Originally posted by Aurora
Trying to force folks into dual Powermacs just to have expansion and a "real" video card. Paperpushers at Apple are at it again trying to figure how they can screw up more. Only way I see them correcting this is to intro a new machine thats based on 1 cpu and has expansion slots and video options. Wont do that though cause it takes sales from the Powermac. Apple sometimes just doesnt get it. PowerPC for One, not selling a single fastest CPU machine for another. Clowns & Committee's.
Ummm, so you're brilliant concept on the only way they could fix this is to re-release the same machine? And they won't do it mainly because someone will look at the product map and go "Hey, for the exact same price, they could get an iMac, so why should we have this product?"
Yes, you gotta love apple. Want your own video card? Prices start at $2000. The $1500 machine was only there so Apple could say "We've got towers starting at $1500!". Nothing else. It was a bastard step-child. They even crippled the FSB for some stupid reason. What's funny is that the only anyone can think of to not release a cheaper tower is fears of loss of the higher-end sales. Yet Apple is doing that to themselves by having overpriced equipment that's barely any better then last years models.
BTW, Apple could sell low-end towers with one or two slots, plus AGP or PCI-Express, firewire 400 only, with the same box as they have now, then move the high-end into a better box, one that gives the user multiple (more than 2) optical bays, 4 or more internal hard drive slots, extra PCI slot, make them all PCI-X (just because they've jumped on that sword and now they're stuck, because no one else does PCI-X), dual processor, PCI-Express, Firewire 800, etc, etc, etc.