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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 orfanum on Fri 17th Sep 2010 11:22 UTC in reply to "I'm A Little Surprised..."
orfanum
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I second that about the MacBook Pro. I know I have said it elsewhere but comparing Sony laptops to Apple's, there's no competition when you take everything into consideration. In 2005 a new, *education*-priced Sony Vaio cost the best part of £1200 (http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Sony_Vaio_S5XP-B_VGN-S5XP-B/version....). A year ago, an MBP 5,1 cost less than a grand under its education pricing scheme.

The Sony gave me heaps of problems

The MBP none.

With the Sony I was calling the IT helpdesk about once a fortnight with some software or hardware problem

With the MBP, just had to get the network connection arranged and off we went.

I have said before also, I may well install Linux Mint on this MBP but in terms of being a very durable and entirely serviceable, robust piece of kit, I would take this over a 'PC" laptop that might 'cost' me in £££'s half the price. Cost is not about what you shell out on purchase. It's the entire lifecycle maintenance investment you have to make while you own and use the equipment, as well as the opportunity cost/benefit of being unproductive/productive as the direct result of owning and employing a certain machine.

I am no fanboy, I am no hater. I am just pragmatic.

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