[quote]Originally posted by vr6:
Today, for $1799, Apple will sell you a flat screen computer with an 800MHz G4 that can:
1) organize all of your music and let you burn it onto CDs or synch with an iPod
2) edit movies from your digital camcorder
3) burn those movies onto DVDs that will play on any DVD player in the world
4) organize all of your photos and create amazing web sites, movies or hardcover books out of them.
5) everything else that PCs do.
This computer has the stability of OSX, looks more beautiful than any other consumer computer ever, and is smaller than the cube was.
I say apple just sold another 6 million computers over the next three years.
This same capability cost more than twice this last year and didn't feature iPhoto by the way.
Today was a huge day for Apple. If they don't have a strong consumer market, they don't have a business. The pros will get their thrills at the next event.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Get out of the moonshine. It's been 6 months since an update, that's pathetic. Apple's current powermac offerings SUCK. I love Apple too, but I'm not going to be mislead into buying a computer not worth the money.
I have $2250 to buy a computer in July. Now I can get a slow (Yes, slow. No DDR, no increased bus speed, no expansion, no software, no ghz) powermac or I can go out and build myself a pc.
The only thing that Apple has is looks and ease of use, I'd give those up for access to good hardware. And so would every other realistic computer buyer. That's why Apple's shooting itself in the foot.
The new imac is crap. Sure, it looks good and would be a good terminal computer but it wont be available until march (All models available then) it's speeds are still pathetic, no new technology, no expansion. Again, all it has is looks and ease of use.
Apple needs to wake up because at their current trend they will lose their 5% of the market just like they've been doing up to this point.
Apple needs powerusers to buy into their hardware, they show the average consumer what to buy. They work at the computer stores, they run the review sites, they're everywhere influencing the average consumer's purchases. If a poweruser like me sees that Apple's offerings are a bad deal then it wont help apple whatsoever.
I'm not a zealot, I'm realistic.