Originally posted by Matsu
It's the real world tests. Get mac app, get PC, face off.
It's pretty clear that the top end PPC now handily smokes the top end wintel, untill we see some Athlon64 numbers... Still, if I'm spending 2000-3000 on a photoshop or film or 3d animation rig, then the PM G5 gets my money. In the 1000-1500 range it's a harder call, and the PC offers more bang for the buck, but at 1299, the single 1.25Ghz G4 with L3 is not too shabby either.
[a little of topic again]
when i saw the prices of the G5 yesterday, i thought matsu would be pissed of and complaining about the $1999.00 pricetag of the low end. the 1.25Ghz G4 SP at $1299.00 would probally be $300.00 to much...
but that didn't happen.
so i will:
the lowend G5 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to expensive, even the 1.8Ghz is a better option, no wait, the 2.0Ghz dp is the best deal...
oh well, wait the minute. back in august 2002, almost everybody who bought a powermac, bought the low end 867Mhz dp because that was the best bang for buck. now apple squeezed the specs of the low end G5 that much and give it a "confusing" pricetag of $1999.00. very close to the "better" option. in the netherlands the good/better difference is just 190 euroos. what would you buy? the better option i guess.
also this "high" pricetag of the low end gives lots of space for other products in the consumer matrix to find a comfortable place even though they're not (yet) upgraded to a G5