mths Unl. Client (Single Server), price per server
    Apple Remote Desktop 3 (Unlimited Managed Systems)
    AppleCare Service Parts Kit for Xserve
    Mac OS X Server Software Support - Alliance
    AppleCare Premium Service and Support for Xserve

    Summary

    Subtotal $90,839.95
    Estimated Ship:
    1-3 business days
    Free Shipping....


    Hey, and i get free shipping
     

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