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Apple cuts old Power Mac G4 prices
But not enough, say resellers
Apple UK has cut the price of the Power Mac G4. Not the sleek new Quicksilver model, unveiled at Macworld Expo New York, you understand, but the older, Graphite version.
It seems that it has rather a lot of them left unsold. To get rid of them, it's knocking up to £450 of the price of certain models and hoping the Mac dealers can persuade customers to choose older machines over the ones.
Fat chance, we reckon. A low-end 733MHz Quicksilver G4 costs around £1199 (exc. VAT). Even with the price cuts, an old 733MHz Graphite G4 costs £1299 (exc. VAT), according to Macworld UK, which broke news of the cuts this morning.
Dealers don't seem entirely convinced either. "We were all waiting for these price cuts, and they aren't good enough at all. We can't drum up extra business with these," one told Macworld.
"[The cuts] are insufficient to attract people away from the new models," said another.
The now-discontinued 466MHz and 533MHz Graphite G4s now cost around £1050 and £1100, respectively - hardly appealing when you can get a 733MHz with more memory and disk capacity for less than one hundred pounds more.
Macworld UK: Apple cuts G4 prices - official