"So it's slightly faster than a Mac Pro (at over twice the price)"3.5 starson by grtgrfx
Pros: Cool, blazing fast, quiet
Cons: Or buy an Apple Mac and a copy of XP Pro to get same or better performance
Summary: After reading the CNet article, I found it funny that they included a $2,500 Apple computer in their test results. First, because the Apple was a stock configuration with a low-end video card and half the RAM and it still kept up with the other $5,000+ PCs, and second, because CNet didn't bother to add a GB of RAM and the ATI X1900 512MB video card to put it on par with the Dell. Third, because they didn't run the Mac in Windows XP Pro and play the games.
It would have been embarrassing to show that the Apple desktop could very well have smacked all these PCs for under $3,500! But hey, we're talking Windows-loving CNet here, not an impartial review web site. Ha, ha, ha!