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17 inch iMac faster and cheaper, sans Apple Remote

The new 17 inch iMacs have a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and start at the bargain basement price of $999, which is great. The odd thing, though, is that the Apple Remote, without which Front Row is of questionable use, doesn't come with it standard. If you get yourself a 17 incher you're going to have to pony up an addition $29 USD for that little Apple Remote.

I would have rather have seen the Apple Remote as a standard, but optional, accessory across the board. That way if you already have an Apple Remote (I have 2) you can knock $29 off the price by deciding not to include one with your purchase. Not to include one as a standard feature seems wrong to me.

Thanks to everyone who pointed this out.

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