Apple v Dell (P4), round three!

Found this link from a story posted over at OSNews. web site got a hold of Dell's new P4 3.06GHz offering and the latest Apple Mac dual 1.25 GHz G4 in regard to video editing, put the two of then up against each other, and the results gives the article this headline... "Mac vs. PC, Part III: Mac Slaughtered Again".

The two computers came under the bell as follows... a Dell Precision Workstation 350, Intel P4 3.06 GHz, 1GB PC1066 RDRAM costing $2964 and a Apple Power Mac G4 Dual 1.25GHz with 1GB DDR RAM which cost a whopping $3,949, ooch!

If you want to take a look at the excellent article go on over to the site, interesting reading giving some insight into Intel's new intro of Hyperthreading..

News source: - Dell's $2964 3.06 GHz P4 Trounces Fastest Mac on the Market

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I don't see the big deal. Mac users don't buy Macs for the performance, they buy them for the OS they run. No-one would go out and buy a Mac as a gaming machine, but a print company might go out and buy a fleet of macs because of the OS.

Macs are never going to appeal to 95% of people on neowin cause it's filled with little fan boys who cream their pants when nVidia announce the specs for a gfx card

yeah, the more software = better is really a bunch of crap. 90% is generous aaron. i'd say more like 95-97%. just because some pc with it's brand new intel chip beat a mac still running 1.25 ghz processors doesn't mean pc's are better. correct me if i'm wrong, but the slowness of mac's processors isn't even apple's fault, it's motorola and ibm or whoever makes them. go look through the hardware help forums and the drivers forums. look at all the people who can't get their super fancy aureal sound cards to work right, or their brand new radeon 9700's that won't play certain games without crashing to the desktop. or all the requests for this and that driver. speed is definitely only one part of the puzzle.