Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 20:48 UTC
AMD AMD chief executive Hector Ruiz said Wednesday that Apple will eventually use its microprocessors alongside those from Intel. Ruiz made the comments during a dinner speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, according to Bloomberg. "Everybody wants choice," he said, adding that rival Intel's practices have stifled the PC industry's growth. "Knowing Apple, why would they want to be held hostage like everyone else has been?"
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Marcellus
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2005-08-26

I'm not sure where you found that config at that price (didn't see anything matching on Pricerunner), but you should do a side by side comparison of the two and also take into account OS cost, weight, etc. of the two.

Who cares if you can find a laptop at that performance/price if it weighs 6-7 kg? As an example.

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justin.68 Member since:
2006-09-16

I've not found a 6-7 kgs notebook yet, but I agree that Apple stuff is always more expensive. If you live in a country where VAT is 20% an Apple PC turns out to be a mere status symbol. I personally don't see any reason to buy one when you can build your own system for less, unless you really want to splash out big bucks and show it off. As for notebooks, well, why should anyone buy a tiny-screened MacBook? Would a Turion chip make it more palatable, cost-effective or performant? I don't think so. They've proved they might do so for sure, but heaven knows why and when they're going to transition again. At the moment there's no point in going for AMD: what would be the strategy behind it at all? If they should see an environment friendly PC could bring more money they'd even be using Via C7-D processors...

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Marcellus Member since:
2005-08-26

VAT is added for Mac's and PC's both, and if we're gonna talk stationary (not laptop), then Apple does have really good prices on their offerings when compared to other pre-built options.

Most comparisons of cost between pre-built and custom-built seems to not take into account the time spent on each before you can start using them. If you assign a cost to each hour spent, don't be surprised if the custom-built end up more "expensive" for equal performance and capacity.

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