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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by Kroc on Sat 7th Aug 2010 12:21 UTC
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Armchair economists. It doesn't matter what you say, Apple can't build them quickly enough they're selling so well. Businesses need, and use the power and will pay the price willingly. The Mac Pro is a high grade workstation, like any other. If you can't plonk down the cash for one without batting an eyelid, then they're not for you. The iMac is designed for you, and if you want expandability, buy a PC because Apple is just one consumer vendor out of many.

Why do we even discuss this, honestly?

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