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 Jan 19, 2006 - 05:00 PM - by Michael
* What the Intel Mac costs Apple

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Looks like Apple's move to Intel is necessary, but costly - seems the new macs cost a bit more to make than the old ones.

Silicon Valley research firm iSuppli conducted a teardown analysis of the $1,299 17-inch iMac containing the Intel chip. Researchers use such analysis to estimate how much a computer maker pays for components and what profit may be wrung from sales (see BW Online, 10/25/05, "Inside IBM's Xbox Chip"). It costs Apple $898 to assemble the iMac before loading it with software and packing it in a box, iSuppli says.

 

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