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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RE: I'm A Little Surprised...
by ciplogic on Thu 16th Sep 2010 22:48 UTC in reply to "I'm A Little Surprised..."
ciplogic
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2006-12-22

+1
I've bought a Mac Book for 1000 euros (in EU) and because the performance even it was somewhat enough, was not impressive, I've bought a Sony Vayo product (3 month difference, Sony bought later).
In short differences are like this:
Mac/PC:
CPU: Core 2 - 2.13 / Core i5 540M
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 / 4 GB DDR3
Graphics: NV 9400M/ NV 330M
Screen: 1280x800 / 1920x1080
Screen diagonal: 13 inch / 15.4 inch
Hard drive: 250GB / 500GB
To be fair the OS X may be cool and it has not installed Office 60 days evaluation version or other bloatware.
But as far as pricing goes, I really could not find a high res Mac laptop display on less than 2000 euros.
Another problem with Macs is that they don't offer low ends, like the healthy netbook market. Bobcat CPU from AMD shows this: we need laptops with good top to bottom hardware and working. We need innovation and not being someones cherry picking of our options.
The specs that are mostly missing in "PC"s are mostly the style that you pay that much, and some finesse things. In rest, I do agree that prices are fairly looking bad to Macs in general, but for users I think that OS X is priceless, enough to pay another laptop for it ;)

Edited 2010-09-16 22:51 UTC

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