Thousands more Linux desktops! 756
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TravelinMan G5 iMac is £560 more than the Mini. A Mac monitor is £68 plus 19.00. Buy a decent 17" PC LCD to go with your shiny Mini? No...
Thousands more Linux desktops! 757
yes, i'm generalizing, but some linux advocate was trying to bundle a high end apple monitor just to bump up the price of the mini...
Why o why, must Oxford reply with nothing but fallacies, half trues and plain old deceptive comments. Let's look at this little paragraph of yours and see how many of these fallacies we can find.
* Categorizing me as a PC and Linux user in order to discredit my comment. Shame on you... After all if you read my first ever post you would know that I use all three OS's. Your attempt at pigeon holing me has been noted and shot down.
Let's see. I suggested that Apple will install (at the factory) 512MB of RAM for $75. Actually moron, that's quite reasonable (read on). I suggested that Crucial is pretty much the same price. Let's see.
According to RAM Seeker.com (at this instant in time) 512GB ranges for $71.99. Most expensive? Hardly, but of course, don't let your bullpoo get in the way of facts. In fact Crucial is the cheapest 'KNOWN' vendor, and when I'm buying memory, I'ld rather not skimp a few measly dollars. I'll pay $7 more to ensure that my system runs 24-7. But that's me.
Again, your stupidity is getting the best of you. Why WOULDN'T I pay Apple $75 to add the right amount of RAM right out of the factory, considering that even according to your site, the cheapest RAM I can get is $65, plus I have to open the case, do the work myself, and then the RAM is no longer warranted by Apple. Plus you run the risk of breaking something etc.
Yeah, well that half truth was debunked.
Right now, the cheapest is 65.50. There is no LESS. And when it comes to memory, the term, 'penny wise, pound foolish' really applies.
ROTFL. So what's it like in your altered reality? Right now I can get NEW 256MB RAM for approximately $30, from a store with a return possibility if it's defective. If I pull the 256MB stick out of my mini and sell it on EBAY, I'll be lucky to get $20 (I've barely seen them crack $17).
Therefore according to YOUR math and buttuming shipping costs area a wash: 512MB $65 256MB -$20 (buttuming you sell it on EBAY) Putty knife $ 3 --- total $48
But wait....you're not done. You still have to figure out how to open the mini and replace your RAM. And remember this RAM is no longer warranted by Apple, and if for some reason your machine hiccups and they attribute it to your RAM... Of course you still need to put your old RAM up on ebay, and buttuming you sell it EBAY takes a cut, etc..etc..etc.. And all of a sudden paying Apple $75 isn't all that bad.
BTW, I noticed your $30 upgrade holds no water...Shocking.
Really? When was the last time you bought RAM while in the UK? You do realize that the mini is much more than $499 in the UK right? And if that's the case, what makes you think that RAM isn't more expensive there too?