Would you believe–a $499 G4 iMac?
The new Mac, code-named Q88, will be part of the iMac family and is expected to sport a PowerPC G4 processor at a speed around 1.25GHz. The new Mac is said to be incredibly small and will be housed in a flat enclosure with a height similar to the 1.73 inches of Apple’s Xserve. Its size benefits will include the ability to stand the Mac on its side or put it below a display or monitor.
Along with lowering costs by forgoing a display (Apple’s entry-level eMac sells for $799 with a built-in 17-inch CRT display), the so-called “headless” iMac will allow Apple’s target audience — Windows users looking for a cheap, second PC — to keep their current peripherals or decide on their own what to pair with the system, be it a high-priced LCD display or an inexpensive display
This could be what it takes to get stubborn Winbox users to make the switch. Joiiinnnn uuuuusss…