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http://www.ecost.com/p/Apple-Desktop...62~pdp.giefccg

Pay no attention to the specs on ecosts page. It's the same 1156 based core i series (no thunderbolt)




2.8GHz Core i5 Quad-Core
4GB (2x2GB) RAM
1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
8x SuperDrive DVD Burner, SDXC Card Slot
ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB Graphics
27" LED Backlit 16:9 Widescreen Display
iSight Camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi
Wireless Keyboard & Magic Mouse
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=REG&A=details

for those of you keeping track this is $300 cheaper than the Apple store. I challenge anyone to match the specs on a build it yourself computer.
Edited by hellonwheelz - 9/10/11 at 12:48pm
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Price/performance is pretty amazing.
post #3 of 65
I would agree.
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Great deal for a mac.
 
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Nice.
    
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It's a nice deal for an elegant computer, but....

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Originally Posted by hellonwheelz View Post

I challenge anyone to match the specs on a build it yourself computer.
I put this together yesterday in a couple minutes for $1374. It's missing the keyboard/mouse/bluetooth but has other stuff like ssd and sata 3 drives blu-ray.


Edited by bob808 - 7/18/11 at 4:18pm
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I swear, if Apple slashed their prices like 30%, their inventory would sell out instantly. Impressive price.
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Originally Posted by bob808 View Post
It's a nice deal for an elegant computer, but....



I put this together yesterday in a couple minutes for $1374. It's missing the keyboard/mouse/bluetooth but has other stuff like ssd and sata 3 drives blu-ray.

except for that screen is not even remotely comparable. 27 IPS is about 800-900$

Ill be the first person to admit i dont care for apple, but even ill admit thats a pretty damn good price
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Quote:
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It's a nice deal for an elegant computer, but....



I put this together yesterday in a couple minutes for $1374. It's missing the keyboard/mouse/bluetooth but has other stuff like ssd and sata 3 drives blu-ray.

That Asus monitor is much worse. You basically need to put together a rig for about $400-500 since this monitor is worth $900-1000 alone.
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That is incredible. And the IPS screen on macs is just beautiful. That and the build quality are the macs two strongest selling points to an enthusiast. otherwise........
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