Tuesday, January 11, 2005

That's It. I'm Switching Back To The Macintosh (eventually)

This is about as perfect as it gets for me. A $499 Macintosh. It's a G4. Does everything I could ever want, plus contains all the lovin goodness underneath that is UNIX.

Here are some cool Apple products and I want to buy each and everyone of them.


At Tuesday, January 11, 2005 3:11:00 PM, Blogger mquest said...

???? STARTING at 499? How much does it really cost?

At Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:51:00 PM, Blogger MajQa' said...

Believe it or not, I think the price is legit. You have to supply the monitor, keyboard, etc, but it works with all your old PC USB mice, keyboards, monitors, etc. So all in all, it's a good deal. Apple is even suggesting that buyers buy a KVM switch and place the Mini Mac above their PC's.

Too bad I'm so piss poor that I can't buy one, but maybe if the wife starts bringing home the bacon I could convince her to buy one! ;-)

At Tuesday, January 18, 2005 9:13:00 AM, Blogger mquest said...

It looks like a good deal. A new computer is not in my budget. It is so small I wonder if the next version will come with a battery pack and small monitor. For the price of 499 i see two upgrades that may be necessary. A memory upgrade seems almost mandatory and a DVD burner. I have no need at this point for a DVD reader-- But, I think I could find a use for a burner. The whole Blurb on the web page is all about multimedia uses-- If this is why people are buying the thing a burner would be nice.
Will this drop in price in the next year? Will a price war start?

On a sidenote the ipod has dropped in price over the last year-- And I think they will continue to drop as other company's start to compete. I think the ipod must be rather cheep to make. I think a non hard drive version must cost a few dollars to make. A hard drive version might cost as much as 20 dollars to make.
Will this drop in price in the next year? Will a price war start?

At Tuesday, January 18, 2005 12:36:00 PM, Blogger MajQa' said...

You make some good points. I don't know if it will cause a price war per say, but it will definitely shake things up a bit for the Wintel based competition.

Considering that an off the shelf copy of Windows XP Pro retails for $299, the $499 price of the mini-Mac seems fairly competitive. It also comes with some fairly decent software pre-installed as well. If you own a digital camera, this mini-Mac is a perfect little starter system for enjoying Apple's strong suite of digital artsy-type tools.

I don't have this in my budget either, but later on down the road that could change. It's acool little product, plus it becomes an invitation to taking a second look at Apple's higher-end offerings as well, which is probably part of its purpose in the marketplace to begin with.

At Thursday, January 20, 2005 10:50:00 PM, Blogger mquest said...

People pay for windows?


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