Originally Posted by lundy
Maybe. I am not at all sure that any of those clamoring for the xMac would actually buy it. Remember, there is no huge selection of video cards, and virtually no consumer ever puts a second HD in their Dell.
Well, we are buying older Mac towers on eBay now. We would like performance of the new iMacs, but already have, in my case, a 22 inch widescreen, 5 ms LCD display that is almost brand new. So we settle for two or three year old performance for now and are satisfied with the money we save. Regarding graphics card, the older PowerMac seem fine, I bought a ATE 9800, 256 MB for my G5, and the PCIe cards will get straightened out by the time I'm ready to buy.
Explain that logic to me. An $1800 no-display machine is going to sell compared to a $1300 machine WITH display?
I don't believe those prices. We hear everything from $999 to $1999 for a mini tower, but let's be realistic. It will always cost just a little more for a mini tower than an iMac because of the added mechanical hardware, like expansion slots. In the end, the iMac will be the better buy for those who need a newer display, and the mini tower a better buy for those who do not want a new display.
Mod note: some forums would declare this type of thread to be "beating a dead horse" and lock it. I think that is bullshit. If people want to discuss, it can go on forever.
Bless you brother!