Oppenheimer analyst: Apple’s new iMac a better value than Dell, HP Windows PCs

Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner “did a spec-by-spec comparisons with comparable Dell and Hewlett-Packard machines,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

MacDailyNews Take: Until someone licenses Mac OS X and kidnaps Jonny Ive, there is are no comparable machines to Apple’s Mac.

Elmer-DeWitt continues, “His surprising conclusion, given Apple’s reputation for premium pricing: he found the new iMacs to be ‘a better value than competing Windows-based products.’ Specifically…

A side-by-side comparison suggests the new iMacs match up favorably against Dell and HP’s All-in-One’s on a price-to-performance basis. For example, the $1,499 model has a faster CPU and RAM with better or comparable graphics, and is still $100-$250 cheaper (though it lacks a TV Tuner, ~$60-$100 upgrade). – Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner

Full article, with a spec-to-spec breakdown chart, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Why limit yourself with an OS-limited PC when you can have it all with an OS-unlimited Apple Mac?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42” for the heads up.]

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