Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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What an excellent article?
by molnarcs on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:50 UTC
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Got to admit, I'm not particularly interested in the topic - but this article is quality stuff. Very well written, easy to follow, excellent use of charts. And it raises a good question: what the hell is Apple thinking? What's in it for them to offer so little for so much money? Is it worth having a larger profit margin (in a tiny segment of the market) at the risk of loosing their most loyal customers?

Who would be stupid enough to pay +$800 extra for an upgrade(provided they sell their old config for a really good price) for the miniscule performance gain (around 10% in OVER TWO YEARS)?

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