I hope they dont take Mac Pro scheme and learned from their losses.
That system only works well for USA residents or countries with an Apple Store. But for the rest its a pain in the butt cause it restrict options.
For an example, Latin America. You are forced to buy from distribuitors stock models, no BTO allowed, this situation it not only happen in my area, also in Asia, even some countries in Europe.
I used to sell a lot of entry level G5 Towers, now I have sold only 5 stock machines and 2 USA orders for 8cores.
It was way different for a customer to pay for a G5 2.3 Dual Core tower $2,600.00 than pay $3,150.00 for a 2.66 quad Mac Pro.
Its expensive to buy a Mac here cause the taxes and the shipping, Still dont understand people in USA complaining about prices when those folks earn so much money, sure they have a higher cost in some services/stuff but its kind of lame.
A 512 8600GT would be sweet on the 24", I really dont care HD DVD or Blue Ray, when it becomes an standard in a couple of years I will buy a stand alone player/recorder. No need to worry about.