N/APosted on - 05/30/2012
With all the choices in the market today, it's hard to decide on which one to purchase. In that in mind, what are the advantages and disadvantages of both Dell's AIO and Apple's iMac? Why is it that Apple iMac is much expensive than Dell XPS?
PC Battle: 27-inch Dell’s XPS All-In-One Computer versus Apple’s iMac
The new XPS One 27” All-in-One Desktop from Dell versus the 27-inch iMac of Apple is a good topic. First we will tackle on the specs of each AIO.
XPS One 27” All-in-One Desktop: Starting Price = $1399.99
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3330s processor (2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.20 GHz)
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7-3770s processor (3.10 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.90 GHz)
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3450s processor (2.80 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.50 GHz)
Genuine Windows ® 7 Professional, 64Bit, English & French
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64Bit, English
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64Bit, English
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
Up to 16GB5 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600Mhz – 2 DIMMS
Up to 2000GB5 SATA hard drive
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5
27-inch iMac of Apple: Starting Price = $1,699.00
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache. Configurable to 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
4GB (two 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory Configurable to 8GB (all models) or 16GB
1TB (7200 rpm) Configurable to 2TB hard drive or 256GB solid-state second drive
AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory Configurable to AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 2GB GDDR5
Almost both of them have the same specs right? They also share the same advantages on the AIO market. The only disadvantage of Dell is that it is using Windows as Operating System. The disadvantage of Mac on the other hand is it’s very expensive. But why is iMac so expensive? The secret behind Apple devices is there OS. Apples structure is so stable and it is built to last for years. The security and the how the Unix operating system works is superb. It’s worth the price if you will choose iMac.
Hope you will find this helpful.