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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RE: Comment by Halo
by kvarbanov on Mon 9th Aug 2010 07:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by Halo"
kvarbanov
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2008-06-16

I think this article can be summed up by a bash.org quote (http://bash.org/?918519):

Apple dumped the geek/hobbyist market to go after the highly profitable moron/trendy market.

Unfortunately I can vote you up only once ;) It turns out that despite of economic crisis, people still have some more cash in their secret stashes to make Jobs even happier ;) Certainly, I don't mind that, but I can't see why would the overpriced Apple world would win over custom-built PC with Linux on it. Anyway, cheers for the article.

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