Creating the cheapest Mac ever

A few days ago I was thinking that the AppleTV is just a PC on a diet and for the price it comes at ($299) it means that the MacMini can be easily sold by Apple at $499 instead of the current price of $599. I was not wrong, as others are trying to create a Mac out of the AppleTV. Except the combo drive ($20), the extra RAM ($20), Bluetooth ($5) and the better CPU (+$50), everything else is pretty much the same between the MacMini and the AppleTV (the price between a 40GB and a 60GB disk is less than $5 for example). Once upon a time the MacMini used to cost $499 and the iBook $999, but after the jump to Intel sales were going good for Apple, so they seized the opportunity to make an extra buck (or a hundred).


Moulinneuf wrote on April 6th, 2007 at 9:36 AM PST:

complete Notebook for 299$ …

mikesum32 wrote on April 7th, 2007 at 2:17 AM PST:

Some people will pay more for something they feel is nicer. I’m cheap and poor. They go well together

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