Sowee, Saint Steve is lekker bezig: gooit de performance van de G4's met 50MHz omlaag, zonder de prijs aan te passen. Voel je genaaid... (ohnee, wij kochten geen Macs ). Hier het kwade nieuws van MacInTouch:
Many readers expressed outrage after Apple yesterday reduced performance of its standard Power Mac G4 configurations and cancelled existing orders, making customers re-order their computers at a price hundreds of dollars higher. (Several people questioned the legality of the unilateral cancellation.) In an Apple conference call that followed yesterday's announcement of the company's fiscal results, CFO Fred Anderson answered an analyst's question about the performance reduction, citing a recent rise in memory prices:
[analyst] "Well, if I got a 450-MHz machine at the old price, are you guys going to send me a bill?! [laughter...] I would have expected at least a token price reduction here because you're doing a take away on the consumers."
[Anderson] "...you're correct that there's a 50-MHz lower processor. On the other hand, in the mean time, the DRAM (memory prices have) shot through the roof... We're not getting a windfall here, guys, because of the big increase in memory prices."
As noted last night, Apple's new standard configurations drop 50 MHz in processor speed, while apparently retaining the same architecture - "Yikes" for the low end, "Sawtooth" for the upper two models. All include 1 MB of backside cache, 16 MB of video RAM with a PCI or AGP graphics card, FireWire ports, and an Ultra ATA hard drive.