Bear Stearns: Apple's New PCs and Servers Should Pressure Dell

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By: switchtoamac at: 10:06 AM on August 9, 2006 | Comments (0)

Analysts from Bear Stearns, a leading global investment banking, securities trading and brokerage firm, sent a note to its clients following Apple Computer's new product announcements at WWDC 2006.  Seeking Alpha lists several key points from the note:

AAPL vs. DELL

  • AAPL’s new products are compellingly priced
  • our analysis indicates that AAPL’s pricing of its new professional systems are well below comparable systems from DELL

Mac Pro desktop:

  • 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

Xserve (server hardware):

  • 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

The Seeking Alpha article includes a graphic that outlines the comparison.  For those who are considering the switch and/or who have been skeptical of Mac pricing, the note from Bear Stearns should provide support to the position that Macs are competitively priced.  It also demonstrates that Macs offering a compelling value.  Furthermore, the Bear Stearns not supports my prior article that there is a misconception awith regards to Mac pricing and cost.

Be sure to check out the full article at Seeking Alpha

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