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

Spanky Deluxe

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Mar 17, 2005
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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
 

shadowmoses

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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 ;)
 

combatcolin

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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.
 

combatcolin

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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.
 

MacSA

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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.
 

combatcolin

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Oct 24, 2004
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MacSA said:
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.
Why do you think Apple are so lax at checking?

There still making stacks of cash but let their fans buy new kit cheaply.
 

GKThursday

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May 25, 2005
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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
 

gabriel_uk

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Apr 19, 2005
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GKThursday said:
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
That's about as funny as the Prime Minister kissing the President's a**! - which he does, regularly. :mad: :p