Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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by l3v1 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 21:16 UTC
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I'm sorry but that just hasn't held true in the last decade. Time and time again you'll find head-to-head comparisons between the price of an Apple system versus the main PC manufacturers (usually Dell) and in most cases Apple is competitive, or often less expensive than a similarly configured PC.

I don't even know why I'm going into this, but it's late, and it's weirdly relaxing, so here you go. We buy desktop PCs from time to time, usually one-two at a time, 90% of them are computation beasts, high end mobos, high end cpus, high end gpus (sometimes multiple), and so on. Rarely, but sometimes we buy branded ones, but most of the time we build them. Why? Because we can always beat the price, with around 30-50%, and with better quality components. Also, outside the U.S. Apple product pricing is sometimes just unbelievable. E.g. I can take any one of the Macbook pro line and find a similar configuration at multiple other brands for half the price. If we're talking Mac pro let's say 8-core, well I've got a beast here on my work desk with higher specs for ~60% of the startig price of that macpro. This pricing argument was never able to hold its ground anyway.

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