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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Affordable Mac Computing

With Apple’s switch to Intel processors, Mac computing is now generally affordable for everyone. While it’s not the cheapest, it is certainly the classiest. And it’s competitive with higher-end Wintel products (from the likes of Lenovo, Sony, and Dell’s XPS line). To wit (Canadian dollars)...

Affordable Entry-Level Mac Box
Mac mini
1.5GHz Intel Core Solo
512MB memory
60GB hard drive 5400 rpm
Built-in wireless

Affordable Entry-Level Mac Portable
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
13.3” LCD display
512MB memory
60GB hard drive 5400 rpm

Affordable Mac Portable with Sex Appeal
MacBook Pro
2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
15.4” LCD display
512MB memory
80GB hard drive 5400 rpm
ATI Radeon X1600 w/128MB

Affordable Mac Desktop
1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
17” LCD display
512MB memory
160GB hard drive

They all run the superb Mac OS X operating system. They all include the fabulous iLife ‘06 application suite. Just the software alone gives the Apple Mac an edge over Windows!

And these machines will look terrific in any location – at home in your living room, at school or university, at work. Hey, style does matter!

And there is the promise of broader Windows compatibility in the coming years (see I, Cringely)...

There’s never been a better time to make the switch from Windows to Mac! Mac Rulez!!!


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