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Re: Apple announces 64 big G5 today -- PowerPC 970 and economies of scale ...
From: Bryan J. Smith (b.j.smithieee.org)
Date: Wed Jun 25 2003 - 15:34:58 CDT
William H. Magill wrote:
> I'm not talking about reality hear, but expectations.
> The MARKET defines a desktop machine as being under $1,000.
First off, remember that $2-3K in an Apple G5 gets you top-of-the-line
_dual_ processor 2GHz, with lots of goodie components that easily cost
$250-400 on their own (for a PC). But you can be sure Apple will
introduce $1-1.5K desktops and notebooks probably within the first 12
months -- although Apple is just _smart_ to stay out of the ~$500 market.
Secondly, I was under the impression that IBM is also going to
mass-market the PowerPC 970 as an OEM solution that allows Linux
workstations to be built for under $1,000. It's those solutions that
might make me switch to PowerPC 970 for my own usage. As Bill said,
possibly our new Alpha replacement??? ;-ppp
> You can walk up to any 10 people (who have a clue) who will swear that
> they can buy the fastest Intel based top of the line gaming rig for less
> than $1,000. (Those without a clue will say $500 to $10,000.)
> There are a couple of geeks who realize that they will pay $2500-4000
> for a system, but they are few and far between.
Yep. It's amazing what people don't consider.
Bryan J. Smith, E.I. b.j.smithieee.org http://thebs.org
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