“Bear Stearns analysts Andy Neff, Bill Hand and Ted Chung sent a note to clients on Apple Computer’s (AAPL) new product announcements yesterday,” Seeking Alpha reports.

Key points from the note:
• Some investors came away disappointed given the lack of any surprises (i.e., “one more thing”), we believe that the compelling pricing of AAPL’s new Mac Pro and Xserve was overlooked. Contrary to the popular belief that AAPL’s Macs are premium priced and above its major Wintel competitors, our analysis indicates that AAPL’s pricing of its new professional systems are well below comparable systems from DELL.
• Priced at $2,499, AAPL’s Mac Pro is 28% less than the comparable system from DELL (Precision Workstation 690) which is priced at $3,471 (see detailed comparison in full article).
• Priced at $2,999 for the base model, AAPL’s Xserve is 10% less than the comparable system from DELL (PowerEdge 1950) which is priced at $3,333… AAPL’s Xserve comes with an unlimited client edition of its [Mac OS X Tiger] operating system, while DELL’s MSFT Server 2003 edition is limited to 5 client seats. (see detailed comparison in full article).

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Comparable Dell? Fact: There is no such thing as a comparable Dell box to any Apple Macintosh. Dell PCs are OS-limited and cannot run Mac OS X and best-in-class Mac-only applications like iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, iPhoto, iChat, Safari, iWeb, and so much more. Why would anyone settle for only being able to run some programs when Apple Macs can run them all?

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