Originally posted by rongold
Yeah, I was mainly just telling the story for entertainment value. It was probably more funny for me though than anyone else here.
You were telling it in a way as to make me think that you actually believed
To my knowledge, Mac mini packages have absolutely *no* indication of whether they're the newer version; the only way to find out is to either break open a Mac mini and look at the bare hardware, or to actually run the thing and check in System Profiler.
Well, it's the $79 package with Keynote and Pages.
I was just commenting on the common "iWorks" misspelling.
Actually, when you add up the value of all the software included with this thing, the computer can just be looked at as expensive packaging.
$ 70 Quicken 2005
$ 79 iWork
$ 79 iLife
That's $357, if you get the low end mini, you are only paying $149 for a brand new Mac... but I digress.
True, but then again, these are OEM versions, you don't get the entire package. For example, there's usually no printed documentation, no separate box, etc. Apple (just like similar suppliers like Dell) gets huge discounts on these OEM versions.